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Aug
16
Thu
National Tractor Pulling Championships @ Wood County Fairgrounds
Aug 16 – Aug 18 all-day

The National Tractor Pulling Championships are returning to the Wood County Fairgrounds in Bowling Green for the 52nd annual event from Thursday, Aug. 16 through Saturday, Aug. 18.

Gates open at noon Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday at the fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Road, Bowling Green.

Presented by the National Tractor Pullers Association in conjunction with the Northwestern Ohio Tractor Pullers Association, 26 classes of vehicles will compete for purse money and awards in five Super National sessions.

In truck and tractor pulling, vehicles drag a 20-ton weight transfer sled along a straight, dirt track as the sled’s resistance increases. Within a class of similar vehicles, the puller that achieves the greatest distance is victorious.

Competing classes are:

Session one

  • Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
  • Light super stock, four-wheel-drive trucks, super semi, light unlimited, and unlimited.

Session two

  • Friday, noon
  • Super stock diesel, super stock open, two-wheel-drive trucks, super stock diesel 4×4, and light unlimited.

Session three

  • Friday, 7 p.m.
  • Light super stock, super farm tractor, pro stock, mini, and modified.

Session four

  • Saturday, noon
  • Super stock open, super farm tractor, four-wheel-drive trucks, super semi, and modified.

Session five

  • Saturday, 6:30 p.m.
  • Super stock diesel, pro stock, two-wheel-drive trucks, super stock diesel 4×4, mini, and unlimited.

Abby Paskvan will perform the American and Canadian national anthems as both countries’ flags are raised before the competitions begin.

Nashville Crush will perform from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on the campgrounds Thursday and Friday.

The pit area is open all day, each day, where drivers test and tune their vehicles. Attendees can feel free to approach the drivers and ask questions.

Other attractions include remote-controlled tractor replica competitions, a kiddie tractor pull, an expanded museum featuring retired tractors, a Saturday morning tailgate party, a toy and trade show, and more.

Wednesday, Aug. 15, will feature a ribbon cutting for the new grandstands at 5:30 p.m., and Saturday will feature a 6:15 p.m. flyover by the United States Air Force Ohio 180th.

There are also weekend camping areas located on Poe and Haskins roads in Bowling Green.

An advance ticket for Thursday’s competition is $20, or $22 at the gate. Advance tickets for both Friday and Saturday sessions are $40, or $44 at the gate. Evening-only tickets for those days are $20 in advance, $22 at the gate. A full weekend pass costs $100 advance, $110 at the gate. Children 10 and under are admitted free.

Thursday is veterans and family day, with free admission for all active military members, free T-shirts for all active military and veterans, and gifts for all children under 10.

The camping package, which includes two adult weekend passes, is $300.

While advance tickets are no longer available online, they can be purchased from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, and Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 1150 Haskins Road, Bowling Green.

Tickets are also available at most northwestern Ohio Kroger stores through the first day of the event, including Findlay’s Tiffin Avenue and Sixth Street locations.

For more information, call 419-354-1434 during business hours or visit www.pulltown.com

Aug
21
Tue
Indoor Box Lacrosse @ The Cube
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The City of Findlay Recreation Department is offering indoor box lacrosse on Tuesdays at The Cube, 3430 N. Main St., beginning July 24.

The five-week program is available for boys and girls in grades 1-12. Students in grades 1-5 will meet from 6-7 p.m., and those in grades 6-12 will practice from 7-8 p.m. Equipment is required for the scrimmages.

Registration is $25. Call 419-424-7176 or stop by the recreation department at The Cube from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays to register.

Aug
28
Tue
Indoor Box Lacrosse @ The Cube
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The City of Findlay Recreation Department is offering indoor box lacrosse on Tuesdays at The Cube, 3430 N. Main St., beginning July 24.

The five-week program is available for boys and girls in grades 1-12. Students in grades 1-5 will meet from 6-7 p.m., and those in grades 6-12 will practice from 7-8 p.m. Equipment is required for the scrimmages.

Registration is $25. Call 419-424-7176 or stop by the recreation department at The Cube from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays to register.

Sep
4
Tue
Indoor Box Lacrosse @ The Cube
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The City of Findlay Recreation Department is offering indoor box lacrosse on Tuesdays at The Cube, 3430 N. Main St., beginning July 24.

The five-week program is available for boys and girls in grades 1-12. Students in grades 1-5 will meet from 6-7 p.m., and those in grades 6-12 will practice from 7-8 p.m. Equipment is required for the scrimmages.

Registration is $25. Call 419-424-7176 or stop by the recreation department at The Cube from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays to register.

Sep
8
Sat
Bluffton Recreation Flag Football @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Sep 8 all-day

NFL flag football sign-up is underway at Bluffton Family Recreation.

The program is for youth ages 5-7, with games played on Saturdays from Sept. 8 through Oct. 13. Registration is $35 for BFR members and $70 for nonmembers, required by Aug. 26.

Call 419-358-4150 to sign up.

Sep
11
Tue
Indoor Box Lacrosse @ The Cube
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The City of Findlay Recreation Department is offering indoor box lacrosse on Tuesdays at The Cube, 3430 N. Main St., beginning July 24.

The five-week program is available for boys and girls in grades 1-12. Students in grades 1-5 will meet from 6-7 p.m., and those in grades 6-12 will practice from 7-8 p.m. Equipment is required for the scrimmages.

Registration is $25. Call 419-424-7176 or stop by the recreation department at The Cube from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays to register.

Sep
15
Sat
Bluffton Recreation Flag Football @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Sep 15 all-day

NFL flag football sign-up is underway at Bluffton Family Recreation.

The program is for youth ages 5-7, with games played on Saturdays from Sept. 8 through Oct. 13. Registration is $35 for BFR members and $70 for nonmembers, required by Aug. 26.

Call 419-358-4150 to sign up.

Sep
18
Tue
Indoor Box Lacrosse @ The Cube
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The City of Findlay Recreation Department is offering indoor box lacrosse on Tuesdays at The Cube, 3430 N. Main St., beginning July 24.

The five-week program is available for boys and girls in grades 1-12. Students in grades 1-5 will meet from 6-7 p.m., and those in grades 6-12 will practice from 7-8 p.m. Equipment is required for the scrimmages.

Registration is $25. Call 419-424-7176 or stop by the recreation department at The Cube from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays to register.

Sep
22
Sat
Bluffton Recreation Flag Football @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Sep 22 all-day

NFL flag football sign-up is underway at Bluffton Family Recreation.

The program is for youth ages 5-7, with games played on Saturdays from Sept. 8 through Oct. 13. Registration is $35 for BFR members and $70 for nonmembers, required by Aug. 26.

Call 419-358-4150 to sign up.

Sep
25
Tue
Indoor Box Lacrosse @ The Cube
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The City of Findlay Recreation Department is offering indoor box lacrosse on Tuesdays at The Cube, 3430 N. Main St., beginning July 24.

The five-week program is available for boys and girls in grades 1-12. Students in grades 1-5 will meet from 6-7 p.m., and those in grades 6-12 will practice from 7-8 p.m. Equipment is required for the scrimmages.

Registration is $25. Call 419-424-7176 or stop by the recreation department at The Cube from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays to register.

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