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Old May 2nd 2007, 1:53 pm
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Anyone going ??

I'll be there on Friday and Saturday getting pished in the infield with the rest of the rednecks
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Old May 2nd 2007, 5:19 pm
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Anyone going ??

I'll be there on Friday and Saturday getting pished in the infield with the rest of the rednecks
don't forget the queen...
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Old May 2nd 2007, 9:35 pm
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We have something far more exciting here in the "south". We have a Peanut Festival

Watching peanuts dry in the Sun... Now your talking !!!
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Anyone going ??

I'll be there on Friday and Saturday getting pished in the infield with the rest of the rednecks

Yep. as previously mentioned, HM the Queen is going....
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Old May 3rd 2007, 2:30 am
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don't forget the queen...
May have to bring my Union Jack
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Old May 3rd 2007, 11:10 am
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Yep. as previously mentioned, HM the Queen is going....
Yeah- the news reported today that she has an advance team that has to go in to all of the places she will go to...to ensure that the color of her hat and outfit do not clash with the wall paper or paint of the various rooms.

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Originally Posted by franc11s View Post
We have something far more exciting here in the "south". We have a Peanut Festival

Watching peanuts dry in the Sun... Now your talking !!!
You havent lived until you've been to the Chilicothe Pumpkin Fest.
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I'll take you peanut festival and raise you our local "Burrowing Owl Festival".

In the notes for this extravaganza the organisers take pains to point out that "burrowing owls do not like crowds, and so are not likely to appear".

I didn't go, I fear I would have been disappointed.
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I'll take you peanut festival and raise you our local "Burrowing Owl Festival".

In the notes for this extravaganza the organisers take pains to point out that "burrowing owls do not like crowds, and so are not likely to appear".

I didn't go, I fear I would have been disappointed.
You win. It seems a bit of a stretch to call it a 'festival' doesnt it!
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You win. It seems a bit of a stretch to call it a 'festival' doesnt it!
They like to use the word 'festival' make's it all sound so exciting 'NOT'.
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You win. It seems a bit of a stretch to call it a 'festival' doesnt it!
We also have "MangoMania", or as I prefer to call it, Fly Fest. I went one year, never again. I did get second place in the mango pie eating competition though - I would have won but my pie was half frozen
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Well, if your idea of a good time is sitting in a field with 100,000 rednecks getting soaked in a thunderstorm, then burnt by a glaring sun whilst having a few bets and a few beers then this is for you.
I have to say that this was an absolute blast and I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who has the change to go.
The archaic Churchill Downs still amazes me with the standard of its facilities - the fact that everyone in the infield (100k plus) enters the area through a 18ft wide tunnel under the track had me speechless - serious accident waiting to happen, but the whole event itself really has to be experienced.
I even managed to be interviewed by a few newspapers and TV stations when I went for a walk round the paddock with a union jack tied round my shoulders which was a good laugh
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Well, if your idea of a good time is sitting in a field with 100,000 rednecks getting soaked in a thunderstorm, then burnt by a glaring sun whilst having a few bets and a few beers then this is for you.
I have to say that this was an absolute blast and I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who has the change to go.
The archaic Churchill Downs still amazes me with the standard of its facilities - the fact that everyone in the infield (100k plus) enters the area through a 18ft wide tunnel under the track had me speechless - serious accident waiting to happen, but the whole event itself really has to be experienced.
I even managed to be interviewed by a few newspapers and TV stations when I went for a walk round the paddock with a union jack tied round my shoulders which was a good laugh
Good on ya
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I'll take your bizarre festivals and raise you a "Rennaisance Festival"..... featuring medieval knights jousting etc.... in a country that wasn't even found until long after that period ! I really love the irony of it all at times.....
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May have to bring my Union Jack

And did'st thou puke in the Queens handbag?
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