The second annual Canadian Redneck Games will be held this Saturday in Minto, Ontario. The Games came about after the residents of Minto decided to combat their image problem and rev up tourism by reclaiming the pejorative term “redneck” and giving it new meaning. According to the Canadian Redneck Games website, a Canadian redneck is someone who “lives in a rural area,” “works hard for their money,” and “likes to have a good time.” And the Games play on every redneck stereotype you’ve heard. For $5, you can get down and dirty with a mud pit belly flop contest (good luck beating D/’Wayne over here), an armpit serenade, and bobbing for pigs feet.
Don’t get too excited, though. While the food is sure to be finger-lickin’ good, they’ve made one thing crystal clear: no roadkill in the BBQ.
Photo of “D/’Wayne Post Belly Flop” from CanadianRedneckGames.ca.