New Haven Youth Fair Friday Night Line-up

Pictured: The "Piggy Pullers" winners of the 2012 Tug-of-War

By Kyle Quick

New Haven, Mo. - Let the countdown begin to the 51st New Haven Community Youth Fair, which will be kicked off with the Queen Contest on Friday, July 12th at 7 p.m.

Last year in Friday night's Tug-of-War we watched as two time defending champions, "Enough Said" had little to say after new comers "Barrett Materials" some how pulled off the set and champions in the men's division.

On the lady's side defending champions, "Piggy Pullers", held their ground to claim their second straight championship.

The "Piggy Pullers" have dominated their weak competition, watching their opponents flop to the ground, tasting the dirt of defeat for the past two years.

Will "Enough Said" be able to bounce back after last year's surprising upset? Will the "Piggy Pullers" be able to stand their ground and capture a third straight title or will we see a team of newcomers come in and clean house?

The tug-of-war will be begin immediately after the pig scramble which is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.  Click here to download entry forms and rules.

Participants must be 18 years or older.  Team registration and weigh will be from 8 to 8:45 p.m.

On Saturday numerous events will be going on throughout the afternoon leading up to the Xcaliber Truck and Tractor Pull beginning at 7 p.m.

Before the big boys take to the track, sign in for the kiddie tractor pull will begin at 11:30 a.m. for ages 4 through 12.

For a complete list of event details visit the New Haven Youth Fair's website by clicking here.