Motorized Barstool Racing coming to Ben Wheeler

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Moore’s Store & The Forge Bar & Grill host a Quiet Man Tradition*!!!
Watch Out for the re-ignition of Bar Stool Races to be held on March 21st in Ben Wheeler Texas,
pre-empted by the Adoption Auction Friday, January 21st.


So what is this crazy Motorized Barstool thing anyway? Well, it started in 1978 when a can of bud cost 16 cents at the Quiet Man Bar on Knox Street in Dallas. The original circle of 6 barstool creators consisted of Bill Jenkins, Thomas Spangler, Johnny Gable, John Pullman, Mike Carr, and Keith Blackwell (the official woo hooer). Each man created his own version of a motorized barstool and then they began to race them outside the Quiet Man bar. Soon it grew to the Highland Park Cafeteria parking lot where Mrs Dewey Goodman announced the racers at a polished track. From there they moved to the Dart Bar of Cedar Springs followed by Lukes Outhouse. The tradition continued throughout Dallas, where Mr. Jenkins made the news with his barstool cannon blast that set off the alarm of a nearby liquor store.
The notorious Dallas Farmers Market quickly took up the event in full sponsorship along with Ben E Keith and Budweiser to blast the races city wide. Bill Jenkins’ barstool train debuted (featuring a super charged 350cc Honda) coming in first place. In 1991 The races finally found their end at the Greenville Avenue St Pattys Day Parade. (This is the old school lower Greenville where legends were made.)
Last seen in 1991 the barstools have now resurfaced in Ben wheeler TX. The reincarnated reclaimed racers can be seen on display at the participating shops across the historic town of Ben Wheeler. Races to be held annually during the Over the Rainbow St Patty’s Day Party and at the Feral Hog Festival, which runs the 4th Friday and Saturday of October.
Build your own or adopt!!!

Want to Adopt?
So you want to be a Motorized Adoptee…You must attend the Adoption Auction to be held January 23 @ Moore’s Store! There will be a live auctioneer, foster barstools on display, live music and full bar. To check out potential adoptions, please go to the approved Foster Homes at the certified Ben Wheeler Merchants: Flying Fish, Frilly Pepper, Gum Creek, Secret Garden & Walking Horse. Adoption bids will start at $100.
Rules of adoption set forth by the B.W.B.P.S. (Ben Wheeler Barstool Protective Services)
Barstools must be available for future Ben Wheeler events & annual races, not show signs of abuse, & kept in good working order.  There will be an annual inspection by an authorized B.W.B.P.S. field agent to decide continued placement or removal from the premise.


Wanna make your own Motorized Barstool?
There is a silver lining, if you have the skills and wherewithal, we welcome you to create your own motorized barstool. Just be sure to check out the Ben Wheeler Motorized Barstool Racing Rules and Regulations.
Pick up entry forms & complete rules @ Moore’s Store or The Forge Bar & Grill or print them right here:

Ben Wheeler Motorized Barstool Racing Rules 2015

ANNUAL MOTORIZED BARSTOOL ADOPTION GUIDELINES 2015

 

We have a great week planned, not to mention some really great parties! Come out and see why we are one of the coolest Town’s in Texas!

WED 12/17 Craig Wallace hosting
Open Mic Night 6:30pm
Thurs 12/18 Wesley Pruitt 7pm
Friday 12/19 Travis Bolt 7pm

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  Saturday 12/20 at 7pm
Chase McClanahan Duo
is hosting an
  UGLY SWEATER PARTY!!!!
Raid grandma’s closet, tell Aunt Betty  you’re cold     or just make your own!!! 

 

We have a limited amount of seating and an amazing night planned!

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CALL to make your reservations for New Years Eve!
903-833-5970

Charlie Robison at the Forge Pavillion/ Grist Mill

Charlie Robison will be our musical guest at the Forge Grist Mill (formerly the Pavillion) for a night of down home fun.

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Charlie Robison at the Forge, Ben Wheeler, TX

Throughout his career, Charlie Robison has forged his own path within the country music world as well as the Lone Star music scene and popular music at large. He grew up in the small scenic town of Bandera in the Texas Hill country — known as “The Cowboy Capital of the World” — where his family has ranched the land for eight generations. Music wasn’t just a staple around the Robison household; from even before he could walk, Charlie would spend Saturday nights with his parents at The Cabaret, the local C&W dancehall in downtown Bandera. But the fare playing in the family home ran the gamut from rock’n’roll to singer-songwriters and much more. So it should come as no surprise that Charlie, his brother Bruce and sister Robyn Ludwyck all enjoy respected and critically acclaimed music careers as singers, songwriters and recording and performing artists.

Charlie is best known for his song “In my Hometown” and has just released a new album “Beautiful Day.”

The Hog Fest will be going on both Friday, Oct 24th and Saturday,Oct 25th. It will end with a bang on Saturday night as Wesley Pruitt opens with his amazing guitar skills and electric smile at 8:00 pm and then Charlie will light up the stage at 10:00. You don’t want to miss this HUGE hometown party, in the coolest town in East Texas!

For tickets: ($15 advance @ outhousetickets.com or $20 Door)
 

 

Burning Ben… a tribute to Burning Man

 

Come on out and play as we burn the old to make way for the new!

We will have a large bonfire (weather permitting) and great music!

Drum circles welcome! Only a $10 cover to hear some really amazing music and have a great time!

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Bike Wash, Sock Hop and Kid Icarus all in one day!

If you want something incredibly fun to do check out this Saturday’s activities in Ben Wheeler (Sept 6th). You will not be disappointed! We have a bike wash with some lovely ladies, live band and plenty of ice cream in the parking lot to Scoots N’ Scoops Ice Cream Parlor from 11-4. Then the incredibly talented Craig Wallace will be playing from 3-5 inside the Forge. That evening Kid Icarus will be ripping it up with every song in their playbook (which is quite awesome!) from 7 to 10 pm. At the same time in the back we will be hosting a Jump and Jivin’ good time at our first ever Sock Hop!  The cost is $10 and we will have the infamous Hoss Huggins there to put his Rock-a-billy guitar to work!

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September is hoppin’ with some awesome stuff!

Hope you all had a great Labor day weekend! We are gonna have a busy month with a Sock hop, some amazing Band Line-ups and our very own “Burning Ben!” (Our version of Burning man right here in Ben Wheeler!) We will also have some great culinary experiences coming to the Forge as well, including a farm to table dinner. We are currently serving grass-fed all beef hamburgers fresh from the Fort Worth Stockyards, so come on down, have a bite and stay a while!

September Music line-up

WED 9/3 Craig Wallace hosting
Open Mic night 3-6 pm
Thurs 9/4 Bobby Duncan 7 pm
Friday 9/5 Eric Moseley  7 pm
Sat 9/6 Kid Icarus Project 7 pm
PAVILLION- Sock Hop with the Hoss Huggins Band 7pm ($10 cover)
(Don’t forget your poodle skirts and dance shoes!)

WED 9/10 Craig Wallace hosting
Open Mic night 3-6 pm
Thurs 9/11 Wesley Pruitt 7 pm
Friday 9/12 Heather Little & Matt Bradshaw 7 pm
Sat 9/13 Stefan Cotter 7 pm

WED 9/17 Craig Wallace hosting
Open Mic night 3-6 pm
Thurs 9/18 Father/Brother (Jerry Don and Son) 7 pm
Friday 9/19 John Thomas Cleveland 7 pm
Sat 9/20 Raymoth Gilead 7 pm
PAVILLION- Wayland Hicks Band and Captaiin Legendary Band 7pm ($10 cover) 

WED 9/24 Craig Wallace hosting Open Mic night 3-6 pm
Thurs 9/25 blacktopGypsy  7 pm
Friday 9/26 Lacie Carpenter  7 pm
Sat 9/27 Ben Lowery and Wes Hendrix  7 pm

 

Here’s our July Music Lineup!

JULY

WED 7/2 Craig Wallace hosting Open Mic night 3-6 pm
THURS 7/3 Heather Little 7pm
FRI 7/4 Jimmy Wallace and Jerry Don Branch 8pm
Fireworks and Live music from 5:30-8:30 at the Pickin Porch 
SAT 7/5 Tyler Joiner 7pm

WED 7/9 Craig Wallace hosting Open Mic night 3-6 pm
THURS 7/10 Steve Carpenter 7pm
FRI
7/11 Jaden Farnsworth 7pm
SAT 7/12 Heather Little&Matt Bradshaw 7pm

WED 7/16 Craig Wallace hosting Open Mic night 3-6 pm
THURS 7/17  BLACKTOP GYPSY 7pm
FRI 7/18 John Thomas Cleveland 7pm
SAT 7/19 Matt Dunn 7pm

WED 7/23 Craig Wallace hosting Open Mic night 3-6 pm
THURS 7/24 Stephen Blackwell 7pm
FRI 7/25 Kid Icharus 7pm
SAT 7/26 TWO FOR THE ROAD (Forge Pavillion)
Jeff Allen Band with Clay Thrash and Taylor Heard opening 7pm
(Pre-sale tickets $10 on OutHouseTickets.com, or $15 at the door)

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WED 7/30 Craig Wallace hosting Open Mic night 3-6 pm
THURS 7/31 Heather Little 7pm