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)
 

 

More info on our Junebug Festival

The Forge Bar and Grill will be hosting it’s second annual Junebug Music Festival. The Far Out Art Fest will be going strong that same weekend in the lovely town of Ben Wheeler, TX. There will be a small art car show, a large juried art show and music all day long. The art car parade will be at 10 am on Saturday and will park in front of the Art Show. The Far Out Art Fest will run from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday. There will also be some live music on Sunday at the Forge, but you won’t want to miss the
JUNE BUG MUSIC FESTIVAL 2nd Annual
Saturday June 21st 2014
@ the Forge in Ben Wheeler TX.
advance tickets $20 day of tickets $25
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Lineup
11 – 2:00  Craig Wallace & Guthrie Kennard
2 – 3:30 The Kid Icarus Project
4 – 5:30 Stephan Cotter & the Rastabillys
6 – 7:30 Oil Boom
8 – 9:30 The Damn Quails
10 – 11:30 Ray Wylie Hubbard
For advance tickets go to http://www.theforgebenwheeler.com
Lawn chairs welcome

Forge Bar & Grill
1610 FM 279
Ben Wheeler TX 75754

Phone: 903-833-5970

New Years Eve at the Casbah!

 

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Ben Wheeler’s Hometown Christmas Celebration

There is so much going on this weekend in the little town with big heart! Ben Wheeler is buzzing with excitement as it get’s ready for it’s Hometown Christmas Celebration!

EVENTS:

Willie Peden Syrup Mill:
The Willie Peden syrup mill will be in operation all day Saturday making old fashioned sugar cane syrup. Mill is located next to the Library.  Milling the cane will start around 9am with the first batch of syrup ready by early afternoon.
Ben Wheeler Children’s Library:
Ben Wheeler 2nd Annual Book Fair- 10 AM to 4 PM  With 28 authors’ whose works span genres including children’s books, Christian humor, fantasy, literary fiction, historical fiction, horror, mystery, poetry, romance, and young adult fiction. Nonfiction authors include biography, children’s advocacy, memoir, music and culture, photography, and self help. A representative of Black Beauty Ranch will also be present to talk about and, as a fundraiser, sell books about the nation’s largest animal sanctuary.
WalkingHorse Gallery:
Charlie Bullock Open House Reception – introducing Charlie to the gallery – 4 PM to 6 PM – light refreshments and music
Ben Wheeler’s Hometown Christmas Celebration:
5 PM – 7 PM Santa’s parade through town, Christmas program, tree lighting, and Santa & Mrs. Claus greeting the kids- Pickin’ Porch park (make sure to bring a camera for pictures with Santa!)
279 Artisan’s Trail:
Following Rte 279, shoppes along the way will be open and filled with activities and special events. Ben Wheeler, Edom, Blue Moon Gardens  – all day

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Don’t Forget!
Celebrate Small Business Saturday,
an American shopping holiday!

Forge Halloween Costume Ball

Shake your BOOOOOTY tonight at the Forge Halloween Costume Ball. We will be sporting costumes and Forge Fantastic prizes! Voting begins at ? Party ends at?  Show up in your most original, sexiest, and scariest costumes. Let your inner circus performer out tonight. We will be rocking the house with Jimmy Wallace & Jerry Don Branch. Come on out!

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