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

Soul Brothers Moonshine

We had Soul Brothers Moonshine here a while back doing a promo video with none other than the amazingly talented Mr. Wesley Pruitt! Here’s the what happened…

Hopefully, once they are in full swing production the Forge will get first dibs to sell in East Texas! We are thrilled to be the place they picked to make their video, as it is what this town represents.We applaud people like Michael Hale and Wesley Pruitt for their spirit and determination in doing what they love. It is the essence of what created Ben Wheeler.  

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!

Salsa Wars today!

Homemade salsaDon’t Forget, today is Salsa War day at the Forge! Bring your Salsa down and see who will be this week’s Forge Food War Winner, complete with bragging rights. The contest is at 1:00 today. See you there!

We will be mixing it up a bit these next few weeks with a twist on entertainment on Sundays. It is all still in the works but will be incredibly cool. We will update you as the plans progress, but just keep an eye out. I promise, you won’t wanna miss it!

Potato Salad Wars declares winner!

And the winner is…..

Travis Cormier, a full time cook and great person extraordinaire won the hearts and taste buds of the patrons at the Forge this Sunday with his very sweet and tangy potato salad. The competition was strong and all the salads were delicious. Many had a very hard time deciding which one is the best. Travis’ potato salad will now be the official side of the Forge Bar and Grill in Ben Wheeler with all the bragging rights that come with it.

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In two weeks we will be hosting another food war of epic proportion, this time… SALSA! So grab your tomatoes and get going. You have two weeks to come up with an ridiculously yummy salsa that will make us all want to order the taco plate every single time.

So get after it and enjoy these pics while you plan your entry into the NEXT FORGE FOOD WAR!

 

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