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Tabor City Jellystone Park Books Family Fun

May 21, 2010 by   - () Leave a Comment

There’s nothing like a summer weekend camping with the kids.

But things can get pretty wild at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Tabor City, N.C., particularly during the first weekend in August, when the park hosts its annual “Redneck Weekend,” according to a news release.

The weekend features a series of hysterical, family events, including a blind golf car-driving contest.

“It is absolutely hilarious,” said Diane Naylor, the park’s front desk manager. “We have husband and wife teams, and the husband is blindfolded and has to drive the car backwards, while following his wife’s directions. So it’s not his driving skills so much as his listening skills that get tested,” she said, adding, “It’s amazing how many husbands really don’t want to do it.”

Other activities include a watermelon spittin’ contest, a burping contest, a pork and bean eating contest and a hubcap hurl. The biggest event, however, is the redneck beauty contest.

“The queen is a Handsome woman,” Naylor said. “That contest is very, very popular. I’ve been here four years and every year we book solid.”

Of course, Redneck Weekend isn’t the only weekend with fun and games at Tabor City Jellystone Park. In fact, the park has close to 20 themed weekends throughout summer and fall, including everything from a “Wet ‘n Wild and Slimefest Weekend,” June 11-13, which includes a slimy hairdo contest for kids and adults; a “Battle of the Sexes Weekend” on Aug. 13-15, with numerous competitive events; and a “BBQ and Chili Contest Weekend,” Sept. 17-19, plus a series of five consecutive Halloween themed weekends with special activities every weekend in October.

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