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Annual summer event gets under way for 68th year



Get set for some mechanical madness in Banks this weekend.

The 68th annual Banks BBQ and Truck & Tractor Pull happens at Sunset Park in the center of town, where food, poker tournaments, a car show, tractor pulls, kids games and rides, a parade, a combine destruction derby and music are on tap Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16 to 18.

Everything kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday when the hamburger stand and beer garden open. The annual combine destruction derby winds things up at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

In between there will be an all-you-can-eat breakfast served up by the Banks Lions Club (8 to 11 a.m. Saturday and 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday), the big parade at 11 a.m. Sunday and a grease pole and frog jumping contest at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Grandstand admission prices are $10 to $12 for adults; $5 to $6 for children ages 6 to 16; and $25 to $30 for a family pass. Children under age 5 get in free.

Pets are not allowed in the park during the event.

Visit bankssunsetpark.com for more information and a schedule.

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