Give Thanks For Texas

Turkey Drag 2017

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Turkey Drag 2017

While most peo­ple were celebrating Thanks­giv­ing and stuff­ing their faces, more than 700 cus­tom trucks were crammed in­side Wind Point Park in Lone Oak, Texas, a pri­vate, 170-acre park on Lake Tawakoni. Lone Oak, a small town that nor­mally has a pop­u­la­tion of 598 peo­ple, was home to the 13th an­nual Turkey Drag, which mas­sively in­creased the town’s pop­u­la­tion for the week­end. With more than 2,000 spec­ta­tors, Turkey Drag is the fastest-grow­ing show in Texas. What’s billed as an “all-weather event” by show pro­moter Ben Miller of Rel­lim­neb Inc. wasn’t so en­tic­ing last year due to freez­ing and rainy weather, but for 2017 event-go­ers en­joyed sunny, bright skies. When plan­ning for this show, it’s not un­com­mon to pack sun­glasses, san­dals, snow boots, and parkas.

With events like the Car & Truck Limbo, Team Tug-of-War, Tat­too Con­test, and Beard Con­test, Turkey Drag is fun for all ages. Spon­sored by Sun­day Fun­day, the 2017 event ex­ceeded all ex­pec­ta­tions, and Ben Miller and his hard­work­ing staff are al­ready out­lin­ing the 2018 show, which takes place Novem­ber 30 to De­cem­ber 2. As pro­moter of Texas’ premier and largest cus­tom camp­ing show, Ben wishes to thank ev­ery­one who came out to sup­port Turkey Drag and have a fun-packed week­end. If you want to see more pho­tos from the show, check out truck­trend.com.

PHO­TOG­RA­PHY: PHIL GOR­DON

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