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1850s Horseshoe Tournament

Date: June 2, 2018 Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Event Description A different approach to making "sports history," the Adobe Ferry Champion Horseshoe Pitchers Contest is a double-elimination doubles tournament which rekindles the excitement of an 1850s pitch-off. Horseshoe pitching was one of the most popular sports during the Gold Rush. Nearly every blacksmith shop had a court in the rear. The game, however, was played with more abandon than today's game.For our tourney, the rules of the Gold Rush are used, and the number 8 draft shoes are "straight from the hoof.Since this tourney is more of a living history event than a competition, NHPA tournament players are asked not to participate. This one's strictly for the back yarders! Competitors pay an entry fee, but spectators are admitted free."

Event Location William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park
Date/Time Information 06/02/2018 10 am- 3 pm
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Spectators are Free Competitors fees vary
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