Ox Teamster’s Challenge

Carl and David Armbruster, Superintendents (860) 940-8594

Saturday, adjacent to the Oxen Ring.

  • Please refer to the Exhibitors page for general rules and information.
  • Begins after show classes
  • Open to all teams strong enough to pull a loaded sled.
  • Open to all teamsters – any age or gender
  • Maximum 2 pairs per teamster

Teamster must work alone, using mostly voice commands: Load an unruly log onto a woodshod sled and then pull the sled through an obstacle course designed to simulate trees, bridges, and mud holes. The event is timed and the judge deducts points for each mistake. This is a show of patience and skill for both teamster and team. Good sportsmanship is expected and makes this event a crowd-pleaser. No nose baskets will be allowed.

The Fair pays 10 places and provides colorful rosette ribbons as well as a trophy for first place team.

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
$100 $75 $50 $40 $30 $25 $20 $15 $10 $10

Extra money can be earned by spilling a small water bucket with one end of the log during the course.

Please sign up in the morning, or ahead of time, with the announcer:
David Armbruster
355 North Harwinton Ave
Terryville, CT 06786-4104