Maritime Republic of Eastport Tug of War
The 16th annual Tug-of-War, also known as the “Slaughter Across the Water,” is slated for Saturday, November 2, starting at the crack of noon. Nearly 500 tuggers will pull in as many as nine heats, with 33 competitors on each end of the 1,700-foot-long rope at a time, while thousands cheer on either side.
Both sides will host festivities including live music, food, adult and kid-friendly beverages before, during and after the tugs. Organizers are now recruiting sponsors and teams of tuggers.