With her two grandchildren visiting for the day, Donna Varchetto was wondering what to do to entertain them.
"Then I heard about this event and I knew it would be right up their alley," she said.
Varchetto and her grandchildren, Cheyenne and Tyler Kuba, decided to head over to Horizon Christian Church of Valrico Nov. 3 to participate in the first Bay Area Redneck Festival.
"It's just a great family day," said Varchetto. "The kids have loved playing the games and Tyler couldn't wait to try some deer stew."
The event featured "crazy redneck games" including a dirty diaper drop contest, a pumpkin chunkin' contest, a dirty diaper drop in which the target was a makeshift toilet, a seed-spitting contest and a pie-eating contest.
The more intrepid festival-goers enjoyed deer chili and deer stew while others settled for hot dogs on the grill.
Entertainment was provided by Soul Circus Cowboys.
With the success of this first-time event, the church plans to make it an annual offering.