The mud pit belly flop and bobbing for pigs' feet are just a few of the festivities proud redneck and funnel cake vendor Joey Hobbs will miss this year.
"There will be a lot of disappointment there," he says. "There's people that they look forward and they count the days down to the Redneck Games. Anybody that's been here knows we've had 'em shoulder to shoulder out here enjoying it. You have everything from a lawyer to a bum out here."
Redneck Game organizer Larry Drew says crowds used to reach up to 5,000 a day, but explains there's been a drop in redneck participants since 2005, with last year's busiest day barely topping 1,500.