An empty barrel beer keg is strung from a cable 15 feet in the air and stretching 100 feet across. Two teams of firefighters are positioned on each side of the barrel. The referee signals and the teams spray their firehouses on the barrel with the goal of pushing the barrel toward their opponents, thus winning the round. This is repeated for two more rounds. The team winning two out of three advances. This process takes place for all fire department teams competing. The two remaining teams compete in the final round resulting in the winner.
During the battles the audience cheers on their favorite team – and be aware, you may get wet depending on the way the wind blows!
To enter your fire department into the competition, please contact the Plover Fire Department at (715) 345-5310.