Bean Day drew thousands to area

Bean Day drew thousands to area

From the Las Vegas Optic

Every Labor Day weekend, the sleepy village of Wagon Mound comes alive with concerts, dancing, rodeos, mud bogging, and of course, the Bean Day barbecue.

This year marked the 108th time revelers gathered in Wagon Mound. The four-day event kicked off Friday night with the cleaning of the beans, followed by a street dance. Saturday’s highlights included a car show, rodeo, and a performance by Al Hurricane Jr. Drivers in the mud bogging competition were in the spotlight on Sunday, and the event was capped off with Monday’s parade and free barbecue in the park.

“It went pretty good. We had a lot of people coming in,” said Luis Lopez, a Bean Day organizer. “We had a pretty good crowd on Monday, and all weekend. People enjoyed everything. The rodeo, the mud bogs, the dancing. Everything.”