Thunder By The River Happening This Weekend

WISNER – Get ready for all the fun and excitement that Thunder by the River has to off this weekend. The weekend gets underway on Friday with gates opening for tractor pullers at 8 a.m. At 12:30 p.m. scales open for tractor weigh-ins. General admission gates open at 4 p.m. for the public to enter. At 5 p.m. food stands open along with the Thunderdome Beer Garden. 6:30 marks the start to session I of the tractor pulls. Following the pulls there will be live entertainment by Lonesome Jake at the Thunderdome.

Saturday begins with the tractor pullers breakfast at 8 a.m. The public is welcomed back starting at 10 a.m. with scales for tractor weigh-ins starting at 12:30 p.m. The Thunderdome and food stands will open at 2 p.m. There will be entertainment before session II starting at 5 p.m. Lonesome Jake will play at the Thunderdome again on Saturday following the conclusion of session II of the pulls.

Over $99,000 will be awarded in prize money to winning pullers. Berm seating will be available with lawn chairs welcome. Tickets are $25 per session. Children 7-12 admission price is $5 and kids 6 and under are free. For more information check out the Thunder by the River websites at