If your going to be in the Berrien Springs, MI area this Saturday you might want to check this out! The “‘Mow-down Showdown’” sounds like fun! I would love to cover this event, but I’m not going to be anywhere near there, so if you go please take lots of pictures and share!
* IT’S A CUTTING HEDGE EVENT! *
Touchstone Home Entertainment
GNOMEO & JULIET
‘Mow-down Showdown’ on Saturday, May 21
U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association Jump Starts Coast-to-Coast
Season with “Racing Gnomes” Charity Benefit Celebrating
Film’s May 24th Blu-ray™ Disc & DVD release
Look Out NASCAR…Here Come The Lawn Mowers!
WHAT: The U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association (the organization that turned a weekend chore into a national competitive sport!) continues their 2011 STA-BIL racing season with the Gnomeo & Juliet Mow-down Showdown.
Riders dressed as the film’s iconic red and blue feuding gnome families will race for the right to be crowned the winner and present The Berrien County (Michigan) Farm Bureau Young Farmers with a donation earmarked for agricultural education in Berrien County schools.
The world of lawn mower racing gathers new mowmentum as this high octane sport continues its complete season of lawnmower races across the country with 140 sanctioned races in 37 states. Featuring seven classes of mowers, participants will compete against one another for the right to be named turf titan! The current speed to beat is 96.529 MPH, a record earned by Bobby Cleveland in September 2010.
WHO: Lawn mower racing fans, adventure seekers in Berrien County, MI and… gnomes!
WHEN: Saturday, May 21st 12:00 PM – Press Arrivals 1:00 PM – Race Starts
WHERE: Berrien County Youth Fair Grounds 9122 N. US 31 Berrien Springs, MI 49103
FILM SYNOPSIS: Gnomeo & Juliet the fresh and funny makeover of one of the world’s most timeless stories is perfect for the whole family. Featuring music from Sir Elton John, the voice talents of Emily Blunt, James McAvoy and Sir Michael Caine the film tells the story of star-crossed lovers from two feuding clans of Garden Gnomes who, among other feats, race lawnmowers!! From a director of Shrek 2, it’s audiences’ chance to step into the secret world of garden gnomes.
Complete with hilarious never-before-seen bonus features, Gnomeo & Juliet is an out-of-the- ordinary animated comedy the entire family will love — we just gnome it!
USLMRA: Established in 1992, the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association is the nation’s oldest and largest national lawn mower racing sanctioning body presenting organized events across America including the 21-race STA-BIL Series and a network of 50 Local Chapters and Affiliated Clubs hosting more than 140 sanctioned races in 37 states nationwide.
Gnomeo & Juliet is available on Blu-ray™ combo pack and DVD on May 24 from Touchstone Home Entertainment
For more information about races in your area, visit http://www.letsmow.com.
*Info provided by Touchstone Home Entertainment