Get Ready for the Tipton County Pork Festival

Summer Festival

Each September in Tipton, residents gather to enjoy an event that harkens the end of summer — the Tipton County Pork Festival. This year, the festival takes place September 6-8. Here’s a quick look at some of the Dan Young GM staff’s favorite activities you can enjoy during this beloved event.

Enjoy some delicious food

It wouldn’t be a pork festival without — you guessed it — pork. From pork chops and pork burgers to ribs and pulled pork, the options are nearly endless. All you have to do is check out the Pork Court, and you’ll find a variety of eateries and plenty of places to relax and enjoy your food.

Catch some live entertainment

Throughout the festival, you will find a long list of live entertainment options, including some local bands. The event headliner is Bobby Miller, who will perform Michael Jackson tunes. Also performing will be Timeless Tina, paying tribute to the music of Tina Turner. They’ll go on stage Saturday, September 8 at 8:30 p.m.

Watch the parades

There are two parades during the Pork Festival — one to kick off the festival’s opening and another to close it down. Both of these parades are worth lining up for, especially if you want to catch sight of the festival’s queen.

Little-Known Driving Tips: Staying Safe on the Road

little-known driving tipsThere are a number of little-known driving tips that could save your life. While cars are becoming safer than ever before thanks to recent innovations in driver assist technologies, there are still important things that drivers need to do to prevent unnecessary accidents. From distracted driving to hazardous road conditions, here are several tips to remember when you’re behind the wheel.

According to Cracked, many experts are now suggesting that you shouldn’t have any part of your car visible in your mirrors. It can be easy to adjust, but many drivers insist on seeing part of their car in their side view mirrors, or they fail to adjust the rearview mirror. Simply angle your side mirrors away from your car until you no longer see parts of your car. This will help to fully eliminate your blind spots in many scenarios.

Pay attention to traffic more than road signs. Drivers tend to get in the habit of driving in daze, which makes it easy to simply speed through yield signs and green lights. Though you may have the right of way, this doesn’t protect you from driver’s that aren’t following the road signs. Always pay more attention to traffic on the road, one simple trick that will help you avoid fender benders. In fact, the Dutch city of Drachten replaced a large portion of their signs with roundabouts free of visual cues, which decreased accidents by 36%. Sometimes there are just too many road signs to follow at once, leading to distractions.

Always have your headlights on. Though most states only require headlights when it’s dark or when it’s raining, studies show that having your headlights on at all times reduces the risk of accident by 32%. That’s because you’re not only more visible, but it also means you can’t forget to put them on. Plus, with more and more automatic headlight systems, it’s not a big deal if you forget to turn them off.

These are just some of the many little known driving tips that we here at Dan Young GM think it could be helpful to know.