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You Ask... Patch Answers: Cow Pie Bingo

A couple readers want to know what that is.

At the 40th annual Sheep Shearing Festival on May 20 at the North Andover Common, there will be a game called Cow Pie Bingo. And a couple different readers have asked what exactly that is.

Does it mean what we think it means?

Yes, it does.

In Cow Pie Bingo, like a football pool, you may purchase a square (or more). In this case, each square is $5 and there are 625 squares available. On a field at the Sheep Shearing Festival, there will be the squares drawn out on the ground. Then, at 1 p.m., a well-fed cow will be set loose on the field.

The cow will "do his business" on the field, and if the result lands on your square, you win $1,000.

All proceeds from Cow Pie Bingo will benefit the North Andover Santa Parade.

Where to Sign Up

  • The 40th Sheep Shearing Festival, May 20th, North Andover Common
  • Main Street in front of the Post Office, May 5 from 8 to 11 a.m.
  • Butcher Boy Market, May 5 from 12 to 3 p.m.
  • 1812 Turnpike St., April 30 to May 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • 199 Pleasant St., May 7 to 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Stachey’s Pizza, 9 High St., May 13 to 19, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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