When you hear the name Bob Wurst, don’t think of Countrified or Buckeye or even the Bob Wurst Band.
These days it’s just Bob Wurst.
The well-known Northwest Ohio country singer chose to go solo in 2003 and he’s enjoying the change.
“It was a little odd to me at first, not having a group of guys with me on stage,” he writes in a website biography, “but now I am performing in a way that opens up a whole new venue for me.”
Wurst is scheduled to perform twice Aug. 7 at Fayette’s Royal Bull Thistle Festival. He will entertain at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., sandwiched around a visit by Signature, a classic rock band that will belt out tunes from the 1970s and 80s.
Since bull thistles are the namesake of the town festival, what could be more appropriate than a Bull Thistle Look-Alike contest? The person who comes up with the best bull thistle costume, determined by crowd applause, will receive a $50 prize.
The annual bull thistle judging is scheduled at 1 p.m. Prizes will be given for height, girth, number of blossoms and fibrous content. The overall grand prize winner will receive the coveted Golden Hoe award.
Other events for the day include softball, three-on-three basketball and a car show. As always, the festival concludes Saturday night with a fireworks show at Harrison Lake State Park.
Look for addition details in the Aug. 4 Observer.