James Wesley surprised the crowd at Wild West FrogFest and Rodeo at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds in Frankfort, NY by arriving for his performance on a tractor.

What many may not know, is what a pro James really is.  After a miscommunication, James arrived only 20 minutes before he had to hit the stage. I'll admit I started to panic a bit.  But he changed clothes, got his band to do a quick sound check, and managed to make it to the front of the fairgrounds to ride a tractor from Whites Farm Supply to the stage.  Where he found time to sign the dash, I don't know.

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Wesley not only brought our two 'Thank a Farmer' winners on stage, he spent time with them backstage, talking for quite some time.  Congrats to the Mierek farm and By Design.

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After his performance, you'd think James would want to take a minute to catch his breath.  Instead, he signed autographs and took pictures with fans for HOURS.  He was STILL there when Tadpole & I left at 10pm and he was lovin' every minute of it! James even got to meet ELVIS.

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No James, THANK YOU for not only a great performance on stage, that was totally on the fly, but for recognizing our farmers and just being a GREAT guy.  Hear his interview and watch his performance below, arriving on the tractor and all.

Interview with Polly Wogg

Arrival and Performance

James Wesley 'Thank A Farmer'

FrogFest 25 -James Wesley - Thank A Farmer Mierek Family
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FrogFest 25 - James Wesley
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