8 in the Air: Tugfest – one of Illinois and Iowa’s favorite rivalries

LECLAIRE, Iowa -- It's a tug-of-war contest that spans two states over the Mississippi River.

It's called Tugfest.

Every year, Illinois and Iowa get together dozens of competitors to do battle with a 2,700-foot-long, 680-pound rope. Thousands of people come to watch and celebrate.

Watch the video above to see how long this tradition has been in place.

Click here to watch more of "8 in the Air."

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