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.

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