The schedule for the Washington County Fair was set last night at the fair board meeting and all the fun will kick off with the annual baby contest on Saturday, June 18th and continue through the close of the fair on June 25th.
According to Fair Board President Tony Nolan, the theme for the fair is “Celebrate What’s Great About Washington County.”
Nolan said there will be lots going on at the fair this year — from carnival rides, to the grandstand entertainment, 4-H exhibits, animals and free entertainment at the gazebo — and Senior Citizens Day, Kids Day return as well as the rides, commercial exhibits and all the great Fair Food.
Despite Thunder Valley Raceway being closed, there will be three on-track events — a Truck Pull will be held on June 11 at 7p, the Mud Bogs on Friday, June 24th at 7p and the annual Demo Derby held on Saturday, June 25th at 7p.
Becky White is the new director of the Baby Contest and will kick the event off on Saturday, June 18th at the Salem High School Brook’s Memorial Gym at 1p.
The annual Fair Parade will be held on Sunday, June 19th at 3p. The entries will line up near Salem Schools at 1p.
The rests of the events in front of the grandstand will include:
- Monday, June 20th at 8p – Washington County Queen Contest
- Tuesday, June 21th at 8p – Miss Washington County Teen Contest
- Wednesday, June 22nd at 8p – Cincinnati Circus
- Thursday, June 23rd at 8p – 7p – Mud Volleyball
- Friday, June 24th at 7p – Mud Bogs
- Saturday, June 25th at 7p – Demolition Derby.
There will be free music at the Gazebo at the top of the hill from Monday thru Saturday, which will include: gospel singing by Kirby Stailey, Classic Country, Bear Hollow chain saw carvers, singer Scott Greesom, singer Greg Rhodes and line dancing with Sparkle and Spurs.
Daily programming will be free to the public and include:
Senior Citizens Day, Tuesday, June 21st – starting at 10a
Kids Day, Wednesday, June 22nd – activities from 10a-Noon, with carnival rides from 12:30-2:30p.
“If you like animals, there will be a variety available for everyone to see inthe livestock buildings which will be competing for ribbons and trophies by members of the local 4-H clubs,” said Nolan. “And don’t forget the Open Class categories.”
“And let’s not forget Brady Amusements,” reminds Nolan. “They will be operating each night. Discount bracelets will be available again from Mid-Southern Bank for $18 for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.”
For more information, you can contact Nolan at 812.620.9118.