County Fair Returns To Near Normal June 12

County Fair Returns To Near Normal June 12


The Washington County Fair will be back this year after a year off due to Covid-19 with events beginning June 12 with the baby contest, truck and tractor pull, and horseshoe pitching contests and closing out with the Demo Derby on June 19. 

The fair was held last year only for 4Hers and immediate families and staff. The public was not afflowed to attend due to Coronavirus restrictions across the state. 

As over 2.4 million Hoosiers have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, more and more of the pre-2020 life is returning to near normal – including the fair. 

According to Fair Board President Cheryl Lee, there will be additional signage reminding patrons to social distance and wash hands frequently, but there will be “no restrictions.” 

A Fair Board meeting will be held Monday, May 24 at 7p to finalize many details, but the annual schedule was released Sunday afternoon. 

Grandstand events will include:7p

  • Monday, June 14 – Queen Contest at the Salem Middle School at 7p
  • Tuesday, June 15 – Teen Contest at the Salem Middle School at 7p
  • Tuesday, June 15 – KOI ATV Drag Racing at the grandstand at 7p
  • Wednesday, June 16 – Motocross Racing at the grandstand at 7p
  • Thursday, June 17 – MCIW Wrestling at the grandstand at 8p
  • Friday, June 18 – local racing at the grandstand at 7p
  • Saturday, June 19 – Demo Derby at the grandstand at 7p

The annual parade will be held Sunday at 6p (see the entry form below).

There will be an Open Class Sheep Show on Saturday, June 5 and 6.

Saturday’s show will be at 12:30p with a Lamb BBQ being served from 11a thru 4p. Weigh-in for the show is between 8:30a and 10a. 

Sunday’s show will begin at Noon with a weigh-in and registration from 8:30a til 10a. 

Thursday, June 10 there will be communications judging at 6p and a fashion revue at 7p.

Friday there will be early project drop-ff between 4-8p and non-perishable regular 4-H project check-in and open judging between 5-8p.

The annual baby contest will be Saturday, June 12 at 1p with registration at noon. 

Senior Citizens Day will take place on Tuesday with Kids Day following on Wednesday. 

There will be free entertainment at the top of the hill each evening. 

Commercial buildings will be open to area merchants. 

Brady Amusements will be back again this year with carnival rides opening Monday, June 14 each night from 6-11p. 

Wednesday will feature special riding times of 12:30-2:30p.

Discount ride bracelets go on sale Monday, May 24 at Mid-Southern Savings Bank for $25 each which are good for unlimited rides for three nights (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings of the fair only).