The Fayette County Agricultural Society recently announced the upcoming return of Smash It: Demolition Derby to the fairgrounds.
The derby will be held this Saturday at 5 p.m. on the Fayette County fairgrounds. There will be a street stock class with a $100 entry fee and prizes for first through fifth places. First will receive $5,000, second will win $2,500, third will take home $1,250, fourth will receive $750 and fifth will win $500. A compact car class will also be held with a $50 entry fee.
“We are bringing back Smash It, which is a derby company we have had in years’ past,” Doug Marine, ag society vice president, said.
Marine said that people have come to know the company because they were in the county for several years. They did not end up doing a spring event with the ag society last year as they moved the big derby to Ross County, but decided to try and bring them back for another spring event.
“This derby will be an off-season event and geared more toward the street stock and compact cars,” Marine said. “We will have food and beverages available. We are anticipating a nice turnout and would like to invite everyone in Fayette County out to take part.”
For rules and more information about Smash It: Demolition Derby, visit www.smashitderby.com or contact them at (740) 857-2033.
Marine also invited the community to join them at the Scott Antique Extravaganza from June 23-25 at the fairgrounds. The extravaganza will be held on Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two additional antique extravaganzas will also be held from Aug. 25 to 27 and Sept. 29 to Oct. 1.
Finally, Marine said that progress on the 2017 Fayette County Fair is being finalized and will be held July 17-22. The opening ceremony will be held at the McDonald’s Grandstand on Sunday, July 16 at 5:30 p.m. Marine said that they are looking forward to another great year at the fair as the Sr. Fair board takes over the shows for the Jr. Fair.
For more information, stay with the Record-Herald and check out the annual Fayette County Fair preview section coming later this summer.
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