The 2015 Fayette County Fair, to be held July 20-25, will have many attractions that the whole family can enjoy.
Beginning on Monday, July 20 at 5:30 p.m. the community can watch the Guys and Gals Lead at the sales arena. The beautiful orchestra sounds of the Cincinnati Pops will be coming to Fayette County once again to perform a variety of pieces at the McDonald’s Grandstand and will begin at 8 p.m. Finishing up Monday, Country Express will play for the fair-goers at the sound stage from 8 until 10:30 p.m.
For Tuesday, July 21, Smash It Demolition Derby will return for the Fayette County Fair Demolition Derby which begins at 7 p.m. at the McDonald’s Grandstand. With just a few classes, nearly $3,000 will be given to winning drivers, with the Smash It Class paying $1,500 to the top driver. For rules go to www.smashitderby.com and for more information call Tim at (740) 857-2033. Dumbfounded will be at the sound stage from 8 until 10:30 p.m.
Harness racing will also be held this year with the first of two race days scheduled for Wednesday, July 22. Horses will face off on the half-mile track in eight races beginning at 5:30 p.m. with seating available at the McDonald’s Grandstand. Betting will be available for the races. Thirty OT 6 will perform at the sound stage from 8 until 10:30 p.m.
A modified truck and tractor pull will be held at the McDonald’s Grandstand beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 23. Five classes will compete for prizes for the top 10 places. The entry fee is $25 per hook and pit passes will be available for $5. For more information contact Jason Gentry, director in charge at (740) 572-3661. Rock-N-Country will be at the sound stage performing from 8 to 10:30 p.m.
On Friday, July 24, beginning at 7 p.m., a stock truck pull will begin with six classes pulling. Over $2,000 will be awarded in prize money and the entry fee is $25. Pit passes will be available for $5. For more information contact Gentry at (740) 572-3661. Apt. B will perform at the sound stage from 8 until 10:30 p.m.
The final day of the fair, Saturday, July 25, will begin with harness racing at noon. Eight more races will take place with betting and seating available at the McDonald’s Grandstand. The annual pedal pull will begin registration at 3 until 4 p.m. with the pull beginning at 4. The Fayette County World Championship Rodeo will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday. Entrants for this event will need to call in by July 20 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 1-800 -639-9002. Stick horse races for children will also be held during the rodeo. The Hopper’s will perform at the sound stage from 8 until 10:30 p.m.
Throughout the fair week many other attractions will be featured. The Jungle Island Zoo Exotic Encounters petting zoo will be on the grounds and available from 1 until 11 p.m. daily. Additionally, a plethora of food and other vendors, as well as games, will entertain the masses. If that was not enough, remember to visit the various barns and buildings to see animals, shows, entries into the fine arts competitions and more.