Adena Fayette Medical Center is sponsoring a “healthy kids day” at the Fayette County Fair by allowing hundreds of kids free access to the rides on Tuesday, July 20.
The first 325 kids, ages 2-18, who enter the gates between 2-5 p.m. on Tuesday will receive free admission to the grounds and a free wristband, which will allow them to ride the rides until closing at 11 p.m.
Admission will take place during the 2-5 p.m. time period at the main gate off the parking lot and the front gate off Fairview Avenue. Representatives will be on hand to pass out the tickets.
Also on Tuesday, there will be 100 wristbands for free rides available on a first-come, first-serve basis to any junior fair participants who are interested, according to Doug Marine, the Fayette County Agricultural Society vice president. Junior fair participants can pick up the bands at the junior fair office between 2-5 p.m. as well.
Adena Fayette Medical Center is also sponsoring the shuttle carts for this year’s fair. The five carts are utilized to shuttle fair-goers around the grounds to their desired locations and from the parking lots to the grounds. The shuttle carts run from 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Marine said that Adena will also have a tent set up Tuesday in the Midway near the Mahan Building where activities will be held throughout the day. The tent will then be converted into a rest and cooling station for the remainder of the week.
“The Ag Society has been very pleased to have Adena Health come on board to our community hospital,” said Marine. “Their representatives, Abby and Hillary, have been great to work with and we’ve never had this level of cooperation and participation ever before from the hospital. It’s just great to see how Adena is getting involved with the community in this way.”
The 142nd Fayette County Fair runs from July 19-24. Fair hours are Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Mahan Building closes at 9 p.m. nightly). Rides operate from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. (exception – Monday rides begin at 3 p.m.)
The community is also invited to the fair opening ceremonies on Sunday, July 18 at the grandstand, beginning at 2:30 p.m.
This year’s event theme is “Show Rings and Olympic Dreams at the Fayette County Fair.” The commodity queens, along with the young ladies vying for the 2021 Fayette County Fair Queen, will be announced at the opening ceremonies.
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