By Glenda Atkinson,
The South Central Area Fair is scheduled to kick off Saturday, August 6, 2016 with a 4-H Dog Show, sponsored by Lewis Products LLC and Riverside Valley Farms, slated to begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Community Building.
The Tiny Tot Revue and Fairest of the Fair Beauty Pageants begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, also in the Community Building.
The 4-H Exhibit Show, featuring home grown produce, flowers, wine, honey, jams, jellies, quilts and more, will be accepted in the High Forest Room until 4 p.m. Monday, August 8.
Rides by Kissell Rides and Shows and grandstand acts will get underway Tuesday night, August 9 and continue through Saturday, August 13. Twelve dollars will allow everyone to ride all rides and see the grandstand acts.
Tuesday night will be Family Night with an eight dollar entry fee. The Bank of Lewis County Big Money Drop and Dig for ages 12 and under will be held at 8 p.m.
Wednesday night’s grandstand act will be Stock Truck Tug of War, sponsored by Hillbilly Liquors, and Power Wheels Derby and Drag Race, sponsored by B&B Racing and Cagle and Boehms, beginning at 7 p.m.
All Around Underground Junk Car Jump ‘N Run Race side-by-side racing with stock cars on an obstacle course is set for Thursday at 7 p.m.
Barber’s Cycles and Sodie Hollar are sponsoring the UTV Obstacle Races Friday at 7 p.m. Citizens Bank will be sponsoring a $5,000 cash giveaway during the evening. Also Captain Marvel will make an appearance from 5-7 p.m. at the Community Building.
Saturday morning, August 13, 2016 at approximately 8:30 a.m., a 4-H Chicken Show and Auction is scheduled. Approximately 20 4-H students, grades 4-12, will have the opportunity to show off their hard work beginning just after registration at 8:30 a.m. in the Community Building.
Eligible chicks were delivered in April to students who have spent the past 20 weeks learning the ropes of chicken farming. Three of their best from the brood of Golden Sex Link chickens purchased may be shown. Following judging, an auction will be held, with all proceeds going to the students to help recoup their investments.
The Fair would not be complete without the Demolition Derby’s fender-bending and car-crushing action beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday night. Elsa the Snow Queen is also scheduled to perform from 5-7 p.m. in the Community Building.
Fair Entry Exhibit deadline extended to August 8
The deadline for fair entries has been extended to Monday, August 8, 2016. Participants will be able to bring their homemade goods to the Lewis County Extension office until 4 p.m. After 4 p.m., the entries will need to be registered at the High Forest Room located in the Memorial Building on Smith Avenue.
In addition, the deadline for the Youth 4-H Dog Show has been extended. Participants may register their dogs at the show August 6, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.
The Ol’ Timey Roots Exhibits and the Dog Show are 4-H events. All proceeds will go to the Lewis County 4-H Club and directly benefit the youth.
“This is also a reminder about the exciting opportunities this year’s fair will have for you. We are asking you to bring your best home grown produce, flowers, wine, honey, jams, jellies, quilts and much more to our showcase,” Ronnie Cowan, Extension Agent, stated.
Items will be judged by category and the winner will be awarded a $10 cash prize and Best in County Purple Ribbon. After the contest, the entrees will be made into exhibits and the Best in Show will receive a cash prize, a trophy and a rosette ribbon.
Fair participants will have the opportunity to admire the skills and learn about their ol’ timey roots all week at the fair.
For a complete list of categories and to register for a fair entry, visit the UT Extension Lewis County Office located in the courthouse and pick up a fair booklet.
Entry is $5 per category. The entry fee will go to Lewis County 4-H for the support of educational programs.