POINT PLEASANT — The Mason County Fair began Monday and continues through this Saturday.
The fair got off to an unofficial start on Saturday with the annual fair parade, which was one of the largest yet, taking nearly an hour for all the entrees to make their way through downtown. Fair parade awards went to the Haer Bears 4-H Club, Liam Rieger and Carter Richard, and Andrew Roush, for their separate entries. Parade awards for fair queen candidates were to be given out Monday night and were not available at press time.
Due to those press times, fair coverage will begin, in print, in the Wednesday edition of the Point Pleasant Register, which will include a special “fair wrap,” or supplemental newspaper, dedicated exclusively to the fair. In addition, ongoing coverage can be found online at the Point Pleasant Register’s website at www.mydailyregister.com and on the Register’s Facebook page.
Tuesday and Wednesday’s fair schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, Aug. 9: 9 a.m. Fair Opens; 9:15 a.m. Kids Kid Show (Show Ring); 11 a.m. Market Meat Goat Show, Jr. Dairy Goat Show; noon Egg Toss (Horse Ring); 1 p.m. CEOS Demonstration (Jr. Building Stage), Antique Car and Tractor Show; 3:30 p.m. “Bo Rickard” Youth in Gospel Music (Main Stage); 5:30 p.m. Harry Rhodes Gospel Sing (Main Stage); 5:45 p.m. Point Pleasant High School Band (Inside Stage), 4-H Scholarship Awards with Ohio Valley Bank; 6 p.m. Antique Tractor Pull, Market Lamb Show and Special Lamb Show; 7:30 p.m. Jim Brady Trio performs Southern Gospel (Main Stage), Banana Eating Contest; 9 p.m. Among The Thirsty performs contemporary Christian music (Main Stage); 11 p.m. gates closed.
Wednesday, Aug. 10 “Discount Day”: 9 a.m. Fair Opens; 10 a.m. Treasure Hunt; noon Hay Bale Toss; 1 p.m. Pie Eating Contest; 3 p.m. Replacement Heifer Show; 5:30 p.m. Wahama High School Band (Inside Stage); 6 p.m. Commercial Feeder Calf Show; 7 p.m. 4-H Leader Memorial Award (Jr. Building), Demolition Derby, Riding Lawn Mower Derby and Power Wheels; 9 p.m. Shania Twin (Shania Twain Tribute on Main Stage), Potato Sack Race; 11 p.m. gates closed.
Daily fair admission for ages 3 and older is $8 per person and includes the carnival rides. “Discount Day” is Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. where tickets are $5 per person (includes carnival rides) and season ticket holders can purchase a ride ticket for $3 before 3 p.m. “Senior Citizens Day” is Tuesday, Aug. 9 when seniors over the age of 60 are admitted free.
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