MASON COUNTY — The 51st Annual Mason County Fair begins on Monday and excitement at the fair grounds was building this weekend in preparation.
The first day of the fair looks to be a busy one with the following events scheduled: 9 a.m. — Fair Opens - Judging some departments closed; 10:30 a.m. — Youth 4-H Horse Show; Noon — Balloon Sandwich; 4:45 p.m. — Jason Eades Memorial Scholarship Award; 5 p.m. — Market Hog Showmanship followed by Market Hog Show, Little Mister & Miss Mason County (Main Stage), Junior Market Hog Show; 7 p.m. — Riding Lawn Mower Demo Derby; 7:45 p.m. — Fair Dedication; 8 p.m. — Fair Queen Contest - Sponsored by Ohio Valley Bank (Main Stage), Annette Hanes Award and Amy Boggs Award, Brandy Barkey Community Service Award; 9:30 p.m. — Greasy Pig (After Hog Show); 11 p.m. — Gates Closed.
Tuesday (which is Senior Citizens Day where seniors over the age of 60 are admitted free) includes the following events: 9 a.m. — Fair Opens; 9:15 a.m. — Pet Parade (Show Ring); 11 a.m. — Jr. Dairy Goat Show - Market Goat Show; Noon — Egg Toss (Horse Ring); 1 p.m. — CEOS Demonstration (Jr. Building Stage); 3 p.m. — CEOS Demonstration (Jr. Building Stage); 4 p.m. — “Bo Rickard” Youth in Gospel Music (Main Stage); 5:30 p.m. — Harry Rhodes Gospel Sing (Main Stage); 5:45 p.m. — Pt. Pleasant High School Band (Inside Stage), 4-H Scholarship Awards - Ohio Valley Bank; 6 p.m. — Antique Tractor Pull; 8 p.m. — Market Lamb Show and Special Lamb Show; 9 p.m. — Mark Trammell Quartet - Gospel (Main Stage), Banana Eating Contest; 11 p.m. — Gates Closed.
Wednesday (which is a Discount Day where from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., admission is $5 per person which includes carnival rides) is filled with the following events: 9 a.m. — Fair Opens; 10 a.m. — Treasure Hunt; Noon — Hay Bale Toss; 1 p.m. — Pie Eating Contest; 3 p.m. — Open Sheep Show; 5:30 p.m. — Wahama High School Band (Inside Stage); 6 p.m. — Commercial Feeder Calf Show, Paul Doeffinger (Main Stage); 7 p.m. — 4-H Leader Memorial Award (Jr. Building), Demolition Derby; 7:30 p.m. — Bunk Hammer (Main Stage); 9 p.m. — The Dub V’S (Main Stage), Potato Sack Race; 11 p.m. — Gates Closed.
Thursday (which is a Discount Day where from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., admission is $5 per person which includes carnival rides) is filled with the following events: 9 a.m. — Fair Opens - Kid Kids Show; 9:50 a.m. — Youngun’s Calf Show; 10 a.m. — Open Beef Cattle Show, Junior Beef Show (Immediately Following); Noon — Paper Airplane Toss (Inside Stage); 2 p.m. — Seed Spitting (Outside Show Ring); 4 p.m. — Market Steer Show - Livestock Arena; 5 p.m. — John McCausland Award, Hannan High School Band Concert (Inside Stage); 6 p.m. — Pretty Baby Contest, Terry Lynn WiIIiamson Memorial Award, Junior and Open Dairy Show; 7 p.m. — Junior Horse Show - Trail Class, Farm Stock Tractor Pull and Diesel Truck; 8 p.m. — Toilet Paper Toss; 9 p.m. — Georgette Jones (Main Stage); 11 p.m. — Gates Closed.
Friday’s events are: 9 a.m. — Fair Opens - Master Market Showmanship; 12:30 p.m. — 4-H Exhibitor, Harold Ridenour Memorial and Donnie Hill Awards; 1 p.m. — Junior Livestock Sale - feeder calves, steers, lambs, goats, hogs Fair Scholarship - Peoples Bank; Mason County Born and Raised Market Animal Awards - Ohio Valley Bank; 5 p.m. — Point Pleasant Junior High School Band (Inside Stage); 7 p.m. — Super Stock Trucks, Tractors and Modified Stock Trucks; 9 p.m. — Pam Tillis (Main Stage), Chicken Catch (After Animal Show); 11 p.m. — Gates Closed.
Saturday wraps up the fair with the following events: 9 a.m. — Fair Opens - Open Mason County Youth Horse Fun Show, sponsored by City National Bank; 11 a.m. — Dash for Cash; 1 p.m. — Horseshoe Pitching; 2 p.m. — Pedal Tractor Pull; 3 p.m. — Auction for Kids Games; 4 p.m. — Old Timers Showmanship; 5 p.m. — Motocross Practice; 5:45 p.m. — Robert Lutton Award and Joey Arrington Award; 6 p.m. — Motorcycle Motocross, Open Horse Show; 8:45 p.m. — Sweepstakes Award; 9 p.m. — Jerrod Niemann (Main Stage).
Be sure to check the Point Pleasant Register’s website, www.mydailyregister.com, and print editions next week for fair photos and results. Photos from Saturday’s fair parade will appear in Tuesday’s edition.