By: By Wayne Allen
August 8, 2013
PDT Staff Writer
Although the rain clouds of Wednesday afternoon may have scared off a few fairgoers, officials with the Scioto County Fair are very optimistic about the rest of the week and are encouraging any and all to come to check out the fair.
“The first couple of days of the fair have been great, we’ve had marvelous weather and the attendance has been good,” said David Adkins, Secretary/Treasurer for the Scioto County Fair. “In terms of paid attendance at the gate, Monday’s attendance was up when compared to the 2012 fair. On Tuesday attendance was down about 500 people when compared to the 2012 fair.”
Adkins was optimistic about the weather for the rest of the week and encouraged people to take advantage of the entertainment line-up and rides being offered.
“We would encourage people to come out and visit the various merchants and exhibits that are at this years fair,” Adkins said. “It’s a real bargain for $8.”
Wednesday night’s grandstand entertainment was Lauren Alaina.
On Thursday the featured entertainment is the Circus Continental with two shows at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Other events on the schedule include a 4-H Swine show at 8 a.m. and a flower show at 11 a.m.
The Portsmouth West High School Band will perform at 5 p.m. The annual 4-H Poultry and Rabbit Auction will take place at 7 p.m. At the same time the South Webster High School Band will perform.
Friday’s Scioto County Fair schedule includes a performance by John Michael Montgomery at 8 p.m.
According to www.johnmichael.com, “John Michael Montgomery has turned an uncanny ability to relate to fans into one of country music’s most storied careers. Behind the string of hit records, the roomful of awards and the critical and fan accolades that have defined his phenomenal success lies a connection that goes beyond his undeniable talent and his proven knack for picking hits. Since the days when ‘Life’s A Dance’ turned him from an unknown artist into a national star, John Michael’s rich baritone has carried that most important of assets—believability. Few artists in any genre sing with more heart than this handsome Kentucky-born artist.
It is readily apparent in love songs that have helped set the standard for a generation. Songs like ‘I Swear,’ ‘I Love the Way You Love Me’ and ‘I Can Love You Like That.’”
Saturday, Aug. 10 wraps up the festivities by featuring the annual Demolition Derby.
For more information about the Scioto County Fair visit, sciotocountyfair.org.
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