Fair week is upon us

Entertaiment offers everything from bullriding to fiddle playing

By Nikki Blankenship - [email protected]

The Scioto County Fair is here and is offering all kinds of entertainment from classic bands to rodeo feats.

Fair entertainment will kick off Monday with Buckin B Cattle Company Professional Bull Riding & Barrel Racing starting at 8 p.m. at the Grandstand. Various 4-H shows will also take place during the day with the poultry show at 9 a.m., flower show at 11 a.m. and beautification project judging at noon. National Kiddie Tractor Pull Association tractor pulls will begin at 5 p.m. with the introduction of the fair queen and her court to follow at 7.

Tuesday will kick off with cuinary and needwork judging at 8 a.m. followed by rabbit shows and pack and dairy goat shows at 9 a.m. The pet show will be open to area children ages two to 12 at noon. The bredding and market goat show will follow at 3 p.m., and the evening will close with the Cavalcade of Thrills Demolition Derby starting at 8 p.m.

The swine and English horse shows will be start promptly at 9 a.m. on Wedneday. It will be followed by the rabbit show at 10 a.m. and the lamb show at 6 p.m. Wednesday day night’s entertainment will be the first night of music at the grandstand with the Bellamy Brothers at 8 p.m. The country music duo have lit up stages across the nation for more than 40 years and are famous for hits including “Let Your Love Flow” and “Too Much is Not Enough.”

Only two 4-H shows are set for Thursday – the flower show at 11 a.m. and the beef market and breeding show at 6 p.m. This allows 4-Hers more time to enjoy Thursday’s entertainment because Thursday is the day the circus comes to town. Circus Continental will begin performing at 2 p.m. and last until 8 p.m.

Dairy cattle shows will start the 4-H experience on Friday at 9 a.m. along with the Western horse show, which will begin at the same time. Cloverbud interviews will take place Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The open dairy show will begin at noon, and the showman of showmen contest will close out Friday’s shows at 6 p.m. Then, at 8 p.m.. the Charlie Daniels Band will return to the stage to entertain the crowd as he tells the tale of the time the “devil went down to Georgia.”

The junior fair livestock sales will bring the 4-H competitions to end on Saturday. Sales will include beef, poultry, goats, swine, rabbits and sheep. The sale will be at 11 a.m. Then, a second day of car crashing fun will bring the 2017 Scioto County Fair to an end with the Cavalcade of Thrill Demolition Derby at 5 p.m.

Daily admission to the Scioto County Fair is $10, which includes all grandstand shows, rides by Michael’s Amusements and free health tests. Gates open at 10 a.m. on Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Rides will begin daily at noon. All active duty armed services members will be admitted free with official identification. For Friday senior day, everyone over 60 will be admitted for $3.

For more information, visit http://www.sciotocountyfair.org.

Entertaiment offers everything from bullriding to fiddle playing

By Nikki Blankenship

[email protected]

Reach Nikki Blankenship at 740-353-3101 ext. 1931.

Reach Nikki Blankenship at 740-353-3101 ext. 1931.