Meigs fair more than halfway complete


By Michael Johnson - michaeljohnson@civitasmedia.com



The Ferris wheel turns high above the Meigs County Fair on opening night.


POMEROY – It’s hard to believe, but the Meigs County Fair is more than halfway finished.

A Junior Fair Rabbit Show will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday in the RL Arena. At 10:30 a.m., patrons will have the chance to participate in Bingo at the Grange Annex. Flower Show judging will begin at noon in the Thompson Roush Building.

Anyone looking to place their bets will have plenty of luck at noon with harness racing with paramutual betting. A Showman of Showman Contest will take place in the RL Arena at 4 p.m. and simultaneously another round of Kiddie Tractor Pulls will take place at the Small Animal Arena.

For anyone who still has a hankering for music, Shyra Summers will be performing at 5 p.m. on the Hill Stage. At 6 p.m. the Pull Track will host the Tractor and Local Truck Pull, with Mud Volleyball happening in front of the Grandstand at 7 p.m. Also at 7 p.m., the Riverside Cloggers will perform for an hour on Hill Stage.

The first event of Friday’s fair day will be Junior Fair Pet Show beginning at 9 a.m. in the Small Arena.

The final day of Kiddie Tractor Pull will take place at the Small Arena with the Kiddie Tractor Pull of Champions beginning at 11 a.m. Activities continue in the afternoon, with harness racing with paramutual betting at noon and the Junior Fair Awards Program at the RL Arena at 1 p.m.

Also at 1 p.m., Meigs County residents will be able to demonstrate their entertainment and showmanship abilities in the “Meigs Got Talent” contest.

At 6 p.m., the Truck Pull will take place at the Pull Track, with arm wrestling taking place at the Grandstand beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Finally, the last event of the evening is the group Amix, who will take Hill Stage at 8 p.m.

Gates open at 7 a.m. and close at 11 p.m. General admission is $8, which includes all entertainment, stage shows and carnival rides. Children 2 and younger are admitted free. Parking is free.

Rides, provided by Brinkley Entertainment, will be open today from 1-4:30 p.m. and 6-11 p.m.

The Ferris wheel turns high above the Meigs County Fair on opening night.
http://mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_FerrisWheel.jpgThe Ferris wheel turns high above the Meigs County Fair on opening night.

By Michael Johnson

michaeljohnson@civitasmedia.com

Reach Michael Johnson at 740-446-2342, ext. 2102, or on Twitter @OhioEditorMike.

Reach Michael Johnson at 740-446-2342, ext. 2102, or on Twitter @OhioEditorMike.

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