County fairs offer cornucopia of activites this weekend

County fairs offer cornucopia of activites this weekend

September 9th, 2011 by Staff Report in Chattnow Outabout

There's a better than fair chance that you can find a county fair somewhere close by this weekend. Everything from livestock shows to Pretty Baby contests are on tap.

PIKEVILLE, TENN.

Bledsoe County Fair, 2762 Upper East Valley Road; $3 daily gate pass, 6 and under free, $1 gate pass Wednesday.

Schedule

Saturday

  • 5 p.m. Fairest of the Fair Pageant at Bledsoe County High School

Monday

  • 2-7 p.m. Entries and exhibits

Tuesday

  • 6 p.m. Grand opening

  • 6 p.m. Carnival and FFA Petting Zoo

  • 6 p.m. Cornhole contest

  • 6:30 p.m. Alivia Jade Fann

  • 7 p.m. Danielle Peck

  • 8:30 p.m. Hula Hoop contest during intermission

Wednesday

  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Senior Citizens Day.

  • 6 p.m. Cornhole contest

  • 6 p.m. Gospel Night

All veterans admitted free with an ID

Thursday

  • 11:30 a.m. Nursing Home

  • 5 p.m. Toms Style Your Soles Party

  • 5 p.m. Open Beef Cattle Show

  • 6 p.m. Cornhole contest

  • 6:30 p.m. Unwound performs

  • 7 p.m. Goat & Sheep Show

Sept. 16

  • 5:30 p.m. Soul Shine performs

  • 7:30 p.m. Tricycle Race

  • 8 p.m. Bledsoe Fair Has Talent

Sept. 17

  • 4 p.m. Antique Tractor Show

  • 4 p.m. Cornhole championship

  • 6 p.m. Mule pulling

Sept. 18

  • 2-4 p.m. Exhibit entry pickup

DECATUR, TENN.

Meigs County Fair, fairgrounds on Main Street; gates open 5 p.m. daily, except for 4 p.m. Saturday; free.

Today, the fair will feature a gospel singing, and the fair closes out Saturday with a classic car show and the junior beef show.

BENTON, TENN.

Polk County Fair, showbarn, Highway 411; Monday-Sept. 17; 6-10 p.m. daily; music 8-10 p.m.; Pretty Baby Contest daily (ages 1-3) 6 p.m.; free.

Tuesday is Senior Citizens Night with gospel music at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday is Sheep Show, Beef Show and Karaoke night.

Thursday's featured event is bluegrass music from 7 to 10 p.m.

The schedule for Sept. 16 and 17 is:

  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dog & Cat Show

  • 1-3 p.m. Open house with music and refreshments

  • 3 p.m. Wee Miss

  • 4 p.m. Little Miss

  • 6 p.m. Preteen

  • 6 p.m. Rides open

  • 7 p.m. Junior Fairest

  • 8 p.m. Fairest of the Fair

For information, booths and exhibits call Joyce, 423-715-3975 or 338-8648 or Vickie Dailey, 338-1910.

SCOTTSBORO, ALA.

Jackson County Fair, Veterans Park Fairgrounds, 220 Cecil St.; gates open at 5:30 CDT, midway opens at 6 p.m. today, 5 p.m. Saturday; $4 ages 12 and older, $3 ages 4-11.

Kissel Entertainment is providing the midway, with armbands for unlimited rides priced at $20.