The 24th annual Lewis County Fair is set to kickoff tonight, Wednesday, July 12, at WVU’s Jackson’s Mill fairgrounds and every evening will be jam packed full of fun and excitement for children and adults of all ages.
Local residents have submitted art and photography to the fair’s two exhibition contests, both having many categories contestants could participate in.
The winners will be announced on Wednesday evening, but patrons will have all week long to look at the displayed art and photography pieces. The exhibits will be displayed in the multipurpose arena for the entire four days.
Wednesday night at the Lewis County Fair will be especially fun for the kids, with a wide range of activities including appearances by Mickey, Minnie, Skye and Marshall. In addition, Spiderman will be present from at 7 p.m., for pictures with kids.
Wednesday, night is also host to the Power Wheels Mud Bog, which is rumored to be one of the most popular events at the fair with the children.
A new addition to the fair, will be a miniature safety fair both Wednesday and Friday night.
Thursday, should be just as fun as Wednesday night, with activities including Jaws BBQ Eating Contest, Demolition Derby ran by Thomas Motorsports, Lewis County Fair’s Got Talents and another new addition, an ugly vehicle contest.
Friday night, many different agencies will be present from Lewis County First Responders, including several local fire departments, who will participate in the inaugural Firemen’s Challenge including many activities, that are crowd favorites at the Fourth of July celebration including Bucket Brigade and Midnight Alarm.
Also on Friday night will be a “Mock Strike” drill, which will simulate what happens when a gas line is struck and broken, in a simulated environment.
The Pretty Baby Contest will also take place on Friday night, which was formerly on Saturday afternoon of the fair.
Saturday, will include a huge line-up of activities including Havoc in the Hill running the mud bog this year.
Competitions including a corn hole tournament and a chip shot contest are added to this year’s schedule.
Many little girls are sure to come out to see the Putnam Princesses, presenting Belle, Ariel, Cinderella, Snow White and Gaston.
The Joseph Sister are back again at the Lewis County Fair, performing as the opening act for Season 11, The Voice winner Sundance Head, who will close out the Lewis County Fair on stage in the multipurpose arena.
There are no rain dates for the Lewis County Fair, entertainment will still go on as they will be performing in the multipurpose arena and weather will not impact those in that area.
The admission to the Lewis County Fair is a flat rate of $10 per person, or season pass for $35 for either four people for one day or one person with a four-day admission. One-year-olds and under are free admission. All entertainment and rides are included with the $10 admission fee, including musical entertainment from The Joseph Sisters and Sundance Head.
For more information on the Lewis County Fair, see the additional Lewis County Fair tab in this edition of The Weston Democrat, visit the Lewis County Fair’s Facebook page or www.lewiscountyfair.com.