Fun on tap as Barbour County Fair wraps up

There is still one day left to enjoy the music, rides, shows and other features of the Barbour County Fair.

The Barbour County Fair will offer a day of festivities before finishing up at 11 p.m. today. Tickets are $10 at the gate. The fair is located at the Barbour County Fairgrounds in Belington.

“We come every year, and it’s wonderful,” Rena Harper of Tucker County said Wednesday. “It’s one of the best fairs.”

Events begin at 9 a.m. today. The 4-H and Future Farmers of America Horse Showmanship contest is from 9-11:30 a.m. at the covered arena. Also at 9 a.m. is an overall showmanship contest and a 4-H fitting and showmanship contest.

At noon, the Fellowsville Volunteer Fire Department will host a lawn and garden tractor pull. The Jack Lucas Antique Tractor Show begins at 1 p.m., followed by crafts at the Old Stage Area from 1-3 p.m.

The draft horse pulls start at 6 p.m., followed by a livestock awards presentation at 7 p.m. and a 4-H and Future Farmers of America market animal sale at 7:30 p.m.

Live entertainment begins at 7 p.m. with Full Cirkle on stage at the John Loyd Entertainment Center. At 8:30 p.m., Nashville recording artist Jason Michael Carroll performs on stage.

Rides, exhibits and concessions also are available.

While there are many events to choose from, some guests say that the most special part of the fair is not only having a good time at one event, but something more.

“My favorite part about it would have to be all the people that come together to watch it,” 2013 Barbour County Fair Queen Callie Arbogast said.

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