Tucker Fair to open Tuesday

CAMP KIDD — Preparations are underway for this year’s Tucker County Fair, which will open on Tuesday.

The Tucker County Fair Board has added several new events year, along with new entertainment, and are expecting a bigger turnout than last year.

Fair Board President Jessy Vandevender said new attractions will include a Pee-Wee Pig Show, Hit N’ Miss Tractors, the first annual Kingsford Pit Master Contest and the Tucker County Sheriff Department’s first annual Cornhole Competition, along with other events and activities.

Many past favorites will return this year, including the mini horses and the annual 5K Color Run and Walk.

All musical performances will take place at the stage throughout the week, starting with Rocky & Nina on Thursday night. Rocky & Nina are local natives who specialize in country, gospel and rock.

On Friday, the Barbour County band the Soda Pop Gypsies will play at 4 p.m., offering a mix of musical genres over the decades.

Michael Bonnett & the River’s Edge will also perform on Friday, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., offering original country roots songs mixed with modern-day storytelling.

On Saturday, the band Black Horse will take the stage from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. offering country classics by legends like Hank Williams Sr. and Johnny Cash.

Music will also accompany livestock showings, craft shows and numerous other events that will offer a fun, family atmosphere throughout the week.

Events will start on Tuesday, with registration for open exhibits from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and registration for 4-H Exhibits with the 4-H and FFA livestock weigh in from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

The annual Queen Daphne Jr. and Teen Pageant is slated to run from 6 pm. until 8 p.m. at the center stage.

On Wednesday, events will start at 10 a.m. with the judging of 4-H exhibits. At 1 p.m. exhibits will be open to the public for viewing.

The 4-H concession stand will open Skillathon at 4 p.m. at the show barn, with the Fun Factory Inflatables opening at 5 p.m., with arm bands available for purchase on site.

The Fun Factory inflatables will feature bouncy houses, carnival games, mechanical bull, a rock climbing wall and a zip line.

At 6 p.m. the 4-H and FFA Livestock show will take place at the main barn.

The children’s pageant will start at 6:30 p.m. with the 4-H and FFA Best Dressed Animal Show immediately following.

On Thursday at 6:30 p.m., the 4-H and FFA Showmanship Show will begin, followed by entertainment from Rocky & Nina .

On Friday, events will start with the opening of the 4-H concession stand and a performance by the Soda Pop Gypsies.

The Fun Factory Inflatables and Livestock jeopardy located at the barn, will open at 5 p.m. that day.

At 6 p.m. the Old Time, CEOS Cake Walk and the Pee-Wee Pig show will take place at the main barn. The Pee-Wee Pig Show offers any youth 5 years and older to show a borrowed animal from the 4-H and FFA members at the fair.

Michael Bonnette & the River’s Edge will take the stage at 7 p.m. followed by a Square Dance with the County Cloggers at 9 p.m. at the pavilion.

On Saturday, events will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the opening of the 5K Color Run and Walk registration, with the run starting at 8 a.m.

At 9 a.m., 4-H concession stands will open, followed by the 4-H, FFA members, community members and pets of all sizes being shown at the barn show ring for the Pet Show at 10 a.m.

Registration for the Kingsford Pit Master Contest will also begin at 10 p.m. Supplies of different varieties of charcoal and meat will be donated by Kingsford.

The craft show will start at 11 a.m. with a variety of handmade and created items along with booths, local and regional businesses and individual salesman items will be featured at the event.

At 1 p.m., the Ag Olympics will begin, along with the Hospice Care Bingo.

Local band Blackmatter will take the center stage at 4 p.m., followed by a pie and cake auction at the barn.

The 4-H & FFA Livestock sale will take place at 6 p.m. along with the Fun Factory Inflatables Evening Session.

At the end of the day, Black Horse will take the stage, closing the 2017 Tucker County Fair.

The fair board will also offer a variety of raffles, chances and fundraisers throughout the week to support the Tucker County Fair, including a Chicken Bingo, a raffle for a donated hog, a tip board for a gun and more.

Admission to the fair will not be charged. Instead donations will be taken at the gate.

More information can be found on the Tucker County Fair Facebook Page.