Skip to content

Perfect weather, plenty of fun in the forecast for fair this week

Perfect weather, plenty of fun in the forecast for fair this week

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2008 7:02 pm
By: Donna Ryder Messenger Associate Editor

By DONNA RYDER Messenger Associate Editor The National Weather Service is predicting a perfect weather week for the Obion County Fair. Highs are expected to be in the upper 80s and lows in the lower 60s, with no rain being forecast until Friday. The beautiful weather is perfect for outdoor beauty pageants, with the Fairest of the Fair being named tonight after the Teen Miss pageants, which get under way at 7 at the grandstand. Former Fairest of the Fair queens will be special guests as Obion County celebrates its 50th consecutive edition of the Obion County Fair. Brief information will be read about each visiting queen, who will be seated in a place of honor during the event. Mayor Terry Hailey and fair president Brenda Baker will get everything kicked off near the front gate at 5. Area Boy Scouts will raise the American flags and new members of the Obion County Hall of Fame will be named. In addition to the spectacular rides of the Myers International, there will be plenty of activities for the children. Starting at 6 in the Whitney Cozart Pavilion, they can participate in the duck calling contest. Area students who have spent their summer raising chickens will compete in the poultry show at the same time. After the poultry show, children will mount their stick horses for some old-time fun in the stick horse race at 7:30. The Domestic Arts Building will definitely be filled with some favorite smells of country baking, since adult culinary items were entered this morning. Visits with the Mason Hall quilters after 7 will result in some tips in the fine art of sewing. Fairgoers won’t want to miss the drawing at the grandstand at 10, when someone could win $1,000. Members of the Obion County Junior Livestock Association, local FFA clubs and 4-H organization will be busy early Tuesday morning in the livestock barn showing their hogs, steers and lambs. That evening, local business leaders and individuals will gather to bid on the animals in one of the area’s largest money auctions held for livestock at local fairs. Petite Miss, Little Miss and Junior Miss pageants will begin at the grandstand at 6:30 p.m. The Master Gardeners of Northwest Tennessee will demonstrate how to make a Lasagna Garden in the Domestic Arts Building Tuesday night. Tuesday will be a pay-one-price night. Everyone attending the fair, regardless of age, will pay $10 to get in the gate. The price includes all activities and unlimited rides. Season passes will be accepted but do not include the rides. Season passes are $20 each and are good for all six days. They may be purchased at the fair office or Skaggs Market in Union City. General fair admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12 and free for those ages 5 and younger. For more information, check out the fair’s Web site www.obioncountyfair.net. Coupons for $1 off a jumbo bag of cotton candy and one for a free drink with a midway food concession purchase may also be accessed at the site by clicking on the Myers button. Published in The Messenger 8.11.08

,