Obion County Fair Black smoke to roll tonight
Posted: Friday, August 20, 2010 9:01 pm
By DONNA RYDER
The black smoke will roll tonight at the Obion County Fairgrounds as the Ken-Ten Pullers-sanctioned Tractor and Truck Pull gets under way at 8:30.
Organizer Robin Wood said since the event is being held on a Friday this year, there will be more participants from farther away.
He said he knows of at least six pullers who have never participated in the Obion County Fair’s pull, including some from Lexington, Ky., and others from Indiana.
“Tommy Miller has once again built a wonderful track,” he said, adding, “It should be a good event.”
This year there will be four sanctioned classes, including open two-wheel drive, open four-wheel drive, 7,000-pound superstock tractors and a Hot Farm tractor class. There will not be a local stock class this year.
Tonight will be general admission and no armband special will be offered. The Messenger printed incorrect information about Friday admission prices on Thursday based on the schedule of events printed in the fair’s own premium list booklet. Fair president Brenda Baker said the schedule in the book is incorrect and the fair only has two pay-one-price nights. This year they were on Tuesday and Thursday.
In addition to the truck and tractor pull, events tonight include the junior and open beef show in the Hunter Miller Livestock Pavilion and music on the Back Porch Stage at 6 and the fair show “Glee” at 7 and 9 in the Whitney Cozart Pavilion.
Saturday will be Kids Day, with children admitted free until 5 p.m. A special ride armband will be offered from 2-6 p.m. for $15.
Events Saturday will begin with the pet show at 9 in the Whitney Cozart Pavilion, the mule show at 10 in the Hunter Miller Livestock Pavilion, a tae-kwon-do exhibition at 2 and a drawing for two bicycles for children ages 12 and younger at 3 in the Whitney Cozart Pavilion, a garden tractor pull at the Reelfoot Bank Stage at 3, Wool and Woolies at 5 and a sheep show at 6 in the Hunter Miller Livestock Pavilion, The Storm Concert on the Back Porch Stage at 6, a demolition derby at the track at 7 and the fair show “Glee” in the Whitney Cozart Pavilion at 7 and 9.
Hattie Smith of Troy won $500 during the 10 p.m. drawing Thursday, while James Brown of Hornbeak won the Pick Tennessee Basket. Tonight’s first drawing will be for $3,000.
Associate Editor Donna Ryder can be contacted by e-mail at email@example.com.
Published in The Messenger 8.20.10