Activities, shows, animals, projects to be showcased at Scott County Fair PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 00:00

Believe it or not, the 2014 66th  annual Scott County Fair is here again. The Fair runs through Saturday, July 13 through Saturday, July 19.

Residents anticipating visits to the fairgrounds on U.S. Highway 31 South can begin salivating right now, imagining the aromas of delicious food coming from the midway and local vendors as well as the fairgrounds restaurant operated by the Scottsburg Band Parents with their daily specials and famous pork chops and other booths featuring tacos-in-a-bag, cold drinks, homemade ice cream, porkburgers and the like.

The Scott County Fair conjures up different reactions in every person, from having the chance to exhibit projects in either the 4-H or Open Class buildings and merchants setting up booths to bring their products or valuable information to fairgoers. Most importantly, it is also a time for 4-H members to exhibit their animals and prepare some of them for the annual livestock auction.

To some, the Fair just means coming to the fairgrounds to visit with old friends and to make new friends while enjoying a bite to eat, watching some entertainment on the pavilion or attending one of the many grandstand attractions scheduled nightly at the Fair.

This is also the time, as far as most youngsters and teenagers and many adults are concerned, to hit the midway for some exciting spinning and tumbling on the amusement rides.

Fair Board members have also spoken with the Ride promoter Fiesta Rides and stated that they will be sitting up and will be operating on the Midway Monday, July 14 through Saturday, July 19, with kiddie day being Wednesday, July 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. and also that evening.  Scott County EMS will also be offering free blood pressure checks at its first aid building throughout the fair.

The Scott County Friends of Hardy Lake will also be operating a display and booth at the DNR building as well this year with  birds of prey, fish, turtles, frogs, a bald eagle, snakes, and many other mounted animals.

This newspaper staff is publishing its  annual publication of the free The Daily Fair News, which will be distributed throughout the Fair Monday through Friday.

The newspaper will include highlights of the events of the Fair, so visitors are encouraged to pick up copies while visiting the Fair. Limited copies of each Daily Fair News will also be available at these newspapers’ office, located at 183 East McClain Avenue in Scottsburg.

Free entertainment will be featured at the New Shelter House Sunday through Saturday. There will be line dancing, music, (bluegrass, gospel, country) Come by, sit down and enjoy! Sound provided by Spare Change Music – Bobby Deal. A separate article will be available with a list of the performers each evening.

Fikes Fiesta Rides will begin on Monday, July 14 on the midway at 5 p.m. Daily at the carnival office for discount bracelets. Senior Citizens and Kids Day at the Fair will be Wednesday, July 16, from 1 to 4 p.m.

* Those with a military I.D., will be admitted to the grandstands for half price.

There will be a $2 per car load charge and  a $1 charge per walk-in. A $5 pass will be available at the Fair Office the week before the fair.

For additional information on events at the grandstands contact the Scott County Fairgrounds office at 752-6757.

The 4-H Office number is 752-6758 or 752-8450.

The events scheduled this week are as follows:

July 10- 4-H COLOR ME GREEN DASH  - 5 p.m.

July 10 - Barn Clean-up at 6 pm

July 12  - Perishables check-in 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

July 13 - Scott County Fair Parade at 3 p.m.

July 13 - Cat Show  6 pm

July 15 - 4-H Council Meeting  8 a.m.

July 18  - Project Pick-up  9-10 p.m.

July 19  - Project Pick-up  8-10 a.m.

July 21 -  Building Clean up  8:30 a.m.

2014 SCOTT COUNTY

4-H FAIR WEEK CALENDAR

July 10 - 4-H Check In  7 to 9 p.m.

July 10  - Barn Clean-up  6 p.m.

July 11  - 4-H Check In  8:30a.m. to 11 a.m.

July 12  - Perishables Check-in 8:30 to 11a.m.

July 12  - Horse & Pony Show  9 a.m.

July 13  - Poultry ID    8 a.m. to 12 noon.

July 13 - Goat and Hog Weigh-in 8 a.m. -12 noon.

July 13 - Pigeon Weigh-in  1 p.m.

July 13 - Cat Show 6 p.m.

July 14  - Sheep Weigh-in   9 to 10 a.m.

July 14  - Poultry Weigh-in  11a.m.

July 14  - Pigeon Show   1 p.m.

July 14  - Rabbit Weigh-in  3 p.m.

July 14  - Goat Show  5 p.m.

July 15  - 4-H Council Meeting 8a.m.

July 15  - Beef Weigh-in  9 a.m.

July 15  - Bicycle Rodeo  10 a.m.

July 15  - Poultry Show  11 a.m.

July 15  - Sheep Show  5 p.m.

July 16  - Hog Show  9a.m.

July 16  - Rabbit Show  3 p.m.

July 17  - Beef Show 9 a.m.

July 17  - Round Robin  5 p.m.

July 18  - All Non-auction Animals must leave by 12 Noon.

July 18 - 4-H Awards & Recognition 5:30 p.m.

July 18 - Livestock Auction 6 p.m.

July 18 - Project Pick-up  9 to 10 p.m.

July 19 - Project Pick-up  8 to 10 a.m.

July 21  - Building Clean Up  8:30am

Grandstand Activities:

The Scott County Fair Queen Contest will be held at the Scottsburg High School McClain Hall on Sunday, July 13. The Little Miss and Master Contest begins at 6 p.m. Followed by the queen contest at 7 p.m.

The Tractor Pull will kick-off this year’s fair on Sunday evening, July 13, at 7 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults and 12 and under are 5 p.m.

On Tuesday night, July 15, things will get messy at the grandstands as the Mud Bog takes place at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults and 12 and under is $5.

On Thursday night, July 17, the UMP Series Stock Car Points Race featuring modifieds, superstocks, purestocks and hornets. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

The Demolition Derby is showcased Friday evening, July 18, at 7:30 p.m., which is always a crowd favorite at the fair. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

The 4-H Livestock Auction will take place in the Livestock Show Arena, starting at 5:30 p.m.

On Friday, July 18, with the awards ceremony, followed by the auction. This event is free of charge to attend.

The final night of the fair, Saturday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. will feature The Truck Pulls with Kottpa from Kentucky. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.