Fair Association’s board makes final plans for 2015 Scott County Fair Print
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 00:00

This year’s Scott County Fair officially begins on Sunday, July 12, though several 4-H events will have taken place prior to that date.

At their meeting on June 9, members of the Fair Association’s board of directors went over events scheduled for this year’s fair.

The Fair will begin with the “Come to the Fair” parade at 3 p.m. in Scottsburg on July 12. That evening, the 2015 Miss Scott County Fair Queen Pageant will be held along with the 2015 Little Miss and Little Master of Scott County competition. These will be offered at McClain Hall, located at Scottsburg High School.

At the fairgrounds, 4-H shows are scheduled as well as a tractor pull for youngsters to enjoy. Some booths will be open as will the Indiana DNR exhibit building. The grandstand event that night will be the popular Enduro Race. The newly-crowned Queen is expected to attend the race as the first of many events where she will appear during the fair’s run.

No grandstand events for Monday, July 13, and Wednesday, July 15, have been scheduled by the Fair Board, but Tuesday’s grandstand event will be the Mud Bog with the Stock Car Race set for Thursday, July 16, followed by the Demolition Derby on Friday, July 17. A Music Fest is scheduled at the grandstand to end the week on Saturday, July 18.

Grandstand box seats are available. Cost is $100 for the week. Six people can be easily  accommodated in each grandstand box.

Those wanting to renew boxes reserved for them in the past can mail their checks for the number of boxes needed to: Scott County Fair Association, P.O. Box 512, Scottsburg, IN 47170. New customers must call 812-820-0727 to reserve boxes.

The Fair Office will be manned starting on Tuesday, July 7, so people can also visit the office between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to rent grandstand boxes, booth spaces and get parking passes.

Those with booths can set up their displays Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12, starting at 9 a.m. All booth displays must be open by 6 p.m. on Monday, July 13.

Board members approved a contract that evening to replace dilapidated fencing on the grounds for $4,200. The dollars are coming from the $7,100 raised from admission fees charged to visitors last year, Board President Allen Richey noted.

Additionally, the money is being used to replace rotted posts at the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club shelter house and warped and damaged boards at the grandstand.

$200 was provided by the board to pay for Open Class judges.

In August, the board plans to seek bids on gutting and refurbishing booths built under the grandstand.

The last Fair Board meeting before the county fair will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7. It will be held at the old Saddle Club building at the fairgrounds.