With the opening day of the fair scheduled for Tuesday, August 31, and running through Monday, September 6, there are plenty of things scheduled to entertain the young and old.
From noon to 7 p.m. on Tuesday contestants can make entries in several categories to be judged and displayed during the fair.
Anyone with a green thumb, and even those without one, can bring in prize crops to be judged and shown.
The categories include: field crops and truck garden, open youth field crops and truck garden, garden and field FAA, women’s divisions, needle work divisions, culture division, clothing divisions, hobby divisions, quilts divisions, flowers and fine arts division and open youth show.
The front gates will open every day at 3 p.m. with Pre-Teen, Teen and Miss Grayson County Fair Beauty Pageants beginning at 6 p.m. in the grand stands.
There will be carnival rides and games as well as plenty of vendor booths available for the entertainment that will continue all week.
Admission to the fair continues to be the same as it has been for the last five years. It will be $6 on Tuesday and Wednesday and $10 the rest of the week. That same $10 will allow for unlimited rides and entry into the various shows.
Wednesday will be the first ever Race Night at the fair. Come to the grandstands and see TQ Midget, Mini-sprint and Mini-stock cars go head to head in racing action.
In the large pavilion behind the grandstands the little darlings will compete in the Grayson County Fair Pageants for children ages 0-11 years old with the little Mr. and Miss Pageant to follow.
Mark Comely, America’s Favorite Magician, will be performing nightly with other great events happening every night of the fair.
At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the Children’s Bike and Helmet Give-A-Way will take place at the Fair Board Office. Children must be present to win.
Thursday night is opening night for a fair favorite. The annual Karaoke contest at the Grayson County Fair will begin at 5 p.m. with the winner announced on Saturday night.
The Grayson County Fair Demolition Derby will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday as well the action will take place in the Grandstands. This event is rain or shine.
At the pavilion Mrs. Grayson County 2010 will be chosen from the many local entries.
On Friday night be prepared to come early and stay late because the night is packed full of events everyone will love. From Karaoke finals, to concerts and more demolition derbies scheduled to be part of the action. Country music singer/songwriter Dewayne Spaw opens up for the demolition derbies at the fair.
Saturday’s events include: the Grayson County Fair Cornhole Tournament, an Antique Tractor and Engine Show, the Kentucky Arm Sport Championship, the Grayson County Only Truck Pull, the KTPA Truck and Tractor Pull and a concert by ME IN MOTION.
On Sunday, September 5 there are no events scheduled with the fair concluding on Monday morning after the traditional Labor Day Parade.
All parade entries must ready to be lined up at 8 a.m. with judging to take place before 9 a.m.
The parade will begin at the intersection of West White Oak and South Main Street and end at the Grayson County Fairgrounds.
A more complete list of fair activities and events as well as rules and registration requirements can be found inside this edition of the News-Gazette with the 2010 fair tab and on the fair web page, www.graysoncountyfair.net.