Perry County Fair Kicks Off

POSTED BY: Katie McGraw
Monday, July 15, 2013 - 05:04 PM
Perry County Fair Kicks Off

The hot and humid but dry weather conditions are right on time for the Perry County Fair.

The annual fair, that lasts all this week, started Monday morning with rides, games, food, and initial showcasing and judging of various mediums including sowing, art and of course farm animals from cows to pigs to turkeys.

"I showed a turkey and what you do is, they announce my name and I walk up and put him on the table and then a judge will walk around and he will check your turkey and make sure everything Is good and then he will say what place you got," said Junior Fair Showcaser, Jarrett Allen Thorne.

"It's just a cool experience," said another member of the Junior Fair, Cauy Sprankle. "Just being around the animals and stuff is pretty cool."

Each day of the fair there are different features and entertainment. Monday night is the Nitro Demolition Derby at 8 , Tuesday is the AMS Motor Cross at 6pm, Wednesday is the Rough Truck and Car contest, the Farm Tractor Tug Pull is on Thursday and then there is a new event this year on Friday, the Kiddie and Senior Calf Scramble. Besides the entertainment there are some other reasons to attend.

“I will tell someone to come to the Perry County Fair mainly because the people of Perry County,” said Fair Board President, John Reichley. “You won't find anywhere else in this area, or in this state for that matter, where you will run into as nice of people and hospitable people.”

For more information of the fair including prices, contest rules, and schedules of events, visit the fairs website at,

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