Stories tagged with: Perry County Fair

July 20, 2015 - 5:33pm
40 weeks 4 days ago

The Perry County Fair fired up the rides and deep fryers July 20.

But while the lines grew for the top gun and funnel cakes some were preparing to say goodbye to a friend.

"We buy pigs, these are our six pigs and we raise them from when they're just little," said 4-H Member Garret Helser. "It's fun. I mean it's fun to raise them. I usually cry because we sell them on Saturday and then the people come and they get them. "

Pigs take the stage on Wednesday...

July 19, 2015 - 4:58pm
40 weeks 4 days ago

The Perry County Fair Grounds are filling with live stock, rides and classic fare.

July 20 marks day one for the week long festivities and Junior Fair Board Chairman Simon Murdock said the board is excited to see their year-long work come to life for the community.Perr

"The fair's always a blast," said Murdock. "We have six different rides, we've got your thrillers like...

September 6, 2014 - 8:47pm
1 year 33 weeks ago

Beer, food and good company. That's what the annual Gun Bash at the Perry County Fairgrounds is all about.

The Gun Bash took place Saturday to help raise money for the Perry County Fair. Fair board member, Peggy Snider, said that the actual fair doesn't make enough money to upkeep the fairgrounds, so they created the Gun Bash. 

"It's fun seeing all the people, hobnobbing, talking to people," Snider said. "It's great. We sell out the last two years, we sold out...

July 15, 2013 - 5:04pm
2 years 41 weeks ago

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...

July 21, 2012 - 5:14pm
3 years 40 weeks ago

Perry County wrapped up their fair Saturday. 

The last day marks the end of a busy week. Final day activities include the sale of exhibitor's animals, cleaning of the pens and packing up for home-finishing another successful year for families and clubs. 

"The Fair pulls the community together, if nothing else. Everybody gets together, you see people you haven't seen for a year. The County Fair accomplishes that. It also gives the kids the opportunity to show off...

July 16, 2012 - 4:38pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

The Perry County Fair is officially underway.

There are carnival rides, games and lots of fried food. But for many the county fair is the time to show off your hard work and dedication to your 4-H club. For some this isn't the only show they go to all summer, and for others it is the biggest.

"I go to open shows. Those are mini fairs, so you just show in those and then come here. This is the end of the year for us," said Calvin Swartz, a member of the Country Roads...

July 15, 2012 - 9:04pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

The Perry County fairgrounds will open its gates Monday morning.

The fair will feature the same events in years past, but there's a brand new attraction taking place at the grandstands.

"This year we've got a new Friday night show, Hell Drivers, it's a thrill show. They jump cars on ramps, drive on two wheels, crash into old cars," said Larry Weaver, Fair Board Director.

The fair has grown in size as exhibitors and 4-H clubs branch out from livestock to...

July 23, 2011 - 3:46pm
4 years 40 weeks ago

It was a sweltering week for the Perry County Fair....

Fair Board President Barry Bowers said this year's attendance is down with the sluggish economy playing a small role, but the heat seemed to be the main culprit keeping residents inside at home and staying cool...but of course, the heat doesn't stop everyone.

"We do have some troopers they come to Perry County, they've been good to us they bare the heat and they come to the fair," said Bowers.

Bowers said...

July 17, 2011 - 5:19pm
4 years 41 weeks ago

Six days of good food and entertainment kick off bright and early Monday morning.

The Perry County Fair will open Monday in New Lexington. Vendors, rides and attractions began moving in on Thursday afternoon but Fair Board Director Julie Stenson said fair planning actually began this time last year.

"It's a year long deal and these couple weeks before with doing all the prep and everything it's tiring," said Stenson. "A lot goes into it but we all love it....

July 21, 2010 - 3:21pm
5 years 40 weeks ago

It's all fun and games at the Perry County Fair in New Lexington.

From exicting rides to tasty food, there is something for everybody. The fair has been around for nearly 53 years.

Lee Wiseman, Coordinator, recalls the first fair, "It was just you had a tent right out here where you have the collesium now, it was just nothing like it is now, church stands and a few rides, but nothing like what we have today. "

Wiseman says a must see at the fair is the Porkchop...

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