Though the week is beginning to wind down there is still time to visit the Kosciusko County Community Fair. The fair will be open today through Saturday.
From contests and rides to food and entertainment there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy this year’s festivities. Here is a look at some of the events going on throughout the weekend.
Today is Scouts Day at the fair! Scouts in a Class A uniform will be permitted free entry to the fair. For those looking for a thrill, carnival rides are open in the midway and wristbands will be honored until 11 p.m. The cost for a ride wristband is $20.
Tonight’s entertainment will include tractor games at 7 p.m. in the antique area, Almost Gone Band from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the event center, the firefighters show at 8 p.m. in the event center and FMX Free Style Motocross at 8 p.m. in the grandstand. Motocross tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 6 to 12.
The final show of the evening will be Galaxy Girl and Cyber Cycle at 8:30 p.m. in the Midway. The rair will close Thursday at 11 p.m.
Friday’s activities will begin at 1 p.m. with the opening of the gates, commercial tent, carnival rides and firefighters show. Afternoon events will include a second showing of the firefighters show at 4 p.m. followed by Galaxy Girl and Cyber Cycle performances at 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Guests can experience the thrills of the big top with the “Circus Comes to Town.” The event will take place at 5 p.m. in the event center. Other entertainment Friday evening will include the Stock Truck Pulls at 7 p.m. in the grandstand and the Sale of Champions at 7 p.m. in the grandstand. Tickets for the stock pull will be $10 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-12 and $25 for a pit pass.
For those looking for musical diversions, stop by Karaoke with Chris Cage at 7:30 p.m. at the event center. Looking to partake in the fun yourself? Karaoke registration will be held at 7 p.m. in the event center.
The fair will close Friday at 11 p.m.
Events at the fair will begin at 11 a.m. with the Truck and Tractor Pulls in the grandstand. Animal lovers can stop by the Dog Obedience show at 12 p.m. in the show arena.
At 1 p.m. the fair gates, commercial tent and carnival rides will open for business again with “Last Blast” wristbands being honored up to 6 p.m. for those wishing to enjoy the rides. Wristbands will be sold for $17 and regular ride ticket prices will resume at 6 p.m.
Entertainment opportunities will be abound on Saturday with the firefighters show at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., and 8 p.m. in the event center and Galaxy Girl and Cyber Cycle taking to the air at 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in the shrine parking area.
Contests will also be a must see during Saturday’s festivities with the annual hot dog eating contest beginning at 2:30 p.m in the event center. Hot dog enthusiasts can register for the contest at 2 p.m. The contest is open to the first 20 people 18 years and older.
The annual pie baking contest will also be taking place at 3 p.m. in the event center. Those interested in showing off their culinary expertise must drop off their pie at the fair office by 12 p.m. on Saturday. A parade of lights will take place after dark at the Show and Shine show.
The evenings events will conclude with the announcement of winners for the Silent Auction of Aprons as well as a the raffle drawing at 8 p.m. in home and family arts building. The fair closes at 11 p.m. on Saturday.
Admission to the fair is free until 1 p.m. Cost of admission is $5 for adults and $3 dollars for children ages 6 to twelve. Children 5 years and under are free. For more information visit the Kosciusko County Community Fair’s website or call 574-269-1823.