WARSAW — The theme of this year’s Kosciusko County Fair is “100 Years of Memory” since it is the fair’s 100th anniversary. Special events this year will be free, on-ground shows: “High Flying Pages Aerial and Equestrian Thrill Show” and “Brunon Blaszak’s Bengal Tiger Show,” The shows will be presented twice each day of the fair.
The High Flying Pages will perform twists and jumps high in the air and demonstrate their acrobatic skills on the flying trapeze. They will also bring out their pendula and show upside down and blindfolded action 50 feet in the air. Comedy horses, Robi, Donnerts and Cornbread, will bring out laughter with theatre-style shows.
Brunon Blaszak will bring his tigers for an exhilarating tiger show. Blaszak is a third generation tiger trainer and takes pride in taking care of his Bengal tigers. Blaszak’s shows are thrilling, with an educational message on the conservation of the animals.
At 6 p.m. Sunday, July 10, the vibrant fair will commence with an opening ceremony. The main attraction of July 11, Everest Excavating day, will be the Broken Horn Rodeo beginning at 7:30 p.m. Food vendors will be offering their goods starting at 1 p.m. The midway will begin operating at 6 p.m. and kids will show their skills at the Youth Talent Show at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, July 12, is Kiddies Day with entertainment activities for kids all day. Kids’ rides will cost $1. Children will be welcome to a free breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and will have a chance to participate in the Lake City Bank Coin Hunt at 10 a.m. “Star Wars” enthusiasts can train like the “guards of peace” during the Jedi Training at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday will end with the Monster Truck Bash at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 13, is Senior Day and citizens aged 55 or over can get into the fairgrounds for $1. On all other days of the fair, seniors will be charged $3. Seniors will be offered a free blood pressure check at 9 a.m. and games of bingo and euchre at 10 a.m at the event center. At 1 p.m, free ice-cream will be given out at the Senior Ice Cream Social at the event center. Wednesday is also the day of the sixth annual baking contest. Pie categories will include fruit, nut, cream, custard and other. Judging will begin at 3 p.m. Later in the day, the Micro 600 Sprints race will start at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 14, is Polk Equipment, Farmer’s, Trucker’s and United Staes Military Day. Thursday’s highlight will be the KOI Drag Race. Gates open at 6 p.m. with the racing to begin at 7:30 p.m. To continue car themed activities, the 4th Annual Shaggy Memorial Demolition Derby will be held Friday 15, at 7:30 p.m. Friday will be dedicated to sponsorship and media.
Saturday, July 16, the last day of the fair, will be Louis Dreyfus Day. A hot dog eating contest for all the fast eaters will take place at 1 p.m. To conclude the fair, more car action will happen at 6 p.m. with the Truck and Track Pulls.