The lingering scent of corndogs and funnel cakes, the flashing lights of ferris wheels and roller coasters and the shrill screams of excited children will soon be upon us as Macon County gears up for the 2010 Fair, August 2nd through August 7th at the Macon County Fairgrounds.
Continuing the Macon County Fair tradition of offering a variety of contests, pageants, exhibits and shows, this year’s fair events are jam-packed with entertainment appealing to the entire family.Kicking off the pre-fair schedule of events is the highly anticipated Demolition Derby on Saturday, July 31st, at 7 p.m. where families can cheer for their favorite drivers as they smash their way to victory and hit the concession stand for their favorite munchies.
Following the Derby, floral exhibits will be judged at 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 1st.
Opening Ceremonies for this year’s fair will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, August 2nd, when Fair Board members will dedicate the Meador Building.
Along with the opening of rides, a slew of other events are also scheduled to take place on Monday when fair exhibits will be judged at 8 a.m., and the Little Miss Macon County Fair, Petite Miss Macon County Fair, Macon County Fair Sweetheart, Macon County Fair Princess and Macon County Fairest of the Fair pageants will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Also scheduled for Monday, when carnival armbands can be purchased for $16, is the Sheep Show at 6 p.m. and the Youth Four-Wheeler & Motorcycle Rodeo at 7 p.m.
Tuesday’s events will begin at 5 p.m., and include the Horseshoe Pitching Tournament from 5 to 7 p.m., Pedal Pull & Goat and Mule Shows at 6 p.m. and the Mrs. Macon County Pageant and Battery Powered Vehicles event for children at 7 p.m.
On Tuesday, carnival armbands can also be purchased for $16 and all students, K-12, will be admitted free of charge.
On Wednesday, fair guests will be invited to attend the Beef Show & Young Cattleman’s Show at 6 p.m., the Commercial Beef Heifer Show at 6:15 p.m. and the Macon County Fair Beef Show at 6:30 p.m. The adult 4-Wheeler & Motorcycle Rodeo is scheduled at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, which is the ‘Church Night Armband Special’ night, costing $13 from 5 p.m. to closing.
Thursday events include Senior Citizens Day festivities at 9 a.m., the Baby Show at 5:30 p.m., the Antique Tractor Pull at 7 p.m. and a Backyard Cook-Off from 4 to 6 p.m.
On Thursday, all Macon County Veterans will be admitted free and carnival armbands can be purchased for $16 per person.
Two popular events, the Tractor Pull and Talent Show, which will take place on Friday night at 7 p.m. Carnival armbands will cost $16.
The Pet Show will kick-off Saturday’s events at 1 p.m., with the Corn Hole Tournament and Marble Tournament (Martha Wilburn Building) at 4 p.m. The Truck Pull will round off the day’s events, at 7 p.m. Carnival armbands can be purchased on Saturday for $16.
During fair hours, the petting barn will be open, the Farm Toy Show will be on display and the Macon County ‘School Days’ exhibit will take place in the Bobby Carver School House. News Channel 4’s Snow Bird will also be making an appearance at the fair on Tuesday, Aug. 3rd from 5-7 p.m.
The theme for this year’s fair is ‘Everyone has a hand in it,’ which will be portrayed throughout the week in the themes of various booths set up in the Sally Wells Building, where Macon Bank & Trust will be giving away free ice cream on Tuesday, August 3rd.
Commercial exhibits will be open for viewing each day, August 2-7, from 5-10 p.m. and the Women’s Building will be open for exhibit viewing on Monday, August 2, at 6 p.m. and from 3 to 9 p.m. on August 3-7.
With so much excitement buzzing around this year’s events, many memories are guaranteed to be made at the 2009 Macon County Fair – don’t miss out on your opportunity to partake in some food, fun and family time!
Exhibit entry information: All youth exhibits/entries can begin set-up at 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, July 31. All adult entries are to be set-up at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 1. Exhibit pick-up of all entries is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 8.