The 2013 Pulaski County Fair kicked off is first weekend with the thundering KOTTPA Truck Pull in the Main Arena Saturday night, and the more genteel Miss Pulaski County and Miss Teen pageants in the fairgrounds' Expo Center.
More excitement is scheduled beginning at 8 p.m. tonight with Spur 'n S Rodeo. Also on tonight's agenda at 6 p.m. is a Cornhole Tournament to be held at the Showcase Place, and the Miss Pre-Teen and Little Miss & Mr. Pageants at the Expo Center at 6 p.m., and :6:30 p.m., respectively.
General admission to the county fair is $10 per person per day and can be paid at the 27-acre fairgrounds' gate off West Ky. 80. The cost of rides is not included in general admiission. The fairground gates open at 5 p.m.
Myers International Midway opens at 6 p.m. tonight as it has for the past decade, and will offer entertainment through the duration of the fair next Saturday. (Parents should note that children must be at least 36 inches tall to ride the midway rides.)
The fair has excellent facilities for its annual performances. Its grandstand seats about 4,000; a Thoroughbred Room provides space for agricultural exhibits; and there are two exhibit barns, one for livestock and another for pageants and musical entertainment.
Current officers of the fair board include Ryan Cash, president; Larry Hall, vice president; Rena Lyons, treasurer; Sheila Sumner, secretary; and directors Ben Foster, Ben Wilburn, Ron Brown, Richard Cundiff and Mike Melton.
Following is a schedule of fair events for the coming week:
Monday, July 22, 2013
6:00 p.m. – Cornhole Tournament (Showcase Place)
6:00 p.m. – Miss Pre-Teen (Expo Center)
6:30 p.m. – Little Miss & Mr. (Expo Center)
8:00 p.m. – Spur ’n S Rodeo (Main Arena)
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
6:00 p.m. – Pretty Baby Contest (Expo Center)
6:00 p.m. – Coca Cola Talent Classic (Showcase Place)
8:00 p.m. – Go-Kart Racing (Main Arena)