The Barbour County Chamber, County Commission and Fair Association have announced the rescheduling of the Independence Weekend Celebration.
The event has been rescheduled for Friday and Saturday, following power and water outages in the area after the June 29 storm.
The Flea Market will be open at 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Vendor setup will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday. Vendors can reserve a spot ahead of time or just bring their wares and pay the day of the event.
The opening ceremony for the weekend celebration will start at 7 p.m. Friday with the Salute to Our Troops/Veterans Program. Any veterans or military personnel who wish to participate in the Honorary Walk and Flag presentation should meet outside the cattle barn at 6:45 p.m. A complimentary refreshment tent will be set up for all veterans, military personnel and their families in the cattle barn area.
Various patriotic events will continue during the Demolition Derby coordinated by Thomas Motor Sports, which immediately will follow the opening ceremony.
Saturday's events will kick off with the Lil Miss Barbour County Pageant at 6 p.m. on the main stage. Following the pageant, attendees will be entertained by various performers on the main stage through the 10 p.m.
At 10 p.m., the skies of Barbour County will be lit up with a fantastic display of fireworks to cap off the weekend celebration.
Event coordinators are excited to offer a time of fun and fellowship for the community following such a difficult time. It is the committee's hope the community will come out and support veterans and military personnel for sacrifices they have made to ensure we remain free as the United States of America.
Questions should be directed to the Barbour County Fair Office at 304-823-1328.