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Tucker County Fair set

Old-fashioned events scheduled through Saturday

August 21, 2012
By Casey Houser - Staff Writer ( , The Inter-Mountain

The Tucker County Fair begins today and runs through Saturday, and it's set to feature everything from livestock showings and a tractor pull to the Queen Daphne and Junior Queen pageants.

The Tucker County Fair has taken place since the 1930s, and it has been held at Camp Kidd since 1978. The style of the fair is "reminiscent of an old-time country fair, with events like a hay-bail toss and no large rides," said Jennifer Poling, a Tucker County West Virginia University extension agent and advisor to the Tucker County Fair Association.

Beginning at 11 a.m. today, exhibits will open to kick off the fair. Public showings of baked goods and canned goods will be judged in a competition that will involve members of the community. Ribbons will be awarded to the highest rated goods.

Also today, livestock weigh-ins are scheduled to take place to generate a list of animals that will be judged in events throughout the fair week.

The Queen Daphne and Junior Queen pageants are set to be part of the headline event Wednesday. This event will run from 6 to 8 p.m., featuring a range of contestants hoping for a crown, and it immediately will be followed by the 4-H and FFA Best Dressed Animal Show.

Thursday's events will show off the local musical talent with a performance from the Tucker County High School Band at 6 p.m. Afterward, at 6:30 p.m., the 4-H and FFA livestock competition is set to take place and the animals will be judged.

Fact Box

If you go

What:?Tucker County Fair

When: 11 a.m. today to 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Camp Kidd

The companion of Thursday's competition will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, where the showmanship of each animal's owner will be presented for the judges. At the same time, the long-running antique tractor show and pull will delight audiences at the fair.

On Saturday, the final day of the fair, a separate pull with lawn tractors and ATVs will take place at 10 a.m.

A livestock sale, presented by the 4-H and FFA, is set to occur at 6 p.m., and a country gospel event will close the fair, which will run from 7 to 9 that evening.

Admission to the fair is free, and donations are accepted at the gate. All proceeds go to support the Tucker County Fair Association.



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