Montgomery County Fair is slated for July 15-19
By staff writer
“Fair Pride that is County-Wide” is the theme for this year’s Montgomery County Fair, which runs from July 15-19.
The Queen Pageant starts at 7:30 p.m. next Monday, July 14, and the Fair Parade is Tuesday, July 15, and begins at 7 p.m. The parade will start on the north end of downtown and head south on Route 19, ending at the Fairgrounds.
There will be two nights of Outlaw Truck & Tractor pulling, Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19, featuring Outlaw and X-Caliber competition.
There’s a Monster Truck Throwdown starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, at the main grandstand.
A combine and School Bus Derby is scheduled for Friday, July 18, starting at 7 p.m. in the Northwest Arena.
Carnival rides will be daily from noon to 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. to midnight. Carnival rides wristbands can be purchased on the grounds on Tuesday and Wednesday for $15 each. This allows unlimited carnival rides on the days purchased.
Paid admission at the gate entitles each individual to enjoy all of the activities on the grounds. There are no further charges for viewing the exhibits, the grandstand or other shows and for riding the rides on the midway.
Gate admission is free on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 15 and 16.
Both daily admission and season tickets are available for $40 until Monday, July 14. They are available at all banks in Montgomery County.
Children 6 and under will be admitted free.
Saturday is “Family Day” from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. when paid admission is half price–$10 a person.
Nightly entertainment is scheduled in the Rock-N-Country Oasis, with DJ music on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday, July 17, will be the Kathy Beasly & The Silver Wings Band concert. The group, Legacy, will perform on Friday, July 18, and the final concert is Saturday, July 19, featuring Murphy’s Bridge.
Visit the 4-H Building to see the many exhibits that Montgomery County 4-H’ers have made to showcase what skills and knowledge they have gained during the year.
4-H building hours are: Tuesday, July 15 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Wednesday, July 16 – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday, July 17 – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, July 18 – 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.; and Saturday, July 19 – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Check in for 4-H exhibits will be 8:30 a.m. on Monday, July 14.