The opening of the Carroll County Fair is just around the corner. In fact, it gets in full swing next week, Sept. 17-22.
However, there will be two beauty revues on Saturday night, Sept. 15. The first one is for Teen Fairest of the Fair (ages 13-15) that begins at 6:30 p.m. with registration starting at 5:30 p.m. with a fee of $15 required. Miss Fairest of the Fair (ages 16 – 20) will immediately follow the first pageant. A $30 registration fee was required for the contestants, who had an entry deadline of Sept. 6.
The contestants for Miss Fairest of the Fair have mandatory practice at the Civic Center at 2:30 p.m. Interviews will be held beginning at 3:30 p.m. there.
The winner of the Fairest of the Fair will receive a 4-day/3-night all-expense paid trip to the Tennessee “Fairest of the Fair” contest which is sponsored by the Tennessee Association of Fairs.
During the week, for pageant entry only, the admission fee is $5.
To officially open the fair, something new has been added, according to Fair President Laura Keeton.
“An opening ceremony will be held on Monday at 6 p.m.,” said Keeton.
The national anthem will be sung with the town of McLemoresville being honored as the chosen town to be highlighted. Each year a different town will be highlighted as the fair kicks off.
From Tuesday through Saturday, fair goers will have a chance to view a traveling display that has the names of Tennessee soldiers who have died in the various wars. The large panels of names will either be inside the exhibit building or the civic center, depending on the room needed for the display.
There will be food booths that will feature those mouth-watering slaw burgers and hot dogs along with other good tasting selections. The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and Huntingdon Alumni Association will be serving these great foods for lunch and until 9 o’clock or so each night.
Pope Concessions will also have lots of good food on the midway. Sonshine Amusement Co. will provide exciting rides beginning Monday and continuing through Saturday.
There are also beauty revues on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights and again on Saturday morning.
On Monday night, Little Miss Fairest of the Fair for ages 7, 8, and 9 begins at 6:30 p.m. with registration at 5:45 p.m. Immediately following the first pageant, Junior Fairest of the Fair for ages 10, 11, and 12 begins with registration starting at 6:45 p.m.
On Tuesday night Little Miss, Mr. Carroll County for ages 4, 5, and 6 for girls and boys will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the boys’ pageant first followed by the girls’ revue. Registration starts at 6 p.m.
On Thursday night, the Tiny Mr. & Miss Carroll County pageant begins for ages 2 and 3 at 6 p.m. with registration at 5:30 p.m.
On Saturday, the baby show gets underway for newborns to 23 months starting at 10 a.m.
The Flashback band will be performing on Thursday night from 7 to 9 p.m. outside on the grounds.
Exhibits are to be entered on Sunday afternoon from 2 until 5 p.m. and again on Monday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. All youth exhibits must be entered on Monday with the exception of baked goods which should be entered on Tuesday.
On Tuesday horticulture, domestic arts, canned goods and 4-H baked items are to be entered. The exhibit building will be closed at 10 a.m. for baked goods judging and will reopen at 5 p.m.
There will be a monster truck exhibition on Tuesday night at 6 p.m.
On Wednesday poultry will be entered. On Thursday the poultry will be judged and the 4-H- Pullet Show and Sale will be held at 4:30 p.m.
On Friday, the poultry will be removed with go-cart races beginning at 7 p.m.
In the afternoon on Saturday the dog show gets underway at 2 p.m.
On Saturday night the USA Pullers and Tractor Pull Even starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $12 that includes all rides and the tractor pull.
On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday admission prices are $10. On Wednesday admission is $5.
On Sunday from 2 until 4 p.m. all exhibits are to be picked up.