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Buffalo Trace Region Offers Summer Fairs

Marla Toncray

With the Fourth of July holiday now past, communities are gearing up for the summer fair season.

The Fleming County Fair starts on Thursday, July 10 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Double S Entertainment and Bowling Center. A senior citizens morning begins at 9:30 a.m. in the banquet hall with free music, food, fun and hat decorating contest. Elvis tribute artist Bill Kelly will be on hand to provide entertainment.

The floral hall opens at noon, with registration ending at 3 p.m. and the judging taking place later in the afternoon.  A variety of activities start at 3 p.m. including children's activities, bingo and laser tag.

The fair continues Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12.  More than 25 vendors will be on hand both days as well as a Backyard Carnival inflatables.  The Fleming County Fair miss and teen beauty pageants are scheduled for Friday at 6 p.m.; the baby show and little miss and mister pageants are scheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m., and 1 p.m.

A Bill Kelly Elvis tribute concert is scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. in the banquet hall. There is no gate admission, parking is free.

The Tollesboro Fair takes place July 11 - 12 and July 20 - 26.

Events on Friday, July 11, are a tug tractor pull and saddle horse show; Saturday's activities include a tug tractor pull and walking horse show. The tractor pull begins at 7 p.m. both nights, with the horse shows starting at 7:30 p.m.

Fair activities for July 20 thru 26 include:

July 20, 8 a.m. Chris Wright Memorial Walk, and 2 p.m. parade and bicycle parade.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., on July 21, ATV Drag Racing, youth sheep and goat show, Miss Teen pageant at 7 a.m., and Lions Queen pageant at 8 p.m

The floral hall opens Tuesday, July 22 from noon to 6 p.m. Other activities, beginning at 6 p.m. are a baby show, garden tractor pull, hog show, AA Cloggers and Cutie Pie show.

Wednesday, July 23 begins at 6 p.m. and includes a toddler show, demolition derby, dairy show, 3-on-3 basketball, mutton busting and little miss and mister pageant.

Thursday, July 24 activities begin at 6 p.m. and include a steer show, garden tractor pull, bluegrass concert, Miss Pre-Teen pageant, beef show and six-man pulling teams

Activities on Friday, July 25 start at 7 p.m. with a tractor and truck pulls and talent show.

The final night on Saturday, July 26 wraps up with a mud sling and speed tractor pull and diesel truck pull at 7 p.m. Gate admission is $5 the weekend of July 11, 12 and $10 for July 21 - 26, with rides included. Children 3 and under admitted free, bracelets for rides for children 3 and under $5.

The Adams County Fair takes place July 13 thru July 19, with the fair gates opening at 7 a.m. each day.

On Sunday, July 13, activities begin at noon and run through the night.  The day includes a little miss and mister contest at 2 p.m., parade at 5 p.m., demolition derby, feeder calf and horse shows, and fireman's competition.  Opening ceremonies and crowning of the 2014 queen and court takes place at 6:30 p.m

Monday, July 14 starts with the floral hall judging at 10 a.m., followed by a variety of activities throughout the day.

Tuesday, July 15 plays host to the baby contest at 6:30 p.m. and open horse show at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, July 16 is senior citizen and armed forces day with free admission for seniors 62 and older and veterans and soldiers in uniform.  Activities include a baked goods judging, fair frolics, truck and tractor pull, horse show and all open dairy in place.

On Thursday, July 17 fair goers will enjoy the open beef show starting at 1 p.m. and tractor pull and remote control car race at 7 p.m.

Friday, July 18 starts at 10 a.m. with an antique tractor display and cornhole tournament, followed by kiddie tractor pull, open dairy show, Red Barn Jubilee show and more.

The fair wraps up on Saturday, July 19.   A mud run will be held at 7 p.m., along with barnyard Olympics, followed by Rootbound at 8 p.m.

The Old Reliable Germantown Fair runs Monday, July 28 to Saturday, Aug. 2.

Monday's activities start with 10:30 a.m. with the district swine show; monster truck rides start at 5 p.m. and the Miss Germantown Fair pageant begins at 7:30 p.m. Other activities include a demo derby, chicken rodeo, and greased pig contest.

Tuesday, July 29, begins with the livestock showmanship at 5 p.m.; baby show at 6:30 p.m., baby miss and mister at 7:30 p.m., tiny miss and mister at 8:30 p.m. Other activities include pedal power tractor pull, garden tractor pull and backseat driver contest.

Wednesday, July 30 starts early with livestock shows at 9 a.m.; floral hall beginning at 8 a.m. thru 3 p.m.  Nighttime activities include Miss Pre-Teen pageant at 7:30 p.m., KTPA truck and tractor pull, and laser tag.

Thursday, July 31 includes the novice livestock showmanship at 9 a.m.  Livestock sales, the Miss Teen Germantown and little miss and mister pageants start at 7 p.m.  Other activities include the KTPA truck and tractor pull and laser tag

Thursday is also Senior Citizen Day, with details in the fair catalog and to be posted on fair website.

Activities on Friday, Aug. 1, start at 6:30 p.m. and include a look-alike contest, horse show, truck and tractor pull, and barn dance.

The final day, Saturday, Aug. 2, begins at 10 a.m. with a dairy show, open beef show; a car show at noon, and evening activities starting at 7 p.m. with a horse show, open talent and Coca Cola Classice, and mud sling.

The Ledger Independent is online at: http://www.maysville-online.com