THINGS ARE hopping in Woodsfield this week. The 163rd Monroe County Fair is in full swing, offering all types of family fun for young and old alike.
The fair opened Monday with the crowning of royalty and will continue through Saturday.
Today is Touchstone Energy Day, and the activities tonight will be a Barnesville Hospital program about burns and explosions with Jim Horton, EMT-P, in charge, 5:30; antique tractor pull, 6; C.J. Wise, 6:30; Wyatt Groves and Kate Fickell, 7:30; cornhole tournament with prize money (registration at 7), 8; and karaoke, 8:30.
Kids' Day is planned Friday, and COSI on Wheels, sponsored by the Monroe County Farm Bureau, will be at the fair pavilion from 1-5 p.m.
Also on Friday's schedule are the Junior Fair supreme showmanship, 3 p.m.; annual election of the board of directors of the Monroe County Agricultural Society, 3-7; truck and tractor pull, 6; and open class cattle released (only), 10.
The annual Monroe extravaganza winds up Saturday with a full slate of appealing events, including cowboy races from noon to 2 p.m. The remainder of the final day's entertainment features horseshoe pitching, 1 p.m.; cornhole tournament, 1; Coulson Building displays removed, 2-5; Ohio Horsemen Council, second annual cowboy race, 3; demolition derby, 7; and a square dance, 8 p.m. to midnight.
In addition, county fairs are all about animals, exhibits and food. The Monroe County Fair has all those in large doses and more. Camaraderie and fellowship come to life at the fair.
We urge everyone to treat yourself to a fun-filled time by taking in the Monroe County Fair.