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Enjoying fair season

Our region’s county fair season gets into full swing Monday, when the Harrison County Fair opens in Cadiz, renewing a tradition that goes back to 1846.

County fairs have a rich tradition of offering something for just about everyone. Whether you enjoy seeing the displays presented by young people, like to admire the area’s top animals, listen to some live music, enjoy what has become known as fair food, are looking to spend some time on the midway or just wanting to catch up with friends and family members, a county fair has you covered.

The fairgrounds will come to life with the crowning of the king and queen and opening ceremonies.

Activities will run through Saturday and will include a demolition derby, a tractor pull, a square dance and events where the county’s young boys and girls will be able to show off numerous skills they have spent countless hours perfecting. There will be a motocross event and off-road racing, rides along the midway and a woodcarver. The auction of baked and canned goods, one of the top events of the week, will take place at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

What is the most anticipated event of the fair happens at 1 p.m. Friday, when the annual livestock auction is held.

Plus, the fairgrounds will take on a new look, with more improvements coming, organizers explained.

Harrison County’s fair is the first of several scheduled throughout our area during the next several months. The Carroll County Fair will be held July 19-24; the Jefferson County Fair will be held Aug. 15-21; the Belmont County Fair will be held Sept. 5-11; and the Brooke County Fair will be held Sept. 16-18.

County fairs are among the great events the tri-state area has to offer. We hope you will be able to get out and enjoy them.

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