The Macon County Fair is off to a great start. On Monday night, the pageants kicked off the annual event, with Mia Keisling being crowned the 2003 Macon County Fairest of the Fair.
This year's fair has been dedicated to everyone who has served or currently serve in the US Military. This Thursday night has been proclaimed Veterans Night. All veterans and current military personnel will be admitted to the fairgrounds for free. The free admission is for veterans and military personnel ONLY. Anyone accompanying the veteran will be asked to pay regular price.
When the veterans enter the fairgrounds, they will be given an item to identify them as a veteran. The veterans can then go to the mid-way's ticket booth and get an arm band for 1/2 price. Again, this special price is for veterans and military personnel ONLY.
Also on Thursday night, veterans and military personnel on hand at the fair will be recognized at the arena before the start of the Antique Tractor Pull.
Admission to this year's fair will be $1 for children age 6-12; adults $3 Wednesday and Thursday, and $5 on Friday and Saturday. Children 6 and under will be admitted free with their parents.
Armbands will be available each night of the fair. Armbands will cost $12 on Tuesday night, Thursday night, Friday night and Saturday night . Wednesday night will be Church Night Arm Band Special with the armband costing $8.
Admission to daytime activities will be $1, without re-admission for night time activities.
Senior Citizens Day will be Thursday, August 7. Events are planned for all day, beginning at 9 a.m. Bingo is set for 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. will feature a free lunch for all Senior Citizens.
Senior Citizens Day will also feature the annual Ms. Senior Macon County Pageant scheduled for a 7 p.m. start time.
Also on Thursday night, the Sheep Show will get underway at 6 p.m. and the Antique Tractor Pull is scheduled to stat at 7:30 p.m.
On Friday night, the annual Talent Show is set for a 7 p.m. start, with the winner set to open the Jett Williams Concert in May 2004. Divisions in the Talent Show this year will include Children up to age 12; ages 12 - 18; adult; and overall winner.
Also set to start at 7 p.m. on Friday is the Tractor Pull.
Henry Hinton's Border Collies will be performing on Thursday night and Friday night. Check the fair catalog for specific times.
Saturday, August 9, will be the final day of the 2003 Macon County Fair. Marble lessons for all ages will be given at 11 a.m., with the Marble Tournament set for 4 p.m. in the Martha Wilburn building.
The annual Pet Show will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
The final scheduled event for the 2003 Macon County Fair will be the Truck Pull, set for a 7 p.m. start Saturday night.
Rules and regulations for all fair entries and fair events are included in the fair catalog.
Fair catalogs for the 2003 Macon County Fair are available throughout the county as Fair Board members and local residents get ready for the annual event.
Fair catalogs detailing the events of the 2003 Macon County Fair can be picked up at the Macon -Trousdale Farmers Co-Op, the Agriculture Extension Services office, all Lafayette and Red Boiling Springs banks, and at the Chamber of Commerce.