Darren Doyle, story:
The Edmonson County Lions Club has announced the dates, theme, and events of the 2017 Lions Club Fair that will begin with local pageants on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Edmonson County High School. The Edmonson Voice is proud to work with the Lions Club to be the official media sponsor for this year's fair.
This year's fair theme is "Fall Fun," so the fair and parade board are once again encouraging parade participants to have their rides, floats, and displays all decked out with a fall season-theme.
This year's Fair Parade Grand Marshal will be longtime Edmonson County Educator Dale Huffman.
Fairgoers will notice that this year's schedule of events is centered around three consecutive weekends instead of the normal 10-day fair. This is to try to offer better events at the fair that normally can only be booked on weekends and to accommodate a new carnival company that has guaranteed to offer much better attractions than previous years.
"We've not been happy with the carnival provider over the past few years but due to scheduling conflicts we've not had many options," said A.B. Webb, Lions Club Fair Board member. "Smaller fairs like ours are at the mercy of the available carnival companies and by moving this year's schedule around, it allowed us the opportunity to work with a new company that we feel like will offer much bigger and better options."
After the pageants are concluded, fair events will pick back up on Thursday, Sept. 14 for the various Baby Show, sponsored by the Edmonson County Homemakers. Baby Show events will be held at the Fairgrounds.
A Mud Run will be featured the following night (Sept 15) and the popular Demolition Derby will be featured on Saturday, Sept 16, beginning at 7pm which will follow the morning's Poultry Show that begins at 9AM.
The carnival will be rolling onto the fairgrounds on Wednesday, Sept 20th for Family Carnival Night beginning at 4PM.
The final weekend of the fair will feature ATV Drag Racing on Thurs, Sept 21st, Parade and School Day on Friday, Sept 22, the Mud Bog Friday night, and the finale of the parade which will feature the Bull Whip Rodeo Saturday Night, Sept 23 at 7PM.
Parade participants can begin lining up at ECHS at 7:30am with the parade starting at 9am.
Pageant and baby show admission is $5 per person. All other events have a $10 per person entry fee and include all-u-can-ride at the carnival, once carnival arrives on September 20th.
A slideshow of the Homemakers' Division categories and rules for exhibit entries are listed below.
For pageant info, please contact Lions Club president Jimmie Duvall at 270.597.3734, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can also email email@example.com for general fair and exhibit questions.
*UPDATE* An earlier version of the schedule listed the demolition derby beginning at 4pm. The coordinators of the derby have announced that the derby will now begin at 7pm.
Demolition Derby Info: