by Edmonson Voice Staff
With our 2014 Edmonson County Lions Club Fair coverage, we continue with a preview of each nightly event. As we reported earlier, the interest level has been raised already because of the new carnival that is set for this year. However, Lions Club Fair Board Chairman Mike Blanton said he's already heard complaints about the increased price for the carnival, which includes unlimited nightly rides. "People want bigger and better rides, so that's what we're bringing," he said. "The $10 admission price includes that night's event, and all the rides, and in this day and age, you can't have this kind of entertainment anywhere for less than $10 per person."
The carnival won't be in place for the first few nights of the fair, but the fair will kick off with two nights of beauty pageants, normally huge events. Thursday, Sept 4, 7pm, opening night, will see the Little Miss, Tiny Miss, and Mrs. Edmonson County pageants. Admission will be $5 per person, with kids 6 & under free. The event will not be at the fairgrounds, due to weather forecasts. It will be held at South Edmonson Elementary.
Friday night, Sept 5 will be the second series of pageants, featuring Miss Edmonson County, Miss Teen, and Miss Pre-Teen. The event will not be at the fairgrounds, due to weather forecasts. It will be held at South Edmonson Elementary. Admission is $5/person, with kids 6 & under free. You can find out more on the Edmonson County Fair Pageants Facebook page.
Saturday night, Sept 6 features the Kentucky Outlaw Truck Pullers Association Multi-Class Truck Pull. Considered a premier event, admission is $10 per person (no carnival) and starts at 7pm. You can visit the association's website for rules and procedures here.
Monday night, Sept 8 at 5pm, will be the Annual Baby Show. Sponsored by the EC Homemakers, classes are 0-6 mos, 6-12 mos, 13-18 mos, 19-24 mos, 2 yrs, and 3 yrs. Call the EC Extension Office at 270-597-3628 for more info. Admission is $5/person. The Homemakers receive a portion of the proceeds as they handle all of the exhibits that are entered in the exhibit barn. This helps them continue their many charity causes throughout the year.
Tuesday night, Sept 9, features the first night of the new carnival, as well as a unique event, the Lawn Mower Demolition Derby and Racetrack. Last year, Blanton said even in the rain, the event was a huge success, thanks to promoter, Bud Woodcock. There will be cash prizes for winners, admission is $10/person, starts at 7pm. Call Bud Woodcock at 270-246-1202 for rules, regulations, and registration fees.
Weds night, Sept 10 will feature the new carnival only. Gates will open at 4pm and there is no admission cost, only a $10 charge if you choose to enjoy the unlimited rides. For example, if a parent brings a child and only the child wishes to ride, it's only $10 for the child, the parent won't be charged unless they choose to ride attractions.
Thurs night, Sept 11 will hold the Dirt Track Drag Racing at 7pm. While ATV's and dirt bikes are the most popular, trucks and cars are also included too. This event is modeled after any popular drag strip with timing lights and a 250ft dirt strip. Cash prizes will be awarded, call 270-791-8363 for more info.
Friday, Sept 12 is the annual Parade and School Day Event. To participate in the parade, you must meet at the ECHS parking lot at 8am. The parade begins at 9am with the carnival opening immediately after the parade ends. $10 armbands will be available until 3pm. At 4:00pm an additional $10 will be required for the Friday night event.
Fri night, Sept 12 will be the Mud Bog at 7pm, featuring 5 different classes. Gates open at 4pm, and is expected to attract a huge crowd. Admission is $10/person. Get there early for best seating or for registration if you wish to participate.
Saturday night, Sept 13 will be the much anticipated Demolition Derby. The event is the fair's most popular event and draws an audience from many surrounding counties. It will feature three different classes along with the highly entertaining Kid's Powerwheel Derby during intermission. It begins at 7pm and admission is $10 per person. Call Bud Woodcock at 270-246-1202 for rules and more info.
Editor's note: We hope this year's fair will draw the largest crowd to date. The Lions Club works hard all year long to bring the fair to Edmonson County. The new carnival is expected to be one of the best ever, and we look forward to covering each event and seeing all of you there.