POINT PLEASANT — The Mason County Fair begins on Monday.
Some things readers should know before heading out to the fair are listed below.
Season passes are $25, which does not include carnival rides though a carnival ride ticket may be purchased for $5 per day. Passes can be found at BB and T, Bob’s Market, City National Bank at the Mason, New Haven and Point Pleasant branches, Mason County Extension Office, Farmers Bank at the Mason and Point Pleasant branches, Foodland, Fruth’s Pharmacy, Health Aid Pharmacy, Ohio Valley Bank, Peoples Bank at the Main Street and North branches, Southern States, Thompson’s Hardware, Tobacco King in Mason and Yauger Farm Supply.
Daily admission to the fair is $8 per person. Anyone under the age of three is admitted for free. Daily admission tickets include carnival all six days. Senior Citizens Day will be Tuesday, Aug. 6 with seniors over the age of 60 admitted for free. Discount Days will be held on Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. when admission is $5 per person (includes carnival rides). Season ticket holders can purchase a ride ticket for $3 before 3 p.m.
The fair’s daily schedule:
Monday, Aug. 5
9 a.m. fair opens, judging some departments closed; 10:30 a.m. Youth 4-H Horse Show; noon Balloon Sandwich; 4:45 p.m. Jason Eades Memorial Scholarship Award; 5 p.m. Market Hog Showmanship followed by Market Hog Show; Little Mister and Miss Mason County (Main Stage), Junior Market Hog Show; 6 p.m. Motorcycle /ATV Motocross; 7:45 p.m. Fair Dedication; 8 p.m. Fair Queen Contest Sponsored by Ohio Valley Bank (Main Stage); Annette Hanes Award and Amy Boggs Award, Brandy Barkey Community Service Award; 9:30 p.m. Greasy Pig (after Hog Show); 11 p.m. gates closed.
Tuesday, Aug. 6
9 a.m. fair opens; 9:15 a.m. Pet Parade (Show Ring); 11 a.m. Jr. Dairy Goat Show, Market Goat Show follows; noon Egg Toss (Horse Ring); 1 p.m. CEOS Demonstration (Jr. Building Stage); 3 p.m. CEOS Demonstration (Jr. Building Stage); 4 p.m. “Bo Rickard” Youth in Gospel Music (Main Stage); 5:30 p.m. Harry Rhodes Gospel Sing (Main Stage); 5:45 p.m. Point Pleasant High School Band (Inside Stage); 4-H Scholarship Awards sponsored by Ohio Valley Bank; 6 p.m. Antique Tractor Pull, Market Lamb Show and Special Lamb Show; 8 p.m. Gospel Showcase Spotlight (Main Stage); 9 p.m. The Talleys – Gospel (Main Stage), Banana Eating Contest; 11 p.m. gates closed.
Wednesday, Aug. 7 “Discount Day”
9 a.m. fair opens; 10 a.m. Treasure Hunt; noon Hay Bale Toss; 1 p.m. Pie Eating Contest; 3 p.m. Replacement Heifer Show; 5:30 p.m. Wahama High School Band (Inside Stage); 6 p.m. Commercial Feeder Calf Show; 7:00 p.m. 4-H Leader Memorial Award (Jr. Building); Demolition Derby followed by Riding Lawn Mower Derby; 9 p.m. Mr. Speed (“KISS” tribute band on Main Stage), Potato Sack Race; 11 p.m. gates closed.
Thursday, Aug. 8 “Discount Day”
9 a.m. fair opens, Kid Kids Show; 9:50 a.m. Youngun’s Calf Show; 10 a.m. Open Beef Cattle Show, Junior Beef Show to immediately follow; noon Paper Airplane Toss (Inside Stage); 2 p.m. Seed Spitting (Outside Show Ring); 4 p.m. Market Steer Show in Livestock Arena; 5 p.m. John McCausland Award, Hannan High School Band Concert (Inside Stage); 6 p.m. Pretty Baby Contest, Terry Lynn Williamson Memorial Award, Junior and Open Dairy Show; 7 p.m. Farm Stock Tractor Pull and Diesel Truck; 8 p.m. Toilet Paper Toss; 9 p.m. Steel Magnolia (Main Stage); 11 p.m. gates closed.
Friday, Aug. 9
7:30 a.m. fair opens; 8 a.m. Master Market Showmanship; 10:30 a.m. 4-H Exhibitor, Harold Ridenour Memorial and Donnie Hill Awards; 11 a.m. Junior Livestock Sale – Market Steers, Special Lambs, Market Lambs, Market Meat Goats, Market Hogs, Feeder Calves and Replacement Heifers, Fair Scholarship presented by Peoples Bank, Mason County Born and Raised Market Animal Awards presented by Ohio Valley Bank; 5 p.m. Point Pleasant Junior High School Band (Inside Stage); 7 p.m. Super Stock Trucks, Tractors and Modified Stock Trucks; 9 p.m. Lyndsey Highlander (Main Stage) followed by Little Texas (Main Stage), Chicken Catch (After Animal Show); 11 p.m. gates closed.
Saturday, Aug. 10
9 a.m. fair opens, Open Mason County Youth Horse Fun Show sponsored by City National Bank, Junior Horse Show Trail Class; 11 a.m. Dash for Cash; 1 p.m. Horseshoe Pitching; 2 p.m. Mud Bog, Pedal Tractor Pull; 3 p.m. Auction for Kids Games; 4 p.m. Old Timers Showmanship; 4:45 p.m. Robert Lutton Award and Joey Arrington Award; 5 p.m. Open Horse Show; 8:45 p.m. Sweepstakes Award and Donnie Hill Award; 9 p.m. Jo Dee Messina (Main Stage).