POINT PLEASANT — August may feel far into the future, but it’s never too early to start planning for the Mason County Fair with help from its upcoming spring prize bash.
The Mason County Fair Spring Prize Bash returns May 21 from noon t0 6 p.m. at the fairgrounds with a grand prize of $10,000 or a 2016 Jay Flight Camper with slideout.
In addition, prizes will be given away every five minutes and include everything from guns, cash, electronics, jewelry and more. In addition, there’s an early bird cash prize drawing worth $1,000 to a lucky winner who purchases their ticket before April 15. Ticket buyers do not need to be present to win.
Tickets, which are $50, must be presented for entry into the event and can be purchased at Angell Tax and Accounting in Pomeroy, Ohio, and Ravenswood; Ohio Valley Bank in Point Pleasant; Bob’s Market in Mason; Thompson’s Hardware in New Haven; and Farmers Bank in Point Pleasant and Mason, and Gallipolis, Pomeroy and Tuppers Plains in Ohio.
In addition to a day of prizes, those who purchase a ticket will be treated to all-you-can-eat hog roast, free entertainment and bouncy houses for kids. A corn hole tournament will also be held starting at 11 a.m. May 21, sponsored by Cult of Corn Hole and the Mason County Fair.
Call Dale Shobe for more information at 304-675-1368 or email [email protected]
Matt Roush, who is heading up the fair bash committee and is on the fair’s board of directors, says the bash helps fund maintenance at the fairgrounds, including remodeling and updating facilities, livestock barns and commercial buildings. Roush stresses all the money raised stays on the fairgrounds which, Fair President Shawn Paugh said, is around 50 to 60 acres in size, requiring extra funds to keep the annual event ready to roll out each year.
Roush expressed his gratitude to all the supporters of the bash, which, he said, make it possible each year.
A special “pre-event” will take place at 5 p.m. May 20 at the fairgrounds with bingo, corn hole tournament, concessions and prize drawings, camping will be available for $25.
Call 304-593-1161 for more information.
This year’s Mason County Fair is Aug. 8-13.
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