POINT PLEASANT — Season passes are officially on sale for the Mason County Fair.
Recently, Scot Muncy, general manager of Southern States, purchased the first fair season pass of the year, carrying on a Mason County tradition.
Season passes can be found at various business locations throughout the county; many of these businesses have been point of sale locations for years when it comes to selling the season passes and supporting the fair.
Season passes are $25 but does not include carnival rides though a carnival ride ticket can be purchased by pass holders for $5 per day.
Otherwise, daily admission for ages 3 and older is $8 per person and includes the carnival rides. In addition, the fair has scheduled a “Discount Day” for Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. where tickets are $5 per person (includes carnival rides) and season ticket holders can purchase a ride ticket for $3 before 3 p.m. Also, “Senior Citizens Day” is Tuesday, Aug. 9 when seniors over the age of 60 are admitted free.
Again, the fair returns Aug. 8-13 at the Mason County Fairgrounds, north of Point Pleasant.
Also, the Mason County Fair Parade is at noon, Saturday, Aug. 6, lineup is at the corner of Second and Main streets in Point Pleasant. The parade route will travel north on Main Street, ending at 11th Street. Interested participants call Brian Billings at 304-675-6633 or 304-675-5989, or Teddy Thomas at 304-675-1034 or the Mason County Fair office, 304-675-5463.
The daily fair schedule is as follows:
Monday, Aug. 8: 8 a.m. Showmanship – Hogs, Goats, Lambs, Heifers, Feeder Calves and Steers; 9 a.m. Fair opens and 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. Little Mister and Miss Mason County (Main Stage), Junior Market Hog Show; 7 p.m. Garden Tractor Pull; 7:45 p.m. Fair Dedication; 8 p.m. Fair Queen Contest sponsored by Ohio Valley Bank (Main Stage), Annette Hanes Award, Brandy Barkey Community Service Award; 9:30 p.m. Greasy Pig (after Hog Show); 11 p.m. gates closed.
Tuesday, Aug. 9: 9 a.m. Fair Opens; 9:15 a.m. Kids Kid Show (Show Ring); 11 a.m. Market Meat Goat Show, Jr. Dairy Goat Show; noon Egg Toss (Horse Ring); 1 p.m. CEOS Demonstration (Jr. Building Stage), Antique Car and Tractor Show; 3:30 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 with Ohio Valley Bank; 6 p.m. Antique Tractor Pull, Market Lamb Show and Special Lamb Show; 7:30 p.m. Jim Brady Trio performs Southern Gospel (Main Stage), Banana Eating Contest; 9 p.m. Among The Thirsty performs contemporary Christian music (Main Stage); 11 p.m. gates closed.
Wednesday, Aug. 10 “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 p.m. 4-H Leader Memorial Award (Jr. Building), Demolition Derby, Riding Lawn Mower Derby and Power Wheels; 9 p.m. Shania Twin (Shania Twain Tribute on Main Stage), Potato Sack Race; 11 p.m. gates closed.
Thursday, Aug. 11: 9 a.m. Fair Opens, Pet Parade (Show Ring); 9:50 a.m. Youngun’s Calf Show; 10 a.m. Open Beef Cattle Show, Junior Beef Show (Immediately Following); noon Paper Airplane Toss (Inside Stage); 2 p.m. Seed Spitting (Outside Show Ring), Mason County Special Needs Goat Show (Show Ring); 4 p.m. Market Steer Show at 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. Confederate Railroad (Main Stage); 11 p.m. gates closed.
Friday, Aug. 12: 7:30 a.m. Fair Opens; 8 a.m. Master Market Showmanship; 10:30 a.m. 4-H Exhibitor and Donnie Hill Award (4-H); 11 a.m. Fair Scholarship with Peoples Bank, Mason County Born and Raised Market Animal Awards with Ohio Valley Bank, Junior Livestock Sale featuring Market Hogs, Feeder Calves, Replacement Heifers, Market Steers, Special Lambs, Market Lambs and Market Meat Goats; 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. Darryl Worley (Main Stage), Chicken Catch (after Animal Show); 11 p.m. gates closed.
Saturday, Aug. 13: 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, Auction for Kids Games; 2 p.m. Pedal Tractor Pull, 4 p.m. 4-H Member Dance at Jr. Building; 4:45 p.m. Robert Lutton Award and Joey Arrington Award; 5 p.m. Open Horse Show NBHA Sanctioned, Old Timers Showmanship, Motorcycle / ATV Motocross; 8:45 p.m. Sweepstakes Award and Donnie Hill Award (FFA); 9 p.m. Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers (Main Stage).
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