POINT PLEASANT — The Mason County Fair returns Aug. 7 – 12, featuring nationally-known entertainers on the main stage, as well as livestock shows spotlighting local youth, carnival rides on the midway and places to sit and visit with old friends.
Daily admission to the fair is $8 for ages three and up (carnival is included with this ticket price). Season passes are $25 and do not include the carnival though a carnival ride ticket may be purchased for $5 per day by pass holders. Senior Citizens Day will be Tuesday of fair week and seniors over the age of 60 are admitted free. Discount Day will be Wednesday of fair week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. when admission is $5 per person and includes carnival rides. Season ticket holders can purchase a ride ticket for $3 before 3 p.m. on Discount Day.
The fair has six days of activities planned with a daily schedule listed below:
Monday, Aug. 7
8 a.m., Showmanship – hogs, goats, lambs, heifers, feeder calves and steers; 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., Little Mister and Miss Mason County (main stage), Junior Market Hog Show; 7 p.m., PPJHS and PPHS marching bands, Motocross ATV; 7:45 p.m. Fair Dedication (main stage); 8 p.m., Fair Queen Contest sponsored by Ohio Valley Bank (main stage), including Annette Hanes Award and Brandy Barkey Community Service Award; 9:30 p.m., Greasy Pig (after hog show); 11 p.m., fair closes.
Tuesday, Aug. 8
9 a.m., fair opens; 9:15 a.m., Kids Kid Show (show ring); 11 a.m., Market Meat Goat Show and Jr. Dairy Goat Show, Balloon Sandwich (horse ring); 1 p.m., CEOS Demonstration (Junior Building Stage), Antique Car and Tractor Show; 3 p.m., Bingo; 3:30 p.m., Bo Rickard Youth in Gospel Music (main stage); 5:30 p.m., Harry Rhodes Gospel Sing (main stage), 4-H Scholarship Awards by Ohio Valley Bank; 6 p.m., Antique Tractor Pull, Market Lamb Show and Special Lamb Show; 7:30 p.m., Clothes Pin (kid’s game); 8 p.m., Kingsmen Quartet (main stage); 11 p.m., fair closes.
Wednesday, Aug. 9
9 a.m., fair opens; 1o a.m., Treasure Hunt; 11 a.m., Egg Toss; noon, Hay Bale Toss; 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 (Junior Building Stage), Demolition Derby, Riding Lawnmower Derby and Power Wheels; 9 p.m., Absolute Journey Tribute (main stage), Potato Sack Race; 11 p.m., fair closes.
Thursday, Aug. 10
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., Speed Spitting (outside show ring), Mason County Special Needs Goat Show (show ring); 4 p.m., Market Steer Show (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., Wheelbarrow Race; 9 p.m., Aaron Tippin (main stage); 11 p.m., fair closes.
Friday, Aug. 11
8 a.m., fair opens, Master Market Showmanship; 10:30 a.m., 4-H Exhibitor and Donnie Hill Award (4-H); 11 a.m., Fair Scholarship from Peoples Bank, Mason County Born and Raised Awards from Ohio Valley Bank, Junior Livestock Sale including feeder calves, replacement heifers, market steers, special lambs, market lambs, market meat goats and market hogs; 7 p.m., Super Stock Trucks, Tractors and Modified Stock Trucks; 9 p.m., Kentucky Headhunters (main stage), Chicken Catch (after animal show); 11 p.m., fair closes.
Saturday, Aug. 12
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, Bingo; 2 p.m., Pedal Tractor Pull; 4:45 p.m., Robert Lutton Award; 5 p.m., Open Horse Show (NBHA sanctioned), Old Timer’s Showmanship; 7 p.m., 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Competition, Motorcycle Motocross; 8 p.m., 4-H Dance (Junior Building); 8:45 p.m., Sweepstakes Award and Donnie Hill Award (FFA); 9 p.m., John Anderson (main stage).
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