POINT PLEASANT — The unofficial kickoff to the Mason County Fair is the fair parade, set for this Saturday in downtown Point Pleasant.
The parade, which is arguably the largest in the county, begins at noon, at the corner of Second and Main streets, near the Point Pleasant Register office. It ends at the former Central School at 11th Street. It’s free to participate but those interested should call Brian Billings at 304-675-6633 or 304-675-5989, Teddy Thomas at 304-675-1034 or the Mason County Fair Office at 304-675-5463.
The fair parade, though held in Point Pleasant, is unique because it features entries from across the county. It typically includes marching bands, 4-H clubs, horses, church groups, fair queen candidates and more.
The fair returns Aug. 8-13 at the Mason County Fairgrounds, north of Point Pleasant.
Daily fair admission for ages 3 and older is $8 per person and includes the carnival rides. 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. “Discount Day” is 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. “Senior Citizens Day” is Tuesday, Aug. 9 when seniors over the age of 60 are admitted free.
A special edition fair insert will appear in Friday’s Point Pleasant Register with a schedule of events, including a breakdown of this year’s entertainment. Also, like last year, the Point Pleasant Register will bring readers fair coverage in both its daily editions next week, as well as in special “fair wraps” which will be delivered as supplemental publications along with the newspaper.
Reach Beth Sergent at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @BSergentWrites.