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Fair Queen crowned

By Staff | Aug 8, 2012

The 2012 Tyler County Fair Queen was crowned Monday evening at the Tyler County Fairgrounds. Pictured: The­ 2011 Tyler County Fair Queen, Linda Buck, crowns the 2012 Queen, Maika McIntyre on the stage at the fairgrounds.

The 50th annual Tyler County Fair continues through Saturday, offering musical entertainment, carnival rides and much more. The week-long event will culminate in a fireworks display.

Today is “ladies’ day”. Until noon, all ladies will be admitted free.

The day’s activities will begin at 9 a.m. in the Log Building with a quilt show. Other theme day activities will begin at 11 a.m. Other activities include Bingo from 2-7 p.m., beef and dairy judging at 3 p.m., a feeder calf show at 6 p.m., pie sale at 6:45 p.m., market steer show at 7 p.m. and karaoke at 8 p.m.

Musical entertainment is slated for 7:30 p.m., with the Al Spencer Band. Rising country music star James Wesley will perform on the mainstage at 9 p.m.

Additional Wednesday events scheduled include a feeder calf show at 6 p.m., a pie sale at 6:45 p.m., and a market steer show at 7 p.m.

The Tyler County Belle Pageant, scheduled for 1 p.m., will highlight the afternoon events planned for Thursday. Senior citizens will be admitted free that day until 2 p.m.

A demolitions derby will be held in the track area at 7:30 p.m. Market lamb and sheep judging is set for 6 p.m. in the barn.

Marty Raybon will perform at 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on the mainstage. The Davisson Brothers will entertain fairgoers at 9 p.m.

Day four of the Tyler County Fair has been designated as Mountaineer Day, with themed activities planned throughout the day.

The hog call contest and Liar’s contest will be held at 11 a.m., followed by the nail-driving contest at 11:30 a.m. and the hay baling contest at 12 p.m.

Truck and tractor pulls will begin at 7 p.m. at the track. Weigh-in for the event will begin at 5:30 p.m. In the barn area, the market steer, hog, lamb and rabbit sale will be held at 7 p.m.

Mainstage action will begin at 7:30 p.m., with Chris Higbee.

The LoCash Cowboys will follow at 9 p.m.

The final day of the fair will begin with the Truck Driver’s Rodeo at 10 a.m. Registration for the event will be held from 8-10 a.m.

The annual mud bog is set for noon, with registration at the mud-pit at 10 a.m.

Other Saturday activities include an archery contest at 10 a.m., a horseshoe pitching contest at 4 p.m., and a pony pull at 5 p.m.

Mainstage entertainment will start at 10 a.m. with a talent show. Three divisions will be showcased. For more information, contact Dawn Billiter at 304-758-2537 or Roger Billiter at 304-771-3247.

The evening’s musical entertainment will begin at 7:30 p.m. with Zach Paxton and John Pardndon, followed by headliner Chris Cagle at 9 p.m.

The fair will close with a grand fireworks display immediately following the concert.

Daily attractions include karaoke, daily performances by Magician Mario Manzini and the Great Lakes Timber Show, arts and crafts vendors, Bingo, carnival rides, commercial exhibits, a flea market, flower show, 4-H exhibits, horticulture displays, livestock exhibits, photography exhibits, poultry and rabbit exhibits and live remotes from Power Country 104 and Knights’ Radio WRSG 91.5.

Admission to the Tyler County Fair is $6 per person Monday through Thursday; $7 per person Friday and Saturday. Admission includes carnival rides. Season memberships are available and must be purchased before Midnight on Sunday, Aug. 5.

Camping is available the week of the fair for $50.

For information, call 304-758-4932, or 304-758-2349, or 304-758-2227.