55th Annual Tyler County Fair Planned for July 31-Aug. 5
MIDDLEBOURNE – The 55th annual Tyler County Fair will be held July 31 to Aug. 5. Located just three miles south of Middlebourne on Route 18, the annual event continues to strive to showcase the heritage of rural West Virginia through the various craft displays and demonstrations, livestock shows and sales, and carnival amusements and food.
The annual fair also finds ways of staying with the modern times, mainly using the avenue of music and entertainment.
Daily attractions for patrons of the fair include: exhibits from local 4-H members, quilts, photography, horticulture and craft exhibits, local business exhibits, bingo, and the carnival by Power and Thomas Midway Entertainment.
From Tuesday to Saturday of the fair, the Team Rock Extreme Breaking Team (team rockministry.com) will have show’s daily that will thrill all who come to see.
Monday of the fair is highlighted by the pageants at 6:30 p.m., and ATV/ UTV dirt drags at 7 p.m. Tuesday of the fair showcases Youth Day, which is full of games and contests starting at 10 a.m., Battle of the Bands at 7 p.m., and racing at The Bullring, the Tyler County Speedway, at 7 p.m. featuring the Mod Lites, Mini-Wedges, Hot Mods, and 4-Cylinder divisions. Wednesday will host Ladies Day, where there will be quilting, Ladies day activities at 11 a.m., Beef and Dairy Judging at 5 p.m., Feeder Calf Showing at 6 p.m., Market Steer Show at 7 p.m., the Rafter M Rodeo at the race track at 7 p.m., and The Carriers at the main stage at 8 p.m.
Thursday is Senior Citizens Day, with programs for seniors starting at noon. Insured Sound will take the main stage at 12:30 p.m., and again at 7:30 p.m., and the Tyler County Belle Pageant will follow the 12:30 p.m. show. The Goat and Sheep show will be held at 6:30 p.m., Demolition Derby at 7:30 p.m., and Glen Shelton takes the main stage at 9 p.m. Glen brings a mix of cover songs, as well as some of his own songs – which has a mix of country and inspirational music.
Friday brings Mountaineer Day with events such as the Hog Calling Contest, Liar’s Contest, Nail Driving Contest, Hay Bale Throwing Contest, and Corn Hole. Action at the race track will feature the Lucas Oil Power Pull Productions Truck Pull at 7 p.m.; the Market Livestock Sale will be at 7 p.m., Bonray at the main stage at 7:30 p.m., and Christian Contemporary Group Building 429 will take the main stage at 9 p.m.
Saturday brings an end to the fair week with the Truck Driver’s Rodeo at 10 a.m., Archery Contest at 10 a.m., Mud Bogs at Noon, Horseshoe Pitching Contest at 4 p.m., Car Truck and Tractor Show at 5 p.m., and the Joseph Sisters at the main stage at 7:30 p.m. Nashville Recording Artist Craig Campbell headlines the week with his show at 9 p.m. at the main stage, and a fireworks display will follow.
Events also surrounding the fair include the Bud Weigle Memorial at The Bullring on Saturday, July 29th (see tylercountyspeedwayonline.com for details), and the Tyler County Fair Horse Show on Sunday, July 30 at 9 a.m.
Season membership passes are $30 and must be purchased before Midnight on Sunday, July 30.
Daily gate admission will be $8 Monday through Thursday, and $10 Friday and Saturday. Camping is available for the Fair Week for $130, which includes (2) season passes.
See the website at tylercountyfair.org for further news, events and contact information.