Fair heads into weekend

Its going really well, Moss continued, noting the Gospel Concert on Wednesday was well attended and everyone seemed to enjoy the performances.

Its just all clicking along. The events and participation have been extraordinary, and the weather has just been unbelievable.

Moss said he and other fair officials believe the sunny skies and cooler for August temperatures contributed to many people visiting the fairgrounds longer than they might have otherwise.

In the past, fair officials, to include those who are in charge of parking vehicles, have noted that the parking lots turned over two to three times on both Saturdays of the event, that is, people will come and stay a few hours and then leave, but that did not occur this past Saturday. People who had arrived early in the day at the fair did not leave in time for those who were arriving beginning around 7 or so that night to be able to get to the fairgrounds and find a parking place in a reasonable amount of time.

The evening crowd began to come, and we created a gridlock, Moss said, noting that in a sense, thats a great problem to have. It means, he added, that people are coming to the fair, and officials recognize that traffic and parking matters must be dealt with if they want visitors to continue attending the fair.

As the fair enters its final weekend, there is still plenty to see and do. There are all kinds of rides in the Midway, presented by Amusements of America. The Demolition Derby will be held Friday and Saturday nights, and the stands are always packed for these events.

There is a Corn Salad Contest Friday night corn is the agricultural commodity featured by the fair this year; Beef, Commercial Ewe and Market Lamb Shows, a Sheep Dog Demonstration and more scheduled.

The carnival opens at noon, Saturday, and there will be a Crank It Up Homemade Ice Cream Freeze Off, livestock judging, Chili Cook-Off, Baby Shows, Square Dance Jamboree, Corn Hole Competition, Cupcake Challenge and so on. A Parade is set for 6 p.m. on the fairgrounds, as well.

And there will be plenty of music with a number of performances scheduled throughout Friday and Saturday on the various stages.

More information about the fair, including what is happening and when, may be found in either the fair catalog or online at www.wilsoncountyfair.net.

Editor Jennifer Horton may be contacted at news@wilsonpost.com.