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Putnam County Fair is set to begin today

July 13, 2018

ELEANOR — The 2018 Putnam County Fair will be held at the Fairgrounds, 522 County Park Drive in Eleanor Friday, July 13, through Saturday, July 21.

Daily admission, purchased at the gate, is $10 for everyone ages 5 and older. Children younger than 5 will be admitted free. Admission includes all stage shows, fair exhibits and carnival rides (with height limitations on some rides being met). Carnival games and food will not be included.

Fair-goers can also opt for a season ticket, which must be purchased in advance or at the fairgrounds gate on opening day only for $40 each for ages 5 and above and cover admission to all stage shows, carnival rides and fair exhibits. Season tickets can be bought from Putnam County 4-H members at 304-586-4001 or in person at the Eleanor Piggly Wiggly supermarket, Whitt’s Farm Supply in Hurricane, Call’s Meat Market in Hurricane and Town&Country Supply in Rock Branch. Here is the schedule:

FRIDAY, JULY 13

Noon-7 p.m.: Register All 4-H/FFA/Ewe & Me Livestock Exhibits (except rabbits) at Livestock Barn

4-7 p.m.: Register 4-H/FFA Project Exhibits, Club Educational and Club Scrapbooks, Register Agricultural and Home Arts Exhibits at Exhibit Hall

4-7 p.m.: Register 4-H/FFA and Open Rabbit Exhibits at Rabbit Hutch

7 p.m.: Mandatory Meeting Food and Commercial Vendors at 4-H Food Booth

8 p.m.: 4-H/FFA/Ewe & Me Livestock Exhibitors and Parents’ Mandatory Meeting at Show/Sale Arena

SATURDAY, JULY 14

8 a.m: Gates Open

8 a.m.: 4-H/FFA Horse Show Registration

8 a.m.-noon: 4-H/FFA Project and Agriculture Exhibits judging (Exhibit Hall closed)

9 a.m.: 4-H/FFA Horse Show (Horse Show Ring)

Noon-11 p.m.: Carnival open (Closed from 5 to 6 p.m. daily for dinner)

Noon-9 p.m.: Exhibit Hall open

Noon: Line-up “Miss” contests, all age groups (Entertainment Tent)

12:30 p.m.: “Miss” Contest (Entertainment Tent)

4 p.m.: Register for Truck and Tractor Pulls

4:45 p.m.: Official Fair Opening

5 p.m.: Truck and Tractor Pulls (Motorized Events Complex)

5:30 p.m.: Pet Show Registration

6 p.m.: Pet Show (Show/Sale Arena)

7 p.m.: Sandy Sowell Karaoke (Entertainment Tent), presented by Putnam County Bank

8:15 p.m.: Coronation of the 2018 Miss Putnam County Fair Queen (Amphitheater)

8:30 p.m.: Jordan Davis (Amphitheater)

11 p.m.: Fair Closes

SUNDAY, JULY 15

10 a.m.: Gates Open

10 a.m.: Cowboy Church (Show/Sale Arena)

10:30 a.m.: Pretty Baby Line Up (0-12 months) (Entertainment Tent)

11 a.m.: Pretty Baby Contest (0-12 months) (Entertainment Tent)

Noon-11 p.m.: Carnival open

Noon-9 p.m.: Exhibit Hall open

12:30 p.m.: Pretty Baby Line-Up (13-48 months) (Entertainment Tent)

1 p.m.: Pretty Baby Contest (13-48 months) (Entertainment Tent)

2 p.m.: 4-H/FFA Market Rabbit Show (Show/Sale Arena)( Showmanship to follow.)

3:30 p.m.: 4-H/FFA and Open Pet Rabbit Show (Rabbit Hutch)

5 p.m.:West Virginia University Extension Programming (Exhibit Hall)

6 p.m.: Kids’ Kid Goat Show (Show/Sale Arena)

6:30 p.m.: Ewe & Me Show, immediately followed by 4-H/FFA Market Lambs and Meat Goats Show (Show/Sale Arena) (Showmanship to follow.)

11 p.m.: Fair Closes

MONDAY, JULY 16

4 p.m.: Gates Open

4-9 p.m.: Exhibit Hall Open

5-7 p.m.: Registration for Putnam County Fair Idol Contest (Amphitheater)

5 p.m.:WVU Extension Programming (Exhibit Hall)

6-11 p.m.: Carnival Open

6:30 p.m.: Kids Pedal Power Tractor Pull (pulls daily), sponsored by the Putnam County Convention and Visitors Bureau

7 p.m.: Putnam County Fair Idol Contest (Amphitheater)

7 p.m.: Kid Bucks Game Show (Fair Midway)

7:30 p.m.: SEBRA Bulls and Barrels Rodeo (Motorized Events Complex)

8 p.m.: 4-H/FFA Market Hog Show (Show/Sale Arena)

9 p.m.: Kid Bucks Game Show (Fair Midway)

11 p.m.: Fair Closes

TUESDAY, JULY 17

8 a.m.: 4-H/FFA Market Hog Showmanship Practice

9 a.m.: 4-H/FFA Market Hog Showmanship (Show/Sale Arena)

4 p.m.: Gates Open

4-9 p.m.: Exhibit Hall Open

5 p.m.: WVU Extension Programming (Exhibit Hall)

6 p.m.: Demolition Derby Registration (Motorized Events Complex)

6-11 p.m.: Carnival Open

6:30 p.m.: Kids Pedal Power Tractor Pull (pulls daily)

6:30 p.m.: 4-H/FFA Market Steer Show (Show/Sale Arena) (Showmanship to follow.)

7 p.m.: Kid Bucks Game Show (Fair Midway)

7:30 p.m.: Slick Rick’s DJ & Karaoke (Entertainment Tent)

8 p.m.: Joe Hunt Project (Amphitheater), presented by Breeden Builders of Charleston, Ken’s Auto of South Charleston and Crossroads Giovanni’s of Huntington

8 p.m.: Demolition Derby (Motorized Events Complex)

9 p.m.: Kid Bucks Game Show (Fair Midway)

11 p.m.: Fair Closes

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18

4 p.m.: Gates Open

4-9 p.m.: Exhibit Hall Open

6-11 p.m.: Carnival Open

6:30 p.m.: 4-H/FFA Purebred Beef Show; 4-H/FFA Heifer Show; 4-H/FFA Feeder Calves show. (Show/Sale Arena). Showmanship to follow (combined classes)

6:30 p.m.: Kids Pedal Power Tractor Pull (pulls daily) Sponsored by: Putnam County CVB

7 p.m.: Kid Bucks Game Show (Fair Midway)

7:30 p.m.: Slick Rick’s DJ & Karaoke (Entertainment Tent)

9 p.m.: Kid Bucks Game Show (Fair Midway)

11 p.m.: Fair Closes

THURSDAY, JULY 19

4 p.m.: Gates Open

4-9 p.m.: Exhibit Hall Open

6-11 p.m.: Carnival Open

6-6:45 p.m.: 4-Wheel ATV Motocross Registration

6:30 p.m: Kids Pedal Power Tractor Pull (pulls daily) Sponsored by: Putnam County CVB

6:30 p.m.: Master Showmanship (Show/Sale Arena)

7-8 p.m.: 4-Wheel ATV Motocross Practice

7 p.m.: The Chuck Wagon Gang and Tribe of Judah — Southern Gospel Night (Amphitheater) Presented by Solid Rock Investigations

7 p.m.: Kid Bucks Game Show (Fair Midway)

7:30 p.m.: Slick Rick’s DJ & Karaoke (Entertainment Tent)

8 p.m.: 4-Wheel ATV Motocross (Motorized Events Complex)

9 p.m.: Kid Bucks Game Show (Fair Midway)

11 p.m.: Fair Closes

FRIDAY, JULY 20

4 p.m.: Gates Open

4 p.m.: Exhibit Hall Open

4-6 p.m.: 4-H/FFA Livestock Bidders’ Registration (Show/Sale Arena)

6 p.m.:WVU Extension Programming (Exhibit Hall)

6-6:45 p.m.: Motorcycle Motocross Registration (Motorized Events Complex)

6-11 p.m.: Carnival Open

6 p.m.: Putnam County Fair Annual Livestock Auction (Show/Sale Arena)

6:30 p.m.: Kids Pedal Power Tractor Pull (pulls daily) Sponsored by: Putnam County CVB

7 p.m.: Kid Bucks Game Show (Fair Midway)

7-8 p.m.: Motorcycle Motocross Practice

7:30 p.m.: Slick Rick’s DJ & Karaoke (Entertainment Tent)

8 p.m.: Motorcycle Motocross Race (Motorized Events Complex)

8:30 p.m.: Mikel Buck (Amphitheater)

9 p.m.: Kid Bucks Game Show (Fair Midway)

11 p.m.: Fair Closes

SATURDAY, JULY 21

8 a.m.: Gates Open

9 a.m.-noon: Mud Run Registration

Noon-9 p.m.: Exhibit Hall Open

Noon-11 p.m.: Carnival open (closed from 5-6 p.m. for dinner)

1 p.m.: 4 Wheel Drive Mud Run (Motorized Events Complex)

4 p.m.: WVU Extension Programming (Sale/Show Arena)

5 p.m.: Kid Bucks Game Show (Fair Midway)

6:30 p.m.: Kids Pedal Power Championship Pulls (Must qualified from earlier in the week to participate.) Sponsored by: Putnam County CVB

7 p.m.: Kid Bucks Game Show (Fair Midway)

7:30 p.m.: Slick Rick’s DJ & Karaoke (Entertainment Tent)

8:30 p.m.: Paramlee (Amphitheater) Presented by WQBE

9 p.m.: Kid Bucks Game Show (Fair Midway)

9:30 p.m.: Release projects from Exhibit Hall

11 p.m.: 2018 Fair Closes