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It’s that time of year again — fair season.
Next week, the Pike County Fairgrounds will come to life with 4-H shows, bright carnival rides, and children’s laughter. Folks from all over the area will flock to Bowling Green Sunday, July 21 through Saturday, July 27 for the annual celebration.
The fairgrounds are located just north of Bowling Green at 15884 Hwy. 54. This year’s fair will officially open for all the entertainment and excitement Pike Countians have come to know and expect from the event on Tuesday; the highlights of the week will conclude Saturday night with the headlining concerts.
As the fair board is constantly moving to improve the fair year by year, 2013 will be no disappointment to fair-goers. Entertainment chairs have spared no expense as they bring three country music all-stars to the main stage Saturday, July 27.
Justin McBride –
Justin McBride is a former professional bull rider on the PBR’s Built Ford Tough Series Tour. McBride released his debut album in 2007.
Daryle Singletary –
Daryle Singletary earned his notoriety for country authenticity with such unforgettable hits as “I Let Her Lie,” “Too Much Fun,” “Amen Kind of Love” and “The Note.”
John Michael Montgomery –
After signing his record deal in the 90’s, John Michael Montgomery’s hits followed steadily, with songs like “Rope The Moon,” “If You’ve Got Love,” “No Man’s Land,” “Cowboy Love,” “As Long As I Live,” “Friends” and “How Was I To Know” establishing him as one of the elite acts of the era.
Highlights of Fair Week
Each day of the main fair (Tuesday through Saturday), the food stand will be open from 1 to 11 p.m. and serve daily specials from 5 to 8 p.m.; carnival rides (cost included in admission) will be open from 6 p.m. to midnight; the petting zoo in the Commercial Building is open from 5:30 to 10 p.m.; the beer garden will be open from 8 p.m. to midnight with nightly entertainment.
Sunday, July 21
6-8 p.m. — Gospel music, main building
Monday, July 22
6 p.m. — Registration and judging, 4-H building exhibits
Tuesday, July 23
6:30 p.m. — Little Mr. & Miss Pike County Fair contest, small stage
8 p.m. — Rodeo & wild cow milking, horse arena
Wednesday, July 24
7 p.m. — Truck pull (sanctioned & non-sanctioned), main track
8 p.m. — Rodeo & calf scramble, horse arena
Thursday, July 26
6 p.m. — Western speed horse show, horse arena
6 p.m. — Farm field tractor pull, main track
6:30 p.m. — Baby show, small stage (registration 5:30-6:15 p.m.)
Friday, July 26
6:30 p.m. — Team sorting, horse arena
6:30 p.m. — Talent show, “So You Think You Can Dance,” small stage (registration 6 p.m.)
7 p.m. — Bud Blow-Out demolition derby, main track; view details, rules available at www.ultimatederby.com
Saturday, July 28
1 p.m. — ATV rodeo, horse arena
3 p.m. — Lawn mower derby, motocross track; (Registration: 2 p.m.)
6 p.m. — Pike County 4-H & FFA sale, livestock barn
6:30 p.m. — Concerts, main stage.