Tuesday, September 2 2014, 04:33 AM EDT
Meigs County Fair begins Wednesday
The 2014 Meigs County Fair News Release:
"The Meigs County Fair will open Wednesday, Sept 3 and run thru Sept. 6 in Decatur, TN. Gates open each day at 5 p.m. except on Saturday, the gates open at 1 p.m. There is no admission charge. Corporate sponsors providing free admission are the following: SouthEast Bank, Volunteer Energy Cooperative, Piggly Wiggly, Dr. Shane Roberts, Bowers Funeral Home, and Middle Tennessee Natural Gas.
People desiring to enter items at the fair should bring them to the Fairgrounds in Decatur on Tues., Sept. 2 from 2 p.m. till 8 p.m. Categories include agriculture, hobby, photography, garden, youth, floriculture, and home economics. A Junior Market Lamb Show and Commercial Ewe Show will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 1.
Paradise Amusements will be providing carnival and games each night.
The 4-H Poultry Show and Sale will be held on Wed. beginning at 6 p.m. The Pretty Baby Contest, sponsored by Larry Hill Ford, will also begin at 6 p.m. at the Pavilion. Entertainment following the Pretty Baby Contest will be performed by the Clark Sisters, Ally and Ashley Clark.
The Fairest of the Fair and Princess of the Fair pageants will be held on Thurs. night at 7 p.m. at the Fairgrounds. Entertainment will be given by Kinslee Melhorn, Also Thurs. night a Health Fair with services provided by Starr Regional Medical Center will be conducted from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m. It will feature lots of information, some free health screenings, and door prizes.
A gospel music program beginning at 6 p. will be Fri. at the Pavilion on the Fairgrounds. An Antique Tractor Show will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Jr. Beef Show will begin at 6 p.m. and is being sponsored by Athens Stockyard, Meigs County Farm Bureau, Valley Farmers Co-op of Meigs, Farm Credit Services, and Darrell Murray.
On Sat., the Classic Car Show will be held. For information contact Jamie Wlloughby at 423-595-8389. Entertainment is scheduled for Sat. night beginning at 6 p.m. by Angel Thurman.
A feature at the fair again this year is "Be a Farmer for a Day" which is planned for Wed. thru Fri. beginning at 5 p.m. Young children can have "hands on" experiences of learning that food comes from the farm instead of the grocery store. A Barnyard Nursery by the Meigs FFA Chapter will be on Wed. thru Fri. nights. Kids will have the opportunity to feed the animals.
For more information, contact 423-334-5781 or 423-618-2406.
We hope folks will come out and enjoy the fair with us and participate in the competition of entering exhibits, according to the fair president, Bobby Roberts. We are proud of the community's support of the fair."