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  • First fair weekend a success

  • The upcoming week of the 150th Wayne County Fair has many events, competitions and fun activities to look forward to.

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  • – The upcoming week of the 150th Wayne County Fair has many events, competitions and fun activities to look forward to.
    Friday night, fairgoers were treated to a demolition derby, sponsored by RENT-E-QUIP, Inc.
    The grandstand was packed with onlookers as brave drivers put the pedal to the metal in the hopes of bringing in the top prize. Turn to page 12 for complete coverage of who drove their way to the top of heap to win big.
    Roger Dirlam, President of the Wayne County Fair, said “a lot of people came out on Friday and Saturday” this past weekend. Attendance “was dampened by rain in the forecast” on Sunday, but overall, attendance was good.
    Dirlam says the rest of the week has lots left to entice visitors to the fair. “On Tuesday, there will be horse races,” he said, “and Wednesday is senior citizens day.”
    Senior Citizen’s Day at the fair will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Any person age 62 and over will receive admission for $4, instead of the regular $8 fee, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    The fair continues to offer the pay-one-price admission for those who wish to attend. Parking at the fair is free and it is free to ride the rides all day, every day at the Wayne County Fair. The fairgrounds open everyday at 9 a.m. with the midway and rides open from noon to 11 p.m. All the exhibit buildings are open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
    Still to come from the Wayne County Fair is the local 4WD Truck Pull, taking place at the free grandstand. Spectators can come watch 4WD Pure Stock, Street Modified and Super Stock trucks go head to head for the top prize. The ever popular harness racing will take place Aug. 7 and 8 at 2 p.m. at the free grandstand.
    On Friday, Aug. 10, tractor lovers will start their engines in the hopes of winning the Modified Tractor Pull Competition and Show.
    If music is more of your style, the fair has plenty of sweet sounds to drink in. The Poets will perform at 8 p.m. on Aug. 8, with fireworks immediately following the show. Then, on Thursday, Jake Owen will take the stage at 7:30 p.m.
    With all the fair has to offer, Dirlam encourages everyone to “come out and celebrate our 150th with us!”
    For more information, visit www.waynecountyfair.com.

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