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HC Fair to get underway Sunday

The 159th edition of the Harrison County Fair, the state’s longest running in the same location, will get underway in earnest Sunday evening with a parade through downtown Corydon. The fair will continue through the following Saturday evening with all of the usual favorites, including nightly grandstand entertainment, Midway rides, fair food and all sorts of varieties of vendor booths.
And, back by popular demand, will be the Monster Truck Show on Saturday, June 23, at 7 p.m.
A $10 gate fee includes parking, admission, unlimited rides and general admission to shows on the grandstand.
The Talmage Windell Memorial Agriculture Building will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. daily during the fair.
For more information about all events, visit harrisoncountyfair.com.
Grandstand entertainment will be as follows:
Monday ‘ mini car and big car bone stock demolition derbies, as well as the lawn mower derby, starting at 7 p.m.
Tuesday ‘ Truck and tractor pulls featuring new classes, beginning at 7 p.m.
Wednesday ‘ The Juice Box Heroes in concert from 7 to 10 p.m. (The Little Miss and Master contest will precede the concert beginning at 6:15 p.m.).
Thursday ‘ Demolition derby, lawn mower and power wheel derbies, 7 p.m.
Friday ‘ Truck and tractor pull, 7 p.m.
Saturday ‘ Monster Truck Show, 7 p.m.
Gates will open each weekday at 4 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday.
The new classes for the truck and tractor pull were implemented after comments from Harrison Countians on the fair’s Facebook page, Lisa Uhl, social-media superintendent, said.
For more information about the pulls, call John Kost at 812-267-5656 or Adam Camm at 812-267-3001.
Harrison County 4-H members will host ‘Learning by Doing’ workshops Monday through Friday in the exhibit hall from 6 to 8 p.m.
A new 4-H event, meet and greet petting zoo, will take place Friday evening, June 22, with 4-H animals.
‘And the 4-H youth who care for them will answer your questions,’ Uhl said. ‘I’m really excited that, after a long 4-H week, these youth/families are willing to come another night to catch the weekend crowd.’
The meet and greet will be from 6 to 9 p.m. in the small animal 4-H building.
Old Timer’s Bingo will continue to take place Thursday, June 21, at 11 a.m. in the Talmage Windell Memorial Agriculture Building, and, new this year, will be family bingo Friday for all ages. There’s no admission fee or fee for bingo.
On Monday night on the O’Bannon Free Stage in the TWMA building will be gospel acts by Ryan Lynton and the Mark Hubbard Gospel Quartet.
Another new event this year will be the cutest animal photography contest with check in on Saturday, June 16; photos will be voted on via Facebook. Also new that day will be a decorative cupcake contest in Homecomers Hall.
Miss Indiana State Fair 2017 Becca Lax and Miss Indiana State Fair 2016 Tate Fritchley will judge the decorative cupcake contest and ugly lamp contest Saturday at 11:30 a.m. before judging the Little Miss and Master contest.
The baby contest has moved from Friday to Tuesday evening.
Also on the free stage will be four Silly Safari shows, two each on Wednesday and Friday nights.
Indiana State Fair board president, C. Todd Uhl, will be the grand marshal of the parade, which will start at 7 p.m. It will travel south on Capitol Avenue to the fairgrounds and will make its way around the track to pass in front of the grandstand.

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