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Harrison Co. Fair No. 153 starts Sunday

July 25, 2012
Indiana's longest consecutive-running county fair will put another notch in the streak this weekend.

The 153rd annual Harrison County Fair will begin Sunday with a slew of popular opening day events, including the Harrison County FFA Chapter Pedal Tractor Pull at 4 p.m., the annual parade at 7 p.m., the Little Miss and Master pageant at 7 p.m. at the grandstand and the queen contest, which starts at the conclusion of the parade.

Judging for the queen contest will be tomorrow evening (Thursday) at 6:30 at Lincoln Hills Christian Church in Corydon. Admission is free.

For those who want a taste of fair food before the parade, the Opening Day Dinner — catered by L & S Catering — will be held Sunday from 4 to 6:30 and will offer pork burgers or smoke pulled pork barbecue dinners for $6 or a butterfly pork chop dinner for $7. All dinners will include two sides, a drink and a cookie.

The last day of the fair will be Saturday, Aug. 4.

Admission to the fair is the same as it has been for several years, $8, which includes parking, admission to the grandstand (excluding box seats) and unlimited rides. Senior citizens 62 or older can purchase a week-long pass for $15, which includes admission and parking only.

The Harrison County Fair grandstand will offer something for everyone nearly every night of the week.

On Monday at 7:30, T.E. Promotions will present the mini-car demolition derby and lawn mower derby; on Tuesday at 7:30 will be motocross races; on Wednesday at 7:30 will be TQ midget and quad racing; on Thursday at 7:30 will be the big-car demo derby and rollover contest; on Friday at 7 will be the truck pull; and on Saturday at 6 will be the tractor pull.

The Taste of Harrison County is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Yellow Brick Road, and the fifth annual baby contest will be Friday, Aug. 3, at 6 p.m. in the 4-H building.

Mechanical bull rides will be offered again this year, from Thursday to Saturday, Aug. 2 through 4, with a $2 charge per ride.

On Thursday and Friday, Aug. 2 and 3, the longest running tradition of the fair, the harness races, will be held, with four races scheduled daily. Post time both days will be at 1 p.m.

The apple pie contest and auction will also be Thursday, Aug. 2, from 1 to 2 p.m. in Homecomers Hall.

An exotic animal show will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3. From 8 to 11 p.m., the band Cold Friday will perform in the 4-H building.

The 4-H fair will run from July 27 to Aug. 1. Livestock will be on display July 28 through Aug. 1, when the auction will be held.

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