Washington County Fair to begin Friday

File Photo Ashton Binegar, left, and Kesselyn Bigley, right, walk around Binegar’s goats to give them exercise at last year’s Washington County Fair. This year’s fair runs Aug. 31 through Sept. 4 at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Marietta.

MARIETTA — The 2018 Washington County Fair will feature five days of food, fun, activities, rides and other attractions at the Washington County Fairgrounds.

Daily admission will be $8 with children 6 and under admitted free. A season or membership pass will be $25.

In a new addition to this year’s event, the 2018 fair will feature Cromer Amusements offering 12 to 15 rides including their Sizzler, Sea Ray and Cobra featuring new LED lighting.

There will also be truck and tractor events, livestock shows and sales, live music on the Midway and other activities.

The Washington County Fair schedule includes:

File Photo The Wall, Marietta High School’s Marching Band, marched in the 2017 Washington County Fair Parade in Marietta. This year’s parade will be 10 a.m. Sept. 1.

FRIDAY

* 10 a.m.: 4-H Booth and Trash Can Judging — Jr. Fair Bldg.

* Noon: Jr. Fair Board Mtg — Jr. Fair Bldg.

* 3-7:30 p.m.: Horse Move-In — Horse Barn

* 4-7 p.m.: Weigh-in: Rabbits and Poultry — Poultry Barn

* 4-7 p.m.: Weigh-in: Lamb, Goat and DFS — Multi-Purpose Bldg.

* 6-8 p.m.: Livestock pictures — Multi-Purpose Bldg.

* 7 p.m.: Lamb and Goat Exhibitor Meeting — Show Arena in Multi-Purpose Bldg.

* 7-8 p.m.: Weigh-in: Market Beef — Multi-Purpose Bldg.

* 8 p.m.: Cattle Exhibitor Meeting — Show Arena in Multi-Purpose Bldg.

SATURDAY

* 7:30 a.m.: Home Arts Judging — Home Arts Bldg.

* 8 a.m.: Gates Open

* 9 a.m.: John Rech Memorial Pull Farm Stock Classes — Grandstands

* 9 a.m.: Garden Tractor Pulls — Grandstands

* 10 a.m.: Fair Parade — Downtown Marietta

* 10 a.m.: Jr. Fair DFS Showmanship — Multi-Purpose Bldg.; Jr. Fair DFS Show (Market) (Pee Wee Showmanship-follows)

* 11 a.m.: Jr. Fair Poultry and Turkey Showmanship — Poultry Barn

* 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Livestock Pictures — Poultry Barn

* Noon: Midway Opens

* Noon: Anthony Mossberg — Entertainment — Midway

* Noon: Flower Judging — Merchants Hall

* Noon to 4 p.m.: Soil and Water Presentation Civitan

* 1-4 p.m.: Livestock Pictures — Multi-Purpose Bldg.

* 1 p.m.: Cake Eating Contest — Multi-Purpose Bldg.

* 1 p.m.: Little Prince and Princess Contest — Jr. Fair Bldg.

* 1 p.m.: Horse Pull — Track

* 1 p.m.: Jr. Fair Horse Show — Horse Arena

* 1 p.m.: Black and White Holstein Show — Multi-Purpose Bldg.

* 1 p.m.: Jr. Fair Poultry/Turkey Judging Market — Poultry Bldg.

* 2 pm.: Wild Ride — Entertainment — Midway

* 3 p.m.: Coin Hunt (12 and under) — Petting Zoo

* 3 p.m.: Jr. Fair Beef Showmanship — Multi-Purpose Bldg.

* 3 p.m.: Market Beef Show — Multi-Purpose Bldg.; followed by Pee Wee Showmanship

* 3 p.m.: Jr. Fair Poultry Show (Fancy) — Poultry Bldg.

* 4 p.m.: Rockin’ in Ohio Presentation — Midway

* 4-5 p.m.: Horse Pictures — Horse Arena

* 4 p.m.: Jr. Fair Cake Decorating Contest — Jr. Fair Bldg.

* 5-6 p.m.: Midway shut down for inspection

* 5 p.m.: Farm Chore Relay — Civitan Park

* 6 p.m.: Jr. Fair Beef Breeding Show — Multi-Purpose Bldg.

* 6 p.m.: John Rech Memorial Pull Hot Classics — Grandstands

* 6:30 p.m.: Jr. Fair Talent Show — Jr. Fair Bldg.

* 8 p.m.: Square Dance by the Buckeye Travelers — Roller Rink

* 8 p.m.: Switzerland of Ohio Hereford Show — Multi-Purpose Bldg.

* 11 p.m.: Midway Closes

SEPT. 2

* 9 a.m.: Worship Service — Horse Arena

* 9 a.m.: Jr. Fair Goat Showmanship — Multi-Purpose Bldg.

* 9 a.m.: Jr. Fair Rabbit Showmanship — Poultry Bldg.

* 11 a.m.: Jr. Fair Market Goat Show (Market) — Multi-Purpose Bldg; followed by Pee Wee Showmanship

* 11 a.m.: Jr. Fair Rabbit Show (Market) — Poultry Bldg.

* Noon: Midway Opens

* Noon: Horse Harness Racing — Track

* Noon: Jerry Mitchem Bluegrass Band — Entertainment — Midway

* 1 p.m.: Cake Eating Contest — Multi-Purpose Bldg.

* 1 p.m.: Rabbit Dress Up Contest — Poultry Bldg.

* 1 p.m.: Jr. Fair Rabbit Breed Show — Poultry Bldg.; followed by Pee Wee Showmanship

* 1 p.m.: Jr. Fair Horse Show — Horse Arena

* 2 p.m.: Phase 2 — Entertainment — Midway

* 2 p.m.: Jr. Fair Goat Breeding Show — Multi-Purpose Bldg.

* 3 p.m. Coin Hunt (12 and under) — Petting Zoo

* 3 p.m.: Ladies Lead and Goat Dress Up — Multi-Purpose Bldg.

* 4 p.m.: Jr. Fair Style Show — Jr. Fair Bldg.

* 4 p.m.: Jr. Fair Lamb Showmanship — Multi-Purpose Bldg.

* 5-6 p.m.: Midway shuts down for inspection

* 5 p.m.: Farm Chore Relay — Civitan Park

* 5 p.m.: Iron Chef Competition — Jr. Fair Bldg.

* 6 p.m.: Jr. Fair Market Lamb Show — Multi-Purpose Bldg.

* 6 p.m.: Waterford FFA Pedal Pull — Petting Zoo

* 7 p.m.: SEBRA Bulls and Broncs — Grandstands

* 8-11 p.m.: Teen Dance — Roller Rink

* 8:30 p.m.: Jr. Fair Sheep Breeding Show — Multi-Purpose Bldg.

* 11 p.m.: Midway Closes

SEPT. 3

* 8-10 a.m.: 4-H Pancake Flippin’ Breakfast and Show — Jr. Fair Bldg.

* 10 a.m.: Jr. Fair Dairy Showmanship — Multi-Purpose Bldg.

* 11 a.m.: Jr. Fair Dairy Breeding Judging — Multi-Purpose Bldg.; followed by Pee Wee Showmanship

* Noon: Midway Opens

* Noon: Horse Harness Racing — Track

* Noon: Phase 2 — Entertainment — Midway

* 1-7 p.m.: Election of Fair Board Directors — Home Arts Bldg.

* 1-3 p.m.: Cloverbud Activities — Jr. Fair Bldg.

* 1 p.m.: Cake Eating Contest — Multi-Purpose Bldg.

* 3 p.m.: Coin Hunt (12 and under) — Petting Zoo

* 5-6 p.m.: Midway shuts down for Inspection

* 5 p.m.: Farm Chore Relay

* 6 p.m.: Overall Showmanship Contest — Horse Arena and Multi-Purpose Bldg.

* 6 p.m.: ATV Drag — Grandstands

* 6-9 p.m.: $1 Skate Night — Roller Rink

* 11 p.m.: Midway Closes

SEPT. 4

Military and Veteran Appreciation Day, free admission for all veterans and active military

* 1 p.m.: Midway Opens

* 3 p.m.: Buyers Reception Multi-Purpose Bldg.

* 3:30 p.m.: Presentation of Skillathon and Poster Awards — Multi-Purpose Bldg.

* 4 p.m.: Midway Opens

* 4 p.m.: Jr. Fair Livestock Sale — Multi-Purpose Bldg. (Sale Order: Turkeys, Rabbits, Goats, Chickens, DFS, Market Beef, Lambs)

* 6 p.m.: Truck Drag — Grandstands

* 8-10 p.m.: Booth Tear Down — Jr. Fair Bldg.

* 11 p.m.: Midway Closes

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