West Virginia Interstate Fair continues today

Photo Provided Regional favorites Rick K and the Allnighters will perform today at the 2019 West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition.

MINERAL WELLS — The 2019 West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition continues today through Saturday at the fairgrounds on Butcher Bend Road near Mineral Wells.

The fair features live music, carnival rides, crafts, vendors, 4-H activities and track events for ATVs, trucks and tractors.

Admission is $9 today and $10 per day Friday and Saturday. A three-day pass is $22 and a five-day pass is $35. The multi-day passes do not include carnival rides. Armed Forces Day is today when active military personnel are admitted free with an active duty or active reserve duty military ID.

Carnival rides are free with the purchase of an admission ticket. Carnival hours are 5-11 p.m. today and Friday and 1-11 p.m. Saturday.

The schedule includes:

Photo Provided Rising country artist William Michael Morgan will close out the 2019 West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition on Butcher Bend Road near Mineral Wells with a performance on Saturday.

TODAY

Armed Forces Day

* 9 a.m.: Jr. Dairy Goat Showmanship (Livestock Area); Jr. Dairy Goat Show Immediately Following; Jr. Dairy Cow Showmanship Immediately Following; Jr. Dairy Cow Show Immediately Following

* 10 a.m.: Open Beef Registration (Livestock Area)

* 4 p.m.: Ticket Gates Open; Pretty Baby Registration (0-12 months); Mud Bog Registration

* 5 p.m.: Pretty Baby Contest (0-12 months)

* 5:30 p.m.: Mud Bog Registration

* 6 p.m.: Jr. Beef Showmanship (Livestock Area); Jr. Beef Show (Livestock Area); Carnival Opens; Diaper Derby Registration (Open Shelter); Diaper Derby (Ages 0-12 months) (Immediately following Pretty Baby contest)

* 7 p.m.: Mud Bog (Track Area); JP Chandler (Main Stage)

* 8:30 p.m.: Rick K and the Allnighters (Main Stage)

* 11 p.m.: Fairgrounds Close

FRIDAY

* 9 a.m.: 4-H Horse Show- All Divisions (Showmanship Classes First)

* 10:30 a.m.: Open Beef Show

* 4 p.m.: Ticket Gates Open

* 4:30 p.m.: Pedal Tractor Pull (Fairboard Office)

* 5 p.m.: Hay Bale Throw, Skillet Toss Registration (Fair Office); Mud Bog Registration; ATV Drag Racing Registration (ATV Track Area); Pet Parade

* 5:30 p.m.: Hay Bale Throw, Skillet Toss

* 6 p.m.: Watermelon Eating, Bubble Gum Blowing Registration (Fair Office); Carnival Opens

* 6:30 p.m.: Watermelon Eating Contest; Immediately followed by Bubble Gum Blowing Contest

* 7 p.m.: When Gods Collide (Main Stage); Mud Bog (Track Area)

* 8:30 p.m.: Out of Eden Eagles Tribute Band (Main Stage)

* 11 p.m.: Fairgrounds Close

SATURDAY

* 10 a.m.: Ticket Gates Open; Garden Tractor Pulls

* Noon: Jr. Livestock Sale; Spitting Contest (Fair Office)

* 1 p.m.: Carnival Opens; Stone Throw Registration (Fair Office)

* 2 p.m.: Stone Throw (Fair Office)

* 4 p.m.: Truck Pull Registration

* 6 p.m.: Truck and Tractor Pulls (Track Area)

* 7 p.m.: TBA (Main Stage)

* 8:30 p.m.: William Michael Morgan (Main Stage)

* 11 p.m.: Fairgrounds Close

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