Wirt County Fair opens today

ELIZABETH – The annual Wirt County Fair opens at 9 a.m. today at the fairgrounds on Camp Barbe Road.

Planned at the 54th edition of the fair are livestock competitions, entertainment and other exhibitions and activities through Saturday.

The schedule is:

Today

9 a.m.: Gate Opens

1 p.m.: Judging of Exhibits Begins

3 p.m.: Youth Contests; Livestock Show and Showmanship, Rabbits

4 p.m.: Carnival Opens

5:30 p.m.: Flag Raising and Dedication of the Fair

5:45 p.m.: Wirt County High School Band Concert

6 p.m.: Bingo; Registration, ATV and Garden Tractor Speed Pulls, Track

6:30 p.m.: Little Miss, Mister Wirt County Fair Pageant, Pavilion

7 p.m.: Livestock Show and Showmanship, Hogs; ATV and Garden Tractor Speed Pulls, Track

7:15 p.m.: Miss Wirt County Fair Princess Pageant, Pavilion

8 p.m.: Queen of the Fair Pageant, Pavilion

11 p.m.: Carnival Closes

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Thursday

Senior Citizens Day, $3 until 6 p.m.

9 a.m.: Gate Opens

3 p.m.: Youth Contests

4 p.m.: Carnival Opens

4-7 p.m.: Bluegrass variety; 4 p.m., No Guarantee, Pavilion; 5 p.m., Simply Bluegrass, Pavilion; 6 p.m., Poplar Bluff, Pavilion

6 p.m.: Bingo; Registration, Truck Pulls, Track; Livestock Show and Showmanship Beef and Sheep

7:30 p.m.: Truck Pulls, Track

8 p.m.: Davisson Brothers Band, Pavilion

11 p.m.: Carnival Closes

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Friday

9 a.m.: Gate Opens

10 a.m.-noon: Enter Flower Exhibits

1 p.m.: Judging of the Flower Show

3 p.m.: Youth Contest

4 p.m.: Carnival Opens

4:30-5:30 p.m.: Mother and Daughter Look Alike Contest Registration, Pavilion

5 p.m.: Registration, Garden Tractor Pulls, Volleyball Court

6 p.m.: Bingo; Registration, ATV Drag Race, Track; Mother and Daughter Look Alike Contest- Pavilion; Garden Tractor Pulls, Volleyball Court

7 p.m.: ATV Drag Race, Track; Talent Show, Contest Registration, Pavilion

7:15 p.m.: Livestock Sale

8 p.m.: Talent Show, Pavilion

11 p.m.: Carnival Closes

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Saturday

8 a.m.: Gate Opens

9 a.m.: Corn Hole Tournament

9 a.m.-noon: Registration, Mud Bog, Track

9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Pretty Baby Contest Registration, Dining Hall

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Pretty Baby Contest, Pavilion

11 a.m.: Chicken barbecue Begins

Noon: Bingo; Registration, West Virginia State Arm Wrestling Championships, Pavilion

1 p.m.: Carnival Opens; Horseshoe Pitching Contest; West Virginia State Arm Wrestling Championships, Pavilion; Mud Bog, Track

3 p.m.: Youth Contest

3:30 p.m.: Registration, Kiddie Peddle Pull, Pavilion

3:45 p.m.: 100 Foot Banana Split

4 p.m.: Kiddie Peddle Pull Contest, Pavilion

5 p.m.: Carnival Closes; Skillet Throwing Contest

5:30 p.m.: Haybale Throwing Contest

6 p.m.: Nail Driving Contest

6 p.m.: Carnival Reopens

6:30 p.m.: Watermelon Eating Contest

8 p.m.: Matt Enik, Pavilion

9 p.m.: Claiming of Exhibits

10 p.m.: Fireworks

11 p.m.: Carnival Closes

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The Wirt County Fair Little Miss pageant is 6 p.m. today at the fairgrounds on Camp Barbe Road,

The contestants are:

* Baylee Dennis, 7, daughter of David and Sabrina Dennis. Sponsored by her parents.

* Josie Lane Maze, 7, daughter of Jenny and Jason Haught of Palestine and Jason and Jenny Maze of Belpre. Sponsored by 31 consultant Amy Richards

* Daisha Nichole Allen, 7, daughter of Crystal Whited and Jason Allen. Sponsored by her family

* Kasie Marie Jones, 7, daughter of Mark and Shavonna Jones. Sponsored by Jones Services and her big sister Katelyn Jones.

* Harley Boyce, 6, daughter of Joyce and Justin Boyce. Sponsored by Roy Altop’s State Farm.

* Savannah Elise Donley, 6, daughter of Jason and Tara Donley. Sponsored by Settle logging

The Little Mister contestants for the Wirt County Fair have been announced for the pageant at 6 p.m. today at the fairgrounds on Camp Barbe Road.

They are:

* Zane Alden Reeder, 6, son of Jason and Kristin Reeder. Sponsored by Phoenix and Associates.

* Ephraim Hyrum Joseph Gregory Robert Soloman Ojanpera-Lynch, 6, son of Denzil and Zina Lynch. Sponsored by Rick Mason and Mason Towing

* Braxton Dennis, 5, son of David and Sabrina Dennis. Sponsored by his parents.

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The Wirt County Princess Pageant will be held 7:15 p.m. today at the fairgrounds on Camp Barbe Road.

Contestants are:

* Sydney Siers, 13, daughter of Charles and Tina Siers. Sponsored by her parents.

* Madelynn Virginia Daisy Mae Ojanpera-Lynch, 10, daughter of Denzil and Zina Lynch. Sponsored by Christine Matheny of Matheney-Whited Funeral home and her parents.

* Brooklyn Dawn Smith, 12, daughter of Rory and Angela Smith. Sponsored by Givens farm German Shepherds.

* Natya Cochrane, 14, daughter of Mark and Amber Cochrane. Sponsored by Bobbi Moore with Paparazzi-Bobbi’s Bling and Donnie Joy with Donnie’s Service center.

* Mickayla Gibson, 14, daughter of Christina and Jeremy Deem. Sponsored by Foodmart

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The Wirt County Queen of the Fair Pageant will be held 8 p.m. today at the Camp Barbe 4-H grounds near Elizabeth.

Contestants are:

* Emily Ohrn, 18, daughter of Kevin and Terri Ohrn, Sandyville, W.Va.

* Elizabeth Adams, 16, daughter of Dawn Adams, Palestine.

* Hope Brick, 18, daughter of Pat and Yvette Brick, Elizabeth.

* Morgan Litton, 18, Elizabeth, daughter of Melissa Coplin and Jimmie and Angie Litton.