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Wirt County festival promises fair amount of fun

ELIZABETH — The 2022 Wirt County Fair will be Aug. 3-6 at Camp Barbe 4-H campgrounds near Elizabeth.

Daily general admission is $7 for ages 3 and up, free for children 2 and under. Season tickets are $25.

The carnival will be open 4-11 pm. Wednesday through Friday and Saturday from 1-5 p.m. and 6-11 p.m. More information about the Wirt County Fair is available online at wirtcountyfair.com.

This year’s entertainers will include the Wirt County High School Band, Stu Wajda, Grace Barber, Neon Moon, Laurel Creek, Midnight Outlaws and Ryan Cain.

The schedule of activities includes:

AUG. 3

* 9 a.m.: Gate opens

* 1 p.m.: Judging of exhibits begins

* 3 p.m.: Youth contests

* 4 p.m.: Carnival opens

* 5 p.m.: Truck pulls registration

* 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

* 6;15 p.m.: Little Miss and Mister Wirt County Fair Pageant

* 7 p.m.: Livestock Show and Showmanship — hogs; truck pulls; Miss Wirt County Fair Princess and Teen pageants; Queen of the Fair Pageant

* 11 p.m.: Carnival closes

AUG. 4

Senior Citizens Day

($5 until 6 p.m.)

* 9 a.m.: Gate opens

* 3 p.m.: Youth contests

* 4 p.m.: Carnival opens; Cornhole Tournament

* 5 p.m.: Stu Wajda; ATV Drag Race registration

* 6 p.m.: Bingo; Grace Barber; Livestock Show and Showmanship Beef, Sheep and Goats; ATV Drag Race

* 7 p.m.: New Moon

* 8 p.m.: Laurel Creek

* 11 p.m.: Carnival closes

AUG. 5

* 9 a.m.: Gate opens

* 10 a.m. to noon: Enter flower exhibits

* 1 p.m.: Judging of the Flower Show

* 3 p.m.: Youth Contest

* 4 p.m.: Carnival opens

* 5 p.m.: Look Alike Contests registration; Garden Tractor Pulls registration

* 6 p.m.: Bingo; 4X4 Jamboree Registration; Garden Tractor Pulls; Mother and Daughter Look Alike Contest

* 6:15 p.m.: Father and Son Look Alike Contest

* 6:30 p.m.: Livestock sale

* 7 p.m.: 4X4 Jamboree

* 8 p.m.: Midnight Outlaws

* 11 p.m.: Carnival closes

AUG. 6

* 8 a.m.: Gate opens

* 9 a.m. to noon: Mud Bog registration

* 9-10:30 a.m.: Pretty Baby Contest registration

* 11 a.m.: Chicken dinner; Children’s Business Fair; Pretty Baby Contest

* 1 p.m.: Carnival opens; Bingo; Watermelon Eating Contest; Mud Bog

* 3 p.m.: Youth Contest

* 4 p.m.: Kiddie Pedal Pull registration

* 4:30 p.m.: Kiddie Pedal Pull — Pavilion

* 5 p.m.: Carnival closes

* 5:30 p.m.: Skillet Throwing Contest

* 6 p.m.: Carnival reopens

* 6:30 p.m.: Haybale Throwing Contest

* 7:30 p.m.: Nail Driving Contest

* 8:30 p.m.: Ryan Cain

* 9 p.m.: Claiming of exhibits

* 10 p.m.: Fireworks

* 11 p.m.: Carnival closes

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