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Washington County Fair begins Aug. 31

MARIETTA — The 2019 Washington County Fair will feature fun, activities, rides and other attractions from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3 at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Marietta.

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

The fair features four days of entertainment, track events, carnival rides, youth animal activities and other attractions.

The schedule includes:

AUG. 31

* 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; Garden Tractor Pulls — Grandstands

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

* 10 a.m. to noon: Washington County Soil and Water Archery Trailer

* 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; Flower Judging — Merchants Hall

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

* 1 p.m.: Cake Eating Contest — Multi-Purpose Bldg.; Little Prince and Princess Contest — Jr. Fair Bldg.; Black and White Holstein Show — Multi-Purpose Bldg.; Jr. Fair Poultry/Turkey Judging Market — Poultry Bldg.; Rockin’ In Ohio

* 2 p.m.: Wild Ride — Entertainment — Midway

* 3 p.m.: Coin Hunt (12 and under) — Petting Zoo; Jr. Fair Beef Showmanship — Multi-Purpose Bldg.; Market Beef Show — Multi-Purpose Bldg.; followed by Pee Wee Showmanship; Jr. Fair Poultry Show (Fancy) — Poultry Bldg.

* 4 p.m.: Red Eye Dawn — Entertainment — Midway

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

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

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

* 6 p.m.: Jr. Fair Beef Breeding Show — Multi-Purpose Bldg.; John Rech Memorial Pull Hot Classics — Grandstands

* 7 p.m.: Country Fair Talent Show — Jr. Fair Bldg.

* 8 p.m.: Square Dance by the Buckeye Travelers — Roller Rink; Switzerland of Ohio Hereford Show — Multi-Purpose Bldg.

* 11 p.m.: Midway Closes

SEPT. 1

* 9 a.m.: Worship Service — Horse Arena; Jr. Fair Goat Showmanship — Multi-Purpose Bldg.; Jr. Fair Rabbit Showmanship — Poultry Bldg.

* 10 a.m.: Jr. Fair Horse Show — Horse Arena

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

* Noon: Midway Opens; Horse Harness Racing — Track; Tunnel Hill Bluegrass Band — Entertainment — Midway

* 1 p.m.: Cake Eating Contest — Multi-Purpose Bldg.; Rabbit Dress Up Contest — Poultry Bldg.; Jr. Fair Rabbit Breed Show — Poultry Bldg.; followed by Pee Wee Showmanship

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

* 3 p.m. Coin Hunt (12 and under) — Petting Zoo; Ladies Lead and Goat Dress Up — Multi-Purpose Bldg.

* 4 p.m.: Jr. Fair Style Show — Jr. Fair Bldg.; Jr. Fair Lamb Showmanship — Multi-Purpose Bldg.: Dark Pigs — Entertainment — Midway: Farm Chores Relay

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

* 6 p.m.: Jr. Fair Market Lamb Show — Multi-Purpose Bldg.; Waterford FFA Pedal Pull — Petting Zoo

* 7 p.m.: SEBRA Rodeo — Grandstands

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

* 11 p.m.: Midway Closes

SEPT. 2

* 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; Horse Harness Racing — Track; Highway 7 Band — 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.

* 2 p.m.: Horse Judging and Groom and Clean Contests — Horse Arena; Pickin’ On Country — Entertainment — Midway

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

* 4 p.m.: Greased Pig Contest; Jim Love Joy Band — Entertainment — Midway

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

* 5 p.m.: Farm Chore Relay

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

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

* 11 p.m.: Midway Closes

SEPT. 3

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

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

* 6 p.m.: Smash It Demo Derby — Grandstands

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

* 11 p.m.: Midway Closes

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