County fairgrounds extends hours for booths

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 2, 2009

The Pike County Fair is coming to town Oct. 6 and the sponsoring Troy Shrine Club is seeking assistance in giving the Pike County Fairgrounds exhibition hall a facelift.

“We are extending the hours for people to come in and decorate their exhibit booths,” said James Henderson, fair manager. “We’ll be open from 8:30 in the morning until 8:30 at night today and Friday. And on Saturday, we’ll be open for business from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday afternoon from 1 o’clock until 5. We hope that, with the extended hours, those who have booths will take the extra time to give their individual booths a facelift.”

Henderson said the Shriners want to give the exhibition a different look when the inspectors arrive on Monday morning.

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“The Pike County Fair is an agricultural fair and we are inspected by the Alabama Department of Agriculture. State Fair. Four people from the Alabama State Fair Association will come and inspect the fairgrounds and we want to really make a good impression this year and that’s what the facelift will do.”

Henderson said the Shriners are doing their part by sprucing up their areas.

“We added a canopy to the Eastern Star kitchen and it looks really good,” he said. “We’ve done some painting in the building and a lot of work at the barn. We want to be ready for the inspection on Monday so we encourage everyone to help us out by giving their booths a facelift.”

Those who have arts and crafts, produce and canned goods that they would like to show at the county fair are encouraged to do so. There are ribbons and prize money waiting to be awarded.

Items may be registered between the hours of 1 and 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The rules and regulations are in the Pike County Fair tab that was published by The Messenger. Tabs are available at the Pike County Fairgrounds.