Getting ready for the annual Pike County fair

Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, October 3, 2012

There’s a nip of fall in the air as we settle into October. And in south Alabama, that means it’s time for the fair.

The annual Pike county Fair, sponsored by the Troy Shrine Club, is slated for Oct. 16-20.

With midway games and rides, plenty of entertainment and the traditional competitions, the fair offers something for every member of the family.

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The competitions, which range from livestock to needle crafts to canning and preserving to photography and art, are open for all ages and skill levels. Dozens of ribbons are awarded each year, showcasing some of Pike County’s most talented residents. Entries for the competition must be delivered to the Pike County Fairgrounds from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, or Sunday, Oct 15. Judging takes place Oct. 15.

The entertainment lineup features familiar favorites, including Broken Strings, SheBANG!, Johnny Barron and the Waterfall Children’s Band and the band Perfection and Grace are included in the lineup.

Of course, for many the star of the show is the Midway, and this year promises just as much fun. Mega Midway Entertainment is in charge of the rides and games, and organizers promise plenty of excitement. Armbands are available for purchase now, at a discounted rate, for the thrill-lovers who eagerly await the rides.

If purchased in advance, the armbands are only $10 (they are $18 at the fair) and offer unlimited rides. The armbands are available now at the Piggly Wiggly Stores in Troy and Brundidge.

So go ahead, get your armband; prepare your entry; and get ready for the annual Pike County Fair. It’s sure to be a treat!