County fair dates set

Published 11:00 pm Friday, September 6, 2013

The Troy Shrine Club has finalized its plans for the 2013 Pike County Fair and dates have been set for Oct.1 through 5.

Homer Homann, Troy Shrine Club president, said everyone is encouraged to mark those dates on the calendar and plan now to be a part of the fun and excitement of the county fair.

“This year, we have a new fair promoter, Modern Midway Entertainment,” Homann said. “We’ll have a larger midway and some new and bigger rides. Those who have been to our fair know that we sell armbands for $20 and that allows whoever buys one to ride any or all rides all night. This year, with the help of our fair promoter, we are able to presell these armbands at a tremendous savings.”

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Homann said the presale price for an armband is $15, which is good for any night of the fair.

“These presale armband coupons are available starting Sept. 15 and ending Sept. 30,” Homann said. “They will be available at the Gift and Thrift and Consignment Shop in Brundidge, Troy Bank & Trust main office in Troy and every Saturday morning at the Shrine Club office on U.S. 231.”

The fair promoter is also offering a two-for-one armband that will be good only for Wednesday night, Oct. 3.

“These tickets will be available from local businesses in Troy, Brundidge and at the Shrine Club office,” Homann said.

In addition to the midway, the Pike County Fair will continue to be a place to display crafts, artwork, baked goods and canned goods.

“For anyone planning to enter items for judging in the Creative Living section of the Pike County Fair, it is important to remember that the items have to be delivered to the Pike County Fairgrounds from 1 until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29,” Homann said. “No entries will be accepted after these times. Judging will take place Sept. 30.”

Homann said the Troy Shrine Club also has a great cattle barn and each year the Shriners look forward to having a great selection of animals.

“We’ll have cattle, horses, mules, pigs, rabbits, poultry and other farm animals,” he said. “The rules for the cattle barn animals are the same as the rules for the Creative Living section.”

Homann said it’s not too early to begin making plans to enter the many different categories of competition at the county fair.

There are categories ranging from paintings to pigs to produce.

“There is a category for every interest so we encourage everyone to be a part of the fun of the Pike County Fair,” Homann said.