Pre-sale of Pike County armbands underway

Published 4:00 am Friday, September 18, 2015

When the nights become a little chilly and there’s a harvest feel in the air, that’s a sign that the Pike County Fair is just around the corner.

The sponsoring Troy Shrine Club has set the dates for the 2015 Pike County Fair as Oct. 6 through 10 and it promises to be another great county fair, said Homer Homann, Troy Shrine Club president.

“This year we have the same promoter, Modern Midway,’ which was a great hit with everyone last year,” Homan said. “Modern Midway brought us a larger midway and new and bigger and better rides.”

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New, this year will be a Demolition Derby on opening night.

“The ticket price to get in to see the Demolition Derby will be $6 for adults and $4 for children ages six through 11,” Homann said.

“The ticket can then be used to get in to the Pike County Fair that night.”

Homann said the Pike County Fair is good, family entertainment at an affordable price.

“We sell armbands for $20 and those armbands allow whoever buys one to ride any or all the rides all night,” he said. “This year, with the help of our fair promoter, we are able to pre-sale the armbands at a $5 savings.”

The presale price for the armbands is $15. The armbands are good for one night, all night at the fair.

“The armbands are on sale now and will be on sale through Oct. 2,” Homann said. “This is a good deal for those who enjoy the fun and thrill of rides at the fair.”

The presale armband coupons are available at the Pizza Palace in Brundidge, the Troy Bank & Trust main office in Troy and TB&T in Brundidge and Ariton, the Thrift Store in Troy and Farmer’s Exchange Bank in Louisville, Clayton and Eufaula.

The presale armband coupons will also be on sale on Saturday mornings at the Shrine Club office at the Pike County Fairgrounds on U.S. highway 231.

“Our fair promoter is offering a two-for-one armband tickets that will be good only for the Oct. 7, Wednesday night fair,” Homann said. “These tickets will be available at the same businesses where presale armbands are sold.”

In addition to the midway, the 2015 Pike County Fair will feature displays of crafts, paintings and baked and canned goods, the animal barn and nightly entertainment at the fairgrounds pavilion.

All of the entertainment is including in admission to the fair. The entry fee is $6 for adults and $4 for children ages six to 11. Children ages five and under are admitted free. The gates will open at 6 p.m. nightly.

“The Troy Shrine Club is asking everyone to put the dates of October 6 through 10 on their calendar and come out and join us at the Pike County Fair – a good time to be had for all ages,” Homann said.