The Pike County Fair coming to Troy next weekend
Published 4:00 am Wednesday, September 30, 2015
With the Pike County Fair just around the corner, October 6-10, the sponsoring Troy Shrine Club members are busy making sure the Pike County Fairgrounds are ready when the “Modern Midway” rolls on site.
Homer Homann, Troy Shrine Club president, said “Modern Midway” was a great hit with everyone at last year’s county fair and will feature a larger midway this year with more rides and more thrilling rides.
“We’ve got a great fair coming and encourage everyone to get their armbands at the presale price of $15, a savings of $5. The armbands allow you to ride any or all rides all night on one night,” Homann said.
The presale armbands coupons are available at the Troy Bank and Trust main office in Troy and at TB&T in Brundidge and Ariton, the Thrift Store in Troy and the Pizza Palace in Brundidge.
Even though the midway is a main attraction of the Pike County Fair, it is not the only attraction. The Pike County Fair Exhibition Hall is filled with items made or produced by local residents and are on display and for judging in the Creative Living Section of the fair. The exhibition hall also includes booths that feature the goods and services provided by Pike County businesses and organizations.
“There’s something for everyone at the Pike County Fair,” Homann said. “We’ll have crafts, paintings, baked items, canned goods and produce on display. We’ll recognize the entries judged best with ribbons and prize money, so we encourage everyone to enter the many different categories and, who knows, you just might be a winner.”
Those planning to enter items for judging in the Creative Living section of the Pike County Fair should have their items delivered to the Pike County Fairgrounds between the hours of 1 and 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
“No items will be accepted after 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday,” Homann said. “The judging will take place on Monday, Oct. 5 so the entries have to be in and in place for judging.”
The 2015 Pike County Fair will also feature a cattle barn with a large selection of animals.
“We’ll have cows, horses, mules pigs, rabbits, poultry and probably some other animals as well,” Homann said. “We encourage those who have an animal or animals they take great pride in to enter them in the Pike County Fair and perhaps go home with a blue ribbon animal.”
Homann said the animals may be entered between the hours of 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday or on Monday and until noon on Tuesday.
The Troy Shrine Club has a Demolition Derby planned for opening night, Tuesday, Oct. 6. Admission will be $6 for adults and $4 for children ages six through 11. The ticket price to the Derby will also be admission to the fair that night.
“That’s just another way to make the Pike County Fair an even more enjoyable event,” Homann said. “We invite everybody to come out and join us at the Pike County Fair Oct. 6 through 10. A good time is to be had by all.”