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Pike County Fair comes to town Tuesday,October 3

Six Flags, Disney World and Sea World are amazing amusement parks. They attract visitors from all across the country and maybe even around the world. But there’s just “something special” about a county fair, said Troy Shrine Club Homer Homann.

The Shrine club is sponsoring the Pike County fair, which opens Tuesday night and runs through Saturday at the Pike County Fairgrounds on Highway 231 south of Troy.

“A county fair is unique to all other fairs,” Homann said. “It’s about the community where you live and the people that you know.”

Homann said the atmosphere of a county fair is like no other. There are rows of canned goods and displays of kids’ crayon pictures. There are cows and goats in the barns, and burgers on the grill. There’s music playing in the distance and a trapeze artist dangling from a bar. There’s a teddy bear waiting to be won and a merry-go-round to ride.

“That’s the county fair,: the Pike County Fair,” Homann said.

“We’ve got a great midway with rides for kids and adults and a circus every night.

“Presale armbands are a great buy at $20. You can get the armband coupons at Pizza Palace in Brundidge; the Troy Bank & Trust Main Office in Troy and in Brundidge and Ariton; the Thrift Store in Troy; and on Saturday morning at the Shrine Club on U.S. 231.”

On Wednesday, the fair promoter is offering a two-for-one armband ticket for the Wednesday, October 5 show only.

The fair has featured entertainment each night as well as special events. There will be something different to do and see every night of the Pike County Fair.

“We want to invite everybody out to the Pike County Fair October 3-7 and we want to remind all of those who plan to enter items in the fair for judging in the Creative Living Section that they must be registered at the Pike County Fairgrounds between the hours of 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday,” Homann said. “No entries will be accepted after those hours. The judging will take place on Monday.”

Admission to the 2017 Pike County Fair is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to11. Gates open at 6 p.m. nightly.