Schedule for 2018 Monongalia County Fair

MORGANTOWN — A River Road volunteer firefighter is the parade marshal for the event to kick off the 2018 Monongalia County Fair.

Deborah Rinehart is the longest-serving, active female firefighter in Mon County. She followed her brothers into firefighting in 1987 and is a captain and secretary/treasurer at River Road VFD.

She’ll lead the parade down High Street at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

The fair opens 5 p.m. Tuesday at Mylan Park.

The all-inclusive admission fee of $10 per person includes parking, exhibits, Gambill  amusement rides, live entertainment and the motorsports. Children under 1 year are admitted free.

Admission will be at the gate and only cash will be accepted.

Activities include all the regular fair fun such as livestock shows, pageants, carnival rides and food.

Area residents are asked to showcase  homemade and home-grown items at the fair. Produce, crafts and culinary contests are open and those entered will compete for   for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons in  variety of categories.

Take  exhibits to the Hazel and J.W. Ruby Community Center from noon-4 p.m.  Monday. For more information, visit  http://www.moncountyfair.org/exhibits.html or call 304-291-7201.

The schedule

Tuesday (July 31)

  • 5 p.m.,      Fairgrounds open
  • 5-9 p.m.,     Rock Crawl Pit open
  • 5-10 p.m.,      Quilt/Ag Exhibit/Craft Show (Hazel Ruby Building)
  • 6 p.m.,      Carnival opens
  • 7-9 p.m.,      BINGO (Tent on grounds)
  • 7 p.m.,      Queen’s pageant (Hazel Ruby Building)
  • 7:30  p.m.,      Kent Family Circus (Midway)
  • 9 p.m.,      Professor Bubblemaker (Midway)
  • 10 p.m.,      Carnival, fairgrounds close

Wednesday (Aug. 1)

  • 5 p.m.,      Fairgrounds open
  • 5-9 p.m.,      Rock Crawl Pit open
  • 5-10 p.m.,      Quilt/Ag Exhibit/Craft Show (Hazel Ruby Building)
  • ​6 p.m,     Carnival opens
  • 6 p.m.,  Kent Family Circus Show
  • 7 p.m.,      4-H & FFA Goat, Sheep and Dairy Showmanship and shows
  • 7-9 p.m.,      BINGO (Tent on grounds)
  • 7:30 p.m.,     Teen/Junior Miss pageant (Hazel Ruby Building)
  • 8:30 p.m.,      Kent Family Circus
  • 9 p.m.,     Professor Bubblemaker  (Midway)
  • 10 p.m.,      Carnival, fairgrounds close

Thursday (Aug. 2)

  • 5 p.m.,      Fairgrounds open
  • 5-9 p..m.,     Rock Crawl Pit open
  • 5-10 p.m.,    Quilt/Ag Exhibit/Craft Show (Hazel Ruby Building)
  • ​6 p.m.,      Carnival opens
  • ​6 p.m,    Kent Family Circus
  • 7 p.m.,     4-H & FFA Rabbit, Poultry & Beef Showmanship & shows
  • 7-9 p.m.,      BINGO (Tent on  grounds)
  • 7:30 p.m., ​     Little Miss & Little Mister pageants (Hazel Ruby Building)
  • 8:30 p.m., Professor Bubblemaker  (Midway)
  • 9 p.m.,     Kent Family Circus Show
  • 9:30 p.m.,  Black Dog Hollow on the Hazel Ruby Stage,            (time approximate following pageants)
  • 10 p.m.,      Carnival, fairgrounds close

Friday (Aug. 3)

  • 5 p.m.,     Fairgrounds open
  • 5-10:30  p.m.,       Quilt/Ag Exhibit/Craft Show (Hazel Ruby Building)
  • 5:30 p.m.,      Kent Family Circus
  • 6 p.m.,     Carnival opens
  • 6-10 p.m.,     Live Entertainment on the Hazel Ruby Stage —          6-7, Marjorie Gardens;           7:30-8:30, Moonlight Drive;           9-10,  Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
  • 6 p.m.,    Truck/Jeep Rock Crawl Competition (Motorsports Area)
  • 7 p.m.,      Professor Bubblemaker  (Midway)
  • 4-H & FFA Swine Showmanship & Show​
  • 7-9 p.m.,      BINGO (Tent on grounds)
  • 7:30 p.m.,      Kent Family Circus
  • 9 p.m.,     Professor Bubblemaker  (Midway)
  • ​9 p.m., Kent Family Circus
  • 10 p.m.,      Carnival, fairgrounds close

Saturday (Aug. 4)

  • Sharon Semans Kids Day, Noon-4 p.m.
  • Noon,      Fairgrounds open
  • Noon, Quilt/Ag Exhibit/Craft Show (Hazel Ruby Building)
  • Noon, Kids’ ATV/Cycle Rodeo registration opens (Motorsports Area)
  • Noon-4 p.m.,      Face painting (Midway)
  • ​1 p.m.,      Carnival opens
  • 1 p.m., Cutest Little Farmer contest
  • 1 p.m., Kent Family Circus
  • 1 p.m.,   Kids’ ATV/Cycle Rodeo competition (Motorsports Area)
  • 1-2 p.m.,     Diaper Derby (Hazel Ruby Building)
  • 1-3 p.m., Cartoon characters meet-and-greet —       PJ Mask Catboy, Doc McStuffins and Vamparina
  • 1-4 p.m.,      Sculpted Air (Carnival area) w/Dizzy Doc Hays
  • 1-4 p.m.,     Professor Bubble Maker (Carnival area)
  • 2 p.m.,      Ag Olympics (Livestock barn)
  • 3-5 p.m.,     Car Show registration (Hazel Ruby building)
  • 3:30 p.m.,      Kent Family Circus
  • 4 p.m.,     Power Wheels Demo Derby registration opens (Motorsports area)
  • 4 p.m., Adult Demolition Derby registration opens (Motorsports area)
  • 5:30 p.m.,      Auction Buyers meet-and-greet (Livestock barn)
  • 5-8 p.m.,      Car show (Hazel Ruby building)
  • 6 p.m.,     4-H & FFA Youth Livestock Auction (Livestock barn)
  • 6 p.m., Kent Family Circus
  • 7-9 p.m.,      BINGO (Tent on grounds)
  • 7 p.m.,     Professor Bubblemaker (Midway)
  •  7 p.m., Power Wheels Demo Derby  (Motorsports area)
  • 7:30  p.m.,       Adult Demolition Derby  (Motorsports area)
  • 8:30 p.m.,       3 Nuts & A Woods  (time approximate, following car show trophy awards.)
  • 9 p.m.,     Professor Bubblemaker  (Midway)
  • 10 p.m.,     Kent Family Circus (Midway)
  • 11 p.m,     Carnival, fairgrounds close
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