2018-07-26 / Front Page

98th Fulton County Fair Begins Sunday

By Cassidy Pittman

The midway lights at the weeklong Fulton County Fair turn on this Sunday night. This year’s midway is by Penn Valley Show LLC. The midway lights at the weeklong Fulton County Fair turn on this Sunday night. This year’s midway is by Penn Valley Show LLC. The 98th Fulton County Fair will get under way July 29 and runs through Aug. 4 at the Fulton County Fairgrounds, located just east of McConnellsburg on Old Route 30. Fair organizers invite people of all ages to come and enjoy the featured animals shows, live entertainment, plenty of good food and, of course, good old-fashioned fun.

This year’s admission will be $6 per person, or $9 for entrance and ride access. Ages 2 and under are free, but rides are not included. There will also be a flat screen TV giveaway every night from Monday through Saturday at 10 p.m.

Sunday’s activities will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the open horse show. A vesper service will begin at 6:30 p.m., sponsored by Mc- Connellsburg Ministerium, with speaker Pastor Jack Noll; followed by a special musical performance by Gospel Strings at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Monday is Armed Forces Day and all veterans and active military will receive 50 percent off regular gate admission. The rabbit show begins at 9:30 a.m., sponsored by Hamilton Hyundai/Nissan of Chambersburg/ Hagerstown. There will be a youth air rifle shooting competition from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and an adult air rifle shooting competition from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This will continue every day of the fair. At 6 p.m. a 4-H/FFA market steer show will be held. Also at 6 p.m. there will be a 4-wheeler rodeo, followed by a tough wheel competition. A live concert starts at 7 p.m. featuring Chris Woodward & Shindiggin’ Band.

Tuesday is Family Day from noon to 10 p.m. A youth junior dairy showing and fitting will start the day off at 9:30 a.m.; then at 10:30 a.m. there will be an open and youth dairy show. At 4:30 p.m. there will be an open “Spotted Lantern Fly Magnet” craft in the red building, sponsored by Penn State Master Gardeners of Fulton County. The Little Miss Fair Queen Contest, sponsored by BB&T, will begin at 6 p.m., along with the youth market swine show. At 7 p.m. there will be truck and semi pulls. A bicycle will be given away at 8:30 p.m. by Mc- Connellsburg Fire Co.

Wednesday is Buchanan Auto Park Day and will start out with an open and youth breeding and market sheep show at 1 p.m. The youth market sheep show will begin at 6 p.m. The compact car and full-size demo derby will begin at 7 p.m., with trophies donated by Hagerstown Speedway.

Thursday is Senior Citizen’s Day! Free admission for senior citizens 65 and older will be available from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This event is sponsored by Tri- State Community Health Center, F&M Trust, Fulton County Medical Center, Sue Fleming, BB&T Bank, Community State Bank, McConnellsburg Fire Co., Waring and McConnellsburg Alumni Association. Mid Life Cowboys band will perform live at 6:30 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. Bingo will start at 7 p.m., in the pavilion above the red building, as well as the gas and tractor pull.

Friday is Phantom Fireworks Day and starts with a costume/fun contest at 1 p.m. All-terrain vehicle dirt drag races will begin at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m. the Barnyard Olympics will begin, followed by the Youth Supreme Showmanship. Both are sponsored by BC Morrissey Insurance and Ag Choice Farm Credit. Bingo will begin at 7 p.m., and fireworks, sponsored by Phantom Fireworks, begin at 9:30 p.m.

Saturday is JLG Industries Inc. Day and will begin with the final air rifle shooting competitions at 4:30 p.m. The youth livestock sale will begin at 4 p.m., and the truck dirt drags will get going at 6:30 p.m. Bingo will be held again at 7 p.m.

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