With the kickoff of the Highland County Fair on Saturday, The Times-Gazette will once again be represented onsite with contests, giveaways and special subscription discounts.
The Times-Gazette has a big presence at this year’s fair, with a booth in the Wharton Building where daily prizes will be awarded through drawings and promotions, and reporters and photographers roaming the fairgrounds to bring readers daily coverage of the fair and all its excitement.
For those who stop by our booth and sign up, The Times-Gazette is giving away a grand prize 32-inch high definition television provided by Walmart, which will be awarded through a drawing at the end of the week. Each day, The Times-Gazette will draw three times a day for free three-month subscriptions to the newspaper.
Another special promotion during fair week, which runs Sept. 5-12, will be a one-year subscription to The Times-Gazette for just $75 – available both to new subscribers and current subscribers who want to renew at the special rate. The rate applies at our fair booth or by visiting our office during fair week, or by calling us during the week at 937-393-3456.
Every day, courtesy of sponsors including The Laurels, Southern State Community College, Southern Hills Community Bank, Magulac’s and Tom Pitzer Trucking, free copies of The Times-Gazette will be given away at the fair while they last, along with copies of popular publications such as Salt, Rural Life Today and Highland County Proud. The Times-Gazette is devoting more resources than ever to bringing readers full coverage of the Highland County Fair.
General admission to this year’s fair will be $10 daily and includes rides. Senior citizens and veterans will be admitted free of charge on Monday when a veterans program will begin at 5 p.m.
Exhibitor/season passes can be purchased $25, as can a membership ticket. For those with passes who want to ride the rides, the fee is $7 daily for those with exhibitor, season or membership passes. An all-day ride ticket for Junior Fair pass holders is $6.
The gates open at 8 a.m. daily. Parking is free.
Racing at the fair will take place Saturday, Monday and Wednesday. Motocross races will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5. Four-wheel ATV races will begin at 4 p.m. Monday. KOI drag racing will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The popular demolition derby will be held Tuesday starting at 8 p.m.
Tractor pulls will be held five days during the 2015 fair. On Sunday the Antique Pull and Field Stock Pull will start at 10 a.m. and the CITPC Truck Pull will begin at 7 p.m. On Tuesday the Tug Pull will begin at 9 a.m.
On Thursday the Truck and Tractor Pull will start at 7 p.m. On Friday, Sept. 11 the Super and Pro Stock Pull will begin at 7 p.m. followed by the Single Engine Modified Pull. On Saturday, Sept. 12 the Truck and Tractor Pull Semis begin at 7 p.m.
There will be musical entertainment on Thursday and Friday. Soul’d Out will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, followed by Joseph Habedank at 8 p.m. On Friday, Ma Crow & the Lady Slippers will perform at 5:30 p.m. followed by Filo Beddoe at 8 p.m.
The Market Goat Sale starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday followed by the Market Barrow Sale.
The Single Fryer Rabbit Sale will commence at 1 p.m. Thursday.
Starting at 6 p.m. Friday there will be the Dairy Sale, followed by the Market Lamb Sale, Steer Sale, and Beef Feeder Calf Sale.
For more information visit www.highlandcountyfair.org or call 937-393-9975.