After a recent Bell County Fiscal Court meeting, Bell County Fair Board Chair Rob Lincks presented UK Extension Agent Brandy Calvert a check for $2,000 for the Bell County Cooperative Extension Service and the Bell County 4-H Council. Funds from the check will be used to purchase ribbons and award premium money for the Bell County Fair’s exhibits. 4-H’ers have a chance during the fair to show off some of the projects they have worked on throughout the year. Projects can include anything from woodworking, baked goods, drawings, handmade jewelry, homegrown vegetables and more.
Adults are also encouraged to show off their talents by entering items in the open exhibits category. Items can be brought to the Fairgrounds on KY 92 on Tuesday from from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to register. Registration is free and exhibits will be on display throughout the fair.
The fair is scheduled to begin Wednesday, and last until Saturday — with the gates opening at 5 p.m. on Wednesday-Friday and 10 a.m on Saturday. Gate admission prices include unlimited carnival rides and the newest fair addition — zip-lines. Admission is $5 on Wednesday, $10 on Thursday, $15 on Friday and $10 on Saturday.
Friday festivities include a rodeo beginning at 7 p.m. and a concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. The opening act is Halfway to Hazard and featured entertainer this year is country veteran Sammy Kershaw.
Saturday, the fun continues with a car show from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and a rodeo/tractor-pull at 7 p.m.
For more information visit www.bellcountyfair.com.
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