The 2016 Logan County Fair will soon be up and going with lots to do and plenty to see. Fair activities will kick off July 18th with a beef show and end July 30 with a horse show. In between you will be entertained with numerous activities from a pageant, tractor pull, gospel singing and karaoke contest to go cart racing, tug of war, mull pull and BBQ cook-off.
All fair events will take place in or around the Logan County Extension Complex, who helps run the event along with the Fair Board and the Logan County Tourism Commission. There are many volunteers who lend their time to the week-long event each year. The Extension Complex is located at 255 John Paul Rd, Russellville, KY 42276.
“The Logan County Fair Board is made up of a variety of great community volunteers that have worked really hard to bring Logan County an outstanding county fair,” said Leann S. Martin, Logan County Cooperative Extension Agriculture & Natural Resource Agent.
Logan County has a very rich history with its county fair. In the past interest died down and the fair wasn’t as popular as it once was. However, that has all changed in the past few years, and interest is once again high.
“We would like to extend a thank you to our sponsors and the fair board for their time,” said Martin. “Summers Kirby and Sanders Funeral Home and Mike Baugh of Kentucky Farm Bureau for their help with the BBQ cook-off and Barry Joe Wright for his help with the tractor pull.”
Schedule of fair events:
Monday, July 18- beef show at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, July 19- Little Mr. & Miss Logan County Fair Pageant 6 p.m. and lamb, goat and pig show at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, July 20- gospel singing at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 21- karaoke contest at 6 p.m. and tractor pull at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, July 22- go cart racing at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 23- crafts/farmer’s market from 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m., mule pull, BBQ cook off at 4 p.m. and the truck tug of war at 5 p.m.
Saturday, July 30- horse show from 4-6 p.m.
The gospel singing will feature five different singing groups:
The Bilbrey’s- country style gospel
Come Together Praise Band- contemporary
The Garmon Family- southern gospel
Mt. Pleasant Gospel Band – mix selections
Pastor Dana Reed – gospel hymns
The program emcee will be Brent Summers. Don’t worry about getting hot because there will be comfortable seating with air conditioning. There is free admission, restrooms and concessions.
The karaoke contest will be hosted by Clay Bilyeu. The event is free for public spectators. There will be a $5 entry fee for each singer age division then a $5 entry fee for separate duet contest. Qualified judges will decide all winners. There will be trophies awarded to winners in the following category divisions:
Senior – 60 years and older male/female
Adult – 30 years to 59 years male/female
Young/youth – 29 years and younger male/female
New Duet Division – male or female combo
Overall Best Singers- male/female (all ages)
Singers should come in and register at 5:30 p.m. There will be concessions, restrooms and good seating.
For more info contact the Logan County Extension office at 270-726-6323.
To contact Chris Cooper, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 270-726-8394.