The 114th Annual Lincoln County Fair is celebrating “Old Things and New Fair Dreams” as it gets underway this Saturday, Sept. 8, and continues through Sept. 15.
The 2018 Lincoln County Fair continues to celebrate the county’s agricultural heritage with exhibits, events and competitions that involve all ages. An antique tractor exhibit in front of the grandstands, crafts and handwork on display at the Creative Living Building, and products exemplifying the farming skills of locals at the Darrell Hale 4-H Building are just a few of the “Old Things” featured again this year.
“New Fair Dreams” will be celebrated with The Colt Music Festival Saturday night, featuring five bands plus Colt Ford himself. A full slate of nightly entertainment at the grandstands follows, with the Non-Sanctioned Truck and Tractor Pull on Monday, harness races Tuesday, the groups Four on the Floor and Entice Wednesday, Monster Trucks and Stunt Motorcycles Thursday, the Sanctioned Truck and Tractor Pull Friday, and the Power Wheels Derby, local entertainer Logan Wheat, and the Demolition Derby Saturday.
Throughout the week, Bell City Amusements will provide the bright lights and thrilling rides on the midway.
Two lucky attendees at this year’s Lincoln County Fair will drive away in brand new cars as a result of giveaways this year.
A new 2018 Toyota Camry, valued at $26,144, and a 2018 Toyota Corolla, valued at $22,763, will be given away during the 2018 Lincoln County Fair, thanks to the generosity of nine local sponsors – Landers McLarty Toyota, Belle City Amusements, Daikin/Goodman, FirstBank, Stovall’s Body Shop and Towing, the Bank of Lincoln County, Holt’s IGA, Lincoln Paving, and SJ&L General Contractors.
The 2018 Toyota Corolla will be given away at 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, and the Toyota Camry will be given away at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15.
“Every paid admission gets a ticket to the drawings on Thursday and Saturday nights,” said Randy Cowley, president of the Lincoln County Fair Association. “The more you come, the more chances you have of winning! Just put your tickets in the boxes every day and be in front of the grandstands on Thursday night, Sept. 13, and then again on Saturday night, Sept. 15, to win either the Toyota Corolla or the Toyota Camry.”
Gates will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, for the 2018 Lincoln County Fair. The day will also be armband day – for gate admission of $22, you can ride all the rides you want to throughout the day. The 18th annual Barbecue Cook-Off will begin at 11 a.m., and the afternoon and evening’s entertainment will feature the Colt Ford and Friends Festival, with music starting at 4 p.m. Sarah Ross, Cypress Spring, the Davisson Brothers Band, Charlie Farley, Waterloo Revival, and finally Colt Ford will be live in concert on the Jack Daniel’s Stage.
Sunday, Sept. 9, with gate admission for $8, ages 6 and up, will be free to active military, veterans, first responders and law enforcement with identification. Armbands will be available for $20 for all you can ride from 1-5:30 p.m. and $25 from 1 p.m. to close. The day will also feature a miniature horse fun show and stick horse races, followed by the always favorite quarter horse races at 1:30 p.m. with $2,000 added purse money. A $500 cash giveaway will also be held.
Monday, Sept. 10, another day with gate admission at $8, will be free for all students. Armbands will be available for $15 each. The Junior Miss, Miss Teen and Fairest of the Fair pageants will get underway at 7 p.m. on the Fayetteville Lumber Stage, and at the grandstands, a non-sanctioned Truck and Tractor Pull will begin at 7 p.m. Another $500 giveaway is also scheduled in front of the grandstands at 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 11, another $8 admission day, with $2 admission for seniors ages 62 and up, will feature an antique tractor exhibit. Harness races are also on tap at 2 and 7 p.m., with the Century Farms recognition ceremony during the evening races. The Tiny Miss, Little Miss, and Young Miss pageants will begin at 7 p.m., again on the Fayetteville Lumber Stage. A trailer 14-foot PJ Trailer, donated by Wholesale Trailer, will be given away at the grandstands at 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 12, gate admission $8 for ages 6 and up, will include harness races at 2 p.m. Four on the Floor will perform at 6 p.m. on the Jack Daniel’s Stage, and on the Fayetteville Lumber Stage at 7:30, Pro Wrestling will be held. Another $500 cash giveaway is planned at 9 p.m. in front of the grandstands, and the band Entice will perform on the Jack Daniel’s Stage at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 13, gate admission $10, will feature harness races at 2 p.m., a performance by the Dance Academy on the Fayetteville Lumber Stage at 7 p.m., and the Monster Truck and Motorcycle Stunt Show at the grandstands at 8 p.m. The 2018 Toyota Corolla will be given away at 9 p.m. in front of the grandstands.
Friday, Sept. 14, gate admission $12, will include harness races at 2 p.m. Backstage Dance will perform at 6:30 p.m., followed by Cheer Magic All-Stars at 7:30 p.m. on the Fayetteville Lumber Stage. The Sanctioned Truck and Tractor Pull is set for the grandstands at 7 p.m. A Kubota RTV/lawnmower will be given away at 9 p.m. in front of the grandstands.
Saturday, Sept. 15, gate admission $12, will feature armband day, all you can ride for $20 from 1-5:30 p.m. or $30 from 1 p.m. to close. Harness races will start at 1 p.m., with the draft horse and mule shows starting at 5 p.m. The Power Wheels Derby, ages 3-7, will start at 6 p.m., followed by the Demolition Derby at 7 p.m. Logan Wheat, a local entertainer, will perform on the Fayetteville Lumber Stage at 7 p.m. The final car giveaway will close out the night at 9 p.m. in front of the grandstands.