Clay County Fair is scheduled for June 8-12

CELINA-A jam-packed schedule featuring a main event each night will highlight the Clay County Fair, set here June 8-12.

The Fairest of the Fair beauty pageant will actually kick off the fair week this Saturday, June 5, at Clay County High School (see related story in this week’s HORIZON), and the midway and nightly events will start on Tuesday, June 8.

The midway and all the fair events except the pageant will be held at the Clay County Recreational Park on the west bank of the Cumberland River.

The James Gang will provide the midway rides Tuesday through Saturday for the fifth consecutive year. James Gang Amusements is from Andalusia (AL), and provides midway entertainment across six states in the southeast.  The midway will open at 6 p.m. each evening.

Many events set

Among the other events that will be held in connection with the fair are:

• TUESDAY: The Annual Senior Day, on June 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held at the Women’s Building on the fairgrounds complex, and will include games, music, door prizes and a free lunch (several vendors will be on hand) and live music in the arena.

• WEDNESDAY: Flower and plant competition (with dozens of categories); quilt, craft and needlework show; canning and baked goods entries (all entries can be made from noon until 6 p.m.); kids’ night (free admission to school age students); 4-H entries for dozens of categories (10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.); photography show; antiques show; and the Bullwhip Rodeo with bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing, and more in the arena starting at 7 p.m.

• THURSDAY: arts/crafts/etc. shows continue; and Youth 4-wheeler and motorcycle rodeo in arena at 7 p.m.

• FRIDAY: Quarter horse show at 6:30 p.m. (13 different classes); and dog show at 6 p.m., with registration starting at 5:15 (11 categories).

• SATURDAY: Archery shoot beginning at 9 a.m.; Uncle Bud’s Tractor Pull at 3 p.m.; the “Pick Tennessee” Cook-Off (entries from 3-4:30, judging at 5); 4-H sheep show at 6 p.m. in the ag building; and an adult motorcycle and ATV rodeo at 7 p.m. in the arena.