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Alcorn County fair gets underway
by Zack Steen
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Kids as young as five will take to the track this weekend at the Alcorn County Fair.

“Some will be so small, there daddy will have to walk beside to help them reach the pedals,” said Kossuth promoter Lee Roy Marlar. “It’s definitely going to be a fun event for folks to come see.”

Marlar is excited about the return of the Lawn Mower Pull to the Crossroads Arena fairgrounds on Saturday night. Set for 4 p.m., the event will feature multiple classes of all ages and more than 100 entries.

Similar to a tractor pull where lawn mower drivers compete to see who can pull a weighted sled the farthest in a dirt field, Marlar said it’s a growing sport.

“Everyone seems to want to give it a try,” he said. “I think that’s why we have some many more racers this year.”

The hot-rodded lawn mowers with larger tires and souped up engines can reach speeds over 10 miles-per-hour down the 300-foot track during the pulls.

Admission for the lawn mower pull is $8 and ages 5 and under are free.

Those who attend the pull event will also have access to all other fair events taking place at the time, including the Midway carnival, PCRA rodeo, petting zoo, pony rides, Teeny Weeny Circus and entertainment from Black Top 45 and Nashville recording artist Danielle Peck.

The seventh annual fair will kickoff Thursday night and include three days of family fun and fellowship.

The fair schedule includes:

Today

Admission, $5; ages 5 and under, free

• Photo displays, 5-10 p.m.

• Baked goods registration, 9 a.m.-12 noon

• Canned goods registration, 9 a.m.-12 noon

• Baked goods judging, 1 p.m.

• Canned goods judging, 1 p.m.

• Canned goods and baked goods display, 5-10 p.m.

• Carnival, 5-10 p.m.

• Excel by 5 Youth Health Screening, 4 p.m.

• Petting zoo, 5-10 p.m.

• Pony rides, 5-9 p.m.

• Teeny Weeny Circus (shows at intervals), 5-10 p.m.

• Thomas the Train, 5-10 p.m.

• Pickin’ at the Fair (Convention Center), 6 p.m.

• Steak Grilling Contest, 7 p.m.

• Battle of the Badges Challenge competition, 7 p.m.

• Wes Sheffield & the Slow Burners (Outdoor Stage), 7-11 p.m.

Friday

Admission, $5; ages 5 and under, free

• Photo displays, 5-10 p.m.

• Canned goods and baked goods display, 5-10 p.m.

• Carnival, 5-10 p.m.

• Cattle show registration, 12-9 p.m.

• Teeny Weeny Circus (shows at intervals), 5-10 p.m.

• Petting zoo, 5-10 p.m.

• Pony rides, 5-9 p.m.

• Thomas the Train, 5-10 p.m.

• Seed Tick Road (Outdoor Stage), 7-9 p.m.

• Tatum Shappley (Outdoor Stage), 9-11 p.m.

• PRCA Bull Riding Presented by JC Kitaif & Company (Outdoor Arena), 7 p.m.

Saturday

6 a.m.-2 p.m., $5 admission; 2 p.m.-until, $8 admission; ages 5 and under, free all day

• Cattle show, 9 a.m.

• Fairest of the Fair (Convention Center), 10 a.m. (registration, 9 a.m.)

• Prettiest Pet Contest (Convention Center), 3 p.m. (registration, 2 p.m.)

• Photo displays, 5-10 p.m.

• Canned goods and baked goods display, 5-10 p.m.

• Carnival, 2 p.m.-10 p.m.

• Cheer-Off, 5 p.m.

• Cow Patty Bingo, 7 p.m.

• Food Preservation Demo, 2 p.m.

• Lawn Mower Pull, 4 p.m.-until

• Cast Iron Demo. 5 p.m.

• Petting zoo, 5-10 p.m.

• Pony rides, 5-10 p.m.

• Teeny Weeny Circus (shows at intervals), 5-10 p.m.

• Thomas the Train, 5-10 p.m.

• PRCA Bull Riding Presented by JC Kitaif & Company (Outdoor Arena), 7 p.m.

• Black Top 45 (Outdoor Stage), 7-9 p.m.

• Danielle Peck (Outdoor Stage), 9-11 p.m.

(For more fair information, contact 662-287-7779 or visit alcornfair.com.)
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