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The 2017 Prentiss County Fair Aug. 16-19 will feature the traditional mix of midway fun plus rodeo excitement, tractor pull, go cart race and a concert that will include singing by one of the county’s elected officials — first district supervisor James Ray Plaxico, along with area band Sweet Tea Jubilee.

The fair will be held on the grounds of the Prentiss County Agri-Center on North Second Street in Booneville.

Agri-Center Director Johnny Cole issues a special invitation to the public to visit the fair and see all the sights it has to offer.

Events kick off Wednesday, Aug. 16 with Senior Citizens Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring a free lunch, entertainment by Ray Livingston and the Hobo Highsteppers, plus Kay Bain.

The popular Teacake Contest takes place during Senior Citizens Day where citizens ages 55 and older are invited to bring a plate with 24 or more of their best teacakes by 10 a.m.

Monetary prizes of $100, $50 and $25 will be awarded to the top three winners who must be present or forfeit their winnings.

Senior Citizens Day sponsors are The Hobo Highsteppers, Renasant Bank and Prentiss County Extension Service.

The musical concert takes place Thursday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. featuring area band Sweet Tea Jubilee. One of the band members is Ivan Pannell, the nephew of Prentiss County First District Supervisor James Ray Plaxico.

Plaxico’s performance was such a hit last year he will sing again for fair-goers this year. Also singing will be Gerald Price of Alcorn County. They will be accompanied by Sweet Tea Jubilee.

The $5 gate fee on Thursday night gets fair-goers in to the concert and midway.

Events Friday, Aug. 18 features the youth rodeo at 7 p.m.

Saturday events on Aug. 19 will be a tractor pull at 1 p.m., the Eddie Burns Memorial Go Cart race at 6 p.m. (practice begins at 10 a.m. and qualifying at 1 p.m.) with the adult rodeo getting underway at 7 p.m.

The midway opens at 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday.

There is a $5 gate fee and children under 5 will be admitted free.

Gates open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 5 and Saturday at noon.

Armbands Wednesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. will cost $17 while armbands on Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. are $20.

The midway will be presented by Mississippi Delta Shows.

The exhibit room feaaturing exhibits will open nightly at 5 and during Senior Citizens Day on Wednesday.

Concessions will be available inside the Agri-Center featuring hamburgers, hotdogs, popcorn, nachos and ice cold Coca Cola products.
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