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Rain dampens start of Lincoln Co. Fair

STANFORD — Despite gloom and rain, the annual Lincoln County Fair opened for another year Monday.

Due to the torrential downpour, the first day of the fair got off to a slow start with all contests and competitions delayed for over an hour; the
Kissel Entertainment rides and games without any customers for about the same time; and the fireworks postponed. The Floral Hall exhibit and food vendors were the only ones seeing much foot traffic.

But eventually, all things — with the exception of the fireworks — were a go after the rain started to ease up. As fair-goers started coming through the gates, the rides started spinning and rolling and the contests and competitions began.

The fireworks display has been rescheduled for Friday night around 10 p.m.

The Fair schedule for the rest of the week includes:

Today (Thursday)

7 p.m. — Backseat Driving Contest (near the basketball court).

7 p.m. — Goat Show (Livestock Show Barn).

7 p.m. — Singles Cornhole Tournament (basketball court).

7 p.m. — Little Miss & Mister(pageant building).

7:30 p.m. — Kentucky Outlaw Pulling Series (Motor Sports Track).

8 p.m. — Tiny Tots (pageant building).

Friday

10-11:30 a.m. — Fair open to all senior citizens; free admission.

6:30 p.m. — Youth Poultry Show (Livestock Show Barn). A Rabbit Hopping contest will follow the regular Rabbit Show.

7 p.m. — Backseat Driving Contest (near the basketball court).

7 p.m. — Coca-Cola Talent Contest (pageant building).

7:30 p.m. — KTPA Truck/Tractor Pull (Motor Sports Track).

Saturday

5:30 p.m. — 4-H, FFA, Youth Rabbit Show (Livestock Show Barn).

7 p.m. — Horseshoe Pitching Singles and Doubles (horseshoe pits).

7:30 p.m. — KTPA Truck/Tractor Pull (Motor Sports Track).

7:30 p.m. — USWF Pro Wrestling (pageant building).

The Floral Hall is open through Friday and Kissel Entertainment Rides, the Commercial Hall exhibits and magician Mark Comley are open and performing Monday through Saturday.

A new item at the fair this year is the Torres One-Ring Family Circus and Daredevil Show. The high-action show runs from 6 to 10 p.m. throughout the Fair’s six-day run.

Admission to the fair is $10 per person.