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ixty years ago, in the summer of 1959, the Daviess County Lions Club sponsored its first county fair at the old Colonial Riding Stables two miles east of Thruston on Kentucky 1389. Later, the fair moved to the Happy Go Lucky Ranch and then Ellis Speedway. In 1972, it moved into its current home in Philpot. Back then, county fairs were preceded by a big parade downtown, featuring all the Miss Daviess County Fair contestants. A lot has changed since then. And parades are no longer a part of the fair. But there’s plenty to do this year, Joan Hayden, spokeswoman for the fair, said recently. The action starts on Wednesday and runs through Saturday. There’s the ATV “The monster truck four-wheel mud bog, show was a huge a monster truck success last year,” show, the firefighter says fair spokeswoman challenge, the truck Joan Hayden. “It filled and tractor pull and Friday night the main arena,” which the fireworks. seats around 10,000. “We’ve added pony rides and a petting zoo this year,” Hayden said.  First Bite Fishing Tanks of Youngstown, Ohio, which has been in business since 2007, will be there with a huge tank full of water and fish.

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“They’ll be teaching kids to fish,” Hayden said. “And the kids get to keep the fish they catch.” The carnival rides are free — sponsored by Owensboro Health. “The monster truck show was a huge success last year,” Hayden said. “It filled the main arena.” The arena seats around 10,000. The Battle of the Bluegrass truck and tractor pull returns on July 12 and 13. There’s also a garden tractor pull. “We have a lot of new sponsors this year,” Hayden said. “We should do good if it doesn’t rain. Last year, we were very successful. But two years ago, it rained three out of four nights.” Years ago, the county fair was one of the few summer entertainment attractions in the county.

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But that’s changed. “There’s a lot of competition now,” Hayden said. “Owensboro has a  lot of diversity in entertainment. There is something to do every night.” But, she said, “We try to keep prices low. For There’s the ATV kids 3 to 12, it’s $8 and $10 four-wheel mud (depending on the night) bog, a monster and they can ride all the rides they want and play truck show, the laser tag free. That’s a really firefighter good deal.” Until recently, the carnival challenge, the truck and tractor attractions cost extra. “But most of them now pull and the want a percentage of the Friday night gate,” Hayden said. fireworks, with The fair is a week earlier than usual this year, she said. pony rides and a “We had to move it up a petting zoo week to get the truck and added to this tractor pull and the carnival,” year’s activities. Hayden said. Admission for adults is $10 on Wednesday and Thursday and $12 on Friday and Saturday. For children ages 3 to 12, it’s $8 on Wednesday and Thursday and $10 on Friday and Saturday. Children under 3 are admitted free.   *This story originally ran in the Venue section of the July 5 edition of the Messenger-Inquirer.

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2019 COCA-COLA CLASSIC OPEN TALENT SHOW The 2019 Coca-Cola Classic Open Talent Show will be held Saturday, July 13 at Bittel Hall. The first age group will begin performing at 6 p.m.

Age Divisions and Show Times • 6-12 years old: Registration at 5:30 p.m., show at 6 p.m. • 13-21 years old: Registration at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m.

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Mail entry forms to Latasha Shemwell, 3808 Placid Place West, Owensboro, KY 42303. The entry fee is $20 per person. Make checks payable to the Daviess County Lions Club.

First Place: $100 Second Place: $50 Third Place: $25 • There will be a first-, second- and third-place winner in each age group. • The top three scores from the 13-and-up group will advance to the state competition in August in Louisville. • The Lions Club reserves the right to combine age divisions if there are not enough entries.

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2019 FAIR SCHEDULE OF EVENTS July 10 5 p.m. — 4H/FFA Feeder Calf Show at Tom Curtsinger Building After calf show — Open Beef & Youth Fat Steer Show at Tom Curtsinger Building After fat steer show — Dairy Show at Tom Curtsinger Building 5 p.m.-closing — 4H, Garden Exhibits at East Exhibit Building 5 p.m.-closing — Commercial vendors at fairgrounds 5 p.m.-closing — Laser tag, inflatables, carnival rides, pony rides, and petting zoo (free with fair admission) at fairgrounds 7 p.m. — Firefighters Challenge at Miles Arena 7:30 p.m. — ATV 4-Wheel Mud Bogg at small arena

July 11 5-7 p.m. — Pit Party at Miles Arena 5 p.m.-closing — 4-H, Garden Exhibits at East Exhibit Building 5 p.m.-closing — Commercial vendors at fairgrounds 5 p.m.-closing — Laser tag, inflatables, carnival rides, pony rides, and petting zoo (free with fair admission) at fairgrounds 6 p.m. — Open Youth Market Swine Show at Tom Curtsinger Building 7:30 p.m. — Monster Truck Show at Miles Arena Messenger-Inquirer file photo

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July 12 5 p.m.-closing — 4-H, garden exhibits at East Exhibit Building 5 p.m.-closing — Commercial vendors at fairgrounds 5 p.m.-closing — Laser tag, inflatables, carnival rides, pony rides, and petting zoo (free with fair admission) at fairgrounds 6:30 p.m. — 4-H Rabbit Show at Tom Curtsinger Building 7 p.m. — 4-H Poultry Show at Tom Curtsinger Building/ Open Youth Lamb & Goat Show at Tom Curtsinger Building 7 p.m. — Truck & Tractor Pull — Battle of the Bluegrass at Miles Arena Fireworks over the fair during intermission

July 13 5 p.m.-closing — 4-H, garden exhibits at East Exhibit Building 5 p.m.-closing — Commercial vendors at fairgrounds 5 p.m.-closing — Laser tag, inflatables, carnival rides, pony rides, and petting zoo (free with fair admission) at fairgrounds 5:30 p.m. — Open talent show registration at Bittel Hall 6 p.m. — Open talent show at Bittel Hall 6 p.m. — Kids Pedal Tractor Pull–ages 3-12 at fairgrounds (free with admission) 7 p.m. — Truck & Tractor Pull — Battle of the Bluegrass at Miles Arena 7 p.m. — GCPA garden tractor and mini rod pull at small arena

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ADMISSION July 10-11 • Adults: $10 • Children 3-12 years: $8 • Children under 3 years: Free

July 12-13 • Adults: $12 • Children 3-12 years: $10 • Children under 3 years: Free • Gates open at 5 p.m. daily. • Carnival rides, laser tag, first bite fishing, inflatables, pony rides and petting zoo are free with paid admission. • There are no refunds for rainouts.

FAIRGROUND RULES The Daviess County Fair is planned and conducted according to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture regulations for the use of state funds. All precautions possible will be taken by the Daviess County Fair to prevent accidents to any person, animal, or property and to the destruction, loss, or abuse of any property, or to any and all exhibits, but will not be liable for any accidents that may occur to any person, animal, property, or exhibit while at the fairgrounds. • Disorderly conduct of any kind of forbidden. Those indulging will forfeit their right to remain on the fairgrounds. • Police protection will be provided at all times. • Open classes are open to all persons or exhibitors unless otherwise specified. • No alcoholic beverages or drugs are to be on the fairgrounds. • Entries made in 4-H, FFA, and FHA Classes must have been produced in conjunction with an approved project sponsored by these organizations. • All decisions made by judges and fair officials are final. • Dial 911 in the case of medical emergencies. • Announcements made on day of event take precedence over printed matter. • No firearms allowed.

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