Shelby County Fair comes to town
By PHOEBE DONALD ROBINSON/For the Reporter
The 64th Annual Shelby County Fair is coming to town September 16-21, 2013 at the Shelby County Exhibition Center located on Highway 70 outside Columbiana. The Kiwanis Clubs of Columbiana and Chelsea produce the non-profit fair, which returns thousands of dollars back to local schools, scouting group, youth activities, FFA, scholarships and other charities that serve the “children of the world.”
The 2013 SC Fair theme is “Farming Feeds.” Bring a non-perishable item to be donated to the Shelby Baptist Association Food Bank and get a chance to win a flat screen TV (one item per person per day).
Midway opens at 6 p.m. Monday – Friday and 3 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $10, which pays for all rides and live entertainment. Senior day is Saturday from 3-7 p.m. with tickets reduced to $5 for seniors ages 55 and over.
The opening ceremony will be Monday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. School choirs or dance groups will perform at 6:30 p.m. Michael Dean and Memphis will perform Friday at 7 p.m. Livestock shows will be Monday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. Monday for junior dairy and goat; Tuesday, Sept. 17 for junior beef cattle; Wednesday, Sept. 18 for junior market and breeding meat goat; and Saturday, Sept. 21 at 1:30 p.m. for junior market hog.
Other dates include:
• Registration and entry tags available Aug. 29.
• Exhibit registration is Sept. 13 from 3-6 p.m. and Sept. 14 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
• Baked goods, cut flowers and live arrangements registration is Sept. 16 from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
• Removal of goods is Sept. 22 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Department superintendents are: fresh produce, Jack and Edna Stone; canned and dried foods, Maureen Mayfield; baked goods, Doug Schofield; sewing, Connie Wheeler; crafts, Sue Eddins; horticulture, Charles and Joyce Payne; art and photography TBA; booths, livestock and registration, Michael Letlow; livestock shows, Cliff Allen; and entertainment, Connie Wheeler.
For more information and to register, visit Alshelbycountyfair.com.
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