Shelby County 66th Fair is Oct. 5-10

Published 4:40 pm Tuesday, September 29, 2015

First cousins Bird and Tripp Robinson enjoy the Shelby County Fair's rides. (Contributed)

First cousins Bird and Tripp Robinson enjoy the Shelby County Fair’s rides. (Contributed)

By PHOEBE DONALD ROBINSON / Community Columnist

The only non-profit Shelby County Fair sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Columbiana is coming Oct. 5-10 at the Shelby County Exhibition Center on Alabama 70 in Columbiana.

For 66 years the fair has given back thousands of dollars to Shelby County through your support! This cost of admission is $12, which includes free entertainment and all rides.

This admission fee will go back into the community to support Shelby County schools, youth groups, scholarships, 4-H and more.

The fair is dedicated to long-time Kiwanis member and fair supporter Mr. Clyde C. Aycock. Aycock is a member of Columbiana United Methodist Church and was treasurer for the Skillet Bird Fund for many years.

He was also the fair’s treasurer and volunteer for many, many years.

In honor of his dedication to the Kiwanis Club of Columbiana and his many years of service and support to the Shelby County Fair and his community, the 66th Annual Shelby County Fair is dedicated to Mr. Clyde C. Aycock.

The gates open at 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 3 p.m. on Saturday.

In addition to the fair’s traditional activities of livestock shows Monday through Thursday and Saturday, carnival rides each day, crafts, canned goods, horticulture, arts and photography competitions, there will be two new events, Miss Shelby County Fair and Talent Show.

Tuesday, Oct. 6 Petite and Little Miss Shelby County Fair will be crowned.

Wednesday, Oct 7 Jr. Miss Shelby County Fair and Thursday Oct. 8 Miss Shelby County Fair will be crowned.

Friday, Oct. 9 is senior Night with tickets costing $6 for seniors 55 and over.

Saturday, Oct. 10will be the First Annual Talent Contest with different divisions by age.

The theme of the 2015 fair is “Grown in Alabama.”

Sid Wheeler is president of the Columbiana Kiwanis Club. Fair manager is Michael Letlow, who also handles event registration.

Department chairs are: Connie Wheeler, produce, baked goods, entertainment and talent contest; Vicki Letlow, canned and dried foods, livestock shows, and Miss Shelby County Fair; Sue Eddins, crafts; Sarah Richardson, arts and photography; and Bunny Benson, sewing.

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