CORINTH – A schedule that includes events thought of as “Old Time Fun!” bring home the theme of the Alcorn County Fair, which makes a return after more than a decade’s absence.
Events for the fair will be held Tuesday through Saturday, Sept. 13-17, at the Crossroads Arena and includes a full slate of family events – carnival rides, exhibits, beauty pageant, talent show, quilt show and more.
General gate admission to the fair is $3 on Tuesday; free on Wednesday and Thursday; and $5 on Friday and Saturday. Carnival rides are open Tuesday-Thursday 5-10 p.m.; Friday 3 p.m.-midnight and Saturday at 1 p.m.-midnight.
The schedule for other fair events includes:
* Tuesday: Tae Kwon Do exhibition, 6:45 p.m.; Cheer-off, 7-10 p.m.
* Wednesday: Magnolia Car Show, 6-10 p.m.; FCA night, 7-8:30 p.m.
* Thursday: Blue Ribbon exhibitors, 5-10 p.m.; Magnolia Car Show, 6-10 p.m.; Bluegrass music, 6-10 p.m. (Courthouse Pickers, Wayne Jerrolds amp& Savannah Grass, Hatchie Bottom Boys)
* Friday: Blue Ribbon exhibitors, 5-10 p.m.; Talent Show, 7-10 p.m.
* Saturday: Blue Ribbon exhibitors, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tractor Show and Pull, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Livestock Show, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Biggest Watermelon Contest, weigh-in 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Awards 2 p.m.; Beauty Pageant 2-6 p.m.; 4-H Horse Show, 4-6 p.m.; Ranch Rodeo, 7-9:30 p.m.
Although its being held the Saturday of the fair, the Alcorn County Beef Cattle Show is a freestanding event that has been building in popularity over several years. One of the organizers, Brian Clausel, said it has become one of the largest livestock shows in the state north of Jackson after several of the smaller events were discontinued.
The fair committee wanted to draw on that support to relaunch the fair, committee chairman Chris Porterfield has said, and County Director Patrick Poindexter said in the request for tourism funding support that he expects very high participation this year.
Fair organizers are still looking for more participation from Blue Ribbon exhibitors for categories of Fruits and Vegetables, Jams and Jellies and Pickles and Relishes.
The Quilt Show competition also remains open to additional participants from both professionals and amateurs. Their exhibits may be of the Large Quilts, Small Quilts, Wall Quilts and Antique/Vintage Quilts categories.
For more information about the fair, go online to http://alcornfair.com, or call for information at (662) 684-1160.
Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal Corinth Bureau