The best 10 days in fall are coming

By WILLIAM HOLLOMAN
Staff Writer
Posted 9/15/21

The 72nd Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair is Sept. 30-Oct. 9

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The best 10 days in fall are coming

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“A Fair to Remember” is the theme for the 72nd annual Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair.

The 10-day event begins Sept. 30 and concludes Oct. 9.

The previous fair was cancelled due to COVID-19.

General admission is $7 for 13-and-older, $4 for 12-and-under and free admission for pre-school age children.

School tickets for free admission are good for Monday and Tuesday nights for grades K-12. There is a $3 off ride coupon on the back of each school ticket.

All-day wristbands are available for the Powers Great American Midway. Advance ticket discounts are available through Sept. 29.

Early-bird registration begins Sept. 25 from 9 a.m.-noon for receiving exhibits — animals, prepared foods, flowers, horticulture and field crops. Contests include Christmas decorating, scarecrow, Lego building, on-the-spot Lego building, “spuddy buddy,” a spelling bee, pie baking, livestock skill-a-thon, talent, cheerleading and tractor operation.

Additional competitions will focus on arts and crafts, photography, antiques, bottle collection, creative celebration/scrapbooking and the three R’s: reclaimed, repurposed and reused.

Livestock exhibits include poultry or rabbits, chickens, hogs, goats, lambs, beef heifers and two horse shows.

Outdoor events and contests do not have rain dates. If weather conditions are bad, fair officials may cancel the events.

The “Queen of the Fair” contest is Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. Four scholarships to the University of Mount Olive will be awarded.

The popular demolition derby is Oct. 9 at
1 p.m.

This year’s fair is in memory of Roy
Outlaw, Willie Outlaw and Belmon Baily. The trio worked with the fair for a combined 104 years. 

The Wayne County Livestock Development Association Inc. has owned the fair since 1948.

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