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HC Oldtime Fair set to begin Friday

Hancock County’s Oldtime Fair will be held at Tomlinson Run State Park this weekend.

It runs Friday through Sunday. On Friday it will be open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with admission granted by a non-perishable food item donation to the F.I.S.H. Food Pantry. Admission will be one dollar on Saturday and Sunday, with the fair open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday with live music performances happening in the pavilion by the pool both days.

This year’s fair is introducing two new events, a Bike Night and Touch-a-Truck. The fair board also decided to bring back the Children’s Favorite Pet Contest, held at noon on Saturday.

“I’m excited to see the bike night and touch a truck, and to see how the two new events go, and how many people they bring in,” said Buddy Stewart fair board president.

The Bike Night is at 5 p.m. on Friday and there will be a DJ. Touch-a-Truck is on Saturday and lets participants interact with commercial trucks like fire engines.

Hancock County’s 4-H Teen Leaders Club will be hosting a 5K at 8 a.m. on Saturday with proceeds benefiting scholarships to the teen’s 4-H Summer Camp. There will also be 4-H members assisting with the race and other fair tasks.

There are numerous exhibits including craft, produce, and baked good categories. Other events include tractor games, a baked goods auction, a pie eating contest, and the American Classic Car Show. The Weirton Fire Department will have a Smoke House Set up to educate children about what to do during a fire, and Hancock County School’s Story Book Cafe will also be at the fair. Food and craft vendors will be set up, Shop with a Cop will have a dunk booth and the Hancock County Sheriff Department will be doing K9 demonstrations.

jriedel@reviewonline.com

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