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Pike County Fair Celebrates 100 Years With 4-H Traditions

The final day is Saturday, July 31st. The community can enjoy the car show, free carnival rides, and Supercross Races.

Posted: Jul 30, 2021 9:35 PM
Updated: Jul 30, 2021 10:56 PM

The Pike County Fair is celebrating 100 years of entertaining and educating the community. 

On Friday evening, the 4-H members who participated in livestock or horse projects were able to cap off their year with the Livestock Auction.

During the event, more than 70 animals were bid on by local businesses and community members. However, the buyers didn't actually purchase the animals, instead, they make a donation to the project.

That donation goes on to help 4-Hers fund next year's livestock project or many put that money towards future college tuition.

These types of traditions are part of the program 4-H volunteers continue to carry on year after year.

"The work that the kids put into them over the years, that’s been something that’s been happening for 100 years," said Kara Willis, Pike Co. Fair Board President. Who went on to say the entertainment of the fair has adapted. "Events and things change, it changes from goat buggy races to now demolition derbies."

When asked why they enjoy 4-H, two Pike County members agreed, it is the learning opportunities folded into activities that are unique and exciting.

"It’s a great experience. You meet a lot of new people. You learn so many new things. I’m definitely glad that I chose to do 4-H," said Maddie Williams, a graduating senior who participated in her last county fair.

As a younger member, Noah Willis echoed the sentiment, "There is a lot of activities you get to do. Most of them are fun; a lot of them are about learning new things. Others teach you about the world."

Saturday wraps up the 100th Anniversary of the Pike County Fair

Big events include the Car Show at 10 am, the Pike County's Got Talent which starts at noon, free carnival rides open at 4:30 pm, and the Supercross Races revs up at 7 pm.

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