Taylor County Fair is back in action, four days of fun scheduled

Photo courtesy of Taylor County Fair

PRUNTYTOWN—After the cancellation of last year’s event, the Taylor County Fair Board is happy to announce that the annual fair will be rolling back into town, providing family fun for everyone!

Set to take place from Wednesday, July 28 through Saturday, July 31, this year’s Taylor County Fair will boast everything from delicious, sweet and savory carnival food, to exhibits, vendors, livestock and live performances.

And while this year’s fair will have a slightly different and scaled down lineup, the board members are sure that everyone will have a great time during the four-day span. 

One of the major changes that folks might notice is the amusement company providing rides and games for the fair.

“Gambill Amusements wasn’t available to us this year and we were left without an amusement company,” said Taylor County Fair Board Secretary Julie Royce. “Thankfully, through some networking, we were able to get Myers Amusements, out of Summersville WV, to fit us into their circuit.”

However, to do so, she revealed that the board had to make the decision to reduce the annual event by one day.

“They needed one more day in order for them to have time to get to us from their previous festival and set up for our event,” Royce noted.

Although it is a new amusement outfit for the Taylor County Fair, Royce revealed that they will be affording guests with same number of rides to enjoy, with a different selection than those of previous fairs.

“We look forward to seeing how people like them,” she voiced. “We are just excited to bring this fun, family-friendly event back to the residents and guests of Taylor County.”

Because arrangements had to be made nearly a year in advance to book the Kid Bucks Game Show, pig racing and other events that fairgoers have come to know and enjoy, this year, those favorites will not be present.

“We weren’t certain COVID regulations would allow us to pull off a full fair until April or May, so we’ve had to plan everything in just a couple months,” Royce explained. “We still have track events, various food vendors, live music, rides, our Junior Livestock and 4-H kids, as well as other various forms of entertainment for folks to enjoy.”

She added that at the bequest of individuals, this year, the fair will boast artisan and craft vendors, something they are sure guests will enjoy.

“We’ve got a great list of artists coming to sell their creations and it is all handmade. There are folks selling handmade jewelry, clay creations, custom carved signs, home decor, handmade dream catchers, soaps and lotions and so much more,” Royce pronounced. “We’re hoping fairgoers will find some treasures to take home this year!”

On Wednesday, the Taylor County Fair will open with a Jeep/Car show, the 4-H lamb and goat show and musical entertainment by Tim Litvin. Thursday’s fairgoers will be treated to a night of excitement when professional wrestlers take to the ring, while the annual hog show draws in porcine fans at the annual hog show.

On Friday, guests will fill the stands down at the track for the annual Stock Truck Pulls; in the 4-H barn, junior live stockers will be showing off their prized steers; and the music stylings of Grym Sins will be heard over the hustle and bustle of the fair.

Finally, Saturday’s main event will have individuals getting down and dirty as competitors battle it out in the mud during the annual Mud Bog. Guests can head to the 4-H barn for the annual Livestock Sale and musical entertainment will be provided by Jeffrey Wayne.

Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. on July 28, 29, and 30, with the fun wrapping up at 10:00 p.m., then on July 31, the fair will be open from noon until 11:00 p.m.

The Taylor County Fair is a pay-one-price fair. The gate admission is $10 for guests one-year-old and older, and all paid admission includes carnival rides, outdoor track events, live music and ground entertainment.  

Children under one are admitted free onto the grounds.

With so many fun and exciting things to do, you won’t want to miss this year’s Taylor County Fair, where there’s family fun for everyone!

For more information, be sure to check out the Taylor County Fair’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/taylorcountyfairwv.

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