The smell of funnel cakes is in the air, you hear the screams of happy children as they ride the rides and you hear the men cheering on for their favorite tractor or demolition derby car and you know its fair time!!  Then on to the horses, the pigs, the cows, the vegetable and of course the pageants!!!

The Grant County Fair located in Grant County, Kentucky on US 25, at Grant Park, kicks off its 2011 Fair on Friday, July 29, 2011 at 7:00pm with the Youth Talent Competition, Dead Weight Tractor Pull, Mud Run and Horse Show.  Gates open at 5:00pm and admission that night is $5.00 at the gate.  The rest of the weeks schedule is as follows:

Saturday, July 30 (No Rides - Admission at the Gate $5.00)
9:30 am 4-H/FFA Poultry Show
10:00am Baby Show (Amphitheater)
2:00pm Toddler Show (Amphitheater)
5:00pm 4-H/FFA Rabbit Show
5:00pm Walking Horse Show (Horse Ring)
7:00pm Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series (Main Track)

Monday, August 1. 2011 (Rides open at 6pm) Admission is $8.00
6:00pm 4-H Cloverbuds Livestock Show
7:00pm Grand County Only Horse Show
7:00pm ORVTPA Truck and Tractor Pull (Main Track)
7:30pm Cornhole Tournament
8:00pm Miss Grand County Fair Pageant (Amphitheater)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 (Rides open at 6pm) Admission is $8.00
5:00pm 4-H/FFA/open Market Goat Show
1:00pm 4-H/FFA Tractor Driving Contest
7:00pm Open Youth & GC 4-H Contest Horse Show
7:00pm NKTPA Truck & Tractor Pull (Main Track)
7:30pm Cornhole Tournament
8:00pm Miss Teen Pageant (Amphitheater)

Wednesday, August 3, 20011 (Rides open at 6pm) Admission is $8.00
10:00am 4-H/FFA/Open Swine Show (enter at 8:30am)
7:00pm 4-H/FFA/open Dairy Goat Show
6:00pm Motocross Race (Motocross Track)
7:00pm Truck & Tractor Pull (Truck & Tractor Pull Track)
7:00pm Horseshoe Contest
8:00pm Little Miss Junior Pageant (Amphitheater)
8:30pm Miss Pre Teen Pageant (Amphitheater)

Thursday, August 4, 2011 (Rides open at 6pm) Admission is $8.00
10:30am 4-H/FFA & open Dairy Show (enter at 9:30am)
7:00pm 4-H/FFA & Open Sheet Show (enter at 6:00pm)
6:00pm Family & Children's Fun Night
7:00pm Garden Tractor Pull (Track 2)
7:00pm Hudnall Small Truck Pull (Main Track)
7:00pm Performance by Shelly's Gymnastics (Amph.)
7:00pm Horseshoe Contest
7:30pm Corn Hole Tournament Championship

Friday, August 5, 2011 (Rides open at 6pm) Admission is $8.00
4:00pm 4-H/FFA Beef Show (enter at 3:00pm)
6:00pm Open Beef Show (enter at 4:00pm)
7:00pm NKTTA Truck Tuggers Tu O War (Track 2)
7:00pm Blue Grass Horse Pull (Horse Ring)
7:00pm Truck Drag Racing (Truck & Tractor Pull Track)
7:00pm Horseshoe Championship
8:00pm Little Miss & Mister Pageant (Amphitheater)

Saturday, August 6, 2011 (Rides Open at 6pm) Admission is $8.00
9-11am Remove All Exhibits & Pick Up Premium Checks
8:00am Mile Race (Grant County High School Track)
10:00am 4-H Cat Show (enter at 9:30am)
10:00am Miniature Horse Show
1:30pm 4-H/FFA Show of Showmen
4:30pm Open Pet Show (enter at 4:00pm)
5:00pm Remote Control Truck Pull (Horse Racing)
7:00pm 4-H/FFA Sale of Champions (Buyer's Meal 5:30pm)
7:00pm Demo Derby (Demo Derby Track)
7:00pm ATV Dirt Drag (Main Track)
8:00pm Arm Wrestling (weigh-in 7:30pm)
8:00pm Live Music by Quentin Flagg (Amphitheater)

You can buy discounted fair tickets at Dry Ridge Toyota in the parts department for $6.00 each.  This is an exclusive offer that is only being offered at Dry Ridge Toyota.  The ticket includes access to unlimited rides, shows and events.  Free parking and shuttle service is also available from the Grant County Middle School.

Have fun and see you at the fair!!!!

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