The DeKalb County Fair begins its annual weeklong run Monday through Saturday, July 18-23
With the theme "Grandpa Fair of the South Celebrates 160 years of Burlap & Bling in 2016”, this year's fair will feature another fun filled week of activities along with rides by the Family Attractions Amusement Company and a new event, “ Lip Sync Battle”. Contestants will lip sync to their favorite song on Monday night for a chance to place in Friday night’s finale where the winner will take home the Lip Sync Battle trophy and $250 cash. First runner-up will receive $150 cash and the second runner up will get a $50 cash prize.
The catalog of premium rules for exhibit entries at the Kenneth Sandlin Center is now available. (Click Link Below)
Entry Dates and Times
*Non-Perishable Items Only will be accepted on Saturday, July 9 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Kenneth Sandlin Center
*Perishable Items ONLY will be taken in on Saturday, July 16 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Kenneth Sandlin Center
Entries are also being sought for the DeKalb County Fair's Decorated Hay Contest featuring three categories:
Decorated Round Bale
Decorated Square Bale
Open to any youth or adult resident of DeKalb County
Hay can be entered Saturday July 16th - From 10:00 am till 2:00 pm
Meanwhile, the DeKalb County Fair 5K and Fun Run will be July 16. Registration begins at 6:00 pm at the Fairgrounds. The Run will start at 6:30 PM. Pre-registration available through July 9 at Liberty State Bank and the Smithville Review or by contacting Matt Boss at 615-464-8627. Pre-registration guarantees a DeKalb County Fair 5K T-Shirt. The entry fee is $15 for youth and $20 for adults. Parking available behind Fair Office. For more info. contact Matt Boss at number above. Proceeds will go to Run Down, a local non-profit organization in DeKalb County supporting people with Down Syndrome.
Fair pageant applications are available for ages one day through 20. You may download applications from www.dekalbcountyfairtn.com. or CLICK THE LINK BELOW
Fair events each night are as follows:
Monday, July 18: Cattle Show at the Grandstand at 6:00 p.m.; Open Rodeo at the T.C. McMillen Arena at 7:30 p.m.; Junior Fair Princess Pageant for contestants ages 13-16 at 6:00 p.m. followed by the Fairest of the Fair Pageant for contestants ages 17 to 20 at the Lions Club Pavilion; Lip Sync Battle Round 1; and (2- $500 cash drawings) at 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 19: Little Mr. and Miss Pageant for contestants ages 4-6 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lions Club Pavilion followed by a Comedy Hypnotist Show; Corn hole Contest at 7:00 p.m. at the Grandstand; Go-Cart Racing at 7:00 p.m. at the T.C. McMillen Arena and (2- $500 cash drawings) at 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 20: WSMV-TV's Snowbird will greet fairgoers from 5-7 p.m. at the main gate; Little Miss Princess Pageant for contestants ages 7-9 at 6:00 p.m. followed by the Miss Sweetheart Pageant for those ages 10-12 at the Lions Club Pavilion; 4 Wheeler and Motorcycle Racing at 7:00 p.m. at the T.C. McMillen Arena; Kids Peddle Tractor Pull at the Grandstand at 7:00 p.m. ; and (2- $500 cash drawings) at 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 21: Junior Goat Show at 6:00 p.m. at the Tot Kelly Barn; Baby Show at 6:00 p.m. at the Lions Club Pavilion followed by a Vintage Variety Show; Omega Force Strongmen at 7:00 p.m. at the T.C. McMillen Arena; and (2- $500 cash drawings) at 9:30 p.m.
Friday, July 22: Toddler Show for contestants 13 months to 48 months at 6:00 p.m. followed by Lip Sync Battle Finale at the Lions Club Pavilion: ATV-Mini Rods-Outlaws Pulling at 7:00 p.m. at the T.C. McMillen Arena; a Horse Show at 6:00 p.m. at the Grandstand; and (2- $500 cash drawings) at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 23: Blind Draw Horseshoe Tournament at the Tot Kelly barn at Noon.; Gospel Singing at the Lions Club Pavilion at 5:00 p.m.; Super Tractor and Truck Pull at 7:00 p.m. at the T.C. McMillen Arena: and (2- $500 cash drawings) at 9:30 p.m.
Take a stroll down Memory Lane and enjoy nightly entertainment at the Memory Lane Stage in Memory Village.
Memory Lane Stage Events are as follows:
Monday Night July 18
6:30-8:30 pm —Karaoke Night
Tuesday Night July 19
6:30-7:30 pm—Dessa Ray
Wednesday Night July 20
6:30-7:30 pm—Donny Barthelemy
Thursday Night July 21
7:45-8:45 pm— Terri Lynn Weaver
Friday Night July 22
7:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.-Elvis
8:30 p.m.-until-Bryan Keith
Saturday Night July 23
6:30-7:30 pm— Mid State Cloggers
7:45 p.m.-8:45 p.m.-Evermean Evergreen Cloggers
Events subject to change without notice.
Rides on the Midway will be provided by the Family Attractions Amusement Company. Unlimited rides will be available for $15.00 on Monday night; $16.00 on Tuesday night; $14.00 on Wednesday and $18.00 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Admission to the fair is $4.00 per person. Children age four and younger will be admitted free! Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. The exhibit building is open from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Parking is Free!
For more information, call 615-529-FAIR or visit on-line at www.dekalbcountyfairtn.com.