Fair coming to Chilton CountyBy Emily Beckett Published 4:27pm Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The Chilton County Fair will light up the fairgrounds in Clanton on Monday, Sept. 26 through Saturday, Oct. 1.
The Clanton Kiwanis Club is sponsoring this year’s fair featuring Kissel Rides and Shows.
Students from Jemison High School’s Key Club have volunteered to help each night.
“This is our ninth year to sponsor it,” said Kiwanis Club President Jimbo Patterson.
Patterson said the Kiwanis Club has donated thousands of dollars to charitable organizations from its annual fair proceeds, and “it’s changing the world one child and community at a time.”
Gates open at 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and between 5 and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, and all parking is free.
Admission is $4 for adults and free for children ages 3 and under. Armbands are $20 this year, but Patterson said local merchants are offering coupons for $5 off Monday through Thursday only.
“The armbands are the most popular thing people buy,” Patterson said. “They let you ride anything while you’re there.”
The armbands are valid for all rides the entire day on which they are purchased.
Ticket sheets and individual tickets for the rides will be available, too.
Other attractions include a kids’ art show, a quilting competition and a variety of booths in the exhibit hall.
The entertainment lineup for the week includes:
•Monday: Farm Fun for Families from 6-8 p.m. (antique tractor displays, mule team, wagons, work horses and little one’s farm fun).
•Monday: Chilton Dance and Twirl group at 6:30 p.m.
•Tuesday: Goat and Sheep Show at 6 p.m.
•Tuesday: Demolition Derby at 7 p.m.
•Thursday: Gospel/Country Singing from 7-9 p.m.
•Friday: Gospel/Country Singing from 7-9 p.m.
•Saturday: Beef Show at 3 p.m.
•Saturday: Concert – Divided Seasons Rock Band 7-9:30 p.m.