New details released for 2014 Chilton County Fair

Published 5:10 pm Friday, August 29, 2014

New details have been released for the 2014 Chilton County Fair, which will be held Oct. 14-18.

Scott Zuelzke with the Clanton Kiwanis Club said the event will be located this year at Clanton City Park, in the grassy area and parking lot near the playground.

Admission for the fair will be $2 per person, which is reduced from the $4 admission in 2013.

This will be the first year the event will not be held in its long-time location when it became a safety hazard for the adjacent Chilton County Airport.

Zuelzke said the fair will be open at 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

“As far as the number of rides this year, we are focusing more on the carnival aspect,” Zuelzke said. “We will still have some of the rides we have offered at the fair in the past. We will have rides for the little kids all the way up to rides for teenagers.”

Parking will be free and available in all of the surrounding parking lots to Clanton City Park.

The Clanton Kiwanis Club uses all fair proceeds to support different charitable organizations in the community, Zuelzke said.

In 2013, organizers started a Chilton County Fair Facebook page that included daily updates with information regarding events for the fair, which will also be available for 2014.

“The fair this year is going to be scaled-down version of what it has been in previous years,” Zuelzke said. “Due to the space, we will not have a cattle show, demolition derby or exhibit area. We just don’t have the facilities due to the smaller space. We are trying to keep it as clean and straightforward as possible.”

Zuelzke said the city of Clanton, and Sally Wall with Clanton Parks and Recreation, have been instrumental in helping the fair come together this year.

“We couldn’t have done this without the cooperation we have received from them,” Zuelzke said.

Zuelzke said organizers are currently working on developing a line-up of local entertainment to be offered each night at the fair.

For updates about the fair, Zuelzke encouraged residents to check the Chilton County Fair Facebook page.