2018-08-04 / Front Page

Timeless tradition kicks off Monday

Anyone looking for the timeless and true “country fair” experience can find it in the coming week when the Cameron County Fair kicks with the traditional tractor parade through downtown Emporium at 5 pm Monday, Aug. 6.

Farm and lawn tractors will progress down Fourth Street enroute to the fairgrounds, where the entertainment is wholesome and family-oriented, seemingly unaffected by the glitz and crass commercialism that has invaded many other county fairs in Pennsylvania.

All of the traditional events and some new ones are planned. As always, there will be no admission charge and parking will be free.

A wide variety of entertainment is planned. The popular amateur talent show, featuring vocal performances, comedy, dancing and instrumental performances, returns at 6:30 pm Tuesday.

Beaver Hall will be filled with homegrown fruits and vegetables, crafts, handknitted clothing, sewing, and baked and canned goods.

Schedule of events is as follows:

• Sunday, Aug. 5, Vesper Services at 7 pm.

• Monday, Aug 7, Emergency Volunteer Appreciation Night; 5 pm, tractor parade; 6 pm, opening and dedication; 6:30, goodies auction; 7, kids’ games and fun; 7-10 A New Legacy on stage.

• Tuesday, Aug 7, Small Business Night; 5:30 pm, taste table sponsored by CCHS Music Boosters; 6:30, Jan Hampton Memorial Zucchini Parade; 6:30, Cam­eron County’s Got Talent Contest; 7-10, Mountain Melodies on stage.

• Wednesday, Aug. 8, Jan Hampton Memorial Conservation Event; 7 pm, Howard Mincone strolling entertainment; 8-10 pm, entertainment on stage.

• Thursday, Aug. 9, Mil­itary Appreciation Night; 5 pm, cornhole tourna­ment; 5:30, chili cook- off; 6, redneck games; 7, nail-driving contest; 7, Howard Mincone stroll­ing entertainment; 7:30, pizza-eating contest; 7-10 pm, Old Skool on stage.

• Friday, Aug. 10, Fam­ily Night; 6:30 pm, beau­tiful baby contest winner announced; 7, crowning coronation ceremonies; 8, basket bonanza win­ners announced; 7-10 pm, karaoke with the royal court.

• Saturday, Aug. 11, 8:30 am, 14th annual Harvey Gribble Memorial Horseshoe Tournament.

Those interested in learning more about the fair can visit Cameron County Fair on Facebook.

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