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Rides, shows, games and more abound at area fairs

Jul. 07, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Get ready for corn dogs, funnel cakes, demolition derbies and carnival rides -- county fair season is here.

There are plenty of options and summertime fun coming to a fairground near you in the coming weeks. Here's a look at the basic details for several upcoming county fairs in the region.

Cabell County

When: July 22-27

Time: Gates open at 3 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday. Gates close at 11 p.m.

Where: Pumpkin Park, Milton

Tickets: Regular daily admission is $8 (includes carnival rides). Seniors $5 (no rides). Children ages 5 and under are admitted free but will need to purchase ride tickets. Weekly pass is $33 but must be purchased prior to opening day. All prices include parking.

Entertainment: Steel Magnolia (8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27), Gospel Night (July 25), pageants, local bands, Cabell County Fair Idol, parade, equine events, tractor/truck events, demolition derby, 4-H events, Motocross racing, fireworks (10:30 p.m. July 27), mud bog, kids games, carnival rides from Gambill Amusements and much more.

More information: Go online at www.cabellcountyfair.org.

Lawrence County (Ohio)

When: July 5-13

Time: Rides open at 4 p.m. Friday, July 5. Ride hours for the rest of the fair are 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and a noon Friday through Sunday. Gates are open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Lawrence County Fairgrounds, Proctorville, Ohio

Tickets: $10 per day, plus $5 parking; Full nine-day ticket is $40 and a full parking pass is $20.

Entertainment: Carnival rides by Michael's Amusements, Inc., Truck pulls, Demolition Derby, Motocross, Horse Pulls, Phillip Fox Band (July 8), David Lee Murphy (July 10), Chris Cagle (July 11), World Championship Rodeo, fireworks (July 12), exhibits and 4-H events including, games, livestock show and sales and more.

More information: Go online at www.lawrencecountyohiofair.com

Putnam County

When: July 13-20

Time: 4 to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday (rides open at 6 p.m.), 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays (rides open at noon), 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday (rides open at noon).

Where: Ernest Page Jr. Fairgrounds, Putnam County Park, Rt. 62, Eleanor, W.Va.

Tickets: $8 daily (ages 5 and up); Family Day, Sunday July 14, $5 per person (ages 5 and up); Senior Citizens Day, Thursday, July 18, $6; Season tickets are $30 (ages 5 and up) and must be purchased in advance or on opening day at the game. Purchase in advance at Eleanor Foodland, Whitt's Farm Supply, People's Federal Credit Union or through 4-Hers at 304-586-4001.

Entertainment: Carnival rides from Deshler Amusements, 4-H events, truck and tractor pulls, pageants, chainsaw carving, exhibits, karaoke, kids circus, demolition derby, motocross, rodeo, mud run, concerts including Henningsens (July 13), Offering Gospel Concert (July 14), Will Price and Harmony Falls (July 15), Daniel Harrison and 51 Band (July 16), Bluegrass night with Bruce Hill (July 17), Charlie Abstein and Distant Thunder (July 19), and Love and Theft (July 20).

More information: Go online at www.putnamcountyfairwv.com.

Boyd County

When: July 23-27

Time: Gates open at 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: Boyd County Fairgrounds, Coalton, Ky.

Tickets: $8 per person, $1 parking.

Entertainment: Carnival rides, demolition derby, mudbog, barrel racing, variety show, children's pageants, equine events, livestock shows, 4-H, Home Economics and Fine Arts shows, OCW Wrestling, Steve-O the magician, The Primitives (July 27), Bronson Bush and Head South Band (July 27), Outrider (July 27), Music City Brass (July 25, 26 and 27).

More information: Go online at www.boydcountyfair.com or call 606-928-7190.

Wayne County

When: Aug. 6-9

Time: 4-10 p.m. daily

Where: Camden Park, 5000 Waverly Road, Huntington

Tickets: $12 plus tax, ages 3 and under are free, seniors ages 55 and up $8; four-day pass $35; free parking

Entertainment: Beauty pageant, children's games, local and area vendors, clowns and face painting, horse show and 4-H livestock show, amusement rides, garden produce, arts and crafts, canned foods, quilts, 4-H projects, concerts by Ronnie McDowell (Aug. 7), Primitive Quartet (Aug. 8), Good Shepherd Quartet (Aug. 9) and Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver (Aug. 8).

More information: Go online at www.waynecountyfair-wv.com

Mason County

When: Aug. 5-10

Time: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Saturday; 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday.

Where: Mason County Fairgrounds, Point Pleasant

Tickets: $8 per day (includes entertainment, stage shows and rides), ages 2 and under are free. Season is $25 for all week (does not include rides). Season pass holders may get a daily ride stamp for $5. Passes must be purchased in advance. Tuesday is Senior Citizens Day where ages 60 and over are admitted free. Wednesday and Thursday are Discount Days with general admission tickets for $5 until 3 p.m.

Entertainment: Carnival rides, pageants, motocross, camping, livestock shows, 4-H events, tractor pulls, demolition derby, games, mudbog, horse show, concerts featuring The Talleys (Aug. 6), Mr Speed, KISS Tribute Band (Aug. 7), Steel Magnolia (Aug. 8), Lyndsey Highlander (Aug. 9), Little Texas (Aug. 9), Jo Dee Messina (Aug. 10)

More information: Go online at www.masoncountyfairwv.com or call 304-675-5463.