Washington County Fair releases 2013 schedule

WASHINGTON – The 2013 Washington County Agricultural Fair, with the theme, “Harvest Your Dreams,” will be held Aug. 9-17 at the county fairgrounds located at 2151 N. Main St.

The fair will include carnival rides and games; performances by singers, dancers and local high school bands; concerts; a variety of contests, from cooking and baking to livestock and showing; livestock exhibits and sales; harness racing; tractor and truck pulls; demolition derbies; rodeos; monster trucks; and a variety of food vendors.

The 2013 fair schedule is:

Aug. 9

4 p.m., judging the halls.

6 p.m., antique tractor pull, grandstand.

Aug. 10

9 a.m., lawn and garden tractor pull, grandstand.

9 a.m., Spam cooking contest for kids and adults, show tent.

10 a.m., cocoa cookie contest, show tent.

10:30 a.m., cocoa cake contest, show tent.

11 a.m., Blue Ribbon apple pie contest, show tent.

11:45 a.m., angel food cake contest, show tent.

12:30 p.m., Fleischman’s Yeast contest, show tent.

1 p.m., Bisquick family favorites, show tent.

1 p.m., pedal pull, Harry Hank Show Arena.

4 p.m., South Hills Keystone Barbershop Chorus, show tent.

5 p.m., horse and pony pull, show arena.

5 p.m., musician George Suhon, show tent.

6 p.m., fair opening, show tent.

7 p.m., fair queen contest, show tent.

7 p.m., country rock musicians leather and lace, grandstand.

8:30 p.m., country musician Colt Ford, grandstand.

Aug. 11

8 a.m., draft horse halter classes, show arena.

10 a.m., stockman contest, show arena.

11 a.m., church service, show tent.

11 a.m., Boer goat show, show arena.

noon, classic car show, grandstand.

noon, hitch classes and matched teams, grandstand.

2 p.m., pets on parade, show arena.

2 p.m., meet the 2013 fair queen, show arena.

3 p.m., Washington’s Got Talent winners, show tent.

4 p.m, Luanne’s School of Dance, show tent.

5 p.m., Tap’n Toes and All That Jazz, show tent.

5 p.m., market goat show, show arena.

7:30 p.m., doo-wop oldies spectacular, grandstand.

8 p.m., country musicians Black Horse, show tent.

9:45 p.m., Zambelli fireworks, grandstand.

Aug. 12

9 a.m., tractor driving contest, parking lot.

9 a.m., open and junior rabbit show, rabbit barn.

9 a.m., breeding hog show, show arena.

10 a.m., harness racing, grandstand.

11 a.m., spinning contest, wool room.

11 a.m., senior citizen activities, show tent.

1 p.m., kitchen band, show tent.

2 p.m., storyteller and folk artist Rick Bruening, show tent.

3 p.m., Dan and Galla, show tent.

4 p.m., market hog show, show arena.

5 p.m., Pioneer Cloggers, show tent.

6 p.m., Rick Bruening, show tent.

7 p.m., pro stock tractors and hot semis, grandstand.

8 p.m., Dan and Galla, show tent.

Aug. 13

9 a.m., 4-H meat rabbit pens and showmanship, show arena.

9 a.m., poultry show and showmanship, poultry barn.

9 a.m., beef cattle open and junior classes, show arena.

10 a.m., harness racing, grandstand.

2 p.m., prospect steer and heifer show, show arena.

5 p.m., Refugee, show tent.

6 p.m., market steer show, show arena.

7 p.m., monster trucks, grandstand.

8 p.m., karaoke with Dave McMurdy, show tent.

Aug. 14

8 a.m., light horse and pony halter classes, show arena.

9:30 a.m., junior dairy clipping, show arena.

10 a.m., 4-H modeling contest, show tent.

11:30 a.m., under-8 kiddie dairy showmanship, show arena.

noon, 4-H and Future Farmers of America dairy showmanship, show arena.

4 p.m., cheerleading exhibition, grandstand.

5 p.m., market lambs, show arena.

6 p.m., senior high school bands, grandstand.

8 p.m., country musicians Southern Detour, show tent.

8 p.m., school bus demolition derby, grandstand.

Aug. 15

8 a.m., breeding sheep open and junior classes, show arena.

9 a.m., 4-H horse and pony show, grandstand.

9 a.m., dairy show, show arena.

2 p.m., lead line contest, show arena.

5 p.m., 4-H benefit auction, show tent.

6 p.m., premier showmanship, show arena.

6 p.m., kids rodeo, grandstand.

8 p.m., professional rodeo, grandstand.

8 p.m., southern rock musicians Joseph Sisters, show tent.

8 p.m., hay hauling, show arena.

Aug. 16

9 a.m., 4-H horse and pony show, grandstand.

9 a.m., dairy goat show, show arena.

1 p.m., animals on hoof dressing, show arena.

3 p.m., Grace Christian Dance School, show tent.

4 p.m., Radio Disney, show tent.

6 p.m., market goats and rabbits, show arena.

7 p.m., street stock trucks and mini modified tractors, grandstand.

7 p.m., drummer boy Avery Molek, show tent.

8 p.m., Ruff Creek Band, show tent.

Aug. 17

9 a.m., farm tractor pull, grandstand.

10 a.m., market hogs, lambs and steers sale, show arena.

11 a.m., Artisans in Action, show tent.

noon, Bits’n Pieces, show tent.

1 p.m., Mid-Life Crisis, show tent.

2 p.m., Mon Valley Pickers, show tent.

3 p.m., bluegrass bands, show tent.

6 p.m., demolition derby, grandstand.

7 p.m., milk chugging, show arena.

8 p.m., Silent Partner, show tent.

Tickets are $9 per person Aug. 10, 12, 14 and 16-17; and $6 Aug. 11, 13 and 15.

Aug. 12 is senior citizen day, and those aged 65 and older have free admission all day, and Aug. 16 is children’s day and those aged 12 and younger have free admission until 4 p.m.

There is no charge for children 4 and younger who don’t ride. Week-long passes are $30, but don’t include rides.

Admission includes shows, entertainment, petting zoo, rides and parking. Parking is free at fairground lots.