Brooke Fair offers something for all

County fairs offer something for just about everyone.

And, if you need another reminder, you need look no further than the Brooke County Fair.

This year’s edition of the annual event, which officially opens Friday and runs through Sunday at Brooke Hills Park, will feature a wide variety of food, games and entertainment.

The weekend will include stunt shows, birds of prey demonstrations, the annual tug-of-war event among pupils from the county’s intermediate schools, a mud volleyball tournament involving pupils from Brooke Middle School, a twins day competition, a chili cook-off, food and craft vendors, re-enactors, a chain saw carver and a car show by the Ohio Valley Jeep Alliance. Plus, each day will end with a movie shown on the park’s new screen.

There will be plenty of music during the weekend, a baked goods contest and a fair idol competition.

Also scheduled is a disc golf tournament, which organizers said will show off the park’s new, 18-hole disc golf course.

Patty Lish and Cathy Hervey are co-chairs of the annual event. They, members of the fair board and many other volunteers have worked hard for the past year to ensure this year’s fair will be a success.

The Brooke County Fair is a great community event, and we hope you will find time to attend.