Pickett County 2008 Fair
by: Bob Saunders
The first fair in Pickett County in over two decades begins next week. Sponsored by the Pickett County Horsemanâ€™s Association, events kick-off Saturday, July 12th with a Saddle Horse Show. Fair events begin Monday, July 14th, and the midway opens Tuesday, July 15th. The fair will feature rides and attractions for the entire family.
The Pickett County Horsemanâ€™s Association is excited about providing a family event that gives everyone in the county something to look forward to. Their hope is to make the fair an annual event.
Fair spokesperson and Association secretary Tracy Huddleston says plans for this yearâ€™s fair have been underway since last fall, and everyone associated with the planning is â€śecstatic about it finally being here. People in the county are finding it hard to believe a fair is actually coming here to Pickett County.â€ť
She also says that without the hard work and dedication from the Association members, and the support from all the Fair sponsors, this event wouldnâ€™t be possible.
The midway will feature children and adult rides provided by Family Attractions Amusement Company of Quitman, Ga. Along with many rides and game booths, there will be a 100 ft. tall Ferris wheel. There will be different events each night, including tractor pulls, beauty pageants, singing, clogging, mule shows, and a quarter horse show.
The Pickett County 4-H Youth Fair will be held Wednesday, July 16th, with prizes and ribbons in several different categories. Other 4-H events go on throughout the week.
The fair is being held at the Pickett County Horsemanâ€™s Association grounds next to Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park. Admission is $2.00, and children 6 years old and younger are admitted free.