Grayson Co. Fair starts Tuesday

By Matt Lasley -

The 66th annual Grayson County Fair kicks off its five days of fun at the Grayson County Fairgrounds this coming Tuesday, Sept. 1.

All the favorites return this year, starting with the Miss Pre-Teen, Miss Teen, and Miss Grayson County pageants on Tuesday evening.

The front gates open at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, and the pageants begin at 6 p.m.

On Wednesday night, Sept. 2, the Children’s and Little Miss and Mister pageants will be held, starting at 5:30 p.m, as well as the Horse and Mule pull, starting at 6 p.m., and KOI Drag Racing, starting at 7 p.m.

Front gates open at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

On Thursday, Sept. 3, starting at 7 p.m., the annual Mrs. Grayson County pageant, the Mini Car and Lawn Mower Derby, and karaoke preliminaries will be held.

Front gates open at 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Fair weekend kicks off on Friday, Sept. 4 as the front gates open at 3 p.m., and at 7 p.m., karaoke preliminaries continue, and the annual Big Car Demolition Derby will be held.

Finally, on Saturday, Sept. 5, the fair starts early as the front gates open at 8 a.m.

Events throughout Saturday include the Bass Ride Competition at 12 p.m.; the Kentucky Armwrestling Championship at 1 p.m.; Antique Tractor and Engine Show judging at 2 p.m.; the Grayson County Only Truck Pull at 3 p.m.; and the karaoke contest finals and KTPA Truck and Tractor Pull at 7 p.m.

Rides and merchant buildings operate every day of the fair. Tuesday through Friday, rides operate from 5 p.m. until closing, and on Saturday, rides operate from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to closing. The merchant buildings are open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday.

The Grayson County Fairgrounds, located at 1414 Brandenburg Rd. in Leitchfield, will be closed on Sunday, Sept. 6, and Fair week wraps up on Monday, Sept. 7 with the annual Labor Day Parade, starting at 8 a.m.

For more information about the 2015 Grayson County Fair, pick up a copy of the official Grayson County Fair 2015 catalog at The Grayson County News-Gazette office, located at 40 Public Sq. in Leitchfield, or visit

By Matt Lasley

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

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