Horse show, fair begin this weekend

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Event features pageants, truck pulls, demolition derby

By Shannon Brock

Seven young women will compete Monday night to be named the fairest of the fair at this year’s Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show.

The contestants for Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show are between the ages of 16 and 20 and will be judged in casual wear, swimwear and formal wear, with a percentage of their scores coming from a pre-pageant interview.

The reigning Miss Lawrenceburg is Courtlyn Adams.

The fair kicks off two days earlier with a miniature horse show at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Three pageants will also take place Saturday beginning at 7 p.m.

Twelve contestants will vie for the title of Miss Teen that night. The contestants are between the ages of 13 and 15 and will compete in casual and formal wear.

During the breaks of the Miss Teen pageant, the Young Miss and Princess pageants will take place.

The 19 Young Miss contestants will be between the ages of 11 and 12, and the 10 Princess contestants are 8 to 10 years old.

Pageants for children ages birth to 4 years old will take place Tuesday and Wednesday night. For a complete list of the pageants see the full fair schedule on page A7.

The Little Miss and Mister pageant, for children ages 5 to 7, will be Thursday night at 6.

The Championship Horse Show begins Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and runs through Saturday, June 27.

The fair also boasts several new events this year, including a truck pull with five classes on Monday night at 7:30 and a demolition derby Tuesday night at 7:30.

NoJoes Clown Circus will also perform several shows throughout the week and a chainsaw artist will provide a demonstration next Thursday and Friday nights.

The artist’s creations will be available at auction on Saturday.

Carnival rides and vendors will be set up throughout the week.

The fair and horse show is sponsored by the American Legion Post 34 and all events are at the fairgrounds off Broadway.

Admission is $8 per person, per night. Admission includes access to the carnival rides.

E-mail Shannon Mason Brock at sbrock@theandersonnews.com