Washington County Fair Opens August 14

Enjoy Washington County, its people, its rural character, and its great agricultural traditions. For over a century the Fair has been an important part of the community. It has been changing with the world but at the same time remembers the past.
July 10, 2010 - PRLog -- The Washington County Fair invites you to "Spend a Day in Yesterday" of family fun and entertainment.  For over a century the Washington County Fair has been an important part of the community, the youth, and the future. It has been changing along with the world but at the same time remembering the past.
    Opening the 212th edition of the Washington County Fair will be THE CLARKS, one of the tri-state’s hottest musical groups. And what a great value!  For the price of an admission ticket of only $9.00 you get free parking, free seating for all grandstand entertainment, free amusement rides, and there are over 40 shows and judged events happening daily. Enjoy the bands, country music, the food, the special events, the great rides, and more animals than anywhere else.  There’s a Petting Zoo for the kids, and the big kids at heart.  Purchase tickets in advance and avoid the lines at the ticket office.
    Fair Board President Dick Hortsman calls the event a "great bargain." "You can come in here at 8 o'clock in the morning, go in every building, see every animal, ride every ride, and go down to the grandstand and watch the monster truck show or whatever else is down there, for only $9.00."  One of the events that will be “down there” will be the popular School Bus Demolition Derby at 8:00 p.m. on August 18 – which will feature two popular drivers: Rick Cross and Mark McNally – they are affectionately nick-named, Crash Cross and Crusher McNally.
    Featured nightly entertainment also includes, Magician David Lawrence at 5:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. on Sunday; Country, Rock star Donnie Cameron at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. on Monday; Monster Trucks at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday; Demolition Bus Derby at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday; Country music by Randy Houser at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday; Stock Truck & Mini Modified Tractors at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, and closing the 212th annual Fair on Saturday at 8:00 p.m. will be the Kiger Band which has quickly established itself as the hottest high energy country rock band in the Greater Pittsburgh area.
    Fortunately, the Washington County Fair has survived “progress” and continues to provide fun entertainment, agricultural education, livestock, poultry, arts and crafts, food, and competitions – truly a step back in time to yesterday.
    To purchase a ticket in advance, please mail a check or money order to:  Washington County Fair, 2151 North Main St., Washington, PA 15301.  Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope, for return of tickets.  For information and driving directions go to the web site:  www.washingtonfair.org or phone 724-225-7718.
    Your "Day in Yesterday" can also include the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, located adjacent to the Fairgrounds at the Meadowlands. The Trolley Museum will offer trolley service from the Cooper Crouse-Hinds parking lot at 2800 N. Main St., formerly the RCA plant, to the fairgrounds. Service will run from 10:00 a.m. to midnight each day of the fair. From 5:00 p.m. to midnight, cars will be running every 15 minutes. Trolley rides cost $2.00 each (age 2 and under are free).
    Experience yesterday as you Spend a Day in Yesterday at the Washington County Fair.

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About Washington County Fair: The Washington County Agricultural Fair annually celebrates our Western Pennsylvania heritage, culture, and community by providing wholesome family fun, great entertainment, friendly competition, and educational experiences for the whole family! The Fair is where agriculture, industry, education and recreation unite in a cooperative effort to dynamically portray the resources and accomplishments of the Washington County area.
The Washington County Fairgrounds is much more than just the Annual Fair. It is a year-round facility that hosts a wide variety of events. The beautiful, historic grounds are available for auctions, shows, meetings, conferences, weddings and any other function that may require spacious open display and seating areas, and free parking for an unlimited number of vehicles.

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