The Paw Paw District Fair will be held this week.
The fair itself was started in 1949, more than 60 years ago. Originally located on the grounds of Rivesville Middle School, the festival quickly outgrew its borders and moved to its own designated fairground, where it’s been ever since.
The fair begins at 3 p.m. Tuesday and ends on Saturday. Each day at the fair begins at 3 p.m. when the gates open and includes entertainment for the family and a different activity for each day.
Mike Bragg is on the board of directors for the fair. He said the event is “packed full of rides.”
"You don't have to pay a large amount of money to ride,” Bragg said. “They can ride the rides all night long for $8.”
The gates to the fair open at 3 p.m. Tuesday. At 6 p.m., there is a parade followed by a mud bog at 8 p.m.
Kids are allowed to participate in the mud bog and ride their ATVs, Bragg said. Some participants may require parental supervision.
The Miss Paw Paw 2014 Queen’s Pageant is Tuesday evening.
On Wednesday, the fair has barn judging at 10 a.m. At 8 p.m., the 2014 Miss Paw Paw Teen Pageant begins.
On Thursday, the Miss Paw Paw 2014 Pageants will be held. A new event call Truck Tug of War begins at 8 p.m.
Paw Paw District Fair treasurer Shirley Bragg said during that event, “they put two trucks together and see who's the strongest.”
The Marshall Lowry Band will play at 8 p.m. On Friday.
The Destruction Derby will also be held on Friday evening. Mike Brag said the Destruction Derby is “always a big event.”
The event conclude Saturday evening. The event of that day include a Tike Tractor Pull and a performance by the Steve Smith Band.
The rides at the fair open at 6:30 p.m. and the fairgrounds close at 11 p.m. every day.
“We have commercial exhibits and regular exhibits like baking and canning (at the fair),” Shirley Bragg said.
Mike Bragg said the event is a “family-oriented affair” and stressed that alcohol was not allowed on the premises.
According to the Paw Paw Pageant Facebook Page, contestants for the pageant include Brittany Glover, Brittany Turner, Carly Farmer, Charley Clayton, Courtney Jack, DeAnna Hissam, Hannah Prince, Hannah Roth, Jessika Hall, Karlee Nutter, Katelyn Hollar, Madison Moyer, Mikaela Fluharty, Morgan Kesecker, Soumia Smiri and Tessarae Thompson.
The fairgrounds are located on the east side of Route 19, one mile north of Rivesville.
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