Farewell to the fair


Annual event wraps up

By Allen Earl - Sports Writer



Photos by Allen Earl | Claiborne Progress The first ever power wheel derby was a hit.


The midway was fun for all ages, including this young man.


The nighttime fair scene was beautiful as always.


The 4-H sheep show was a fun event for this youngster.


The Claiborne County Fair Association once again put on a great week of events for fair goers. The first night was for senior citizens, and they enjoyed some bluegrass and gospel music. The second night featured the Fairest of the Fair pageant, won by Grayce Shockley. At the same time, the lawnmower pull was taking place at the motor sports area.

The third night was again focused around the sweet sounds of music. Artists and bands played for hours.

Thursday night was saved as always for the demolition derby. This year there were four events including a very special power wheel derby for the kids that brought out many smiles.

The final two days featured the antique tractors and the high energy modified tractors and trucks. There was fun had again on the pulling track when the “split apart” truck hit the dirt that surprised many who had not seen it. The crowd was huge for both the derby and the modified tractor and truck pull.

Throughout the week the Claiborne County 4-H clubs had a huge footprint with dairy, sheep, poultry and beef shows plus all the crafts, produces and photos in the fair barn.

It was a great week of fair foods, rides, vendors and more. The midway was provided by Forever Young Amusements.

When asked about the fair, Fair Association president Ron Seals said, “We have had a great week. The weather had us down in numbers a little bit but this community is so great and supported us all week long. We are thankful for the people that come from all over to attend the fair and we would like to thank each and every one for their attendance and help in making this a great week.” He added, “We look forward to getting started planning for next year’s fair.”

Reach Allen Earl at 423-254-5588 or in Twitter @pitchadude.

Photos by Allen Earl | Claiborne Progress The first ever power wheel derby was a hit.
http://www.claiborneprogress.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_The-first-ever-power-wheel-derby-was-a-hit.jpgPhotos by Allen Earl | Claiborne Progress The first ever power wheel derby was a hit.

The midway was fun for all ages, including this young man.
http://www.claiborneprogress.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_The-midway-was-fun-for-all-ages-including-this-young-man.jpgThe midway was fun for all ages, including this young man.

The nighttime fair scene was beautiful as always.
http://www.claiborneprogress.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_The-night-time-fair-scene-was-beautiful-as-always.jpgThe nighttime fair scene was beautiful as always.

The 4-H sheep show was a fun event for this youngster.
http://www.claiborneprogress.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_The-4-H-sheep-show-was-a-fun-event-for-this-youngster.jpgThe 4-H sheep show was a fun event for this youngster.
Annual event wraps up

By Allen Earl

Sports Writer

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