Monster trucks replace fair concert PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Farm Editor   
Monday, 27 January 2014 10:30
File_Ew_FairConcert-6645_rotator
File photo. Fans give a standing welcome to the Beach Boys during a concert at last year's Wood County Fair. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
Something will be missing from the Wood County Fair this summer - a headline concert. In its place will be a monster truck show.
The entertainment committee announced at Thursday night's meeting of the Senior Fair Board that the primary acts they were seeking for the annual Saturday night concert at the fair were unavailable. Other acts which were available were either too expensive or not what the committee was seeking.
The Aug. 2 headline show will be Monster Truck Throwdown, based out of Iota, Mich. Tickets for the show will be $12 for those 11 and older; with the younger set admitted for $6.
Fair manager Dick King said the show will be held on the pulling track in the infield. There will be 150 yards of dirt trucked in to provide hills, along with other obstacles for the show.
Further details will be provided at a later date, but King indicated there will be at least six monster trucks in the show. 
Two hours prior to the show, the drivers will be available for people in a "meet and greet" which will be free and allow the public to meet the drivers and take pictures up close with the trucks.
On Aug. 1 fair organizers will debut ATV/truck racing in front of the grandstands. Cost for the event will be $5, and pit passes will be $10 for those races.
There will also be a calf scramble held at the Horse Show Arena during the fair.
Throughout the week there will be a bear act and a petting zoo.
The Free Tent will be moved again and adopt a new moniker. The newly named Entertainment Tent will be moved from its most recent location between the Annex and Administration buildings and will make its new home further west on the other side of the restrooms and beyond the second entrance to the grandstands.
That area will also house exhibits of additional farm equipment and vendors.
This is part of the fair board's ongoing goal to expand the area used at the fairgrounds and to minimize congestion.
Members of the Junior Fair Board will have a drawing canvas at the fair and will also encourage exhibitors to donate premiums won toward the ongoing fund which is holding investments for the eventual construction of a new exhibition barn to replace the aging beef and swine barns and complex.
Last Updated on Monday, 27 January 2014 12:14
 

Front Page Stories

Perrysburg expands laptop program
04/23/2014 | Sentinel-Tribune Staff
article thumbnail

PERRYSBURG - Teachers and students have successfully woven individual laptops into the [ ... ]


BG food pantry asked to leave
04/23/2014 | BILL RYAN Sentinel Religion Editor
article thumbnail

File photo. The Bowling Green Christian Food Pantry is seen Sunday, March 16, 2014. (Eno [ ... ]


Other Front Page Articles
Sentinel-Tribune Copyright 2010