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Schedule of Fair fun released

By Sam Atkins
Published in News on August 24, 2004 2:01 PM

It's that time again to gather up the family for some good food, entertainment and rides for this year's Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair.

The catalog for the 2004 fair has been mailed to sponsoring members, directors and previous exhibitors at the fair, according to Milton Ingram, fair manager.

The fair will be held Sept. 30 through Oct. 9 at the Wayne County fairgrounds at 2801 U.S. 117 South.

It offers competition in eight divisions, 75 departments and over 1,200 competitive areas.

56th Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair book

This is the cover for the 122-page 2004 Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair. The book includes schedules and information for contest entries.

People who do not receive catalogs in the mail may pick up one at the fairgrounds or at the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office at the Wayne Center at 208 W. Chestnut St. in Goldsboro.

The fair will feature Power's Great American Midway with 48 rides.

A pay-one-price ride concept will be in effect. People can pay $15 and ride all they want on weekdays and Sunday.

On Saturday Oct. 2 and Oct. 9 from noon until 5 p.m., people can pay $10 and ride all they want. And on Saturdays from 5 p.m. until closing, they can pay $15 and ride endlessly.

Tickets for individual rides will also be available throughout the week.

Gate admission is not included in the ride prices. Admission to the fair is $6 for adults and $2 for students with a school ticket.

"Bargain Days" will be Oct. 4 and 5 and will feature $1 off gate admission for adults and children. It will be $10 for unlimited rides.

Major free entertainment for the week will include Buffalo Barfield music and comedy, Doggies of the Wild West, The Almost Amazing Rex, Western gunfight show, petting zoo, On the Farm exhibit, Kidzville and the vintage farm equipment display and demonstration.

Daily free entertainment will include:

*Saturday, Sept. 25 -- junior horse show.

*Thursday, Sept. 30 -- Center Stage Theater Musical Show.

*Friday, Oct. 1 -- Queen of the Fair pageant; livestock show for lambs; and the UBU Band.

*Saturday, Oct. 2 -- Demolition Derby; and country music by Big Sky.

*Sunday, Oct. 3 -- Bike Stunt Show.

*Monday, Oct. 4 -- "Bargain Monday"; pro bull riding; livestock show for market hogs; and Freddie Pierce, ventriloquist, music and comedy.

*Tuesday, Oct. 5 -- "Senior Citizens Day"; pro bull riding; salute to senior citizens; pie baking contest; spelling bee; and Freddie Pierce.

*Wednesday, Oct. 6 -- cheerleading contest; livestock show for meat goats; talent contest for grades K-5; and the Main Squeeze Band.

*Thursday, Oct. 7 -- talent contest for grades 6-12; livestock show for horses and ponies; and Steve Pathel, One Man Band.

*Friday, Oct. 8 -- livestock show for beef heifers; and Taylor Michaels, magician and illusionist.

*Saturday, Oct. 9 -- Demolition Derby and ugly truck contest.

For more information on the upcoming fair events or prices, contact Ingram at 735-7277, by mail at P.O. Box 1100, Goldsboro, N.C. 27533 or by fax at 731-7669.

The fair Web site, www.waynefair.com, has daily fair schedules, entertainment lists, ticket information, a map of the fairgrounds, directions and other information.