Whitley County Fair set for July 13-16

With approx. 10,000 people attended last year’s Whitley County Fair. The Fair Committee is expecting even more fair-goers to flow into the fairgrounds for this weekend’s activities.

The 2022 Whitley County Fair will kick off on Wednesday night, July 13, and continue through Saturday, July 16, on Stark Rd in Williamsburg, Ky.

Fair Board President Randy Meadors said he is looking forward to bringing in more food vendors to choose from this year while offering the horse show, mud bog, and demolition derby again.

On Wednesday night, admission is free.

“We got a free concert with Nashville local Will Snyder and the band Three Years Apart,” said Meadors. Listeners can enjoy some rock music from Three Years Apart or country music from Snyder.

Double R Smokehouse and Whitley County Cattlemen’s Association will offer up some grilled favorites of BBQ, burgers, and hotdogs, along with a new shaved iced vendor joining the line-up.

District Court Judge Cathy Prewitt and Whitley County Judge-Executive Pat White Jr. have volunteered to join in on the fair fun with sitting in the dunking booth to raise money for this year’s Kayaking for Kids event.

Kids can also enjoy inflatables from Whitley County 4-H and a corn hole tournament.

While antique lovers can marvel at the show tractors on display at the fairgrounds Wednesday night.

Then on Thursday, Meadors said the Second Annual Demolition Derby will start at the fairgrounds at 7 p.m.  

“We had a monstrous turn out last year,”  he said. “I would say we had close to 3,000 people and it’s expected to be even bigger this year!”

On Friday, horses will trot across the fairgrounds for the annual Horse Show.

Meadors said, “I believe the horse show will be even better this year also!”

Last but not least, go have fun in the mud with the annual Mud Bog on Saturday night. The Mud Bog features ATVs and SXSs racing through the mud to the finish line to win the $2,000 cash prize.

“This is a true country county fair,” said Meadors. “A lot of people want the carnival, but hopefully in the near future we will have a carnival within the next year or two.” He said, “but come out, have fun, and enjoy yourselves this year!”  

Gates open at 5 p.m. nightly, with general admission of $10 per person on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Children ten and under get in for free.

Samantha Walden, Staff Writer at the Kentucky Daily

Photos by Bailee Madison Photography and the Whitley County Fair

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