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2008 Berkeley County Youth Fair highlights

July 31, 2008

SATURDAY, AUG. 2

6:30 p.m.: Opening ceremonies followed by Miss Berkeley Conty Youth Fair contest, indoor arena

SUNDAY, AUG. 3

5:30 to 7 p.m.: Local talent, amphitheater

7 p.m.: Vespers program, amphitheater

MONDAY, AUG. 4

1:30 p.m.: Small pet show, indoor arena

4 p.m.: Beef barbecue ($6), indoor exhibit hall's front porch

6 p.m.: Carnival opens

6:30 p.m.: Truck and tractor pull, track area

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7 p.m.: 4-H style show, indoor arena

TUESDAY, AUG. 5

1:30 p.m.: Dog show, indoor arena

5 p.m.: Ice cream-eating contest, indoor arena

6 p.m.: Carnival opens

6:30 p.m.: Truck and tractor pull, track area

7 p.m.: Livestock Jeopardy, indoor arena

8 p.m.: Cow chip bingo, indoor arena

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6

4 p.m.: Chicken barbecue ($6), exhibit hall porch

6 p.m.: Carnival opens

6 p.m.: Doughnut-eating contest, indoor arena

7 p.m.: Mini-tractor pull, track area

8 p.m.: Josh Gracin, amphitheater

THURSDAY, AUG. 7

6 p.m.: Watermelon-eating contest, indoor arena

6 p.m.: Carnival opens

6:30 p.m.: Kiddie pedal pull, indoor arena

8 p.m.: Pretty animal contest, indoor arena

8 p.m.: Bull riding, track area

FRIDAY, AUG. 8

9 a.m.: Tractor operator contest, horse arena

10 a.m.: Barnyard Olympics, indoor arena

Noon: Indoor exhibits open, exhibit building

2 p.m.: Horse costume contest, horse arena

5:30 p.m.: Celebrity milking contest, indoor arena

6 p.m.: Carnival opens

6:30 p.m.: Livestock sale, indoor arena

8 p.m.: Demolition derby, track area

SATURDAY, AUG. 9

Noon to 5 p.m.: Martinsburg FFA animal exhibit, barn area

Noon to 10 p.m.: Craft and vendor exhibits, indoor exhibit hall

1 p.m.: Kiddie pedal pull, indoor arena

4 p.m.: Carnival opens

8 p.m. Figure-eight derby, track area

10:30 p.m.: Fireworks




If you go ...



WHAT: 2008 Berkeley County Youth Fair

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 2, through Saturday, Aug. 9. Fair hours are 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3; 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4; 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, through Friday, Aug. 8; and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. Carnival hours are 6 to 11 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, through Friday, Aug. 8, and 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9.

WHERE: Youth Fairgrounds on Golf Course Road near Martinsburg, W.Va.

COST: Free on Saturday, Aug. 2, and Sunday, Aug. 3. $5; free for ages 12 and younger from Monday, Aug. 4, to Saturday, Aug. 9. Carnival rides are extra: $15 a night; $12 Tuesday, Aug. 5.

DIRECTIONS: Take Interstate 81 to exit 12. Turn east onto W.Va. 9. Turn left onto Grapevine Road and follow signs to the fair off Golf Course Road.

MORE: For more information, including a more detailed schedule, go to www.berkeleycountyyouthfair.org or e-mail info@berkeleycountyyouthfair.org.

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