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Hancock County’s Oldtime Fair to open

NEW CUMBERLAND — Tomlinson Run State Park will come to life with Hancock County’s Oldtime Fair Friday through Sunday.

Friday’s events will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with admission costing by a nonperishable food item donation to the F.I.S.H. Food Pantry. Admission will be $1 on Saturday and Sunday, with the fair open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday with live music performances happening in the pavilion by the pool both days.

This year’s fair will have two new events, a bike night and touch-a-truck. The fair board also decided to bring back the favorite pet contest for children, which will be held at noon on Saturday.

“I’m excited to see the bike night and touch a truck, and to see how the two new events go and how many people they bring in,” said Buddy Stewart fair board president.

Bike night will be held at 5 p.m. Friday and will include a disc jockey. Touch-a-truck will be held on Saturday and will let participants interact with commercial trucks, including fire engines.

Hancock County’s 4-H Teen Leaders Club will host a 5K at 8 a.m. on Saturday with proceeds benefiting scholarships to the teen’s 4-H Summer Camp. 4-H members will be assisting with the race and other fair tasks.

There are numerous exhibits including craft, produce, and baked good categories. Other events include tractor games, a baked goods auction, a pie eating contest, and the American classic car show. The Weirton Fire Department will have a smoke house set up to educate children about what to do during a fire and Hancock County School’s Story Book Cafe will also be at the fair.

Food and craft vendors will be set up, Shop-with-a-Cop will have a dunk booth and the Hancock County Sheriff Department will offer a K-9 demonstration.

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