Brooke fair has something for all

As our lives get more and more complicated and less and less predictable, it’s good to know there is at least one constant — and that comes in the form of a county fair, which still offers something for just about everyone.

And, if you need another reminder of that, you need look no further than the Brooke County Fair.

This year’s edition of the annual event, which will run Friday through Sunday at Brooke Hills Park, once again will feature a wide variety of food, games and entertainment.

The weekend includes a demonstration of birds of prey, archery and blacksmithing demonstrations, a cowboy circus, a petting zoo, an air glider show, a fair idol contest, a hula hoop contest, cornhole and miniature golf tournaments, a twins and triplets contest, a scavenger hunt and displays from groups which will be showing off clothing and artifacts related to the American Revolution, World War II, the Middle Ages and women throughout history. There will be wrestling, local bands, karaoke, a queen of queens pageant and eating contests — including pie, pizza and ice cream.

Another fair tradition returns — the tug of war and mud volleyball tournament involving Brooke County pupils.

While traditional amusement rides will not be a part of the event, organizers said there will be inflatables, a train ride and an arcade, and children will be able to make crafts.

A special remembrance in honor of Sept. 11, 2001, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Volunteers have worked hard to make sure the fair, which was not held last year because of COVID-19 concerns, will be a success.

The Brooke County Fair is another example of the many community events held across the Tri-State Area this year. We hope you will find time to attend.


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