The first day of the 2016 Scioto County Fair got off to a warm start. The days temperature got up to 85 degrees, factoring in the heat index it felt like 88 degrees. The heat did not stop those interested fair goers in seeing what the fair had to offer.
One of the staples of the fair each year is its unique food offerings.
The Scioto County Commissioners were recently asked what they look forward to at the fair and their answer was, food.
“When I go to the fair, one of the things I look forward to is frozen bananas. Once and sometimes twice a year I look forward to a good frozen banana,” Mike Crabtree, chairman of the Scioto County Commissioners said. “I’ve had many favorites (foods), but so many times the concessions change from year to year. You find one you like and the next year it’s not there.”
Scioto County Commissioner Doug Coleman said he’s a fan of the Brats and Scioto County Commissioner Bryan Davis said he’s a fan of the fries.
Davis said last year he and his family were preparing for the Motorcross event on Monday and a storm rolled into the area causing the event to be canceled. In an effort to avoid the storm he and his family ran into the arcade.
“At this point I had not found my fry guy’s booth. In the mist of the storm I look over the grounds and in the distance I can see my fair fry guy’s booth lights, but I could not get to it,” Davis said. “I eventually got to it (fry booth).”
The commissioner went on to say they are all fans of the homemade ice cream booth and a variety of other foods found at the fair.
“All of the booths out there are clean and the food is good, I like it,” Coleman said.
Also on Monday, the introduction of the fair queen and court took place right before the U.S. Freestyle Motorcross Championship Series.
Other activities of the day included a 4-H Poultry show, a flower show, a performance from the South Webster High School Band and the Minford High School Band.
The National Kiddie Tractor Pullers Association took place in the livestock arena. According to Scioto County Fair Board Chairman Ron Seaman the National Kiddie Tractor Pullers Association was moved to Monday to encourage more participation.
The grandstand entertainment for the rest of the week includes on Tuesday, a performance by William Michael Morgan and Mo Pitney at 8 p.m., Diamond Rio, two performances of the Circus Continental at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday a performance by Joe Diffie at 8 p.m.
For more information about the activities of the Scioto County Fair visit them on Facebook.
Wayne Allen can be reached at 740-353-3101 ext. 1933 or @WayneallenPDT on Twitter.