Hamilton County Fair organizers are banking on new attractions, a new ad campaign and a new ride company to bring back patrons it has lost over the last three years.
The 2012 Hamilton County Fair opened Wednesday, kicking off with the Celebrity Demolition Derby. Our own Brad Underwood participated in the event and won, taking home the trophy!
Last year 15,000 people attended the fair, but with all the new features and attractions, organizers anticipate they will double that, bringing numbers back to where they were in 2009.
Daily events such as live music, arts and crafts, animal shows, midway rides and the beer garden will keep fair goers entertained. Not to mention, classic fair cuisine, such as corn dogs, cotton candy and elephant ears.
The 157th annual Hamilton County Fair runs on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 4 to 11 p.m. Hours on Saturday are from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Admission for children, adults and seniors is $5, children under two are free and seniors are free on Friday.
Staples like the fair food, tractor pulls and demolition derby will continue to bring in the usual crowd, but the big cat shows are sure to bring in some new patrons.
For a full schedule of events, click here.