Wayne County Fair kicks off at Camden Park
HUNTINGTON — What’s better than just a trip to a county fair? How about a county fair at an amusement park?
The Wayne County Fair once again combines the best of the county fair with all of the fun of West Virginia’s only amusement park, Camden Park.
The fair kicks off Tuesday, July 31, and rolls daily through Saturday, Aug. 4.
Fair hours are noon to 10 p.m. each day.
Admission is $19 and $16 for seniors and children 48 inches tall and under. Starlight admission is $12 daily after 5 p.m. with senior starlight admission $10. A five-day pass $40 per person. Children 3 years old and under are admitted free. Parking is free. There is a special $5 starlight admission on Tuesday, July 31 only.
While at the fair, enjoy the entertainment, children’s games, 4-H livestock show and the exhibit hall, as well as nearly 30 of Camden Park’s rides and attractions including the new petting zoo, swan boat rides, The Big Dipper, the Log Flume, The Haunted House, The Rattler, The Kite Flier and many others.
This year’s entertainment at the Wayne County Fair will include an Open Mic Night starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 31. Also performing will be young Huntington country artist Brock Thompson and his bands The Wild Cards. The Thundertones will be strolling through the park beginning at 6:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, enjoy strolling music starting at 6 p.m. by Chase Smith and the Dodgion Boys and then at 7 p.m., it is Action Packed Wrestling.
At 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, enjoy some bluegrass by multi-instrumentalist Bobby Maynard and his School of Music. Maynard, a member of the West Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame, spent years traveling and performing around the country playing bluegrass with Dolly Parton, Lee Greenwood, The Jordanaires, Little Jimmy Dickens and many more as well as being a musician at both Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and Six Flags Fiesta Texas, in San Antonio, Texas.
Maynard, who still performs original bluegrass music with his family, will be showcasing the talents of his many bluegrass students.
At 7 p.m. Thursday, enjoy bluegrass from nationally traveling act Audie Blaylock and Redline in the pavilion. Other Thursday highlights include the 6 p.m. 4-H livestock show that is followed by the auction at 6:30 p.m.
Friday’s music begins with Them Roten Boys strolling at 5 p.m., followed by James Cazad at 6 p.m., line dancing by Texas Roadhouse at 7:10 p.m., and at 8 p.m. YesterYear Rock & Roll Oldies Show, a 1950s to 1970s revue band that just headlined the Cabell County Fair.
On Saturday, there will be a classic car cruise in from noon to 5 p.m., then a full afternoon and evening of music. At 3 p.m., strolling musicians include the Third Avenue A Cappella Singers, and The Thundertones, as well as country singer/songwriter Traci Ann Stanley.
Evening music Saturday will be by Cullen Brewer at 5 p.m, Theresa Jeffries at 6 p.m., and veteran gospel group The Perry Sisters at 7:30 p.m.
The children’s games will happen on Friday, Aug. 3, and Saturday, Aug. 4, where there will be sack races, bubble gum blowing, three legged races, egg toss, watermelon seed spitting contest and a water balloon toss.
For the full schedule, go online at waynecountyfair-wv.com/fair-schedule/.
For more information can be found at waynecountyfair-wv.com at camdenpark.com or by calling 304-272-6839.
Vendors and the Exhibit Hall will be open all day.