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Local fair to take place in ‘modified’ format

Juniata County event scheduled Sept. 5-12

From staff reports

PORT ROYAL – The Juniata County Agricultural Society has announced it plans to hold its annual Juniata County Fair this September, albeit in a “modified format.”

The 166th edition of the fair – scheduled for Sept. 5-12 at the Juniata County Fairgrounds in Port Royal – will not have rides or carnival games, nor will there be the annual fair book. The floral halls and commercial building will also remain closed.

However, there will still be racing, music, entertainment, food and animals – including livestock. The livestock entries are open to anyone who entered livestock in 2019 or any first-year youth residing in Juniata County.

âThe fair committee is working to have as many events as possible but also trying to provide for a safe experience,a the fair committee said in a statement on its Facebook page.

There will be several events on the free stage throughout the eight-day fair.

On Sept. 5, is the opening ceremony at noon, followed by the fair queen contest at 2 p.m. and a performance from Mylee Rose at 5 p.m. On Sept. 6, there are two performances by The Broken Record Band at 1 and 3 p.m. to be followed by the amateur singing talent contest at 5 p.m. On Sept. 7, Heather Olson will present a Patsy Cline tribute in shows at 6 and 8 p.m. On Sept. 8, the Mahoney Brothers will perform at 6 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. On Sept. 9, the Sinceres take the stage at 5 p.m., followed by the Lady Patriot Twilers at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 sees the Ricky K 2020 Roadshow at 6 and 8 p.m. On Sept. 11, Soul Solution performs at 4:30 and 6 p.m. The fairás final day, Sept. 12, will see Friends of Bob give a trio of performaces at 1, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

At Port Royal Speedway, there is racing most nights. On Sept. 5 is the Juniata County Fair Opener featuring the Butch Renninger Memorial. The Labor Day Classic will run at 1 p.m. Sept. 7. On Sept. 10, the All-Star Circuit of Champions invades with a show paying $6,000 to win. The Night Before the 50 on Sept. 11 will be the last points-paying event for the 410 sprint cars and late models. Then, the biggest show of the year returns Sept. 12 with the 53rd annual Tuscarora 50, which will pay a track-record $53,000 to the feature winner. The rain date for the Tuscarora 50 is Sept. 13.

For more information on the Juniata County Fair, visit www.juniatacountyfair.com.

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