There's certainly no shortage of things to do at the Clark County Fair. You can gorge on food or slurp down a tasty milkshake. You can then test your digestive fortitude on the rides or maybe admire the well-groomed livestock or baby animals. There's Monster Trucks you can hear for miles, not to mention concerts featuring various rock and country music stars. And if you can't take it all in, don't sweat it because we'll have lots of coverage here to enthrall you, including Toni Woodard's blog, "It's the Fair!"
After the 2012 Clark County Fair saw an operating loss of $108,000, Clark County's Director of General Services Mark McCauley said the goal was to work for a "home run of a fair" in the future to make up for the deficit.
Fairgoers can catch one last carnival ride, explore Rock U's musical maze or participate in a FairCon video game tournament to wrap up this year's Clark County Fair. The Tuff Trucks will show their dirt-flying power at the grandstand arena at 2 and 7 p.m. today, with the Monster Trucks ending Sunday with a roar. Today, you can also see the junior livestock auction and the hot dog- and watermelon-eating contests. On Sunday, the Dock Dog competition finals happen as well as the pie-eating contest and llama demonstrations.
The Clark County Fair is off to a roaring start. The Columbian would like to share our readers' favorite parts of the fair with the community through photos. The photos will be published on columbian.com throughout the fair. And we will publish a selection of our favorite photos in the Neighbors section in the weeks after the fair.
The summer’s best party — the Clark County Fair — is in full swing. And local health officials want you to enjoy carnival rides, farm animals and fair food (in moderation, of course) without putting your health at risk.
Walking down the midway at the fair can feel like facing an endless sea of heat, dust and doohickeys. As the sun beats down on the black asphalt, one might wonder is there any plant life here? Can I even eat any sort of plant life here? The "fruit" smoothies, after all, are mere mirages of flavored juice and ice, and the curly fries sweaty siblings of their potato predecessors.
The Clark County Fair got off to a roaring start Friday. The Columbian would like to share our readers' favorite parts of the fair with the community through photos. The photos will be published on columbian.com throughout the fair. And we will publish a selection of our favorite photos in the Neighbors section in the weeks after the fair.