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Some of the daily attractions include Belgium draft horses, antique car and tractor exhibits, a petting zoo, Gator the clown, creative arts and crafts showcase Ag-Venture exhibits, community exhibits and a livestock show. Of course, most of the kids come for the carnival rides, which are open nightly and all day on Saturday. And don’t forget all the food vendors offering everything from corn dogs to funnel cakes.
Performances are scheduled nightly on the main stage. Tuesday at 7pm is the Wade White Band and Plain Label Band, followed by local favorite Gene Watson at 8pm. Wednesday evening is FM South at 6pm and Jon Wolfe at 8pm. Thursday evening beginning at 7pm is Gospel Music Singing. Friday evening at 7pm is Shaun Michels and then the High Strung Blue Grass Band at 8pm. Finally on Saturday, there is a Little Britches Talent Show at 6:30pm, followed by 2 Hearts Plus at 7pm and then back by popular demand the Paris Idol singing competition at 8pm.
The fair is located at the Paris/Lamar County Fairgrounds and is open Tuesday thru Friday from 6pm until 10:30pm and on Saturday from 11am until 11pm. Saturday is Family Day and Sr. Citizens Day (those 60+ receive free admission from 11am-4pm.) Also, Wednesday morning is a special pre-school day from 9am-11:30am.
For additional information, call 903-785-7971 or visit www.rrvfair.org.
From one mommy to another,
Jenny Wilson is a mother of three. She teaches a Mommy & Me class at Central Presbyterian Day School, is a member of the Paris ISD school board and serves on the board of Paris Community Theatre and Children’s Advocacy Center. She also is on the PCT Children/Teen Theatre Advisory Committee, the Aiken Parent Association Board, the PJH Parent Association and is a Sunday school teacher at Holy Cross Episcopal Church. She also is a certified yoga instructor and owner of Everyday Yoga.