BARTON — The 147th Annual Orleans County Fair opened today. This old-time agricultural county fair provides fun and entertainment for the entire family. Although the weather has not exactly been friendly for the opening, the burnout competition and four wheeler pull scheduled for Wednesday will go on rain or shine.
The Remax balloon rides were canceled for Wednesday due to weather, but should take place tomorrow.
Gates open at 8 a.m., and Midway opens at 12 p.m. Children under 12 must be with an adult.
General Admission is $12 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. Saturday admission is $15. Senior & Military Day on Friday is $7. Admission includes exhibits, entertainment, demonstrations & midway rides.
The weather report for Barton is not ideal:
But, the show must go on. Enjoy the animal exhibits and judging shows–horse shows, horse pulls, horse harness racing, gymkhana, dairy cattle shows, beef shows, oxen show, ox pulling, milking parlor demonstrations, sheep shows, petting zoo, poultry exhibit, rabbit exhibit, alpaca exhibit.
Other agricultural displays include–horticulture display, arts and crafts, wool spinning, farm machinery dealer display, antique farm machinery.
The evening entertainment is comprised of 4×4 truck pulling, music, featuring Keeghan Nolan, with Cody Mabe opening, and the Demolition Derby.
New this year is the Kingdom Brewing, Grilling & BBQ Cook-off on Saturday, August 16.
FREE DAILY SHOWS Wednesday – Sunday
30 minute shows at: 12:30, 4:00, 7:00
Fun facts combining animal interaction with opportunity to see Kangaroos, Wallabies, Wallerloos, Birds, Lizards and other Australian wildlife.
JOHN MEASNER MAGIC SHOW
30 minute shows at: 1:00, 4:30, 7:30
Stage Illusions, Comedic Magic, Balloon Sculpting, Stunning Card Tricks, Animal Magic & Modern Magic with a Traditional Touch.
SANDSCAPE SCULPTORS – Daily presentation
Our preforming artist will work to create a spectacular sculpture throughout the event.
MASTERS OF THE CHAINSAW CARVING
45 min shows at 11:00, 3:00, 6:00
Watch the Transformation of a 4’ log into a beautiful piece of art. Finished pieces for sale.
BUDDY THE CLOWN
Daily entertainment around the grounds by Buddy & Harmonie, family friendly entertainers that offer
balloons, comedy, uni-cycling, face painting and the bubble car.
FIREFIGHTING TRAINING SHOW – Audience Participation
Presented by the Orleans County Mutual Aid
Daily Shows at Noon, 3:30, 6:00
“What is learned here today May save a life tomorrow.”
LITTLE FARM HANDS EXHIBIT
An interactive, educational mini farm yard for kids 3 – 10 years old.
PETTING ZOO Open Daily 10:00-7:00
NATIONAL GUARD LANE
Showcase of VT’s Finest Military Representatives
Including Dale Earnhart Jr’s #88 car, the Climbing Wall, Obstacle Course, Soccer, Baseball & Quarterback Challenges & More.
*** NEW $5 Pony Carousel Rides ***
WEDNESDAY – AUGUST 13TH
WALLBRIDGE FAMILY 4 WHEELER PULL
9 a.m.- 11 FREE Remax Tethered Balloon Rides
10 a.m. Oxen Pull 2,000,2,400,2,800,3,200lbs, FFA
10 a.m., Noon, 3 p.m. Vaudeville Puppet Show
10 a.m. Flag Raising by National Guard at Main Office
11 a.m. Beef Show
2 p.m. & 5 p.m. Coin Scramble (Beside Main Stage)
Sign ups begins on Main Stage 1 hour prior (Ages 6-8 & 9-12)
2:30 & 5:30 Bicycle Giveaway* Ages 4-12
*MUST have ticket received at Gate w/ Paid Admission
4 p.m. – 6 FREE Remax Tethered Balloon Rides
6 p.m. Alex Mcgillivrey – Entertainment Tent
6:30 Burnout Competition
Sign up begins at 5 p.m. on Main Stage
8 p.m. Wallbridge Family 4-Wheeler Pull
Sign up begins at 6 p.m. on Main Stage
THURSDAY – AUGUST 14TH
WALLBRIDGE FAMILY LAWN TRACTOR PULL
9 a.m. Youth Dairy Show
10 a.m. Pony Pull [1,850lbs 6’]
1 p.m. Harness Horse Racing
1:30 Pony Pull [2,250lbs 6’]
3:30 Women’s’ Skillet Toss Immediately following racing
6 p.m. Wallbridge Family Lawn Tractor Pull
6 p.m. Pony Pull [Free-For-All ]
7 p.m. Jessica Prouty Band—Entertainment Tent
7 p.m. Youth Yoked Cattle Fitting & Showmanship
FRIDAY – AUGUST 15TH
SENIOR CITIZEN DAY
4X4 TRUCK PULL
8:30 a.m. 4-H/Youth Horse Show
9 a.m. Open Dairy Show
10 a.m. Horse Pull [3,100lbs12’]
11 a.m. Harness Horse Racing
12:30 Michael Hahn Show (Grandstand)
1:30 Horse Pull [3,400lbs 12’]
2 p.m. Senior $ Giveaway $1/ yr of Oldest Seniors
3 p.m. Chickweed Band—Entertainment Tent
6 p.m. Truck Pull – Scales Open at 4
6 p.m. Horse Pull [3 Horse Hitch 4,950lb + under]
SATURDAY- AUGUST 16th
MILITARY HONOR DAY
8:30 Tractor Pull Scales open at 7:30
9 a.m. Steer & Oxen Show
9 a.m. Open Horse Show
10 a.m. Horse Pull [3,500lb 12’]
1:30 p.m. Horse Pull [34” Mini 10’] [38” Mini 10’]
3 p.m. Northeast Kingdom Holstein Show
6 p.m. Horse Pull [Free-For-All 12’]
7 p.m. Opening Show — Cody Mabe
8:00 KEEGHAN NOLAN
SUNDAY AUGUST 17TH
Noon Gymkhana Horse Show
Noon Horseshoe Tournament @ the Beer & Wine Garden
1 p.m. Demo Derby Qualifying
grandstand opens noon
6:30 Demo Derby Finals
grandstand opens at 5:30