many fairs, over the years you can see them declining. We are actually getting even bigger. We have over 60 vendors coming to Barlow Fair
this particular September. In addition,
we have a mechanical bull, which is a new attraction this year. We also have a haunted house, which is
another new attraction this year. We
have Max Barker returning back with his kite workshop – free for the kids to
make kites and fly them on the hillside – as well as 28-foot kites flying over
there are tractor pulls each day, along with a variety of entertainment. And,
Tessum says there’s a historical aspect to the fair…
“We have our
Civil War re-enactors coming back again this year with their cannons. They will be doing live cannon shoots, and we
will be making those announcements this year.
Last year, we evidently scared quite a few of our fairgoers. The significance of having our Civil War
re-enactors with us is the fact that our fairgrounds were founded by our Civil
War veterans. When they came back from
the Civil War, they began working on creating Barlow Fair. That was 142 years ago.”
parade is one of the largest and longest in the region…
just absolutely enjoys it. The Scenic
Hills Lions Club is the organization that sponsors and hosts the parade each
year. If anybody is interested in
participating in the parade, all they have to do is show up in Vincent – right
there off 339 – and line up. There’s no
application or registration fee. They
just get in line and at 6:00, the parade begins. Be prepared, it is a two hour walk from
Vincent to the fairgrounds.”
that both Routes 339 and 550 will be closed during the fair parade, so if you
want to watch, get there early. If
you’re just passing through, you’ll want to find an alternate route.
the Barlow Fair is $5 per person per day.
A four-day pass is available for $15.
Wristbands for the rides are $15 per day, however, Tessum says rides are
free tomorrow evening from 6 until 10.
information, visit www.barlowfair.com
or find them on Facebook by
searching for Barlow Fairgrounds.