By Nancy Leedy
11:42 AM EDT, June 26, 2013
STANFORD — The Lincoln County Fairgrounds is home to dozens of events each year, accommodating anything from meetings to truck pulls to reunions. It is also the site of a great regional tradition – the Lincoln County Fair.
Those seeking some classic midsummer fun will find everything from exciting attractions, a fantastic midway, educational exhibits, food, animals and more at the 2013 Fair which runs July 1-6.
And whether you are an athlete or simply a spectator, one of the highlights of the annual county fair is the six nights of sporting contest and motor sports events.
Back by popular demand at the 2013 Lincoln County Fair is the Kentuckiana Truck Pullers Association (KTPA) Pulling Series. The KTPA will be hitting the red clay of the motor sports tracks three nights of next week’s Fair, with the engines roaring to life Thursday, July 4 at 7:30 p.m. The first night of KTPA action will feature Economy Hot Rod Tractors, 10,000 Hot Farm Tractors, Super Stock 4WD Trucks and Stock Diesel Trucks. The event is limited to Lincoln County drivers.
The KTPA returns to the track both Friday, July 5, and Saturday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m. Friday night’s pull is open to 6000 Light Limited Super Tractors, Super Modified 4WD Trucks, Super Modified 2WD Trucks and 2.6 Turbo Diesel Trucks. On Saturday, Pro Stock 2WD Trucks, Pro Stock 4WD Trucks, Super Modified 2WD Trucks and 8500 Pro Farm Tractors will roll.
Motor sports events are not limited to pulling, with horses, motorcycles and cars under the lights to start the week.
As has become a tradition at the Lincoln County Fair, the Broken Horn Rodeo will kick off the action down on the motor sports track Monday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m. The Broken Horn show will feature bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, team roping, barrel racing and bull riding. As an added bonus, a stick horse race will be held for the kids. The stick horse race will run in two classes, ages 5-under and ages 6-9, with the winners of each race receiving a new bicycle.
Motocross Freestyle Madness will be kicking up the clay on Tuesday, July 2. The event will take the green light at 7:30 p.m. There will actually be Freestyle action every night at this year’s Fair with three shows of BMX Freestyle Madness presented daily in the horse show ring between 6 p.m. and midnight.
Then buckle up for Wednesday night, July 3, as the smash’em, crash’em action of the Demolition Derby takes center stage on the track. The Demolition Derby also starts at 7:30 p.m. and will feature big car, mini car and lawn mower events.
If those sporting events don’t suit your taste, maybe hoops, horseshoes, cornhole or even a Lincoln County Fair Olympics are to your liking.
The 3-on-3 Basketball Outdoor Half-Court Tournament will be played on Tuesday, July 2, starting at 7 p.m. A doubles cornhole tournament will be played on the basketball court Wednesday, beginning at 7 p.m., and the singles tournament will be played Thursday, July 4.
Horseshoes will be a flying Friday and Saturday nights, July 5 and 6, with the singles competition set for Friday and the doubles taking over on Saturday. The start time is 7 p.m.
The Lincoln County Fair Olympics is new this year. The competition, which will be held on the basketball court, is open to church groups and community/school groups with $500 going to the first-place team in each division, $300 to the second-place team and $200 to the third-place team. In the two-night competition, participants will run a timed obstacle course the first night and the teams will return a second night to determine the winners. Church groups will compete Monday, July 1 and Friday, July 5 at 6 p.m. Community/school groups will compete Tuesday, July 2 and Saturday, July 6, also at 6.
Admission to the 2013 Fair is $10 per person.