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Meet Me at the Fair

McCreary County carnival/fair scheduled for June 28-July 2 at fairgrounds.

By Eugenia Jones

The McCreary County Fair Board is extending a special invitation for everyone to come out and support this year’s carnival/fair—especially since the carnival dates are scheduled so much closer to the traditional 4th of July schedule.

This year the McCreary County Fair Board carnival dates are Tuesday, June 28 through Saturday, July 2, 2022 at the McCreary County Fairgrounds/Park in Whitley City.  In addition to traditional carnival rides and games, special events are planned for each night.  Special events include the Touch a Truck event on Tuesday (June 28) from 5:00 until 10:00 p.m. and a petting zoo on Wednesday (June 29) from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday (June 30) features ceramics from 5:00-10:00 p.m., a cake walk at 8:00 p.m., cornhole tournament at 6:00 p.m., dunking booth from 5:00-10:00 p.m. and a silent auction from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m.  Wednesday is also Special Needs Day from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. when those with disabilities can enjoy the carnival with easier access and without as many disturbances.  The $10.00 admission fee includes all carnival rides. 

On Friday (July 1) the McCreary County 4-H Club will display their projects at the Senior Citizens (McCreary County Park/Fairgrounds) Building from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m.  Everyone is encouraged to attend (no admission fee) and admire all the hard work and dedication that McCreary County youth have put into their projects.  

Mud bogs will take place on both Friday and Saturday with registration from 4:00 through 6:00 p.m., and mud bogs beginning at 6:30 p.m.  There will also be a car show at the fair grounds on Saturday from 12:00 until 3:00 p.m.

Sarah Jones, Pro Special FX Artist, Face Painter, and Master Makeup Artist, will be on the grounds Friday and Saturday (July 1-2) for face painting at $5.00 per face.

There will also be other local vendors and organizations set up at the carnival/fair.

Admission to the carnival is $10.00 each night and includes all rides.

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