Fair looks for exhibitors, talent

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 9, 2006

September is here, which means a Butler County tradition is right around the corner. The 52nd Annual Butler County Fair is slated for Tuesday, Sept. 26 - through Saturday, September 30 at the Butler County Fairgrounds in Greenville.

Sponsored by the Greenville Kiwanis Club, the event offers local artists, artisans, farmers and businesses to show off their creative talents, wares and livestock that week.

With the fair just two weeks away, those who want to be a part of the event's exhibits need to get signed up soon, Richard Branum, secretary-treasurer of the club said.

&#8220We are looking forward to a good fair and hope to see plenty of participation from across the county,” Branum said.

Contact information is as follows:

n Those interested in entering the Arts and Crafts Division (fine arts, foods, sewing, crafts and the flower show), should contact chairpersons Linda Luman at 376-9139 or Gerald Johnson at 382-2567.

n For the Livestock Division, the contact person is Barry Wood at 376-2376.

n For Commercial Booth Exhibits, contact Ed Jernigan at 382-3844.

&#8220For entry specifics, pick up a copy of the rules and regulations at the Butler County Extension Office in Greenville,” Branum said.

There's also a brand-new, exciting addition to this year's fair - the &#8220Butler County's Got Talent” Contest, which is slated to run for three nights of hot-and-heavy competition during fair week.

Those who want to show off their golden voices, dazzling instrumental skills, dancing feet or other talents should contact either Kathy Smyth at 382-8584 or Susan Rhodes at 382-6832 for more information.

Deadline for registration for exhibits and contests is Monday, Sept. 25.

&#8220We appreciate everyone's past patronage of the fair. The Greenville Kiwanis Club are looking forward to seeing everyone at the fair again this year,” Branum said.

Fair gates will open at 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $5 for adults (12 and older), $1 for children (6-11) and children under 6 are admitted free.