Despite busy week, fair draws crowds

Published 1:14 am Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Kiwanis Covington County Fair is under way with strong crowds showing up on the event’s first two evenings.

“Monday was a little down,” Kiwanis president Larry Avery said. “That probably had something to do with the holiday.”

For the past few years, the KCCF has opened on Columbus Day, when students are out of school and government workers have a holiday, which builds traffic on opening day. But the event was scheduled a week later this year.

On Tuesday, Avery said that more showed up than in that past.

“Tuesday was up by about 500 people,” Avery said. “It’s up and down, but it will all come out in the wash.”

With both Andalusia and Straughn celebrating homecoming this week, Avery said that attendance may take a slight hit.

“It will probably throw off the numbers a little bit,” Avery said of homecoming. “Maybe if the kids get a chance they will be able to come out. One thing for sure, the weather has been great. If we would have been doing this last week, it would have been too hot.”

Gates open at 5:30 p.m., today and close at 10 p.m.

Tonight is family night at the fair and admission will be $5 for ages 6 and up. Unlimited ride passes may be purchased for $15.

The Scott and Phillip Band will play at 6:30 p.m.