Lewis County Fair to have magical theme this summer


Lewis County Fair to have magical theme this summer

LOWVILLE — This summer’s 198th edition of the Lewis County Fair will have a magical theme.“Magic in the Air” at the Lewis County Fair, submitted by Stephanie A. Eaves of Lowville, has been selected from 95 submissions to serve as this year’s theme.“The fair is not only about the food, fun and entertainment,” Mrs. Eaves said. “It’s about the different generations of the community coming together making memories, and that’s magical.”The stay-at-home mom of two young children, including one pre-schooler, said it took a couple hours to come up with the eventual winning theme, but she was able to draw from her experience in obtaining a bachelor’s degree in marketing and holding multiple positions in that field, including at the Lowville Producers Dairy Cooperative.Officials received a record number of entries for the fifth annual theme contest, with nearly all of them coming through email, said Susan M. Berrus, secretary of the Lewis County Agricultural Society, which operates the fairgrounds and organizes the annual county fair.Mrs. Berrus said she sent out a list of potential themes to roughly 50 people and asked them to select their top three submissions. Agricultural society board members then selected the winner from the top vote-getters, she said.“It was pretty unanimous,” Mrs. Berrus said.Several people not only submitted possible themes but also the rationale behind them and reasons they felt their respective entries should be selected, she said.The theme will be used for the fair — slated for Tuesday, July 17, to Saturday, July 21 — and its Tuesday night parade, and Mrs. Eaves earned a pair of weekly grandstand passes for all of the evening events.For the second straight year, the fair plans to bring in a well-known country music artist as its Friday night headliner, with Travis Tritt slated to perform at 7 p.m. Friday, July 20, at the Lewis County Fairgrounds grandstand.Tickets will go on sale Thursday, March 1, both at Countryside Veterinary Clinic on Utica Boulevard and at the fair website, www.lewiscountyfair.org.Regular events such as the truck and tractor pulls and the demolition derby also will be back.Rosaire’s Royal Racers is also slated to return with their racing pigs as one of the fair’s free acts, and the John Stevens Doubleshot Polka band is also slated to perform again on Friday night.Lewis County Fair officials, for the first time, have booked an attraction called The Butterfly Experience, which will allow attendees to enter an enclosure and intermingle with and feed nectar to numerous varieties of butterflies, Mrs. Berrus said.The fair will continue to offer free admission to the grounds, but there will be a charge for grandstand entertainment Wednesday evening through Saturday and for on-grounds parking.For more information about the fair, visit its website or follow the fair’s Facebook page at http://wdt.me/lewcofairfb.
Source: Watertown Daily Times Latest News
Lewis County Fair to have magical theme this summer

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