Nick McWilliams reporting – The rest of the Tuscarawas County Fair for 2019 will be filled with high-octane action.
Rounding out the fair this year is a trio of events including the OSTPA Truck and Tractor Pulls, Monster Truck Racing League show and possibly the biggest draw, the demolition derby.
The pulls, starting at 7 p.m. feature Ohio drivers battling it out for last season points.
As for the monster truck show, the new addition is expected to give children plenty of excitement on Saturday night, according to Superintendent Dave Miller.
“I believe they’re based out of Virginia. They’re going to bring in four monster trucks. We have some cars coming for them to crush and they’re going to do some racing around the track. That will start at 7 o’clock Saturday night and I believe it’s an hour and a half, two hour long show. They’re talking about a pit party. They can come in prior to the show, and get up close and personal with the trucks.”
Tickets for the show can still be purchased at the Will Call booth near the grandstand from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday night’s demolition derby, organized by Superintendent Ed Corpman, is one of the most popular events all week, and is highlighted by the pre-show with the kid’s Power Wheels class.
“That’s really taken off. And when I started doing that, that was a fellow from Carrollton’s idea. He came to me and talked to me about it, and we tried it. [Now,] I think every county that does a demo now does this Power Wheels [event.] It’s a big attraction.”
A full list of participant details is available at www.tusccountyfairgrounds.com.
In addition to the entertainment, junior dairy, pygmy goat and roping events will be Friday, with junior fair general livestock and fair dairy judging on Saturday, with the kiddie tractor pull at 4 p.m.
The fair wraps up Sunday with open class beef judging at 10 a.m., harness racing at 1 p.m. followed by the demolition derby at 7:30 p.m.
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