Published on August 4, 2016 by Lola Augustine Brown

The Eerie County Fair has been operating since 1820, and has grown from being a simple agricultural show to huge family friendly event jam packed with shows, big-name concerts, and tons of great entertainment as well as the blue-ribbon events that everyone loves and expects from county fairs. Running from August 10th through 21st, there’s plenty to enjoy at the Fair.


Scootaround is proud to be partnering with the Eerie County Fair for the first time, and you’ll be able to pick up wheelchairs and electric scooters from us right there at gates 2, 4, and 5. Considering going to the Fair this year? Here are some of the many things going on that you can look forward to in this year’s line-up. 


Music and Entertainment

If you’re a county music fan then you’ll want to get tickets to see Lee Brice whose ballad I Don’t Dance has to be one of the most beautiful songs on the airwaves in the past few years, and the hugely talented young Hunter Hayes too. Ex-Poison front man Brett Michaels heads a Rock Fest night with Warrant and Lita Ford. Pop music lovers will want to check out the Sean Mendez show. If you prefer laughter to song then Jeff Dunham will be there with his puppetry and jokes one night too.


The NAPA Autoparts series has a bunch of cool events for gear heads, including the World’s Largest Demolition Derby, Statewide Championship Demolition Derby, and Ultimate Night of Destruction. A little less destructive is the Truck and Tractor Pull events, but still loud and lots of fun to attend.


There’s plenty of entertainment that’s included in the cost of admission too. Husband and wife comedy duo In Capable Hands juggle everything from pink flamingoes to pizzas, while providing plenty of laughs along the way. There’s master ventriloquist Jerry Valley (would you be brave enough to volunteer?) and the Ramblin Lou Family Band playing sets throughout the Fair, and a mix of 24 local musicians taking the stage at various times over the weeks that the Fair is operating.


Agricultural Pursuits

The on-site Agriculture Discovery Center showcases the very best practices in a state-of-the-art facility that was built in 2014. A large part of this is given over to livestock stalling (beef cattle for the duration of the Fair), and the rest is interactive exhibits that all ages will enjoy. There will of course be plenty of agricultural competitions and exhibits to enjoy throughout the Fair, and lots of chances to see cute 4-H kids showing off their prize animals.


There are equestrian events such as harness-racing, jumping and horse-pulls, shows for home wine and beer, wood-carving, creative arts and flowers, and various other competitions that take us back to gentler times.


Eating and Playing

In classic country fair style, there will be a huge range of food available at various concessions. Last year’s big hit was Chester’s Gators & Taters, where you could pick up everything from ‘gator mac ‘n’ cheese to chicken kabobs to ribbon fries. If that’s too much to consider don’t worry, you’re sure to find plenty of the classic fair food you love there too.


There are lots of midway type rides and games to enjoy, and some funky additions such as Footsie Wootsie foot-baths located around the venue to help your aching feet. There are reptile shows, a gem stone mining attraction, shooting gallery, and bear display. With all this to see and do, there’s little chance of seeing everything at the Fair, but with a few days to explore you could get a good chunk of it done.


Need a mobility aid to help you see everything you want to at this huge event? It is highly recommended that you make a wheelchair or electric scooter reservation online in advance of going to the Eerie County Fair, as that way you’ll be sure to have the mobility equipment you need ready and waiting for you.

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Article feature image, "Ride With Me Baby" by Thomas Hawk CC BY-NC 2.0