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Mohave County Fair rumbles to life Thursday
Four days of motor sports scheduled

Children enjoy a midway ride during the county fair last year. This year’s Mohave County Fair starts Thursday.

JC AMBERLYN/Miner<BR> Children enjoy a midway ride during the county fair last year. This year’s Mohave County Fair starts Thursday.

KINGMAN - The engines will roar once again at the 67th annual Mohave County Fair. This year's fair includes four days of motor sports events starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday with free admission to the grandstands for the Cerbat Motor Sports motocross practice runs.

Friday, rev up your lawn mower and get in on the action with A1 Action Sports' scramble car and lawn mower races at 6:30 p.m. The cost to watch the event is $5 for adults ages 12 and up. Children 12 and under get in free. Motor sports tickets are not included in the price of a fair ticket and must be purchased separately at the entrance to the grandstands. A regular admission ticket to the fair is $5 for adults and children over the age of 12, $2 for adults over the age of 65, $2 for children ages 4 to 11 and children 3 and under are free.

The mayhem continues with Tuff Trucks, Mud Bogs and Moto-Cross by Cerbat Motor Sports at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 to 12 and children under 6 are free.

The mud continues to fly on Sunday with Cerbat Motor Sports' side by side mud races at 1 p.m. Tickets are $3 for all ages.

Looking for more of a two-wheeled variety of fun? Check out the BMX Freestyle Team roaming the midway at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday.

If flying mud and growling engines aren't your cup of tea, try the carnival rides provided by Brown's Amusements. The rides are open from 3 to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday. All day wristbands for the rides are $30 at the entrance to the fairgrounds and are not included in the admission price of the fair.

Had enough of whirling and twirling on the rides? Catch one of the many shows going on along the midway and on the main stage.

Checker'd Past, an '80s tribute band, will perform at 9:10 p.m. Thursday, 6:10 p.m. Friday and at 9:40 p.m. Saturday on the main stage.

Canyon Creek, a band that plays alternative country, rock, blues and folk music will perform at 6 p.m. Thursday, 9:20 p.m. Friday and 4:20 p.m. Saturday on the main stage.

There will also be several sources of entertainment.

Comedian Skip Banks will perform on the main stage at 4:20 p.m. Thursday, 5:20 p.m. on Friday and 3:30 p.m. Saturday. He will also be roaming the midway at 2:30 and 6 p.m. Thursday, 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Friday, and at 1 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

One-man variety show Mr. Animation will be roaming the midway to entertain the crowds at 1:30, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Hypno Joe will be putting people under his spell at the main stage at 3 and 7:50 p.m. Thursday, 3:10 and 8 p.m. Friday, and 2:20 and 8:20 p.m. Saturday.

Looking for something a little more dangerous? Knife thrower Larry Cisewski will be showing off his skills on the main stage at 2:10 and 5:10 p.m. Thursday, 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Friday and 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Magician Kerry Ross will be wowing the crowd on the main stage at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, 2:20 p.m. Friday and 6:40 p.m. Saturday. He will also wander the midway performing sleight of hand at 3 and 4:30 p.m. Thursday, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Friday, and at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Kent Family Magic Circus will be spreading the magic with their feats of juggling, fire-eating, unicycling, whip tricks and mind reading on the midway at 2:30, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Stilt walker Leapin' Louie will also be high stepping it on the midway at 2, 4 and 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and at 2, 4 and 6 p.m. on Saturday.

This year's fair will also feature more than 90 different vendors of food, clothing, kids toys, crafts, jewelry and yard art.

Don't forget to see who won the blue ribbon for their crafts, foods, artwork, clothing, quilts, photographs and collections in the main exhibit hall. The hall is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Stop by and admire all the hard work of the 4-H and Future Farmers of America kids raising their animals for this year's fair. Judges will be scrutinizing both the animals and their handlers at shows throughout the four days of the fair starting with the open goat show at 9 a.m. on Thursday and ending with the open dog show at 8 a.m. Sunday.

You can support one of these youth by buying an animal at the FFA/4-H livestock auction at 6 p.m. on Saturday. It's your chance to take home the bacon, for real.

Don't miss the gymkhana event at 4 p.m. Friday at the horse arena at the eastern end of the fairgrounds and the horse shows at 9 a.m. and noon on Sunday at the horse arena.

For more information, call the main fairgrounds office at (928) 753-2636.

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