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LEETOWN – Jefferson County Fair attendees will find an abundance of entertainment during the week to fill their fair visits. The week begins on Saturday with the Miss Jefferson County Fair pageant at 6:30 p.m., followed on Sunday by the Little Miss and Junior Miss pageants at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
Each of Jefferson County’s middle and high school bands will perform at the beginning of the week. On Monday, Shepherdstown Middle School starts at 6 p.m., followed by Wildwood Middle at 6:45 p.m. and the Jefferson High School field drum ensemble and jazz band at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday nights viewers can enjoy Harpers Ferry Middle School at 6 p.m., Charles Town Middle at 6:45 p.m., and the Washington High School band at 7:30 p.m.
Whey Jennings, grandson of legendary country star Waylon Jennings, will provide additional musical entertainment during the week of the fair. Jennings will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday night
Jennings grew up in a country music family after his grandmother, Jessi Colter, was a star along with her husband. Jennings is described as a “rough, unpolished singer with a voice as big as Texas”.
The Revolution Band will take the stage on Thursday. The band offers varied music from hits from the 70s to today. Participants should plan an evening full of passion, energy and enthusiasm.
Each of these musical sections of the fair week is included in the general admission price for the fair; no additional ticket purchases are required.
For all those who are not only into musical entertainment, the weekly program includes a variety of other spectator activities. The ever popular burnout contest takes place on Sunday at 7 p.m., while the popular demolition derby takes place on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. by Michael T, the first in the arena and the second in the show barn. The truck and tractor pull, which draws a good crowd, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, and Saturday offers a different type of event as Mark Dudrow and his horse Eve present a Civil War Living History program.
Nightly carnival rides are offered throughout the week, with all-night ride specials on Monday and Wednesday and children’s afternoon prices on the last Saturday of the fair.
For a full schedule of events, visit the Jefferson County Fair Facebook page.