The 2014 Braxton County Fairs & Festivals Celebration marks the 25th Anniversary of this event. This year’s Fair will be held July 29 to August 2 at Holly Gray Park on the Airport Road in Sutton. Many of the events that folks have come to expect and love are planned. There are also some exciting new additions to the Fair’s schedule.
On Tuesday, July 29th, American Legion Post 33 will conduct the opening ceremony at 6:30 PM. Gospel music will be featured on stage. Singing will start after the Opening Ceremonies and will feature the Carolyn Connor, the Harper Boys, Johnny Jones, Debbie Bennett and Five Smooth Stones. On Tuesday in the Multipurpose Building, livestock exhibitors will begin the evening at 6:00 PM with the Open and Junior Swine, Poultry and Rabbit Shows.
Wednesday, July 29th, at 6:00 PM Braxton County 4-H and FFA members along with local farmers will be exhibiting beef cattle including feeder cattle, market steers, heifers, bulls and cow/calf pairs. The Van-Dells return with their rock-and-roll oldies show to the stage with two performances at 7:00 and 9:00 PM.
Thursday, July 31st, will feature a 4-H Horse Showmanship class, followed by the Sheep and Goat shows at 6:00 PM. At 7:00 PM, the stage entertainment will satisfy the bluegrass fans in the area. Laurel Creek, BreaK MountaiN and Buck and Company will perform their biggest hits. For the second year, the Braxton County Fair will be hosting a Monster Truck Show which begins at 7:00 p.m. This year, one of the best known Monster Trucks, Big Foot, will join XDP and Stinger. Quad Wars also returns for a second year of great entertainment. Monster Truck rides in Mopar 1 will be available for $10 per person Thursday through Saturday. Thursday and Friday, Monster Truck Rides will start at approximately 4:00 pm when the gates open until 7:00 PM at the Mud Bog area. On Saturday, rides start at approximately 9:00 AM until the Mud Bog starts at 11:00 AM.
Friday, August 1st, the Braxton County Fairs and Festivals Celebration has something for everyone. Arts and Crafts vendors will be selling their products. A Truck Pull starts at 7:00 PM. The truck pull will include classes for diesel and gasoline engines, modified and street classes and a “local yokel” class for those wanting to show what their truck will do. At 7:00 PM 4-H and FFA members will auction their market steers, heifers, market hogs, market goats, market lambs, market poultry and market rabbits to the highest bidder. In the horse ring, the annual Draft Horse Pull begins at 7:00 PM. Then at 7:30 PM and 9:00 PM, Steve Hall and Shotgun Red as seen on the RFD TV variety show will perform. The show features Jennifer Bruce and Roger Francis in a great show of country, comedy and impressions.
Saturday, August 2nd, will provide a full day of fun and entertainment for the whole family. Arts and Crafts vendors will again be selling their creations. At 10:00 AM, an Antique Tractor Pull will be held at the horse ring. The Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show will begin at 10:00 AM and will include Antique Tractors this year as well. Also, at 10:00 AM, the WV Polled Hereford Association will have their annual cattle show. At 11:00 AM is the Street Class and 4-Wheel Drive Mud Bog. Colton Pack, former X-Factor finalist will take the stage at 7:30 PM. Pack is an up and coming star from Danese, WV.
At 8:30 PM Drew Baldridge will perform. With a voice as rich as the mid-western soil he was raised on, the Patoka, IL native’s music reflects small town life while living large on the simple things. Drew’s music is the soundtrack to life, be it a rowdy Friday night or a peaceful Sunday morning. His songs and performances transport listeners to their favorite memories all while making new ones. He has shared the stage with artists such as Alabama, Phil Vassar, Montgomery Gentry, and Justin Moore to name a few.
At 9:30 PM, everyone will be treated to a performance by Dustin Lynch. Dustin Lynch occupies a unique place in today’s country music. Thanks to his classic sensibilities, he’s been heralded as the heir to George Strait’s throne. Yet with one listen to his newest hit, “Where It’s At,” it’s obvious Lynch knows how to combine his traditional influences with an edgy intensity that places him at the front of today’s contemporary country scene. His debut album included hits “Cowboys and Angels” and “She Cranks My Tractor.”
There are a limited number of stage front reserved seats available for Wednesday through Saturday, so reserve yours today by calling 765-0333. Season tickets are now available at $30 each. You can purchase season tickets until 4:00 PM on July 29th from Premier Bank locations in Braxton and Clay counties, all Facemire Foodland Stores in Craigsville, Gassaway, Glenville, Grantsville, and Cherry River; Nettles Equipment in Servia, and Summit Media Radio Stations in Sutton and Summersville.
For more information on the Braxton County Fairs & Festivals Celebration, call 765-0333; email: info@braxtoncountyfairwv.com; or check out our website at www.braxtoncountyfairwv.com. We look forward to seeing you at the 2014 Braxton County Fairs & Festivals Celebration.

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