The Logan County Fair is right around the corner.

The annual Fair Pageant will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Logan County Fairgrounds, located next to the Paris-Subiaco Municipal Airport on Highway 22 East. Entrance into the pageant will cost $1.

Contestants will compete for title in nine age categories — Miss Logan County Fair (ages 16 to 21), Princess (ages 12 to 15), Sweetheart (ages nine to 11), Little Miss and Little Mister (ages five to eight), Tiny Miss and Tiny Mister (ages two to four) and Teeny Miss and Teeny Mister (ages birth to 23 months). Contestants must live in Logan County.

Winners get a crown, sash and flowers or a gift. The queen winner will be awarded scholarship money and be eligible to compete in the Arkansas State Fair Queen Pageant. The princess winner will be eligible to compete in the Arkansas State Fair Princess Pageant.

The County Fair is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 14 to Saturday, Aug. 18. Along with the improvements to the midway there are new events planned for this year’s fair.

For the area home cooks, a Pie Baking Contest is new on the agenda. Entrants for Junior (ages nine to 18) and Open (ages 19 and up) categories are being encouraged by Lori Howard to enter their favorite pies into this competition. This competition is in addition to the baked goods exhibits that have been an established category in the Logan County Fair. For this contest a participant may have multiple entries and the goods must not need refrigeration. The winners will receive prizes for their accomplishments and the pies will be used for the Premium Auction Dinner desserts.

In the area of livestock, the Water Fowl Category will return to the competition this year, and a new category for Pet Rabbits has been added to the show competitions. This year with the addition of the Pet Rabbit category other young people will be able to show their animals at the fair.

On Wednesday evening, Aug. 15 an event has been planned for the youth of the community. This event will be led by The Link (Youth Group from Paris First Assembly of God Church) under the leadership of Keith and Chrystal Bullock.

There are many county residents that are amateur wine makers. Many may not realize that this is a competition for the Amateur Wine Makers at the fair. The event is being done with advice Bob Cowie from Cowie Wines. Trophies and ribbons will be awarded.

The 2018 Logan County Fair Association still has openings for vendors wishing to set up booths to display their wares at this year’s Logan County Fair. Booths can be commercial wares such as jewelry, household products, cosmetics, etc. The Fair Board is also looking for local residents wanting to show off their handcrafts, specialty items, garden crops, or fund-raising organizations. However, the Fair Board has made an agreement with the Carnival Provider that no prepared food that can be consumed on the fairgrounds be included in the items for sale.

If you are interested in reserving a booth space, Mary Howard can be contacted at 479-847-5217 for further information. Fees for the booth space are $25 for a 10 x 10 space for 3 days (Thursday-Saturday, August 16-18).