Something for everyone at IW fair

Published 8:48 pm Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A BMX stunt show is among a wide variety of entertainment planned for the Isle of Wight County Fair this week. (Submitted Image)

A BMX stunt show is among a wide variety of entertainment planned for the Isle of Wight County Fair this week. (Submitted Image)

The Isle of Wight County Fair, running through Sunday, kicks off with the sixth annual Seafood Fest from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The all-you-can-eat event at Heritage Park, 21311 Courthouse Highway, includes shrimp, fish, barbecue, baked beans, coleslaw, hush puppies, iced tea and adult beverages, with tickets at $25.

The Craig Woodland Band will provide entertainment, and the Isle of Wight County Fair Committee is sponsoring the event.

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Other live music on the main stage at the park’s Joel C. Bradshaw Fairgrounds includes Chris Cagle, 9 p.m. Friday; Joe Nichols, 9 p.m. Saturday; and THE FARM, 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

A poultry and rabbit show, 4-H competitions, field and garden exhibits, heritage food and arts and crafts, horse show and a BMX stunt show are also scheduled.

Other attractions include the Zerbini Family Circus, motor sports, ATV challenge, antique tractor pull, bull riding and monster truck rides.

Horses Horses Horses!, a performing horse show featuring 12 miniature stallions, a Friesian from Holland and a black Arabian, is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Thursday, 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. Sunday.

The BMX stunt show features aerial stunts and technical maneuvers from riders who have competed at the X Games, Gravity Games and Dew Action Sports Tour. Shows are scheduled for 9 p.m. Thursday, 1:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Saturday, and 1:45 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday.

Sunday will feature Cecil Proffit’s World of Wheels International Custom Auto Show from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., for which participants need to pre-register.

The fair will also include a food drive, with attendees asked to bring a canned good to help feed the needy in Isle of Wight County.

The committee has set a goal of 20,000 cans for the fair’s 20th anniversary, and donations will go to the Isle of Wight Christian Outreach Program. Donations will be collected just inside the fair gates.

Other fair attractions include a talent show and the Johnny Boyette Motorcycle Ride, starting from The American Legion Post 49 headquarters, 818 S. Church St., Smithfield, where riders will register from 9 to 10:30 a.m., and ending at the fair grounds.

The ride costs $20 per rider and $10 per passenger, fair admission included, with proceeds going to the Johnny Boyette Medical Fund.

For more information, including on the schedule and ticket prices, visit