Fair to kick off with Steak Fest

Published 10:44 am Thursday, July 19, 2012

Luke Giles, 7, eats his way to a second-place finish in the Watermelon Contest at the 31st Annual Franklin-Southampton County Fair last year. He is the son of Holly and George Giles of Courtland. The 32nd annual fair runs from Thursday, Aug. 9, through Saturday, Aug. 11. FILE



COURTLAND—The 32nd annual Franklin-Southampton County Fair will kick off with a Steak Fest from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the fairgrounds in Courtland.

The $20 tickets will include beverages and music by a disc jockey. Tickets can be purchased from fair board members or by calling 562-3765.

The fair will run from Thursday, Aug. 9, through Saturday, Aug. 11.

Tickets to get into the fair are $6 on Thursday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and $10 on Friday and after 4 p.m. Saturday. The tickets cover entertainment, including Friday’s concert featuring country singer Hunter Hayes and Saturday’s with Kip Moore, whose 2012 hit “Somethin ‘Bout a Truck” has gone platinum and spent two weeks at No. 1. Both shows begin at 9 p.m.

Three-day passes can be purchased for $15 from the Bank of Southside in Boykins; Janet’s Touch of Style, Franklin-Southampton Chamber of Commerce and Bobby’s Muffler, all in Franklin; Manry Rawls in Courtland; and The Hair Station in Ivor.

Thursday will include the fair queen contest, talent show and wristband night for midway rides.

Saturday will include the mud bog, and Cornhole and Tiny Tots contests.