It’s opening day for the 2014 Marion County Fair. The day’s activities include dog shows, pony rides, hosted by the Pony Express; family entertainment by Absolutely Jim from 3 to 5; and activities for kids including the Kids Craft Corner and the Midway rides. Livestock will arrive starting at 1, and horse check-in begins at 6. Fair events will cap off Friday night with Hairball in concert on the racetrack infield. Gates open at 5, and the opening act will take the stage at 7.
The 2014 Marion County Photo Contest winners will be announced this evening at 5, and the photo entries will be on display afterwards as well.