BROOKVILLE — Looking ahead to the 2020 Jefferson County Fair, members of the Jefferson County Fair Authority are looking for ways to make the grandstand shows bigger and better.

At its monthly meeting last Wednesday the authority discussed a tentative schedule for the grandstand shows. Monday and Tuesday nights will be the truck and tractor pulls, Wednesday will be a show by Legends Powersports, Thursday will be the mud bog, Friday the Rawhide Rodeo and Saturday a demolition derby.

The board discussed the possibility of dividing the shows, to have the truck pull on Monday night and the tractor pull on Tuesday night. The finance committee is working with Rick Feicht of Full Pull Productions to plan the programs. The board is looking into the possibility have having semis compete one of the nights, if enough drivers are available for a show.

The authority is also reviewing preliminary proposals for a demolition derby during fair week, insisting the show must include a youth class.

It will also be looking for sponsorships for these events.

To get more people involved in planning the fair events, the board voted to increase the number of boaard members from 11 to 13. Two terms on the authority will expire at the end of this year, leaving four seats to be filled. Applications are available on the fair’s website, www.jeffcofair.com. The deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, November 19. Applications will be reviewed and at the December meeting the board will nominate the names to be submitted to the county commissioners for appointment to the authority.

2020 events

  • The board approved Iron City Promotions to hold a demolition derby September 19, 2020, with super stock, compact and youth classes.
  • The board approved a proposed contract to be presented to Nathan Sharp for next year’s Monsters of Rock concert, scheduled for the weekend of June 25-27.

Zone meetings

Wayne Jackson and Dave Love reported on recent zone meetings held, highlighting discussions that could benefit the Jefferson County Fair.

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Finances

Love also reported on some of the financial losses the board suffered this year, including money lost during the fair because of the rain-out on Wednesday night, a higher cost than budgeted to repair the grandstand, and the truck pull in June being cancelled because of inclement weather. He is beginning work on next year’s budget, which he plans to present to the board at its December meeting.

The finance committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 20 in the conference room of the Conservation Center. The fundraising committee will meet sometime before Thanksgiving to plan for the annual sponsorship letter and to review the program from 2019.

Fair queen

Toni Facchine reported that this year’s fair queen, Rylee Welsh, is preparing for the state fair queen contest to be held in January. She said the queen’s committee raised $1,086.75 at the spaghetti dinner and $70 at the craft and draft event held last month.

The next regular meeting of the Jefferson County Fair Authority will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, in the conference room of the Conservation Center.

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