BROOKVILLE — Trucks will be flying through the air on Saturday, May 18, when the monster truck show returns to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
Not only will the grandstand audience see the tuff trucks performing and a championship demolition derby, everyone will have an opportunity to ride in one of the monster trucks.
The All American Thriller will be on the grounds, with rides on the track area starting at 1 p.m. The cost to ride in the All American Thriller is $10 per person.
Fans of all ages will be able to see the trucks and meet the drivers during the pit party, which also begins at 1 p.m. Admission to the pit party is $5 per person.
“It’s a great time for the kids,” said Toni Facchine, a member of the Jefferson County Fair Authority. “Many of the kids are only 4 or 5 years old. They come in with their little monster truck shirts on and they are so excited. They can meet the drivers, see the trucks close up and get pictures and autographs.”
Concession stands will also be open during the event.
The show, which will run about three hours, begins at 4 p.m. and will feature four of the monster trucks: Overkill Evolution, Iron Warrior, Bounty Hunter and Iron Outlaw.
Advance sale tickets are available at local Sheetz stores for $15. Tickets at the gate will be $18. “The show will go on, rain or shine,” Facchine said. There will be no refunds for tickets not used.
The monster truck show is being presented by JM Motorsport Productions from Buffalo, New York.
“The fair board is happy to have this monster truck show at the fairgrounds. It’s a great site for the event,” Facchine said. “We are happy to see that promoters from out of state find our facility very useful, and want to rent the fairgrounds for big events such as this.” The May 18 show will be the fourth monster truck show to be held at the fairgrounds.
She said the Jefferson County Fairgrounds is a great venue for events of all sizes. Upcoming events at the fairgrounds, in addition to the Jefferson County Fair the week of July 14-20, will include a truck pull by Full Pull Productions on June 15, the Laurel Eye Monsters of Rock Charity Concert on June 28 and 29, and the Keystone National Demolition Derby on August 3 and 4. The fairgrounds also has been booked this summer for a wedding, church picnic, horse shows and more. More details are available on the fair authority’s webpage, www.jeffcofair.com. Anyone interested in learning more about renting all or part of the fairgrounds can contact secretary Jim Grant at 814-265-0640.