This 1930s-era threshing machine was being pulled to a display for the 167th Montgomery County Fair, which begins Monday, July 8. (Ty Greenlees/Staff)

2019 edition Montgomery County Fair opens today

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The unveiling of the "Friends of the Fair" donor wall at 10:30 a.m. serve as the prelude to the gates opening at the Fairgrounds & Event Center of Montgomery County, 645 Infirmary Road. 

Today is also Veteran’s/Senior Citizen’s Day, featuring half-price admission all day, and the "pie baking contest" at 11:30 a.m. with celebrity judges that include Montgomery County Agricultural Society Board President John Yancik. 

Fair highlights include rides, games, food, rodeo, demo-derby, motocross, drag racing, truck/tractor pull, tug-a-truck, circus, fishing tank, musical entertainment and back by popular demand helicopter rides. For a complete schedule of events visit

Admission is $10 per person which includes grandstand events and plenty of free parking. Youngsters 6 and under free with paying adult. Take the U.S. Route 35 West Connector (C.J. McLin Jr. Parkway) to Infirmary Road to get to the fairgrounds.

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