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The Queen City Fair opens in Meridian

By By Penny Randall / staff writer
Sept. 27, 2002
Do you want to see a chain saw artist transform an ordinary log into a work of art? Or Hillbilly Bob cook Spam on his car engine? Or cowboys try to ride a wild bull for eight seconds?
Then jump in the car and head for the Queen City Fair, which opens today for a nine-day run at the Lauderdale County Agri-Center.
Len McRae, owner of Eventz Inc., and who is spearheading the event. He calls the second annual fair "a new family fun tradition."
The gates open at 4 p.m. today. Highlights include Midnight Madness from 9 p.m. to midnight tonight and Saturday in which fairgoers pay $12 for unlimited rides on the carnival midway.
On Saturday, events include a Senior Citizens Day promotion offering $2 off gate admission for seniors. U.S. Reps. Chip Pickering and Ronnie Shows will speak at 3 p.m.
On Wednesday night, the bands "Rhythm," "Ninth Hour" and "P33" will perform beginning at 6 p.m. And for $10, anyone attending "Youth Night" can ride all the rides as often as they like.
Other events include shows by chain saw artists and Hillbilly Bob.
New this year is the Purina Incredible Dog Show, where puppies perform acrobatic routines during three daily shows. And there's a petting zoo, where children can see everything from a pony to a pig.
QUEEN CITY FAIR
Where: Opens today and runs through Oct. 5 at the Lauderdale County
Agri-Center, 1022 Highway 19 South.
Admission: $5 for adults, $3 for
children 6-12, free for children under 6. Parking is $2.
Today
4 p.m.: Gates open.
9 p.m.: Midnight Madness, unlimited rides until midnight, $12.
Midnight: Gates close.
Saturday
Noon: Gates open. Senior Citizens Day $2 off gate admission.
3 p.m.: U.S. Reps. Chip Pickering and Ronnie Shows will speak.
9 p.m.: Midnight Madness, unlimited rides until midnight, $12.
Midnight: Gates close.
Sunday
Noon: Gates open.
5 p.m.: Talent show.
10 p.m.: Gates close.
Monday
4 p.m.: Gates open. Dollar Day parking, admission, rides $1 each. School Day one free ride with Coke coupon.
10 p.m.: Gates close.
Tuesday
4 p.m.: Gates open. School Day One free ride with Coke coupon.
10 p.m.: Gates close.
Wednesday
4 p.m.: Gates open. Chick-Fil-A presents Youth Night at the fair. Unlimited rides until 10 p.m., $10.
6 p.m.: Music by "Rhythm," "Ninth Hour" and "P33."
10 p.m.: Gates close.
Thursday
4 p.m.: Gates open. Military Day 42 off admission with military identification.
6 p.m.: Bull Bash presented by Johnson Dodge-Kia. Followed immediately by chain saw
sculpture auction.
10 p.m.: Gates close.
Friday
4 p.m.: Gates open.
9 p.m.: Midnight Madness, unlimited rides until midnight, $12.
Midnight: Gates close.
Saturday
Noon: Gates open. $1 rides until 5 p.m.
6 p.m.: Y95 FM presents the
Colgate Country Music Showdown.
9 p.m.: Midnight Madness, unlimited rides until midnight, $12.
Midnight: Gates close.

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