The 63rd annual Clinton Lions Agricultural Fair will open at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8.

The midway will be furnished by Cushing Amusements, of Wilmington, Massachusetts. This will be their 33rd year in Clinton. They will feature a $15 ride bracelet on Thursday, Sept. 8, and Sunday, Sept. 11.

Thursday events

In addition to the many exhibits, sales booths and eateries, the Dana Perkins Puppet Show will take place at 5 and 7 pm., The Maine Dairy Princess and Jr. Princess contest finals at 7 p.m. in the show tent, and MSTTA Pickup Pulling contest at 7 p.m. A mini-horse demonstration is set for 7 p.m. in the animal pulling arena.

Friday events

The 17th annual Woodsman Day events open at 11 a.m.. The Farmer’s Club will present several events including a Draft Horse Show starting at noon; twitch, scoot and obstacle events at 3:30 p.m.; and a draft horse pull at 7 p.m. Stock Farm Tractor pulling will be in the Vince Thibodeau Arena. As this is Senior Citizen’s Day, reduced gate admission of $3 and $1 off diner meals will be in effect.

Entertainment will feature a celebration of the life of Bob Elston by the members of his Road Ranger Band with shows at 2 and 4 p.m. Pig Scrambles for children will start at 6:30 p.m. The Second Wind Band with special guest Sharon Hood will begin at 7 p.m. Fireworks by the Central Maine Pyrotechnics Co., of Hallowell will begin at 9:30 p.m.

Saturday events

A public breakfast in the Lions Diner is set for 6:30-9 a.m. 4-H Working Steers, Youth Class Ox pulling, Open Steer Show, Ox pulling and an Ox Scoot contest will be featured throughout the day.

The annual street parade will be held in downtown Clinton at 10 a.m. This will feature the Lawrence High School Marching Band, the Trott Family Clowns, several units of the Kora Temple Shrine, many local floats, antique cars and more. Dan Grady’s Marvelous Marionette Medley will perform at noon and 2 p.m.

Truck and Tractor Pulling will take place at 1 and 7 p.m. The show tent will feature the R. B. Hall Band, the Country Sidekicks line dance demonstrations and Tickles the Clown shows during the afternoon, and the Debbie Myers Show at 7 p.m. Returning this year will be Mutton Busting (sheep riding) in the Show Ring starting at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday events

A public breakfast will start at 6:30 a.m. An all-trophy, all-game horse show begins at 9 a.m. and a nondenominational 10 a.m. church service, arranged by Methodist minister the Rev. Chung Choi, will feature the Founded Trio and band singing their rock Christian songs.

Pulling events of the day will include lawn and garden and Mini-tractors, Farmer’s Club Ox pulling and heavy Draft horse pulling throughout the day.

Dan Grady’s Marvelous Marionette Medley can be seen at noon and 2 p.m., The Great Stephan, a magician, will perform at 1 p.m., followed by the Baby Show at 2 p.m. Concluding the day will be a dance review by Maureen’s Young Americans.

Throughout the weekent will be a crafts tent, the Benton Grange will operate the Bingo Tent and the Lions club will feature its Krazy Ball game.

There are two exhibition halls featuring arts and crafts, vegetables, 4-H, Grange and Extension exhibits. The Clinton Historical Society will have its History House open, featuring all things of Clinton past, including a recently discovered 16-foot national mural painted by Clinton artist Viva Chamberlain.

For more information, visit www.clintonlionsfair.com or call 426-8013 and request a book or schedule of events flyer.

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