Elk County Fair around the corner

KERSEY – Organizers and volunteers are vigorously preparing for next week's 38th Annual Elk County Fair in Kersey.With amusement rides provided by Midway Rides of Utica, N.Y., general admission is $6 daily or patrons may purchase advance tickets at the Corner Market & Deli in Kersey. Advanced tickets will be sold for $20 and will give a patron access during all five days of the fair, which runs from Tuesday, Aug. 7 through Saturday, Aug. 11.The community event will have a slightly different lineup this year. For instance, Saturday's demolition derbies on the Al Dietz Memorial Track will feature compact cars, big cars, and trucks, all in one night."We wanted to do it all in one night to offer a bigger and better show," said Jamie Wolfe, grounds manager.To compensate during the week, the Keystone Mini Tractor Pulls event will be held Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Al Dietz Memorial Track.The event is sponsored by GAP Enterprises of Weedville, County National Bank [CNB], MJ's Mini Mart in Kersey, Jamie, Renea and Kyle Wolfe, and Beimel Trucking, Inc.The Street Truck Pull will be Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the track and the Mud Bog will be Friday at 6 p.m.Entertainment throughout the week includes the Dan and Galla Musical Show featured Aug. 7 and Aug. 9-11, and Smoking Joe and the Wild Horse Band on Friday, Aug. 10 from 7-11 p.m. A new act, Matt Keiter and the Northern Country Band, will perform Saturday from 7-10 p.m. on the George A. Swanson stage.Phil Crosson will be doing magic acts as part of his "CLAZMAGIC Show" on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 5:15 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m. His performances will all be presented on the lower stage behind Starr Pavilion."To fill empty spots, we have some new acts in an effort to diversify the event and try to make it better," Wolfe said. "We also have to try to just get what is available while keeping an eye on our budget."