WESTFIELD — After a two-year wait, the Westfield Fair returns tonight with first of three days of fun and games, agricultural exhibitions and mechanical mayhem at the Russellville Road fairgrounds.
The grounds at 137 Russellville Road, Westfield, open at 5 p.m., with the midway, exhibits, craft barn, petting zoo and farm museum running. An official opening ceremony at 6 p.m. will feature a tribute to veterans. Food booths will open at that time.
Other highlights tonight include the Rattletones performing on the main stage at 6 p.m., the demolition derby from 6:30 to 9 p.m., and the vehicle teeter-totter competition at 8 p.m.
Daily admission is $8, or $6 for seniors, and free for children under 12 accompanied by a paid adult admission. Parking is $2 per car.
The fair will also be open this weekend.
8 a.m.: Grounds open and food booths open.
9 a.m.: Opening of exhibits and petting zoo, as well as junior dairy show and the Miss Westfield Pageant.
10 a.m.: Opening of craft barn and food concessions, oxen show.
11 a.m.: Opening of midway, junior sheep show, ox draw.
11:30 a.m.: Junior beef show.
12 p.m.: Hay bale toss, presentation of dairy scholarships on the main stage.
1 p.m.: Truck pulls, pedal tractor pull for kids, followed by games at the activity center.
1:30 p.m.: Leaf Jumpers perform on the main stage.
3 p.m.: Magical Moments balloon sculpture offering.
4 p.m.: Bike raffle for kids on the main stage, junior dairy costume class.
5 p.m.: Cruise Control performs on the main stage.
8 a.m.: Grounds open and food booths open, antique tractor pulls run all day.
9 a.m.: Opening of exhibits, petting zoo and adult dairy show.
10 a.m.: Touch a truck, opening of craft barn and food concessions, adult sheep show.
11 a.m.: Opening of midway, horse draw, lawn mower racing.
12 p.m.: Adult beef judging, Whip City BMX racing, and Magical Moments balloon sculpture offering.
1 p.m.: The New Domestics perform on the main stage.
6 p.m.: The Westfield Fair annual auction.
All scheduled events are subject to cancelation for inclement weather. For more information, visit thewestfieldfair.com.