August 21, 2008

‘The Past Will Be Revisited’ During 2008 Antique Fair

The old adage is out with the old, in with the new… but that just doesn’t fit for one of Scotland County’s biggest events of the year, the Scotland County Antique Fair, which celebrates… well the old. So it is fitting that the schedule of events transposes that motto.
The 2008 Scotland County Antique Fair will kick off by bringing in the new. The festivities start Thursday, August 21st as exhibitors take to the Memphis city square to set up booths and displays.
Thursday night features the Antique Fair baby contest as well as the crowning of the junior king and queen, prince and princess as well as the 2008 Scotland County Antique Fair King and Queen.
Classic Country will take the stage to provide music entertainment following the baby show and a $100 raffle drawing will conclude the opening night.
Friday is the first full day of activities with the food stands and vendors scheduled to be open all day as well as the Downing House, Boyer House, Railroad Depot and Wiggins Museum.
The Wiggins Museum building will host the annual quilt show beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Friday.
The entertainment on the square Friday night will be the back seat drivers contest. Judging results for the window displays and the tractor and small engine contests will be available Friday night. The Farm Bureau Texas Hold’em Tournament will be at the Fire Station at 7:00 p.m.
Friday night’s stage act is Young Country. The music will conclude with another $100 raffle drawing.
Saturday’s agenda kicks off early with the firemen’s breakfast starting at 6:00 a.m. The Antique Fair 5K Fun Walk/Run will hit the streets at 8:00 a.m. with the start and finish line on the east side of the city square.
The Antique Fair parade is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. with the packed crowd being treated to a plethora of good food following the event, including the famous Rotary barbecue and all of the church and community group food stands.
The car show gets underway right after lunch as do the kids games and the tractor poker run. The road rally starts at 4:00 p.m. along with additional tractor games. Saturday night’s musical guest is the Mystery Train Band.
The Rotary Bingo tent will be open nightly during the festivities.
Sunday wraps up the Antique Fair moving off the city square for the draft horse pull at the fairgrounds at 10:00 a.m. and the free fly-in dinner at Briggs-Smith Memorial Airport. The antique tractor pull starts at 1:00 p.m. at the fairgrounds.

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