by Andrea Brassfield
“Memories of the Past” is the theme for the 2016 Scotland County Antique Fair which is being held August 24th thru August 28th on the Memphis Square and at the Scotland County Fairgrounds and Airport on Sunday, August 28th.
The Fair is offering a multitude of games, activities and entertainment including a display of Small Engine, Antique Toys, Quilts and Antique Tractors, a Baby Show, Antique Fair Tractor Pull, Car Show, Craft Booths and Sales, Street Dances, Kiddies’ Sanction Pedal Tractor Pull, the Country Showdown and Airplane Rides.
The Fair activities begin on Wednesday, August 24th with the Vespers Service at 6:00 p.m., followed by the SCR-1 Tiger Tailgate Party at 6:30 and at 7:30 p.m., the Country Showdown.
On Thursday, August 25th, the square will come to life as stands are set up, window displays will be available to view, food stands and Museums open and entries begin coming in. In the evening the crowning of the Antique Fair King and Queen will take place on the stage at 6:00 p.m., followed by the Baby Show, Crowning of Prince and Princess and the Bingo tent opens. No Apology from Greentop, MO will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. and a $100.00 raffle drawing is schedule at 10:00 p.m.
Food stands and vendors will be available all day Friday, August 26th. At 5:00 p.m., there will be a Washer Tournament (with limited teams) sponsored by Helena. Window display results will be announced at 5:30. At 6:00 p.m. the Bingo tent opens. Tractor and Small Engine judging takes place at 7:00 and at 7:30 p.m., the Renegades from Oskaloosa, IA will take the stage. Another $100.00 raffle drawing will be held at 10:00 p.m.
The Fireman’s Breakfast at the Memphis Fire Station will start the day’s activities on Saturday, August 27th. The 9th annual 5K, 1.5 mile Fun Run/Walk sponsored by the Scotland County Hospital will begin at 8:00 a.m. on the east side of the square. The Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. with all food vendors and stands serving at the conclusion of the parade. The Kiddies Sanction Pedal Tractor Pull starts will start at 11:30 a.m., also on the east side of the square.
Saturday’s afternoon events include the Car Show starting at 12:30, a Tractor Poker Run at 1:00 p.m. and Tractor Games (prizes by Farm Bureau) and Bingo tent opens at 3:00 p.m.
That evening, The Clarksville Station from Indianola, IA takes the music stage at 7:30 p.m. and the final raffle drawing for two $100.00 winners and the Quilt Raffle will take place at 10:00 p.m.
The final day of the Antique Fair, Sunday, August 28th, will start at the Scotland County Fairgrounds at 10:00 a.m. with the Antique Tractor Pull. A Fly In Dinner with free will donation to the Pheasant Project will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Memphis Airport. Airplane rides will be given all day.