New attractions will include a mud volleyball tournament, a new provider for the petting zoo (A Zoo to You, Inc. of Merango, Ill.), a caricature artist, the Ashley Rassel Memorial Open Beef Show (open to exhibitors from any county) and a free gate on Sunday.
A traditional carnival returns this year, provided by Blues Amusements out of Fullerton, Neb.
This will be the second year for go-kart races at the fair. This year a class has been added to the races, the fastest class of go-karts.
Of course, the standard favorite features of the fair will be back at the 2008 Cherokee County Fair, including the demolition derby, the fair queen crowning, the bull riding, the Cavaliers Drill Team, the pedal tractor pull and a variety of livestock, talent, crafts, arts, baking and gardening competitions.
The fair opens on Thursday, July 10, with various livestock events, regular daily events and the evening bull riding on that day. The bull riding begins at 8 p.m.
The Saturday events will include a small pets show and a diaper derby in the morning. From noon to 4 p.m., it will be kid's day on the midway. Purchase of an armband will entitle kids to unlimited rides on the midway during this time.
The pedal tractor pull for ages 5-11 begins at 12:30 p.m. (registration is at noon) on Saturday.
The demolition derby begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Chainsaw carvings will be auctioned off between the consolation and feature at the demolition derby.
On Sunday, a classic car cruise in and an antique tractor cruise in begin at 1 p.m. The mud volleyball tournament begins at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. The talent show begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
The concluding event of the fair is the fair queen crowning at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.