Tremont World's Fair returns this weekend

Nancy Kelly
Published on August 27, 2014

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©Murray Rolph

The 77th annual "World's Fair" returns to the Tremont fair grounds Aug. 30, offering a fun-filled day for the whole family.

The Western Kings Community Fair, a one day annual celebration and promotion of agriculture that shines a light on local farming communities, got its start in 1929 in Greenwood as a Boys and Girls Club event. Expansion of the Greenwood air base years later prompted a venue change to Tremont.

Nearly 80 years later, the fair continues to draw crowds for the popular horse and oxen pulls, which run throughout the day. The event also features arts and crafts competitions, and food, flower and vegetable displays, held in the agricultural building from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cattle judging and light horse classes get underway at 9:30 a.m., followed by the children's parade at 10 a.m. and pet parade at 10:30 a.m. An afternoon of live musical entertainment is complemented by a community luncheon and supper and an afternoon ice cream parlour.

The Tremont exhibition grounds are located off Tremont Mountain Road, which runs south from Central Avenue on the west end of Greenwood. There is plenty of onsite parking for the fair, which opens at 9 a.m. and continues to 9 p.m. Admission is $4 per person, children under 12 are admitted at no cost.