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Hector Fair opens for 58th year July 28-30 ADVERTISEMENT

Hector Fair opens for 58th year July 28-30

HECTOR (7/27/16)--The 58th annual Hector Fireman's Fair will run for three days this week, beginning Thursday, July 28 and concluding Saturday, July 30. The fair will be held at the Valois Logan Hector Firemen's Field along Route 414 in Hector. The weekend will see a parade and fireworks in addition to traditional midway games and rides.
Dave Beckhorn of the Valois Logan Hector Fire Company said they expect thousands of people to attend the event over the three days. He added the department has received calls from people who previously lived in Hector and are planning their vacation to the area to coincide with the fair. While there was rain Saturday night last year, Beckhorn expects good weather for the fair this year.
"We expect the drought to continue into the weekend," Beckhorn said. He added the proceeds from the fair will go to benefit the fire company, who is currently saving for a new ambulance.
Thursday's events begin at 6 p.m., and include a family night, live animals and a sawmill display. DJ Miller Time will provide music, while the night will feature half-price ride tickets, a 50/50 raffle and bingo as well.
The fair opens again at 6 p.m. Friday, with the annual parade taking place at 7 p.m. Beckhorn said there will be between 45 and 50 units in the parade, which includes fire trucks and floats from different community organizations. Nick Kody and the Creek Road Band will play live music from 8 p.m. to midnight. along with the same bingo, raffle, animal display and sawmill demonstration features as Thursdayevening.
Saturday will begin with a farmers market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., along with a car show from noon until 4 p.m. A chicken barbecue will be served from noon until gone and the ride matinee runs from 1 to 5 p.m. Beckhorn said the matinee allows attendees to pay one price and get unlimited rides the rest of the day. Live music will be provided by Rukus from 8 p.m. until midnight, with a fireworks display at 10 p.m.The evening will again feature live animals, a sawmill display, DJ music, a 50/50 raffle and bingo.





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