Hillview City Fair set June 7-9

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 HILLVIEW - It's been an amazing experience this year for organizers of the Hillview City Fair, set for June 7-9.


Sponsors are coming out of the woodwork to help make the Hillview City Fair a successful, family event.

Harlan  Compton, a member of the Zoneton Trowel Club, a part of the Zoneton Masonic Lodge, said that businesses have really gotten on board in its second year of organizing the event.

"They've been fantastic," Compton said of the sponsors, which includes the main contributors -- Jewish Hospital and Publishers Printing.

As a result, a lot more events have been scheduled and a lot more publicity can be done, including sending direct mail pieces with food coupons to many in the north Bullitt community.

The activities will again be centered around the Hillview Government Center, which is the former St. Mary Church.

Compton said the main entrance will be blocked and parking will be in the field. The carnival rides will be set up in the main parking lot.

A large tent will house entertainment and a beer garden.

There will be various vendors set up in the parking lot area.

Robert Wolford said that the bluegrass music, which is normally on stage in the government center each Thursday, will play from 6-10 p.m. on that night.

There will be a special $10 bracelet to ride all the rides as much as you want.

On Friday and Saturday, Wolford said, the ride bracelets will be $15 per person.

There will be entertainment on Friday and Saturday. The headliner on Friday will be One Card Shy, which will play some blues and rock and features North Bullitt and Hillview area performers.

On Saturday, Wolford said, the day starts at the Hillview Community Center on Prairie Drive with the third annual Jim Burton Run/Walk.

Registration will be from 6:30-7:15 a.m. with the event starting at 7:30 a.m. The run is 5K and the walk is 2.5 K. Runners are asked to bring a new toy for Operation Santa.

The car show will return with a twist this year.

If you pre-register, the cost is $15 and you can get a free breakfast at the Zoneton Masonic Lodge on Bucky Burton Road. At 11 a.m., the Hillview police will lead the vehicles in a parade to the government center.

Those wishing to sign up at the government center will pay $20.

The car show competition ends at 2 p.m. Trophies and a special Mayor's Choice Award will be presented, as well as goody bags to all participants.

Beauty pageants for ages birth through 17 will be held on Saturday.

Registration will be from 1-2 p.m. at the government center or at Castaways Consignment on Old Preston Highway, which is sponsoring the event. The cost is $15.

Age groups include: 0-12 months, 13-24 months, Wee Miss and Mister (2-3 years), Little Miss and Mister (4-6 years), Young Miss and Mister (7-9 years), Pre-Teen Miss and Mister (10-12 years) and Teen Miss and Mister (13-17 years).

The baby pageant starts at 2 p.m. All winners will be asked to return by 5 p.m. to have photos taken for The Pioneer News.

The clothing should be cute and comfortable.

Information on all the Hillview City Fair activities can be found at www.HillviewCityFair.com.


Schedule of events...


Thursday, June 7

6 p.m. - Fair officially opens

$10 ride bracelets

6-10 p.m. - Bluegrass music inside Richard Terry Hall

10 p.m. - Fair closes


Friday, June 8

6 p.m. - Fair opens

6-11 p.m. $15 ride bracelets

7-11 p.m. - One Card Shy (entertainment stage)

11 p.m. - Fair closes


Saturday, June 9

7 a.m. - Jim Burton 5K Run (Hillview Community Center)

10 a.m. - Fair opens

$15 ride bracelets

11 a.m.-2 p.m. - Car Show (registration 8-11 a.m. at Zoneton Masonic Lodge)

1 p.m. - Dog Show (signups Noon-1 p.m.)

2-5 p.m. - Pageants (registration 1-2 p.m.; winner photos at 5 p.m.)

2-6 p.. - Karaoke (entertainment stage)

7 p.m. - Magic: The Gathering Tournament

7-11 p.m. - Soundtrip (entertainment stage)

11 p.m. - Fair closes