The Barren County Fair returns this year and is slated to run from Tuesday to Saturday.

William Myatt, the fair’s manager, said the fair is now in its 65th year.

Myatt said he expects a great deal of excitement for the fair’s first demolition derby.

“We anticipate having a huge turnout not just in terms of competitors but spectator-wise as well,” he said.

Myatt said the Temple Hill Lions Club, which has been organizing the event for roughly three decades, has been asked numerous times through the years if it was going to have a demolition derby.

“We’ve had a lot of interest in people wanting us to have it,” he said.

The fair will be held at 10168 Tompkinsville Road in Temple Hill from 6 to 10 p.m. each night, Myatt said. Admission is $10 for everyone 36 inches or taller each night, except Friday, when admission is $15 apiece.

Friday is the night of the truck and tractor pull, which has been a massive draw in years past, Myatt said.

Myatt said he’s excited about being able to provide the pull and the demolition derby on successive nights.

“We feel like we’ve got two main events instead of one,” he said.

The fair also features a wrestling showcase by promoter Ultra Championship Wrestling on Tuesday and an ATV rodeo Wednesday, he said.

On Saturday, special needs adults and their caretakers will also be able to get into the fair for free, Myatt said.

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