Two new queens will be crowned on opening night of the 2018 DeKalb County Fair Monday evening.
19 year old Tyra Grace Graham will be retiring as the DeKalb County Fairest of the Fair. She is the daughter of Kyle and Doris Graham of Smithville.
Last year’s Junior Fair Princess, 15 year old Ellisyn Kelsey Cripps, daughter of Troy and Jamie Cripps of Smithville, will also pass the crown to her successor.
The pageants begin at 6 p.m. Monday night with the Fairest of the Fair contest followed by the Junior Fair Princess event and the first round of the Lip Sync Battle at the Lions Club Pavilion.
Other events Monday night include the Bullwhip Rodeo at the T.C. McMillen Arena at 7:30 p.m., the cattle show at 6 p.m. at the barn, and performances by the Sassy Smithville Stompers at 6:30 p.m. followed by Bryan Keith at 7:45 p.m. on Memory Lane Stage.
Cash drawings will be held each night at 9:30 p.m. at the Lions Club Pavilion.
Enjoy rides on the midway and commercial, agricultural, women, and youth exhibits inside the air conditioned commercial building and Kenneth Sandlin Center.