Grab your friends and family and head to the Morgan County Fairgrounds this week, because plenty of fun has been scheduled for the Morgan County Fair this year! Taking place July 11-14 in Versailles, the events are plentiful and cover a wide range of entertainment for people of all ages.

Grab your friends and family and head to the Morgan County Fairgrounds this week, because plenty of fun has been scheduled for the Morgan County Fair this year! Taking place July 11-14 in Versailles, the events are plentiful and cover a wide range of entertainment for people of all ages.

A new poker walk will take place for attendees 18 and older on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. The cost is $10 per hand with an optional bonus card for $5. Participants will visit five locations on fairgrounds property for a chance at receiving $100 for the best hand.

Karaoke singing and a DJ will be available free of charge and open to the public to enjoy on Thursday night at the open air pavilion from 8-9 p.m.

Thursday will also play host to the new, free event for kids to enjoy. From 5-7 p.m. the Morgan County 4-H, University Extension office and Morgan County Library will provide activities to keep the kids entertained, while learning and having fun.

If it's excitement that you are craving, Show-Me Amusements have added a couple of new rides to the mix this year that are sure to please. The carnival rides will be open Thursday-Saturday from 6-10 p.m. Arm bands are available for $20 each night, which will allow you access on the rides.

For those who like to watch adventurous fare, a free ATV/UTV dirt bike rodeo will take place at the Grandstand on Thursday night at 7 p.m., sign-up begins at 6 p.m.

The Grandstand will also host a Figure-8 Scramble, Powder Puff event, Kids Power Wheels and race Saturday night starting at 7 p.m., These events are free to those 11 and under, but a $7 fee applies for those 12 and older.

No county fair is complete without a versatile music concert and the Morgan County Fair Board didn't disappoint this year, as the Grandstand will feature a concert with the popular Mad Hoss Jackson band. The concert will take place on Friday night from 7-10 p.m.

The Lions cook shack will be open each night at 5 p.m. to keep you and your family from starving; and the Lion's Club is hosting a 50/50 raffle from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday evening, as well.

Saturday night, Boy Scout Troop 138 will be giving participants the chance to sledgehammer a car without being arrested at 7 p.m. during their Boy Scouts Car Bash.

Thursday, July 12, will also feature the Home Economics auction at 7 p.m.

Friday, July 13, livestock competitions begin. The swine, rabbit, poultry check-in is from from 7-8 a.m. with shows beginning at 9 a.m.-Noon. Noon- 5 p.m. will be the cabbage patch check-in. 5-5:30 p.m. will feature open pee-wee swine/goat/sheep and bucket calf check-in. 5:30-7 p.m., Home Economics building opens, and shows begin at 6 p.m.

Saturday, July 14, check-in begins at 7-8 a.m. for cattle, goats and sheep. Then beginning at 9 a.m. the shows begin and run in this order: dairy goat, goat and sheep show; 4-H bucket calf show; dairy show; and beef show. The Home Economics building will be open from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. with free grain bin safety training at 1 p.m.; and the big premium sale at the livestock barn takes place at 3 p.m.