Highland County Fair Results

The Highland County Fair has come and gone yet again, and as youngsters thoughts turn to waiting another whole year for the rides, games and fun, let’s review some of the winners in the various contests and activities.

In last Saturday’s horse show, winners included:

  • In the tot class, Braxton Beachler, Skylar Talky, Addison Lockridge, Emma Brower, Trevor Neil, Ruby Huffman and Gideon Bowman
  • Older and advanced class winners included Carrie Miller, Scott Talley, Ashley Ruleman, Jamie Gardner, Brooke Sandridge, Sierra McCaslin, Kristy Mitchell, Kelcie Izzillo, David Given, Katie Amirault, Gary Crigler, Cindy Wood, Sunny Given, Robert Airey, Vickilynn Bowman, Makayla Talley, Scott Talley, Ashton Puckett, Alexis Wilfong, Abby Hylton, Kristen Ruddle, Zion Bowman, Carla Mitchell, Misty Mongold, Peyton Neil, Benjamin Davis, Tina Via, The Mitchell Family, Baylee Beacher and Brooklyn Hull

In Saturday’s archery competition, first place winners were:

  • Cub – Brianna Wimer
  • Youth – Lucas Wimer
  • Women’s Hunter – Stephanie Garrison
  • Women’s Open –Lisa Zober
  • Men’s Hunter – Devon Duncan
  • Men’s Open – Nate Adkins
  • Men’s Traditional – Sam Leonard

In Wednesday’s parade, the Burnsville United Methodist Church Youth Group took best decorated float, and the Beverage Clan took best themed float. The Little Switzerland Cloggers took best dance and drill team, and Highland High School had the best appearing marching band. Lee Fry had the best antique tractor, and Dean Simmons had the best antique vehicle. Highland had the best appearing rescue squad, and  Bolar Fire Department had the best appearing fire truck. Page Graves was the equine rider winner. Miscellaneous winners included Jeremy Johnson’s derby car and the Sons of Confederate Veterans March.The little Switzerland Cloggers were the judges choice.

Katie Amirault was the overall winner in the Beef Showmanship Contest. Other winners included Whitney Hunt, Sydney Armstrong, Caleb Hiner and Gus Moyers. Winners in the hog showmanship were Katie Amirault, Syndey Armstrong, Rachael Amirault, and Colton Williams. Overall sheep showmanship award went to Rhonda Obaugh, Allison Stump, Caleb Hiner and Hannah Newlon. For a,lost of individual animal winners, and other agricultural winners too numerous to mention, see this story on alleghenymountainradio.org.

Friday’s baby show winners included :

  • Healthiest Baby – Serenity Terry of Churchville , daughter of Ginger and Andrew Terry
  • Most Charming Baby – Liam Gumm of Monterey, som of Brad and Brittany Gumm. Liam also won the costume contest
  • Most Appealing Girl Toddler – Lakin Dray of Staunton, daughter of Joseph and Amanda Dray
  • Most Appealing Boy Toddler – Isaiah Botkin of Hightown, son of Deryk and Heidi Botkin
  • Most Attractive Girl – Zoey Canze of Monterey, daughter of Jason and Mackenzie Canze
  • Most Attractive Boy – Jackson Lightner of Powhatan, son of Ryan and Kirsten Lightner
  • Master Highland was Braiden Moats, son of Kelly and Grady Moats of McDowell, and Makynley Smith, daughter of Brandon and Hilary Smith of Monterey was Little Miss Highland


The cornhole tournament was won by Curt Mitchell and Dwight Neff of Franklin, WV


Congratulations to all the winners. For more detailed listings, and additional results as they come in, see the documents attached to this story on our website.

For Allegheny Mountain Radio, this is Scott Smith.

Corn Hole Results

Agriculture Exhibits – Adult

Agriculture Exhibits – Youth

Archery Results

Cattle and Goat Show

Demolition Derby Results

Educational Exhibits


Hog and Sheep Show Results

Lawnmower Pull Results


T &T Pull Results

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith is the General Manager for Allegheny Mountain Radio and Station Coordinator and News Reporter for WVLS. Scott’s family has deep roots in Highland County. While he did not grow up here, he spent as much time as possible on the family farm, and eventually moved to Highland to continue the tradition, which he still pursues with his cousin. Unfortunately, farming doesn’t pay all the bills, so he has previously taken other jobs to support his farming hobby, including pressman/writer for The Recorder, and Ag Projects Coordinator for The Highland Center. He lives in Hightown with wife Michelle and son Ethan. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time, especially to ride his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle. scott@amrmail.org

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