If you like farmhand challenges, carnival games, greased pig chases and out-of-the-ordinary eating contests, brace yourself for the Richland Tri-County Fair taking place this week.

If you like farmhand challenges, carnival games, greased pig chases and out-of-the-ordinary eating contests, brace yourself for the Richland Tri-County Fair taking place this week.
The annual event began Tuesday and will continue through Saturday at the Shady Dell Oaks Park in Richland.
The Tri-County Fair has an action-packed schedule for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Here are some highlights:
Demolition Derby: Cars will be colliding and engines will be revving Friday night at the Demolition Derby. The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the tractor pull area. The admission cost for the derby is $10 for adults and children 12 and under are free.
Truck and Tractor Pull: Locals can show off their hefty pick-ups and sturdy tractors at the Truck and Tractor Pull this Saturday night at 6 p.m. Trucks and tractors will compete by pulling a weighted sled. The admission cost is $10 for adults and children 12 and under are free.
Greased Pig Chase: You won’t want to miss this messy, mud-slinging competition. Children and adults will take part in the self-explanatory competition. The cost to enter is free. The greased pig chase takes place 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Carnival: The Carnival will be open 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Armbands for carnival rides will be $15, according to the Tri-County Fair's Facebook page.
Not-so-typical fair competitions: Sure, the Richland Tri-County Fair has a cute baby and pie-eating contest, but the fair also will have a jalapeno eating contest and a frozen T-shirt contest, both taking place Thursday at 7:30 p.m.