All festivities take place at the Rusk KOA Campground, 745 Farm-to-Market Road 343 in Rusk.
Today, two live bands will perform, said Bob Goldsberry, executive director of the chamber.
Headliner Tejas Brothers performs at 9 p.m.
On Saturday, fair gates open at 9 a.m., with arts and crafts vendors and food vendors throughout the day. According to the chamber website, there also will be a kids’ area.
Goldsberry said judging for the barbecue cook-off will begin in the afternoon, and the “Cherokee County has Talent” contest is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. Cash prizes will be given to the winners, with $250 for first place, $150 for second place and $100 for third place.
Anyone can enter the contest, whether their talent is singing, dancing or something else, Goldsberry said.
Contestants may sign up the day of the event. A jam and jelly contest also is scheduled for the fair.
Goldsberry said anyone interested in entering the contest can register on Saturday.
Fair admission is $5 per person. Ages 6 and younger are free.
“People can come out Saturday morning, enjoy the fair and the vendors then come back that night,” Goldsberry said. “It’s a great day for everyone to get out and enjoy the weather and have some fun.”
For more information about the jam and jelly contest, call 903-810-8222. More information about the fair also can be found at www.ruskchamber.com.