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Vinland Fair centennial starts Thursday

August 8, 2007

The 100th Vinland Fair starts Thursday at the fairgrounds north and east of Baldwin City. For the centennial year, many new events are planned, but the old standbys will still be there.

As a prelude to the fair, the Signal is running the schedule online a day early. Stories, photos and the schedule will be in Thursday's issue of the Signal which is available at many locations around town. See you at the fair!

Vinland Fair Schedule
Thursday
All day -- Build a scarecrow show, antique and special quilt show
2 p.m. to 7 p.m. -- All departments open to receive entries, except livestock
2 p.m. -- Old-time farm skills contest
5:45 p.m. -- Baldwin High School band
6 p.m. -- Talent show, Matt Kirby supervisor
6:30 p.m. -- Rabbit show and poultry show entries must be in place
7 p.m. -- All entries except livestock must be in place
7 p.m. -- Rabbit and poultry show
7:30 p.m. -- Alferd Packer Memorial String Band
8:30 p.m. -- Flower judging

Friday
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. -- Historical exhibit and antique quilt show in Vinland Elementary School gymnasium
10 a.m. -- Stock bicycle races
Noon -- Races, sack races and tug of war
4 p.m. -- Antique tractor pull weigh-in begins. Ends at 6:30 p.m.
7 p.m. -- Antique tractor pull
7:30 p.m. -- Ready Brothers Band

Saturday
Dawn -- Hot air balloon fest and flyaway
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. -- Antique tractor and equipment show, farm equipment demonstration, historical exhibit and antique quilt show
9 a.m. -- Horseshoe pitching contest
10 a.m. -- Registration for pet parade and box turtle race
11 a.m. -- Beef, dairy, sheep, swine and goat entries must be in place. Released at 4 p.m.
11 a.m. -- Box turtle race and pet parade
1 p.m. -- Pedal tractor pull official weigh-in
1 p.m. -- Livestock judging begins. Livestock released at 4 p.m.
1:30 p.m. -- Pedal tractor pull
5 p.m. -- Homemade ice cream freezing begins
6:30 p.m. -- Centennial commemoration program
7 p.m. -- Homemade ice cream making contest judging and serving
7:30 p.m. -- Cubby Lane and the Secrets Band
Evening -- Hot air balloon fest and flyaway

Sunday
Dawn -- Hot air balloon fest and flyaway
8:30 a.m. -- Breakfast is served
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- Antique car show for 1907 to 1957 models
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- Historical exhibit and antique quilt show in VES
10 a.m. -- Multi-denominational church services
Noon -- Witness Band
Afternoon -- Dunk tank fun
1 p.m. -- Watermelon seed spitting contest
1 p.m. -- Release of exhibits in exhibition building
2 p.m. -- Release of historical exhibits in VES

Food
Thursday lunch and dinner -- Vinland Parent-Teacher Organization
Friday lunch and dinner -- Vinland Fair volunteers with chicken noodle and barbecue beef dinners
Saturday lunch and dinner -- Vinland Fair volunteers, beef brisket and barbecued beef dinners
Homemade fruit pies all three days
Sunday breakfast and lunch -- Baldwin High School football team parents

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