Archive for Friday, July 31, 2009

Douglas County Fair schedule

Holly Vesecky, 8, left, a member of the Vinland Valley 4-H Club, waits to compete Monday in the Douglas County 4-H fashion revue. Participants were displaying their sewing projects in the construction category. At center is Hannah Schram, 12, a committee member of the Eudora 4-H Club who was assisting the models, and in the foreground at right is a Choctaw dress modeled by Sabrina Jones,  10, a member of the Clinton Eagles Club. Although there are events throughout the week, the Douglas County Fair really kicks off Friday. Included here is a schedule of events. The Signal will also have a 4-H feature story this week.

Holly Vesecky, 8, left, a member of the Vinland Valley 4-H Club, waits to compete Monday in the Douglas County 4-H fashion revue. Participants were displaying their sewing projects in the construction category. At center is Hannah Schram, 12, a committee member of the Eudora 4-H Club who was assisting the models, and in the foreground at right is a Choctaw dress modeled by Sabrina Jones, 10, a member of the Clinton Eagles Club. Although there are events throughout the week, the Douglas County Fair really kicks off Friday. Included here is a schedule of events. The Signal will also have a 4-H feature story this week.

July 31, 2009

The annual Douglas County Fair seems to have something for everyone.

There will be a carnival, antique tractor show, music concerts, livestock shows, petting zoo and, of course, food.

County 4-H’ers will be entering more than 4,000 projects to be judged and displayed at the fair.

Here are some highlights that will be taking place at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper streets:

Friday, July 31

• Jackpot barrel racing competition, 7 p.m., Community Building.

Saturday, Aug. 1

• 4-H horse show, 9 a.m., Community Building.

Sunday, Aug. 2

• Open horse show, 9 a.m., Community Building.

Wednesday, Aug. 5

• Llama show, 8 a.m., judging arena.

• Food sale, 10 a.m.-noon, Building 21.

• Petting zoo, 1 p.m.-10 p.m., Building 10.

• Pony rides, 4 p.m.-10 p.m., Building 10.

• Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival, 6 p.m.-11 p.m.

• Concert by Blue Orleans, 7 p.m.-10 p.m., blacktop area.

• Antique tractor show, 7 p.m., rodeo arena.

Thursday, Aug. 6

• Petting zoo, 1 p.m.-10 p.m., Building 10.

• Pony rides, 4 p.m.-10 p.m., Building 10.

• Sheep show, 6 p.m., judging arena.

• Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival, 6 p.m.-11 p.m. It’s family night and bracelets will be sold for unlimited riding.

• Antique tractor pull, 6 p.m., rodeo arena.

• Square dancing by “Happy Time Squares,” 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., blacktop area.

• Concert by Sellout, 8 p.m.-10 p.m., blacktop area.

Friday, Aug. 7

• Beef show, 8 a.m., Community Building.

• Petting zoo, 1 p.m.-10 p.m., Building 10.

• Pony rides, 4 p.m.-10 p.m., Building 10.

• Round robin showmanship classic final, 5 p.m., judging arena and Community Building. It’s where the champions in sheep, dairy, swine and beef compete against each other and have to show all four animals.

• Bale throwing contest, 6 p.m., blacktop area. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and anyone can enter.

• Concert by Sierra Band, 7 p.m.-10 p.m., blacktop area.

• Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival, 6 p.m.-midnight.

• Demolition derby, 7:30 p.m., rodeo arena. Tickets cost $10 for everyone.

Saturday, Aug. 8

• Bucket calf show, 8:30 a.m., Community Building.

• Turtle race, 9 a.m., stage on blacktop area. The race is open to anyone.

• Petting zoo and pony rides, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Building 10.

• Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. It’s family day and bracelets will be sold for unlimited riding. Also open from 5 p.m.-11 p.m.

• Pedal tractor pull, 1 p.m., blacktop area. Preregistration begins at 12:30 p.m. Open to children ages 4-12.

• Barnyard Olympics, 1 p.m., old judging arena.

• Awards ceremony, 5 p.m. blacktop area. 4-H’ers recognized for exemplary leadership skills.

• 4-H Livestock Auction, 6:30 p.m., Community Building.

• Concert by Rural Route 4, 7 p.m.-10 p.m., blacktop area.

• Renegade mini tractor pull, 7 p.m., rodeo arena.

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