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Archive for Friday, July 31, 2009

Fair touts array of activities

July 31, 2009

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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.

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

Today

• Jackpot barrel racing competition, 7 p.m., community building.

Saturday

• 4-H horse show, 9 a.m., community building.

Sunday

• Open horse show, 9 a.m., community building.

Wednesday

• 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

• 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 Times Squares,” 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., black top 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 one another 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 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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