Plan to come enjoy food, games, entertainment, 4-H events, competition, exhibits, parade—all scheduled during Perkins County’s Fair the week of July 22-27.
By Jan Rahn
A new event is planned for the Perkins County Fair.
“Decorate A Hat” silent auction sponsored by Perkins County 4-H Council will take the place of the birdhouse silent auction from past years.
Youth ages 5-18 are invited to take part in this fun new event. Entrants need not be a 4-H member.
Decorated hat entries will be accepted from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24 in the 4-H exhibit building.
Bidding on the hats for the silent auction will be accepted until noon on Saturday, July 27.
The bidders who win will be announced after the 4-H awards presentation ceremony in the dance hall which takes place at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.
4-H’ers have many events to choose from and be involved in at this year’s fair scheduled from July 22-27.
Here are some of the highlights for 4-H youth.
4-H Schedule of Events
• Wednesday July 17:
9 a.m. 4-H clothing/style judging day at Grant United Methodist Church (for exhibitors and parents/leaders only).
• Tuesday, July 23:
9 a.m. 4-H horse show.
• Wednesday, July 24:
9-11 a.m. 4-H static entries.
11:30 a.m. 4-H small animal, poultry and rabbit show.
5-8 p.m. 4-H livestock check-in.
• Thursday, July 25:
8 a.m. 4-H swine, sheep, goat, llama show.
1 p.m. 4-H rocket launch.
7 p.m.4-H style review.
• Friday, July 26:
8 a.m. 4-H beef show.
• Saturday, July 27:
11 a.m.-1 p.m. 4-H teens barbecue.
1:30 p.m. 4-H awards presentation.
1:45 p.m. Council fundraiser auction.
4 p.m. 4-H livestock sale.
More 4-H Fair Fun
4-H’ers can take part in other events during the week also.
On Thursday, July 25, a livestock judging contest/clinic takes place at 1:30 p.m.
Friday features a carcass contest at 10 a.m., a livestock obstacle course at 1 p.m., and a livestock round robin at 2 p.m.
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, fairgoers can enjoy playing bingo in the open air breezeway connecting the dance hall and exhibit building.
• Movie: On Wednesday evening the movie will be shown at the fairgrounds, [“Madagascar 3” sponsored by Adams Bank and Trust and Bullock Long Funeral Home] beginning at dusk.
• Free Breakfast: Chamber will host a pancake breakfast at 6 a.m. on Thursday, July 25.
• Inflatable Carnival: On Thursday July 25, the fair board will sponsor an inflatable carnival from 5-10 p.m. Those bringing in two canned good items will be admitted free. The carnival will be open on Friday evening 5-10 p.m. and Saturday from 2-10 p.m.
• Garden Club will host a public tea on Friday at 10 a.m. when the exhibit building opens.
• On Friday at 2 p.m., kids races will take place at the fairgrounds and sidewalk chalk drawings are invited in front of downtown businesses.
• At 3 p.m. on Friday, youngsters compete in a tractor pedal pull and teenagers can participate in mud volleyball.
• Friday evening’s entertainment is a mentalist from 6-7:30 p.m.
• Tough truck competition takes place from 7:30-9:30 Friday, July 26.
• On Saturday, the day kicks off with a color run hosted by the Perkins County Schools cheerleaders.
• Saturday’s parade, “Heroes and Legends” begins at 10 a.m.
• In the afternoon at 3:45 p.m. the fair board will present awards.
• FFA Farm Olympics and corn eating contest take place in front of the grandstand at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
• The annual demolition derby begins at 6 p.m.
• Youth can dance from 9-midnight; adults can dance to “Raising Cain” and enjoy a beer garden from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.