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The 20-ft tall spider climb is a new attraction at the fair this year, and features six levels of climbing with an inflatable slide. 

PC Fair kicks off Friday, many new attractions

Sew it. Grow it. Show it!—the theme of the 2019 Perkins County Fair, submitted by Colton Kroeker. The fair board held a contest this year for youth ages 18 and under to submit themes. 

For winning, Kroeker earned $25 Chamber bucks, a special spot in the fair parade, a coupon for a burger from the Lions stand and coupon for a free ice cream. 

Friday, July 12

July 12 will kick off fair activities with the 4-H horse show. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. with the show starting at 5 p.m.

Tuesday, July 16

The dog show will be held on Tuesday this year instead of Monday as it has in the past. The show begins at 9 a.m., with registration a half hour before. 

Wednesday, July 17

Check-in for small animals, poultry, sheep, goats and hogs will be from 6-8:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The small animal show will take place at 11:30 a.m. 

From 9-11 a.m., 4-H static and open class entries will be accepted in the dance hall. 

4-H livestock check-in will be held from 5-7 p.m.

Thursday, July 18

Perkins County Chamber will host their annual breakfast from 6-8 a.m. on Thursday.

The 4-H swine, sheep and goat show will begin at 8 a.m. and the 4-H poultry show will be at 2 p.m. 

Open class floral entries will be accepted from 8 a.m. to noon.

Beef check-in will be from noon to 2 p.m., with weigh-ins starting at 2 p.m. 

New to the fair this year is His and Hers Mobile Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, which will be open from 4-8 p.m.

The petting zoo is to include ponies, mini horses, a mini donkey, mini pigs, dwarf and pygmy goats, chickens and rabbits. 

Back again is the inflatable carnival. From 5-10 p.m., the price of admission is an item for the food pantry, courtesy of the PC Fair Board. The carnival is sponsored by Viaero and the Perkins County Pool Project Committee (PCPPC.)

The 4-H style review will be at 5:30 p.m. in the dance hall.

The Perkins County Community Foundation Fund is again sponsoring the kiddie carnival in the commercial building, which will be open from 6-8 p.m. 

Bingo will be held from 6-10 p.m.

Starting at 6:30 p.m., will be a two-hour dueling pianos show by Fun Pianos. 

Friday, July 19

Friday will begin with the 4-H beef show at 8 a.m.

A new attraction this year is miniature golf, and will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The kids races will start at noon at Grant City Park, followed by the 4-H livestock round robin at 2 p.m.

Registration for the pedal tractor pull will begin at 2:45, with the pull beginning at 3 p.m.

The ranch rodeo will return for the second year with mutton bustin’ beginning at 5 p.m. Registration will take place before the event. 

Middle of Nowhere Bar will provide a beer garden during the rodeo until midnight.

Another new attraction, a mechanical bull will be available from 5-6 p.m., and two hours after the rodeo. Another feature to the attraction is “Toxic Meltdown”, a multi-player interactive game designed to challenge agility, balance and endurance. 

Also new, the spider climb and laser tag will be open from 5-10 p.m.

The 20-ft tall spider climb features six levels and an inflatable slide. 

The petting zoo will be open from 4-8 p.m., along with the inflatable carnival from 5-10 p.m., and the kiddie carnival from 6-8 p.m. Bingo will be available from 6-11 p.m.

Saturday, July 20

The annual parade begins at 10 a.m.

Miniature golf will again be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

From 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., a fundraiser will be held for PCPPC with Wolf Auto. For each vehicle test-driven, PCPPC will receive $20. 

The annual 4-H teens free-will donation barbecue will be held from 11-12:30 at the dance hall, followed by the 4-H awards presentation at 12:30 p.m. and the council fundraiser silent auction results. 

The 4-H livestock sale will begin at 3 p.m.

Other activities include the inflatable carnival from 2-10 p.m., spider climb and laser tag from 3:30-10 p.m., petting zoo from 4-8 p.m., kiddie carnival from 5-7 p.m., mechanical bull from 5-10 p.m., and Bingo from 6-11 p.m.

A teen dance will take place from 9 p.m. to midnight.

At 8:30 p.m., D.J. Birdwell will open for Whiskey Bent. Middle of Nowhere will provide a beer garden until midnight. 

Visit www.perkinscountyfairgrounds.com.

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