Fair includes family entertainment and much more

Conner Allender talks about her photo with judge Carrrie Clemsen
Conner Allender talks about her photo with judge Carrrie Clemsen in 4-H judging Tuesday morning

It’s Greene County Fair Time!

The plans have been made; the animals are checked in and ready to show plus the entertainment is booked for the annual Greene County Fair this week. Judging began Tuesday for 4-H members with static exhibits and continues through Sunday for youth entrants. Family-friendly entertainment will pack the grandstand on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.

Headlining the entertainment is Pat Waters and the Chainlink Band on Friday evening at 7:30 pm. Fireworks will follow the music that evening. Saturday the Lucas Oil Tractor and Truck Pull will roar in front of the grandstand, beginning at 7 pm. Sunday evening, the Grand River Rodeo begins at 7 pm.

There is no admission for the Friday entertainment; there is an admission for the tractor/truck pull and the rodeo.

4-H / FFA animal judging begins with the poultry and dog shows on Wednesday. Thursday, the swine take over the show ring while the horses and ponies have a show that afternoon. Rabbit judging concludes that day.

Friday finds the sheep and goats in the show ring. Beef pen of three and herd building judging is also slated. Pets will strut their stuff Friday afternoon followed by the 4-H fashion show.

Saturday is the beef show and the horse fun show. The livestock judging contest is Sunday at noon.

Fairgoers can view the exhibits, both 4-H/FFA and open class, in Clover Hall each day where the air conditioning will keep everyone cool. Commercial exhibits will be open for viewing Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Poppin’ Penelope showcases her balloon talents around the grounds Thursday – Sunday. Matt’s Family Jam, a modern-day family show band, will entertain on the grounds Friday – Sunday.

Kara Betts will be crowned as the 2016 Fair Queen at 6:30 pm on Friday. She is the daughter of Alan and Tanya Betts. She will reign over the fair events and will represent Greene County at the Iowa State Fair Queen Contest in August.

To stave off hunger, the Clover Cafe will serve delicious meals and treats Wednesday – Monday. The Kiwanis Cafe will be open during the grandstand evening entertainment.

The Greene County Cattlemen’s Association will serve a barbecue meal Friday evening with entertainment provided by the Churdan Town and Country Band, starting at 5:30 pm in the commercial building. Saturday evening is the pork and lamb barbecue hosted by the Pork and Lamb Producers.

Other activities include barnyard games, monster arm wrestling, 4-H wiffle ball tournament, tug of war contest, kid’s pedal pull, watermelon eating contest, Children’s Extravaganza, an outdoor movie Thursday night, a Scavenger hunt and baby contest.

The fair concludes on Monday with a free pancake breakfast at 8 am followed by the junior fair premium auction in Clover Hall.

Click here for the complete schedule.   ~ courtesy of The Scranton Journal

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