It’s Fair Week in Greene County

~The Scranton Journal

Judging of 4-H static exhibits kicked off the fair Tuesday morning. | GCNO photo

The Greene County Fair is under way with free entertainment, fun and games for youngsters, grandstand entertainment and livestock shows for the 4-H and FFA youth of the county. Click here for the complete schedule.

Headlining the grandstand entertainment is the Grand River Rodeo on Friday night. The action begins at 7 pm and will conclude at dusk with fireworks.

Saturday the Lucas Oil Tractor and Truck Pull takes place in front of the grandstand, starting at 7 p. It’s always a loud, rip-roaring event as souped-up trucks and tractors try to prove they deserve the top trophy.

Free entertainment on the grounds includes the ever-popular Poppin’ Penelope on Thursday as she makes a return engagement.

New to Greene County is the Farmer Phil Show. He claims to have the world’s only comedy, juggling, magic ag education show. He also performs yo-yo tricks. Farmer Phil will entertain Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Making a repeat performance is Matt’s Family Jam, “a modern-day show band performing feel-good music for all ages.” The Rolf family hails from Branson, MO, and has performed at fairs all over the eastern U.S. They are scheduled on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the north end of the bus garage.

The Greene County Fair Queen will be crowned Friday at 6:30 pm in Clover Hall. Prior to that at 5:30 pm, the Greene County Cattlemen will serve a barbecue supper. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Town and Country Band. This year the Cattlemen will offer burgers for a reasonable cost as well as a better cut of meat for a little more.

Saturday the Pork and Lamb Producers will grill the evening meal, starting at 5:30 p.m. They, too, will offer a burger meal as well as a better cut of meat for a couple more dollars.

Sunday, a laser tag contest is planned during the afternoon. All ages are welcome to participate. The quilt raffle winner will be drawn. Monster arm wrestling will challenge the strongest men and women with the weigh-in at 2 pm and action beginning at 3.

The family of the late Roger Nailor is continuing a tradition with “Sundaes on Sunday”. For a free will donation, everyone is invited to enjoy some delicious ice cream in the Nailor Memorial Shelter House from 1 to 3 pm. The funds raised will go towards an annual scholarship for a Greene County senior and back into the community.

Clover Hall is open daily with exhibits and displays. Commercial exhibits can be found in the bus barn on Friday from 1 – 8 pm; Saturday 10 am – 8 p.m. and Sunday noon – 4 pm.

Not to be overlooked are the various livestock and event judging. They are:

  • Wednesday – 1 pm Poultry; 5 pm Dog.
  • Thursday – 8 am Swine; 10 am Rabbit; 1 pm Horse and Pony; 2:30 pm Cattle fitting.
  • Friday – 8 am Sheep and Goat; 9 am Beef Pen of Three; 10 am Herd Builder; 4 pm Pets.
  • Saturday – 8 am Beef; 2 pm Horse Fun Show.

If you have a green thumb or other talents, be sure to enter your exhibits in the open class. Entries are due on Thursday from 10 am to 7 pm.

Added to the mix of fun are Barnyard Games, Extravaganza for ages 3-10, baby contest, kids’ pedal pull, watermelon eating contest, Clover Kids graduation and tug of war.

The fair concludes on Monday with the Fair Association serving an Appreciation Breakfast at 8 am followed by the Junior Fair Premium Auction at 8:30.

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