?Activities, shows, animals, projects to be showcased at Scott County Fair PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 July 2008 00:00
   ?    Believe it or not, the 2008 Scott County Fair is nearly here again. The Fair will run from Sunday,  July 13, to Saturday, July 19.
    Residents anticipating visits to the fairgrounds on U.S. Highway 31 South can begin salivating right now, imagining the aromas of delicious food coming from the midway and local vendors as well as the fairgrounds restaurant operated by the Scottsburg Band Parents and  other booths featuring tacos-in-a-bag, cold drinks, homemade ice cream, porkburgers and the like.
    The Scott County Fair conjures up different reactions in every person, from having the chance to exhibit projects in either the 4-H or Open Class buildings and merchants setting up booths to bring their products or valuable information to fairgoers. Most importantly, it is also a time for 4-H members to exhibit their animals and prepare some of them for the annual livestock auction.
    To some, the Fair just means coming to the fairgrounds to visit with old friends and to make new friends while enjoying a bite to eat, watching some entertainment on the pavilion or attending one of the many grandstand attractions scheduled nightly at the Fair. This is also the time, as far as most youngsters and teenagers and many adults are concerned, to hit the midway for some exciting spinning and tumbling on the amusement rides.
    This newspaper staff is preparing for the annual publication of the free The Daily Fair News, which will be distributed throughout the Fair Monday through Friday. The newspaper will include highlights of the events of the Fair, so visitors are encouraged to pick up copies while visiting the Fair. Limited copies of each Daily Fair News will also be available at these newspapers’ office, located at 183 East McClain Avenue in Scottsburg.
    Events happening prior to the Fair included the annual 4-H Dog Obedience Show that was held at Beechwood Park in Scottsburg on Saturday night, June 28.
    Others planned are:
Saturday, July 5
    The 4-H Bicycle Rodeo will be held at the Save-A-Lot parking lot at 8 a.m.
Monday, July 7
    The 4-H Fashion Revue and announcement of the 2008 Ambassadors and Junior Ambassadors will be conducted at the Scottsburg High School commons. The fashion show will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 12
    The 4-H Horse and Pony Show will begin at 9 a.m. and continue throughout the day at the Saddle Club  Arena.
    Scott County Saddle Club members will be selling food and drinks during the horse show in their air-conditioned building nearby.
    4-H perishable projects must be entered from 8:30 to 11 a.m.
    The new Open Class Draft Horse Show at 12 noon in the Livestock Show Arena.
    4-H open judging will be conducted from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon.
    A hot air balloon glow in the fairgrounds’ midway area will take place at dusk. This is a free event.
    Scheduled events at the Scott County Fair are:
Sunday, July 13
    The “Come to the Fair Parade” will begin at 3 p.m. in downtown Scottsburg, ending at the fairgrounds.
    The Kiddie Tractor Pull will be held at the Young Farmers display area immediately following the parade at the fairgrounds.
    The 4-H Building opens at 5 p.m.
    The 4-H Cat Show will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the 4-H Building.
    A stock car race promoted by Terry Eaglin will be the first featured event at the Grandstands starting at 7 p.m.
 Monday, July 14
    Open class perishable projects may be entered from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon.
    The Open Class Building will be closed for judging at 12 noon.
    The 4-H Building will be open from 5 to 10 p.m.
    The Open Class Building will open at 6 p.m.
    The 4-H Goat Show will be held in the Livestock Show Arena at 5:30 p.m.
    The 4-H Pigeon Show will begin at 7 p.m. in the Poultry Barn.
    The 2008 Little Miss and Little Master of Scott County competition will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the Miss Scott County Fair Queen Pageant at 7 p.m. at the grandstands. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.
Tuesday, July 15
    The 4-H Poultry Show will begin at 11 a.m. in the 4-H Poultry Barn.
    At 1 p.m., Champion and Grand Champion pictures will be taken of 4-H project winners in the 4-H Building at 1 p.m.
    At 1:45 p.m., Champion and Grand Champion pictures will be taken of winners in Open Class projects in Open Class Building. The 2008 Extension Homemaker Exhibitor Award picture will also be taken.
    4-H Exhibit Building will be open from 5 to 10 p.m.
    Commercial buildings will be open from 6 to 10 p.m.
    Open Class Building opens at 6 p.m.
    The 4-H Sheep Show will be held at 5 p.m. in the livestock show arena.
    The grandstand event will be a mini car and enduro race promoted by Ted Smith starting at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 16
    The 4-H Swine Show will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Livestock Show Arena at 8:30 a.m.
    The 4-H Building will be open from 12 noon  to 10 p.m.
    Kiddie Day on the Midway will be observed from 1 to 4 p.m.
    At 1 p.m., remaining 4-H Champion and Grand Champion pictures will be taken in 4-H Building.
    At 1:45 p.m., remaining Open Class Champion and Grand Champion pictures will be taken of Open Class project winners. Extension Homemaker Exhibitor award picture will also be taken if not done the previous afternoon.
    The 4-H Rabbit Show will begin at 3 p.m. in the Show Arena.
    The Saddle Club Steak Fry will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Saddle Club building.
    Commercial buildings will be open from 5 to 10 p.m.
    Open Class Building opens from 12 noon to 10 p.m.
    The 4-H Dairy Show will be held in the livestock show arena at 7 p.m. The Open Class Dairy Show will follow.
    The grand stand event will feature a concert by The Robinson Family at 7 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under.
Thursday, July 17
(4-H Leaders’ Day)
    The 4-H Beef Show will be held in the Livestock Show Arena at 9 a.m. Immediately following will be the Open Class Beef Show.
    Commercial buildings will be open from 5 to 10 p.m.
    The 4-H Building will be open from 5 to 10 p.m.
    Open Class Building opens at 6 p.m.
    4-H Adult Leaders’ Day recognition will be from 7 to 8 p.m. at the 4-H Building.
    The 4-H Round Robin Showmanship will begin at 7 p.m. in the Livestock Show Arena.
    The grandstand event will be a The Outlaw Demo for 1979 and older stock cars and trucks promoted by Tim Collings. The event will begin at 7 p.m.
Friday, July 18
    4-H Building will be open from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
    Commercial buildings will be open from 5 to 10 p.m.
    Open Class Building will be open from 6 to 10 p.m.
    Those 4-H’ers receiving ten-year awards will gather in the Livestock Show Arena at 6 p.m. Longtime bidders will also be recognized.
    The annual 4-H Livestock Auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the livestock show arena. This is a free event.
    The Open Demolition Derby for 1980 and newer vehicles will be at the grandstands starting at 7 p.m. The show is promoted by Tim Collins.
    Leaders will begin releasing 4-H projects from 9 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, July 19
    7 a.m to 10 a.m.: Livestock exhibits will be released.
    4-H and Open Class exhibits will be released from 8 to 10 a.m. Premiums must be collected at this time.
    Open Class Breeding Sheep/Boar Goat Show is scheduled for 5 p.m. in the livestock show arena.
    The last grandstand event of the Fair will be the Mud Bog starting at 7 p.m. The event is promoted by Terry Eaglin.
    During Fair Week, all grandstand events will be $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under unless otherwise listed.
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