The Eastern New Mexico News - Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

By Jack King 

Fair planning winds down


It’s almost time to load up those freshly canned pickles, secret recipe cookies and prized animals.

The Curry County Fair is only four weeks away, plenty of time to plan to be at the Curry County Fairgrounds for a week of competition, entertainment and chances to learn about the latest in home improvement products and agricultural equipment.

The fair is set Aug. 10-17. Fair secretary (and publicist) Peggy Burns said there’s still time for residents to sign up for a wide variety of competitive exhibit areas. Those interested can pick up a fair catalog and the necessary entry forms at the Cooperative Extension office at 818 Main in Clovis. Entry forms and fees must be returned to the extension office by 5 p.m. Aug. 1.

Entry dates and fees — and participant entry restrictions — vary depending on the competition. Those interested should refer to the catalog or call the extension office for information, at 762-0296.

Exhibits showing the latest in food, home improvement product, agricultural equipment, clothing, jewelry and health and education awareness will run Aug. 11-16 at the fair.

“Commercial indoor and outdoor exhibit space is available,” Burns said. “We always appreciate the quality and diversity of our vendors and hope fair goers take advantage of this opportunity.”

For information and booth registration contact the Curry County Fair, 818 Main St., Clovis 88101, or call 762-8827.

Entertainment will include motocross racing in the fair arena Aug. 10 and 11, a demolition derby in the Mounted Patrol arena Aug. 11. Hypnotist Ken Whitener will perform nightly in the Food Court dance area and Jeff Quattrocchi, “The Master Alligator Educator,” will demonstrate alligator “bulldogging” nightly on the midway.

Singer Michael Salgado will perform Thursday night and singers Scott Whitaker and Becca Dalrymple will do a joint concert Saturday night.

Additional information is on the fair’s Web site:


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