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County Fair at a glance

 

August 12, 2006



The midway is open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday. (File photo)

A look at Curry County Fair:

The basics

What: Curry County Fair

When: Monday through Sunday

Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (midnight Satuday)

Where: Curry County Fairgrounds

Cost: Adults, $5; senior citizens (55 and older), $4; children (15 and under), $2; preschool, free

General admission for fair week is $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and $5 for

children.

Information: 762-8827

Music

Jack Ingram: The country music star will headline Saturday's concert. The Texas native’s single “Love You” is on the Billboard music charts. Ingram and his Beat Up Ford Band are often referred to as modern-day honky-tonkers.

Grupo Vida: The nationally recognized Tejano band, also known as the Electric Cowboys, will perform Thursday. The group’s latest CD is titled Sin City. They are known for their energetic sound and instrumental skills.

Charla Corn: The Farwell native will make her hometown debut when she opens Saturday for Jack Ingram.

Shows

Amazing Rainforest Experience: Features trained animals such as a tiger, white fox and numerous birds.

Austin P. Roadman, “Keep it on the Road Show”: A talking armadillo will entertain through audience participation and improvisational heckling.

The Amazing Arthur: Comedian, juggler, yoyoer and hypnotist.

Activities

Horseshoe pitching contest: Singles contest will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Mixed teams contest will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Both contests are available for men, women and juniors and will be held west of the Old Place.

7th Annual Great American Turtle Race: 9 a.m. Saturday. Turtles must be pre-registered at 600 N. Main from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Only box turtles are allowed to race and all animals will be kept and returned to the wild.

Youth Pet Show: Children through age 18 can enter fish, spiders, mice, horses or any other pet.

Youth Day: Activities begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

By the numbers

10 — Local nonprofit organizations which benefit from the fair

25 — Amusement park rides provided by Wright’s Amusements

80 — Food and other vendors will participate in the fair

86 — Years the Curry County Fair has celebrated

90 — Acres of land encompassed by the

fairgrounds

3,500 — Grandstand seating available

5,000 — Daily attendance

Curry County Fair schedule

Monday — Entry Day

6 a.m. to noon — Junior livestock entries accepted

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Home arts entries accepted in Home Arts Building

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Flower show entries accepted in Home Arts Building

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Agriculture exhibits accepted in the Agricultural Building

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. — 4-H, FFA poultry and rabbit entries accepted

Noon — Weigh and pregnancy check for dairy heifers

3 p.m.— Weigh and classify lambs

6 p.m. — Weigh and classify swine

6 p.m. — Agricultural and Home Arts Buildings closed for entry processing and judging

6 p.m. — Commercial exhibits open

6 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience in Midway Area

6:30 p.m. —CGRA barrel race in Mounted Patrol Arena

6:30 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area

7:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway area

8 p.m. to midnight — DJ, entertainment area

8 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area

8:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway area

9:30 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area

10 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience in Midway Area

Tuesday — Public Safety Day

8 a.m. — Open Junior Horse Show, Mounted Patrol Arena

8 a.m. — Weigh and classify steers

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Agriculture and Home Arts buildings closed for judging

10 a.m. — Curry County bred swine show, Kevin Roberts Show Arena

10 a.m. — 4-H, FFA poultry judging

10 a.m. — Dairy showmanship practice

3 p.m. — Booster swine show

3:30 p.m. — Junior market swine show

4 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Public safety on display, grass show ring

4 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Agriculture, Home Arts, Commercial exhibits open

5 p.m. to midnight — Carnival open. Food Bank Night (with two cans of food, wristband is $15)

6 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience in Midway Area

6:30 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area

6:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway Area

7 p.m. — Dog obedience demonstration and Meet the Breeds, Grass Show Ring

7 p.m. — Talent Show, Food Court Dance Area

7:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway Area

8 p.m. to midnight — DJ, Entertainment Area

8 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area

8 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience in Midway Area

8:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway Area

9:30 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area

10 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience in Midway Area

Wednesday — Dairy Day

9:30 a.m. — Booster Junior Replacement Dairy Heifer Show

10 a.m. — Junior Replacement dairy heifer show

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. — Agriculture and home arts exhibits open

Noon — Junior livestock exhibitors lunch

2 p.m. — Junior market goat show

3 p.m. — Booster lamb show

3:30 p.m. — Junior market lamb show

4 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Commercial exhibits open

5 p.m. — Rabbit show

5 p.m. — Team roping, Mounted Patrol Arena

5 p.m. to midnight — Carnival open. Military Night ($5 off wristband with military wristband)

6 p.m. — 4-H, FFA poultry released

6 p.m. — Little Buckaroo Rodeo

6 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience in Midway Area

6:30 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area

7:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway Area

8 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience in Midway Area

8 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area

8 p.m. to midnight — DJ, Entertainment Area

8:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway Area

9:30 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area

10 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience in Midway Area

Thursday — Special Needs Day

10 a.m. — Curry County bred lamb show

10 a.m. — Agriculture, Home Arts exhibits open

10 a.m. to noon — Special Needs Day activities

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Special Needs Citizens lunch

Noon — All poultry must be out of poultry and rabbit barn

3 p.m. — Junior breeding cattle show

4 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Commercial exhibits open

5 p.m. to midnight — Carnival open, Thrifty Nickel Reader Appreciation Night (three wristbands for $40)

5 p.m. — Junior market steer show

6 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience in Midway Area

6:30 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area

6:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway Area

7 p.m. — Youth pet show

7 p.m.— Demolition Derby

7:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway Area

8 p.m. to midnight — DJ, Entertainment Area

8 p.m. — Grupo Eclipse Concert

8 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area

8 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience in Midway Area

8:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway Area

9 p.m. — Grupo Vida Concert

9:30 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area

10 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience in Midway Area

Friday — 4-H/FFA Day

9:30 a.m. — Junior livestock sale meeting

9:30 a.m. — Presentation of 4-H home economics and general projects sweepstakes award winners

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. — Agriculture and home arts exhibits open

3:30 p.m. — Singles horse shoe pitching contest

4 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area

4 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Commercial exhibits open

5 p.m. to midnight — Carnival open

5:30 p.m. — Buyers reception

6 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area

6 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience in Midway Area

6:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway Area

6:30 p.m. — Junior livestock sale

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. — Square dancers

7:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway Area

8 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience in Midway Area

9 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area

8 p.m. to midnight — DJ, Entertainment Area

8:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway Area

10 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience in Midway Area

Saturday — Youth and Pioneer Day

8 a.m. — Arena Cross Qualifying Races, Mounted Patrol Arena

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Youth Day Activities

9 a.m. — 7th Annual Great American Turtle Race, Kevin Roberts Show Arena

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. — Agriculture, Home Arts and Commercial exhibits open

10 a.m. — Old Timer Celebration, Extension Building

10 a.m. — Mixed Teams Horseshoe Pitching Contests, West of Old House

Noon — Old Timer Lunch, Extension Building

Noon to midnight — Carnival open

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. — 4-H exhibits released, Home Arts Building

6 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience, Midway Area

7 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area

7:30 p.m. — Arena Cross Finals, Mounted Patrol Arena

7:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway Area

8 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience, Midway Area

8 p.m. — Charla Corn Concert, Entertainment Area

8 p.m. — Livestock entries released

8 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area

8:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway Area

9 p.m. — Jack Ingram Concert, Entertainment Area

9:30 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area

9:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway Area

9:30 p.m. — Agriculture Building closed

10 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience, Midway Area

10 p.m. — Agriculture exhibits released

 

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