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Wednesday at the 4-H Fair

While it looks a little yucky outside, we’re hoping the rain doesn’t put a damper on all the fun to be had today. (Puns too corny? Sorry…)

Scheduled for today:

  • Rabbit Show @ 9 am
  • 4-H Building Open from 5-10 pm
  • Carnival Rides from 5-10 pm – Wristbands are $15 each tonight, a $5 savings
  • Beef & Dairy Cattle and Sheep Shows @ 6 pm
  • Mini Amazing Race to End Hunger – Registration from 5-6 pm; games begin @ 6 pm
  • Youth & Adult Amazing Race to End Hunger – Registration from 6-7 pm; games begin @ 7 pm
  • 4-H Family Fun Night starts @ 7 pm – Sponsored by Elmer Buchta Trucking – Ice cream courtesy of Farm Bureau

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Tuesday at the 4-H Fair

Quite a lot of fun events today at the fair:

  • The 4-H poultry show will start at 9 am today in the Robinson Building (aka pole barn, poultry barn). Good luck to our showmanship competitors!
  • 4-H Building open from 5-10 pm. All of the Building exhibits have been judged, so be sure to check out the Cloverbuds, Future 4-H, 4-H & Open Class exhibits – there’s a ton of amazing projects to be seen!
  • Carnival rides from 5-10 pm. Wristbands are $20/each today.
  • Free Stage entertainment from 6-10 pm.
  • 4-H Swine show starts at 6:30 in the Livestock Arena. No doubt our swine members will be bringing out their A-games tonight!
  • Teen Miss & Miss Pike County Pageants at the Amphitheater starting at 7 pm. General Admission is $5, Youth $3, free admission for 4-H members + kids 6 & under.

And don’t forget about the booths & food stands. We have many organizations that have giveaways & vendors selling yummy fair treats :)


Day 2 of the fair :)

A lot of stuff happening tonight:

Aquatic Science, Cats, Dig Obedience & Pets posters judged @ 4-H Building tonight (6-7 pm)

4-H Building open til 10 so you can check out some seriously amazing Open Class exhibits & 4-H projects

Little Miss & Mister and Junior Miss pageants @ the Amphitheater

Horse show starts at 7 pm @ horse arena

Come on out & enjoy some gorgeous weather, linger in the exhibit buildings, stop by the booths & enjoy the night!

Pike County 4-H’ers are amazing!

By now, we hope most of you have stopped by the 4-H Building to see the exhibits. When you walk in the building, it’s obvious that all of our 4-H’ers – from the Cloverbuds who met in June to the Future 4-H’ers & 4-H’ers who’ve been meeting since last year – are amazingly talented!  What you all didn’t get to see was how every judge carefully reviewed the exhibits, wrote comments to help guide our members as they complete next year’s exhibits, and often agonized over choosing the champions. Not a single judge left without a positive comment for an exhibit.

All of our 4-H’ers are “blue ribbon” kids, but sometimes their project isn’t. It’s the project, not the member, that is being judged.  Remember that even if you didn’t receive a blue ribbon, you can learn from the experience and from making the project. The goal is not to get a Grand Champion or even a blue ribbon, but to learn by doing something. Many important life lessons are learned when the end product is less than perfect, and a less-than-perfect project can be a source of great pride for the member who has worked hard and has done his/her best to create it.


Our fair starts tonight!

We’re so excited to have you all come out to the fair tonight!  The parade will start at 5 pm on Main Street and things will make their way to the fairgrounds for the Opening Night Ceremony, where Payton Lynn & Fighting for a Chance will perform at the Amphitheater.  Also, the 4-H Building will be open from 6 to 10 pm & the horse show will begin at 7 pm, so you all can see the wonderful job our 4-H’ers have done this year!

See the nightly schedule here.

The 4-H Fair is just around the corner!

The annual 4-H Fair will kick off in just a few days.  Our volunteers are hard at work putting the finishing touches on the grounds, arranging the 4-H Building and preparing all the fun activities for fair week. We have a lot planned this year, so come on out and enjoy the fair!

Some of the highlights are —

Sunday night – A parade down Main Street to the Fairgrounds will precede Opening Night Ceremony featuring concerts by Fighting for a Chance & Payton Lynn.

Monday & Tuesday nights – We have a lot of pageants! Little Miss, Little Mister, Junior Miss, Teen Miss & Miss Pike County will all be crowned for the 2014 4-H Fair.

Wednesday night – We’ll have the Amazing Race to End Hunger challenge & Family Fun Night at the Fairgrounds. Come on out to give back to the community by participating in the Amazing Race, which supports Somebody’s Place, and stick around for all the amazing activities planned for Fun Night. Plus, Fun Night is *free* & the carnival wristbands will be discounted to $15 for that night only.

Thursday night - Hog Wrestling! Pike County native and amazing artist DeWayne Spaw will perform before hog wrestling begins.

Friday night – The annual livestock auction will start at 5 pm. Top Herdsman & Supreme Showmanship winners will be announced prior to the auction.

Saturday afternoon & evening - Mud Boggs @ the Amphitheater, carnival rides & bingo in the air-conditioned 4-H Building means something for everyone!

Pike County Cloverbuds & Future 4-H Completion Party

All Cloverbuds & Future 4-H families are invited to attend the completion party set for tomorrow morning (10:30 am to noon).

We have asked a lovely lady to come out & talk with the members about their exhibits and our amazing club leaders will be on hand to help with fun activities & the goodie bags.

All Cloverbuds & Future exhibits will be proudly displayed throughout fair week.
~ For perishable exhibits, we’ll be snapping photos of the member with their project & display the pictures during fair. We’ll keep the perishables on display until they start to look “old” but will keep the snapshots all week long.
~ Since some of our members only show livestock, they are invited (but not required by any means) to bring a pic of them & their animal to display during fair – that way they aren’t missing out on any of the fun & games tomorrow.

It’s should be tons of fun, so we hope everyone can stop in tomorrow morning!


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