Grant County Free Fair is set for Sept. 6-9 at the Grant County Fairgrounds in Pond Creek.

Fair books, entry tags and exhibitor numbers are available from Grant County OSU Extension office, 112 E. Guthrie, Room 301 Courthouse, Medford, and in the lobbies of local banks in Grant County communities. A link to the Grant County Fair Book is available at http://countyext.okstate.edu/grant/.

Oklahoma State Fair 4-H fair classes and exhibit details are available on the web at http://www.oklahomastatefair.com/doc uments/06L4Hsexhibits.pdf. Although pre-entry for the county fair is not required, it does save exhibitors time on entry day at the fair.

A few changes have been made in some of the departments this year. Some of the changes in the photography section of the Fine Arts Department include the addition of several “Grant County Pride” categories for black and white and color photos of an attraction or familiar sight that characterizes Grant County. Also added are digitally altered image and handmade greeting cards. Domestic arts has restructured some classes to allow for new size guidelines for quilted articles and to include lap throws, shawls, fleece garments and fleece articles. The 4-H department class list contains quite a few changes, most notably in science and technology, photography, geology and forage plants.

Fair activities begin 9 a.m. Sept. 6, with Oklahoma Home and Community Education (OHCE) group entries. Judging of the OHCE exhibits begins at noon. All other items are to be entered between 8 a.m. and noon Sept. 7. Judging begins at 1 p.m. for farm products, 4-H projects, floriculture, domestic art, baked products, fine art and food preservation. Weighing livestock begins at 11 a.m. on Thursday.

In the livestock department Sept. 8, swine judging will begin at 8 a.m. Goat judging will follow the completion of the swine show. The sheep show will be held following the completion of the goat show and the beef show will be 30 minutes after the completion of the sheep show. The livestock judging contest begins at 12:30 p.m. in the livestock barn area and livestock will be released after the completion of the judging contest. All other exhibits are released at 1 p.m. Sept. 8. Entries may be picked up at this time or arrangements may be made for them to be picked up.

The horse show will begin 8 a.m. Sept. 9, at the Pond Creek Arena just south of the fairgrounds. All participants in the horse show must pre-enter. Entry dates, times, and procedure will be similar to other open class entries. Pre-enter by calling the Grant County extension office at (580) 395-2134 to obtain an exhibitor number and to inform the office of the events to be entered. Deadline for phone pre-entry is 4 p.m. Sept. 6. Horse show entries also may be made in person at the fair office during the regularly scheduled open class entry time, Sept. 7, from 8 a.m. to noon. All horses entered must have a current negative Coggins test to participate.

All swine must meet State of Oklahoma requirements for negative pseudorabies tests.

Members of the Grant County Fair Board include: Kirk Schuelein, president, Lamont; Randy Czapansky, Pond Creek; Doris Kent, treasurer, Pond Creek; Shane Krittenbrink, Pond Creek; Jim Blaser, Lamont; Dean Hull, Wakita; Ralph Meade, Deer Creek; Jeff Bollman, Wakita; and Phil Ransom, Wakita.

React to this story:

0
0
0
0
0

Recommended for you