The Calhoun County Fair hits full stride today with the registration of exihibits, the opening of the carnival, and a performance from the "Pretty in Pink Wicked in Spurs" drill team.
Youth and adult exhibits will begin registration on Tuesday, July 17 from 4-7 p.m. The “Pretty in Pink Wicked in Spurs” drill team will perform at 7 p.m. and the Youth Rodeo is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Registration of exhibits will also continue on Wednesday.
The exhibit building will open Thursday, July 19 from 5-9 p.m.
Other Thursday highlights will include the biscuit making contest at 5 p.m., the annual pet show at 6 p.m., and the annual Pig Scramble at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a “Pony Pull” at 7 p.m.
The 4-H crock-pot supper will also be held in the multi-purpose building from 5-7 p.m. Thursday.
The big event on Friday, July 20 will be the Professional Cowboy Association (PCA) Rodeo beginning at 7:30 p.m. It will be preceded by the “Pretty in Pink Wicked in Spurs” drill team at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 1 includes a number of events – round robin roping at 10 a.m., youth cook-off at 10:30 a.m., pea shelling contest at 2 p.m., and the rodeo that night followed by a concert featuring Drew McClaine at 9 p.m.
The carnival will also be returning and will be open Tuesday-Saturday from 6-10 p.m. each night with a wide array of rides for kids of all ages. Armbands can be purchased nightly.
Admission prices for the fair are $2 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday with children five and under admitted free. Admission is free on Wednesday and $5 Friday and Saturday. Admission charges only apply after 5 p.m. each day.
For more information on the Calhoun County Fair, call the extension office at 412-3177.