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Audrain Fair opens next week

Posted on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 4:47 pm

The Audrain County 4-H Fair is returning next week and will showcase some new entertainment and activities.

The fair, which opens 4 p.m., Thursday, July 15 at the Audrain County 4-H Fairgrounds, and runs till 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 20 will show some growth

MaeLea Parrish of Thompson, last year’s Audrain County Fair Queen

The fair’s revival from last year’s COVID-19 restricted version is ongoing and this year the youth from the area’s four FFA chapters and six 4-H clubs have a lot more to offer.

is most evident on the schedule for Sunday, July 18.

The day starts with a 10 a.m. church service at the fairgrounds and ends with a 6 p.m. concert by the Petersen Farm Brothers, who Extension Specialist Stephanie Femrite described as a “country and country-western spoof band performing humorous covers of popular country songs.”

The rest of the day includes:

The 4-H Clover Kids dog and 4-H/FFA poultry shows at 10:30 a.m.; the 4-H/FFA dog show at 11 am.; the big veggie contest at 12:30 p.m.’ the photography show at 1 p.m.; the Youth Market from 1 – 3 p.m. and Family Day events from 1 – 4 p.m.

Family Day is one of this year’s innovations, fair board member Beth Kable said.

“We’ve got tons of new stuff this year,” Kable said. “Sunday the 18th will become more of our family fun day. Besides bringing together the poultry and dog shows, we have started the youth market.”

For the complete article, see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.