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Centralia Fair’s on the calendar with a condensed schedule

Posted on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 6:46 am

The Centralia Fair is coming back this month, complete with the herdsman contest, as shown in this Fireside Guard file photo from a previous fair.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, there will be a Centralia Fair this year. This month in fact, June 24-27 to be precise.

Speaking on behalf of the fair, Scott Stone discussed the changes in this year’s fair.

“It will be a smaller fair,” he said. “We have had to make some changes to accommodate some public health concerns regarding the Coronavirus.”

Regardless, for many, especially the young exhibitors around which the four-day fair is built, the essentials will be there.

The fair will still have:

The horse show

The rabbit show, the poultry show

The sheep show

The pig show,

The goat show and the pig show.

And yes, there will be fair royalty – a Centralia fair queen will still be picked, as will a princess, a junior princess and a little Mr. and Miss. Entries are needed and the queen winner receives a scholarship as well as a crown. For more information on that, call Wendy Colley, contest chair at 573-819-3565.

Things removed from this year’s fair in the name of public health include:

The pet show

The baby show

The pedal pull

The tractor pull, regarding that, Stone said the tractor pull association could not get insurance for it this season.

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