is this week
The Idaho County Fair gets underway this week with a ribbon cutting ceremony that was held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 19.
A schedule of events can be found on pages 12 and 13 of this week’s Chronicle in our special Fair section.
Highlights include the Pigtail Contest Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.; the 4-H Fashion Show at 7 p.m. Wednesday; The Idaho/Lewis County Cattlemen’s Beef Barbecue from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday; the Two Minute Talent Show at 7 p.m Thursday; the Royalty Evening Friday starting at 7 p.m. followed by the 4-H Green Swing Dance; the Horizons Dutch Oven Cooking Contest Saturday starting at 9 a.m., the Fair Parade at 10 a.m. and the 4-H Market Livestock Sale starting at 1 p.m. Saturday.
New to the Fair this year are the Kids Karnival games which will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday. They will be from 2 to 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Enjoy a “Whole New World” at this year’s Idaho County Fair.
255 market animals this year
There are 365 total animal projects entered in this year’s Idaho County Fair (not including horses) with 255 of those being market animals.
The market animal numbers are down about 15 from last year.
This year there are 51 market steers, 108 market lambs, 94 market hogs and for the first time, 2 market goats.
In addition there are 6 breeding beef projects, 8 dairy cattle projects, 1 cow/calf, 2 bucket Calves, 8 dairy goats, 1 pet goat, 24 poultry, 34 rabbits and 26 dog projects.
New to the Fair this year
New to the Fair this year is the sheep barn to the east of the Agee Livestock Pavilion.
This new building will be dedicated to long-time Fair secretary Enid Newman just after the opening ceremonies on Wednesday, August 19.
Also new to the Fair this year are the Kids Karnival games which will be in the City Park on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
They will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday and from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday.