County Fair is this week
The 2011 Idaho County Fair officially got underway with a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, August 17 at 8:30 p.m.
Exhibits were entered most of the morning with the 4-H Dog and Rabbit Shows starting at 9:30 a.m., both in the Vernon Agee Pavilion.
The 4-H Poultry Show is set to start at 1 p.m. in the Agee Pavilion.
The annual Pigtail Contest is set for 1:30 p.m. in the Joe Schmidt Arena Building.
Livestock will be entered and weighed in starting at 3 p.m.
At 7 p.m. Wednesday is the 4-H Fashion Show which is held in the Arena Building.
Thursday starts with the Livestock Judging Contest at 8 a.m. followed by the Fitting and Show Contest which starts at 9:30 a.m. and continues through the day.
From 5 to 7 p.m. the Idaho/Lewis County Cattlemen will have their annual Beef Barbecue in the City Park.
At 7 p.m. the Two-Minute Talent Show starts in the Arena Building. This has developed into a popular event.
Friday at 8:30 a.m. the Livestock Quality judging starts and continues into the afternoon.
At 2 p.m. the 4-H Horse Show will be held followed by the Round Robin Showmanship contest.
From 4 to 7 p.m. the Prairie Booster Club will be having their Potato Bar over in the City Park.
At 7 p.m. the Royalty Evening starts with entertainment provided by Joshua Crosby. The evening will be capped off with the crowning of the 2012 Idaho County Fair Royalty. After the Royalty Crowning the annual 4-H Green Swing Dance will be held in the Agee Pavilion.
On Saturday the Dutch Oven Cook-off will be held in the City Park starting at 9:30 a.m. with judging set for noon.
At 10 a.m. the Idaho County Fair Parade will be held in downtown Cottonwood with forming up being at The Hangout.
The visiting royalty luncheon hosted by the Cottonwood Riding Club is set for 11 a.m. at the Prairie Elementary School (former Middle School) cafeteria.
4-H awards will be given out starting at noon in the Agee Pavilion followed by the Annual 4-H Livestock sale at 1 p.m.
Hope everyone enjoys the Fair. The Chronicle plans to have lots of photos in next week’s edition.
250 market animals this year
There are 250 market animals entered in this year’s fair. 48 steers, 79 lambs, 118 pigs and 5 goats.
That is 7 more total than last year. Steers are down 11 but lambs are up by 6 and hogs by 17. Goats were down by 5.
There are also 47 rabbits, 5 dairy goats, 24 poultry and 49 dogs entered. That’s 12 more rabbits and 14 more dogs while poultry projects are down by 1.
Potato Bar at the Fair
Everyone please come and enjoy Prairie Booster Club's Potato Bar at the Cottonwood City Park Cabana from 4pm to 7 pm on Friday, August 19th. You will enjoy a delicious baked potato with your choice of chili, cheese, broccoli, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, butter, sour cream and bacon bits. Drinks are also available. This event is sponsored by the Prairie Booster Club and all funds raised will support the students at Prairie Elementary School and Jr/High School.
Also available will be the Retractable Flag Fundraiser Raffle tickets. Check out the prizes and in the process help support the flag project. The 12' x 18' flag, suspended from the ceiling, is a powerful tribute to those who have served in the military and a great way to honor our veterans. We are almost to our goal! Thank you to all who have contributed!