Fun at the Fair starts Aug. 11
By Annette Tait
Get ready to put your best fair foot forward starting Thursday, Aug. 11 – it’s time for the Oliver County Fair!
Enter a secret family recipe in the baked goods contest, show off your canning, quilting, or gardening prowess, or your mad skills in needlework, drawing, painting or photography.
“The fair is an opportunity for people in the area to come and display their hard work,” said Extension Agent and Fair Board Member Rick Schmidt, “whether it’s quilting, flowers, animals, or whatever it might be.”
Static exhibit entries will be accepted 12-2 p.m. at the Betty Hagel Memorial Civic Center, with judging of open class entries starting at 2 p.m. And there’s more than just bragging rights at stake – top winners earn cash prizes, with special awards for championship entries.
Also on Thursday’s agenda are the 3-on-3 basketball tournament, and entry and judging of 4-H and open class rabbits and small pets.
The 4-H livestock competition kicks of Friday’s events, followed by the 4-H horse and round-robin competitions. Concessions open at 10 a.m., offering all the great fair food that can be consumed in a weekend. The beer garden opens at noon, and Security First Bank will serve root beer floats at 3 p.m., just in time for the 4-H premium sale and pie auction at 3:30 p.m. A free supper -- with paid fair admission -- begins at 5 p.m.