The schedule for the 2019 The Livingston County Fair has been set by the fair board.
At their recent meeting, the board completed the fair schedule for the annual event which will includes the annual truck and tractor pull on July 5, the baby contest at 3 p.n., on July 14, and ends with market animal sale on July 19.
Jennifer Horton, reporter/media specialist with the Livingston County 4-H & FFA Fair Board, said fair participants are strongly encouraged to take part in the online fair entry program.
“The fair entry program will be available online from May 14 through May 28. We strongly encourage everyone to enroll their still projects and/or livestock entries during this time,” she said.
Anyone who enrolls during this time will receive a free t-shirt, donated to each exhibitor.
Horton also noted that a $25 per head late fee will be enforced on all livestock entries made after May 28.
“If anyone has questions, concerns, or needs assistance enrolling their still projects or livestock entries they should contact their 4-H club leader, FFA ag instructor, 4-H youth specialist, a fair board member or attend the enrollment clinic on May 28 at the ag education building at the fairgrounds,” she said.
The 2019 Livingston County Fair Schedule is as follows:
At 6:30 p.m., on July 5, the Truck and Tractor Pull will be held.
From 10 a.m., - 12 p.m., on July 6 the Archery Shoot will take place, followed by the 2 p.m.,
BB/Pellet and Small Bore Shoot (Beck Home); Muzzleloader (following BB/Pellet Shoot at the Beck Home) and Western Heritage (following Muzzleloader at the Beck Home).
At 8 a.m., on July 7, the Shotgun Shoot will be held.
Clean-up and fair set-up will begin at 8 a.m., on July 13. At 11:30 a.m., also on July 13, the Fashion Revue Judging will take place in the classroom building, followed by the 3 p.m., queen/princess interviews in the ag and expo buildings/
On July 14, those with pre-assigned camper spots should enter the fairgrounds through Drive C, Horton said. From 12:30-5 p.m,. commercial booths will be inside; at 2 p.m., the Queen Coronation will be held in the expo center and at 3 p.m., Style Show Modeling will take place in the expo center.. Please note, entry is due to extension office by July 12. (Expo Center)
Registration for the baby contest also begins at 3 p.m., in the expo center, the baby contest will begin at 3:30 p.m., also in the expo center. At 4:30 p.m., the Shooting Sports Award Ceremony will be held and at 5 p.m., the Cowboy Preacher will be in the expo center.
Events for July 15, include: 8-8:30 a.m. , broiler chicken check-in; 9 a.m., dog show in the expo building; 9 a.m., broiler chicken show in the north barn, (broiler’s will be released after the show); 5:30 p.m., Achievement Judges Orientation; 5:30-8:30 p.m., fishing at Litton Pond; 6 p.m., “Achievement Night” (judging 4-H/FFA exhibits); 6 p.m., Junior Helper Project judging; 6 p.m., hams in the Jenkins Building; 6:15 p.m., Double H; 6:45 p.m., FFA, Hale Happy Hustlers & Clover Kids, Show-Me; 7:15 p.m., Dawn Sunrise Hustlers, Liberty; 7:45 p.m., Rich Hill Jr. Workers, Wheeling Happy Harvesters; 8:15 p.m., Springhill Go-Getters, 4-H Life, Power Clovers; 8:45 p.m., Independents, Busy Bees, Mooresville Motivators and 9 p.m., late judging – last call for projects.
The schedule for July 16 is: 6 – 8:30 a.m.,poultry check in /blood testing (all birds in the barn by 8 a.m.); 7 – 10 a.m., rabbit check-in; 8 a.m. breeding swine arrive and must be in place by 9 a.m., X-bred breeding swine – will weigh in until 10 a.m.; 9:30 a.m., poultry show in the north barn; 1 p.m., breeding swine show (breeding swine cannot leave till show is over and must leave the grounds by 5 p.m.); 5 -9 p.m., market swine check-in (arrive no earlier than 5 p.m.). There will be no swine weigh-in on Wednesday, July 17. At 5 p.m.,blacksmithing demonstration in the north shelter house; 6 p.m., music show rehearsal in the PAC; 7 p.m., rabbit – advanced showmanship test; and from 7– 10 p.m. swine weigh-in and sale pictures.
Activities for July 17, include: 7 a.m., rabbit show; 8-11 a.m., check-in: sheep, goat and beef. including bucket calves. Please not all livestock must be in place by 11 a.m. At 10 a.m., weighing lambs, goats and steers. Please note, all market lambs must be sheared before weighing. 12p.m., all T-shirts must be picked-up; 1 p.m., market swine show; 4 p.m., horses on grounds; 5:30 p.m. horse show; 7 p.m., Country Jamboree, in the PAC, for free will donation; 8-10 p.m., dance sponsored by the 4-H Council, in the expo center with free admittance.
Events on July 18, include: 8 a.m., goat show followed by dairy goats followed by the sheep show; 1 p.m., dairy show in the expo center, (breeding cattle/feeder calves - in order); 2-6 p.m., 4-H demonstration /4-H Entrepreneurship Market, in the ag building; 3 p.m., steer show in the expo center; 3 -7 p.m., “Eat Smart on the Go,” food demo truck sponsored by MU Extension; 5 – 6 p.m., ice cream social, sponsored by the 4-H Foundation; 12 - 6 p.m., registration for Super Teen and 7:30 p.m., Super Teen contest.
The July 19, fair schedule includes: 7 a.m.Farm Bureau Breakfast, in the shelter house, the event is free to exhibitors; 9 a.m., bucket calf show, in the expo center; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., distracted driver simulator sponsored by the health department; 9 a.m., – 2 p.m.,blood drive – coordinated by the Livingston County 4-H Council; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Livestock Judging Contest; 5 -6:30 p.m., appreciation picnic 6 p.m.,release of non-livestock exhibits and north barn animals
(rabbits, poultry and bucket calves); and 7 p.m., market animals sale. All other animals will be released after the completion of their species in the livestock sale.
“Please mark your calendar with the events and plan to attend and support our youth,” Horton said.
The board also continuing to collect ads from local business for the fair tabloid. The deadline is fast approaching for this. If any business would like to place an ad in the tabloid contact Ellen Buckner at 973-6645 or Jennifer Horton at 214-0064.
The board is busy collecting sponsorships for the Truck and Tractor Pull. If any person or business would like to be a sponsor please contact Aaron Peel at 247-0354 or Jackie Woodworth at 247-2636.