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Furnas County Fair in set July 15-20

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The Furnas County (Neb.) Fair is around the corner as seen with the posters in the downtown businesses announcing the many activities that will take place during the week of July 15 to 20. The County Fair premium books are available at the Extension office or they may be picked up at one of the banks in your community.

The home-owned carnival will operate throughout the fair. People may purchase a membership to the Furnas County Lions Club Charities Inc. at the Midway Ticket Office on the fairgrounds. All members will have a free night of carnival rides on July 17.

Fair-goers are encouraged to take time and review the premium book and enter produce and other items in the “Open Class” division. Anyone interested in exhibiting should contact us at the Extension Office in Beaver City, Neb., for entry tags or they can be filled out on entry day, July 17. No pre-entry is required.

The fair will begin with 4-H Clothing and Fashion Revue Judging and the Life Challenge Judging Contest on July 15. The Fashion Revue for the public will be at 8 p.m. July 15 at the EMCC in Arapahoe.

The 4-H Horse show will begin at 9 a.m. July 16. Entry day will be July 17 along with judging of food, home environment, engineering, miscellaneous, horticulture, poultry, rabbits and small animals.

The swine show will begin at 9 a.m. July 18 followed by the goat and sheep show at 1 p.m. The 4-H livestock judging will be at 3 p.m.

The beef show will start at 8:30 a.m. July 19 and the dog show will follow at 3 p.m.

On July 17 entertainment will include the a youth pedal tractor pull at 6 p.m. A free ranch rodeo performance will be held starting with the Calcutta at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Ak-Sar-Ben farm family awards.

A barbecue, sponsored by the Beaver City volunteer firefighters, will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 19.

Rodeo performances begin at 8 p.m. on July 19 and 20 and includes a youth mutton busting and steer riding competition.

The fair will conclude with the final events being the 4-H Livestock Sale at 10 a.m. July 20 and the Demolition Derby, sponsored by the Beaver City Lions, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. July 20.

Date: 7/15/2013



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