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County fair starts today

There’s No Place Like Home at the Idaho County Fair, and residents are invited to attend the annual event starting today, Wednesday, Aug. 17.

The dog and rabbit shows began this morning, followed by the poultry show. All young ladies through adults are invited to join in the pigtail contest at 1:30 p.m. in the Arena Building. Tonight at 7 p.m., the 4-H fashion show will be held in the Schmidt (Arena) Building, followed by the 4-H Family and Consumer Science and Specialty awards.

Thursday, Aug. 18, will start with 4-H fitting and showing in the Vernon Agee Livestock Pavilion at 8:30 a.m. The Old Time Fiddlers will perform in the gazebo at noon, followed with music by Shiloh at 1 p.m., Brothers at 3 p.m., and Hunter Angeny coming on a 5 p.m. The Two-Minute Talent Show will take place at 7 p.m. in the Schmidt Building.

Friday morning, Aug. 19, will start with 4-H and FFA livestock judging contest at 8:30 a.m. Championship horse fitting and showing and the Round Robin Contest will take place at 1 p.m. Old Time Fiddlers will be in the gazebo at 1 p.m. with Sophee’s Face Panting at 3 p.m., and the Clearwater Valley Cloggers at 5 p.m. The Grangeville band Vintage Youth will play at 7:30 p.m. From 4 to 7 p.m., the Prairie Bowman Club will be hosts to a potato bar in the building at city park. Royalty crowning night is set to begin at 7 p.m. in the Schmidt Building. This will be followed by the 4-H Green Swing Dance, sponsored by the 4-H Ambassadors, in the Agee Livestock Pavilion.

Saturday, Aug. 20, starts with the Idaho County kiddies and main parade on Main Street at 10 a.m. Call chair Karla Enneking for details, 962-3892. 4-H awards will be given in the livestock arena at noon and the Idaho, Lewis County Cattlemen’s barbecue will start at 11:30 a.m. and run until after the livestock show at the gazebo. The market sale starts at 1 p.m. in the livestock pavilion. All exhibit buildings will be closed at 3:30 p.m. and exhibits can be checked out from 4 to 6 p.m.

The fair also offers a variety of food, drink and concession booths as well as informational and activity displays and stations.


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