The Furnas County Fair is right around the corner and you've probably seen the posters in the downtown businesses announcing the many activities that will take place during the week of July 16 -- 21. 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.
Directors of the Furnas County Agricultural Society include: Cory Tegtman, Chairman -- Stamford; Travis Theobald, Sec. /Treas. -- Beaver City; Doug Bergman and Colin Kubik -- Arapahoe Steve Hunt and Todd Rogers -- Beaver City; Bruce Blickenstaff -- Wilsonville.
The home-owned carnival continues to be a big success and will operate throughout the fair. You may purchase a membership to the Furnas County Lion's Club Charities Inc. at the Midway Ticket Office on the fairgrounds. All members will have a free night of carnival rides on Wednesday evening, July 18.
You are encouraged to take a little extra time and review the premium book and enter your produce and other items in the "Open Class" division. Anyone interested in exhibiting should contact us at the Extension Office in Beaver City for entry tags or they can be filled out on entry day, July 18. No pre-entry is required.
The 2012 fair will include another large and interesting 4-H exhibit. The fair will begin with 4-H Clothing and Fashion Revue Judging and the Life Challenge Judging Contest on Monday, July 16. Fashion Revue for the public will be held at 8:00 p.m., Monday evening at the EMCC in Arapahoe.
The 4-H Horse show will begin at 9 a.m., Tuesday, July 17. Entry day will be Wednesday, July 18 along with judging of food, home environment, engineering, miscellaneous, horticulture, poultry, rabbits and small animals.
The swine show will begin at 9 a.m., Thursday, July 19 followed by the goat and sheep show at 1 p.m. 4-H livestock judging will be held at 3 p.m.
The beef show will start at 8:30 a.m., Friday, July 20 and the dog show will follow at 3 p.m.
On Wednesday evening, July 18 entertainment will include the Kids Tractor Pull at 6:00 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.
The Barbeque, sponsored by the Beaver City Volunteer Firemen, will be held from 6 -- 7 p.m., Friday, July 20.
Rodeo performances begin at 8 p.m. on July 20 and 21 where you will be entertained with Kids Mutton Bustin and Steer Riding.
The fair will conclude with the final events being the 4-H Livestock Sale at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 21 and the Demolition Derby, sponsored by the Cambridge Lions, scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Saturday evening.
The directors of the Furnas County Agricultural Society want everyone to feel that they are an important part of the fair. It is truly a county-wide project and exists for the benefit of all residents of the county. Your support, patience, and assistance are appreciated.