McCOOK, Nebraska -- There are several changes to the 4-H contests and show schedule that will be happening at the Red Willow County Fair this year, according to Mary K. Warner, Extension Educator. One of the first changes will be with the shooting sports events. The BB Gun, Air Rifle, Air Pistol and Air Rifle Silhouette Contests will be in the Kiplinger Arena on Saturday, July 21 starting at 8:30 a.m. followed by the Small Bore Contest at the City Firing Range north of the Airport.
The other change is the Trap Shoot will be held on Monday, July 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the McCook Gun Club located on Airport Road.
Other changes include the livestock shows that will be held on Thursday and Friday of the fair.
The 4-H Swine, Goat, Sheep and Dairy Goat show will be on Thursday, July 26 under the Big Top Arena.
Other events taking place on Thursday evening include the Shooting Sports Awards at 6 p.m. on the stage in front of the Community Building, followed by the 4-H Bicycle Contest at 7 p.m. in the Ag Complex parking lot. The Dairy Cattle, Bucket Calf, Stocker Feeder and Beef Show will be held on Friday, July 27 under the Big Top Arena followed by the Red Willow County Master Showmanship event.
Changes for Saturday, July 28 include the 4-H Dog Show starting at 8 a.m. at the Kiplinger Arena and the 4-H Livestock Judging Contest at 2 p.m.
The 4-H Premium Sale will be held on Saturday this year starting at 5:30 p.m.
One thing that has not changed are the hours that the 4-H Building is open for viewing by the public.
The building will be open starting on Wednesday, July 25 at 5 p.m. through Friday evening. On Saturday and Sunday the 4-H Building opens at 1 p.m. and closes at 9 p.m.
Questions regarding the 4-H schedule of events during the Red Willow County Fair can be directed to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension office in McCook at 345-3390 or toll free at 877-674-6947 or by visiting the redwillow.unl.edu website