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DEWAYNE HOLLOWAY/dewayne@mcnews.online
The Montgomery County News is bursting at the seams this week with the inclusion of the annual Montgomery County Fair Catalogue, reminding us that the county fair is only a month away.
The fair catalogue features a revamped cover design that reflects this year’s theme of “Small Town Throwdown”. The theme was chosen through an online contest with the winning entry submitted by Tilly Davis of Mount Ida.
The catalogue is filled with information regarding competitions at the fair which range from livestock showing to flower exhibition. There is truly something for everyone. The exhibit hall will be filled with all forms of artwork, sewing, canning and baked goods. There are horticulture categories for those with green thumbs. One of the more traditional competitions at any county fair is the livestock show. This year’s show will feature cattle, poultry, hogs, goats and sheep. The rabbit show will be a virtual show.
Rules and regulations for each category can be found in the catalogue. Fair board president Jennifer Barrett has stated that they have worked hard to stay up to date on restrictions related to COVID-19, but they understand that changes can come on a daily basis at times. She encourages everyone to read the catalogue, but read the Montgomery County News and the Montgomery County Fair Board’s Facebook page for last minute schedule and rule changes.
The parade moves back to Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. It will begin at the high school as usual and follow a familiar path through downtown past the courthouse. Everyone is invited to participate in the parade. Those not in the parade are encouraged to line the streets and celebrate the kick off for the fair.
The move to Sunday frees up the fair board and others to help check in exhibits Saturday. All exhibits except horticulture, flowers and baked goods are to be checked in Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Horticulture, flowers and baked goods will be entered Wednesday just before judging begins.
All livestock will be checked in Monday from 6-8 p.m.
The pageant and talent show will be held Monday at 6:30 p.m. All pageant categories will remain the same. There are currently nine categories in the pageant ranging in ages from newborn to 23 years old.
The rodeo royalty competition will be held Sunday at 5 p.m. Rodeo Royalty has divisions for boys and girls ages newborn to 10 years of age and divisions for women ages 11 and up.
The Tiny Showteam Livestock Show will replace Kids Day Wednesday at 6 p.m. This event gives little ones the opportunity to show an animal in the ring.
The exhibit buildings will open Wednesday at 3 p.m. and will be open each day after through Saturday.
Senior Citizen BINGO returns to Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Livestock judging begins Wednesday with rabbit and poultry judging set for 4:30 p.m. All other livestock will be judged Thursday beginning at 5 p.m.
The junior livestock auction and the poultry chain auction will be held Saturday morning beginning 10 a.m.
The Rodeo will feature all the traditional events including mutton busting for the little ones. The rodeo is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The Montgomery County Fair begins August 9 and continues through August 14.

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