4-H and Open Class Contests Scheduled with Nemaha County Fair Later This Month
Livestock shows, two parades and a rocket launch are among the 4-H events scheduled for the 2010 Nemaha County Fair Sunday-Wednesday, July 25-28, at the Fairgrounds along Highway 75 at Auburn.
Open class exhibits are also planned.
Wednesday, July 21, is clean-up and the fair superintendents’ meeting at the 4-H Building. Representatives of Home Economics, General Area and Livestock Area will attend.
Friday night, July 23, open class exhibits except horticulture will be entered from 5-8 p.m. Open class judging is Saturday, July 24.
The morning of July 24 involves entry and interview judging of 4-H Home Economics and General Areas exhibits except horticulture. All exhibitors will go through the interview judging process for each exhibit. All horticulture interview judging is Monday, July 26. Clover Kid projects will be entered and interviewed as they enter the morning of July 24.
The 4-H horse show is Sunday, July 25, at the horse arena. Also in the afternoon is entry of 4-H poultry, judging of 4-H poultry records and the 4-H poultry show, showmanship, poultry, waterfowl and pigeons, all at the livestock arena. The fairgrounds will be open for livestock from 5-10 p.m. Sheep, swine, market beef and market rabbits weigh as they are unloaded. “Share” project exhibitors must turn in required paperwork at check-in to “species” superintendent. All animals must be in place by 10 p.m. July 25.
Monday morning, July 26, open class horticulture exhibits will be entered. Entrants need to use the south door of the 4-H Building to enter exhibits.
Sue Remmers, open class chairman, said that some contests are in the planning stage.
Woodcarvers will be throughout the day July 26-28. There will also be Thomas B. Thomas shows on the Midway.
Monday morning, July 26, is interview judging of 4-H Beautiful Buckets. Meet at the South 4-H Building Entrance. Exhibits can be placed around the fairgrounds earlier. Also the morning of July 26 is entry and interview judging of 4-H horticulture exhibits at the South 4-H Building entrance, the 4-H dairy cattle and bucket calf show, and the 4-H Dairy Show followed by the 4-H Pygmy Goat Show at the Livestock Arena. Starting in the morning and continuing into the afternoon are the 4-H Shooting Sports and BB gun contest at the ball field area. The afternoon of July 26 is 4-H horse, dairy and livestock judging contests at the Livestock Arena. The first parade is July 26 at 6 p.m. from the courthouse through downtown.
A fresh and home canned salsa contest is at 7 p.m. Cori Jo and the Outlaw Junkies will entertain at 8 p.m. at the grandstand. They perform country, bluegrass and rock’n’roll music.
Tuesday morning, July 27, is the 4-H Sheep Show and 4-H Meat Goat Show at the Livestock Arena. The rocket launch is at 11 a.m. The afternoon brings the 4-H beef show at the livestock arena, 4-H recruitment area at the 4-H Building and the 4-H Clover Kid pet show at the arena area. The second parade is July 27 at 6 p.m. from the courthouse through downtown. The 4-H Working Ranch Horse/Roping Contest is also that evening. Other events at night July 27 include the Little Tuggers Tractor Pull, haystacking contest and Sum Guise, a bluegrass band.
Wednesday morning, July 28, is the 4-H Swine Show at the Livestock Arena. Rabbit showmanship is later in the morning, also at the Livestock Arena. Afternoon events are the 4-H Shooting Sports/Archery Contest at the ballfield area and the Rabbit Show at the Livestock Arena. At 5 p.m. is photos of the top award winners in home economics and general areas in the 4-H Building. All winners are asked to wear 4-H attire. At 6 p.m. in the Livestock Arena is presentation of the McIninch Judging Trophy and Horse, Livestock Judging Contests and Herdsmanship Awards and the 4-H Livestock Premium Sale. Auction of woodcarvings is at 8 p.m. All exhibits will be released at 9 p.m. The 4-H Building will remain open for an hour.
Thursday morning, July 29, everyone is asked to help clean up at the fairgrounds.
Thursday, Aug. 5, State Fair and Ak-Sar-Ben Livestock entries are due at the extension office.
Wednesday, Aug. 25, all State Fair static exhibits are due at the Extension Office, including food and horticulture, by 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27-Monday, Sept. 6, is State Fair at Grand Island, the first year there after more than a century at Lincoln. Friday, Sept. 10, State Fair exhibits and ribbons may be picked up at the Extension Office.
Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 23-26, is the Ak-Sar-Ben Livestock Exposition at Omaha.