Garfield County Fair kicks off Friday

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POMEROY -- "Don't Fence Me In," is the theme of the three-day Garfield County Fair which opens Friday.

There will be plenty of kids' games, a good selection of livestock to buy at the market animal auction, and new this year a beer garden.

Another new event is a mounted shooters demonstration Saturday, in the rodeo arena.

The Friday evening parade begins at 6 p.m. on Columbia Street at 11th Street, and will return on the eastbound lane.

Food vendors tempt the palate with hamburgers, pie, tacos, Germany sausage, ice cream bars, campfire pies, or barbecue beef sandwiches.

Sunday afternoon rodeo fans can watch the Pony Punchers Rodeo at the rodeo arena.

For those preferring to leave their car at home, Garfield County Transportation will make three trips to and from the fair all three days. Pickup times in Pomeroy are 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. with return trips at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

FAIR SCHEDULE



FRIDAY

6 to 10 a.m. -- Food in the Hog Hut area.

7 to 9:30 a.m. -- Enter flower, fruits and vegetables.

8 to 9:30 a.m. -- Enter cereal grains. And hay

8 a.m. -- Judging of rabbits and poultry.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. -- Exhibit buildings and concessions open.

1-10 p.m. -- Beer garden open.

6:15 p.m. -- Parade downtown.

7-10 p.m. -- The Paradons, live music, dance floor in beer garden.

SATURDAY

Ag equipment museum exhibitions and seminars throughout the day. Signs will be posted with locations.

6 to 10 a.m. -- Food in the Hog Hut area.

6:30 to 9 a.m. -- Cowboy Breakfast, Maple Hall.

9 a.m. -- Dog Show.

10 a.m. -- Exhibit building and concessions open.

10 a.m.-noon -- Mounted shooters, rodeo arena.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- Antique Farm Equipment Show, baseball field.

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. -- Grandstand show, Nevada Slim and Cimmaron Sue, live music.

Noon to 10 p.m. -- Beer garden open.

1 p.m. -- Horseshoe tournament, near horse stalls.

1:30 p.m. -- Children's events, straw search, Minute to Win It Nerf water fight (all ages); tricycle and hot wheels races, age 6 and under.

4 p.m. -- 4-H and FFA Market Sale, Delbert Niebel Arena, Hog Hut area.

6 p.m. -- Exhibit buildings close.

7 p.m. -- Lawnmower, motorcycle and ATV races

8:30 p.m. -- Fair Dance, Yankee Blue, grandstand area.

SUNDAY

7 to 10 a.m. -- Food in horse area.

8:30 a.m. -- Open/4-H Horse Show.

9:30 a.m. -- Dog Show at Log Cabin.

10-11 a.m. -- Cowboy Church featuring "Revelation Quartet."

10 a.m. -- Concession stands open.

11 a.m. -- Exhibit buildings open.

11:30 a.m. -- Chicken scrambles.

Noon-6 p.m. -- Beer Garden in the rodeo arena area.

12:30 p.m. -- Stick horse and children's activities, 6 and under, poultry area.

1 p.m. -- Pomeroy Pony Punchers' Rodeo, arena.

3 p.m. -- Contest winners announced at Rodeo grounds.

4 p.m. -- Exhibits may be removed. Must be removed by 5 p.m.



If you go

The Garfield County Fairgrounds is about one mile east of Pomeroy, just south of U.S. Highway 12.

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