Garfield County Fair opens Friday

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POMEROY -- "Bales, Pails, and Wagging Tails" 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 is a sanctioned mounted shooters' match, with 22 riders participating.

The Friday evening parade begins at 5:30 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, oriental-style dishes or barbecue beef sandwiches.

Sunday afternoon rodeo fans can watch the Pony Punchers Rodeo at the rodeo arena. New at the rodeo this year is a clown.

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.

The Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Corvette show in the City Park on Saturday.



GARFIELD COUNTY FAIR

Friday

All day -- Children's activity in the poultry area.

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.

9 a.m. -- Judging contests begin.

Noon -- Judging of open livestock begins.

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

Noon- midnight -- Beer garden open.

5:30 p.m. -- Parade downtown.

Saturday

All day -- Children's activity in the poultry area.

Ag equipment museum open throughout the day.

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

6:30 to 9 a.m. -- Cowboy Breakfast, Spinner's Hall.

8:30 a.m. -- 4-H and FFA livestock showing.

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

10 a.m. -- 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, Hard Travelin, live music.

Noon to midnight. -- 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, all ages. In front of grandstand.

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

6 p.m. -- Exhibit buildings close.

7 p.m. -- Motorcycle and ATV races

7 p.m. -- Teen dance, food court area.

8 p.m. -- Music in the beer garden with Rocky Reynolds.

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."

11 a.m. -- Exhibit and concession buildings open.

11 a.m. -- Chicken scrambles.

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

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