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The 2014 Jackson County Free Fair starts tomorrow with entry of open class, 4-H and FFA non-livestock exhibits at the Expo Center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Judging of Exhibits will be at 6:15 p.m. The fair runs through Saturday, Sept. 6, and this year’s theme is “Keep Calm and Fair On”.

With the Jackson County Fair comes the ever popular farm hand Olympics for junior and senior youth set for Thursday, Sept. 4, 7 p.m. This event may involve sack races, wheel barrow races, hay hauling, salt block races, tire rolling, lawn mower races, dressing up like a farmer, etc… One year participants even had to move Madagascar hissing cockroaches – ugh! Events can be changed for surprise events at the discretion of the Superintendent. But in any case we have always had a blast with this event. So if you attend school in Jackson County, be sure to come out and have some fun.

There is just about something for every age of youth at the Jackson County Fair. Children’s Day is set for Friday, Sept. 5 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and will feature several activities for kids to participate in as well as several fun demonstrations involving dogs, karate, roping, etc… If you would like to see how much weight you can move with a pedal tractor then youth up to eleven years old can enter the Tractor Pedal Pull Contest sponsored by Jackson County Young Farmers and Ranchers on Saturday, Sept. 6, 9:30 a.m. The tractor and sled are provided you just need to bring the muscle!

If you are interested in a booth for your organization or business please contact the Jackson County OSU Extension office at 580-482-0823. Your participation helps make the Fair a great success. So come on out and let people know who you are, what you are, and where your are! And, at the same time have some fun at the County Fair.

Another fun event at the Fair is the beautiful baby contest hosted by KWHW. This is always a favorite activity at the fair and one that is well attended. So be sure to bring out those “Beautiful Babies” on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. Pre-registration is required and information can be obtained from KWHW/KRKZ radio stations at 482-1450.

Also, don’t forget the livestock shows that occur on Thursday – Saturday, Sept. 6 thru the 8. Species being shown include chickens, rabbits, cavies, sheep, swine, goats, and cattle. Their will also be a petting zoo available during these days and of course, the famous Kevin Law Border Collie demonstration will be present on Friday and Saturday. These are always fun events with the kids, parents, and project leaders putting in a lot of work for exhibition day.

Calendar of Events:

Wednesday, Sept. 3

11a.m.-6 p.m. Entry of Open Class, 4-H and FFA non-livestock exhibits @ Expo Center

6:15 p.m. Judging of Exhibits

Thursday, Sept. 4

12-4 p.m. Commercial Exhibit Set-Up

4 p.m. Fair opens to the public

3-5 p.m. Enter Poultry, Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

5:30 p.m. Judging of Poultry, Rabbits and Guinea Pigs (showmanship rabbits only)

7:00 p.m. Open Junior & Senior Youth Farm Hand Olympics

10 p.m. Expo Center closes

Friday, Sept. 5

8:30 a.m. Fair opens to the public

9-11:30 a.m. Children’s Tour and Games

9 a.m. Kevin Law’s Border Collie Demonstration

10 a.m. Christian Martial Arts by Randy Meli

4 p.m. Crops Judging

5:30 p.m. Turtle Races-sponsored by the Rotary Club

3-5 p.m. Check in Sheep and Swine (these may arrive anytime after 8:30 a.m.)

6-7:30 p.m. Sheep show

6:30 p.m. Turkey Calling Contest- Travis Collier Superintendent

7:30 p.m. Swine show

7:30 p.m. 6th Annual Weiner (Doxin) Dog Race-Sponsored by KEYB Radio

10 p.m. Expo Center closes

Saturday, Sept. 6

8:30 a.m. Fair opens to the public

9:00 a.m. Tractor Driving Contest Written Exam @ Expo Center (Driving Contest

will follow written exam this evening)

9:30 a.m. Tractor Pedal Pull Contest –sponsored by Farm Bureau

9:30 a.m. Kevin Law’s Border Collie Demonstration

10:00 a.m. Beautiful Baby Contest-sponsored by KWHW Radio

12-2p.m. Check In Beef and Goats

12-1p.m. Stick Horse Race and Stick Horse Decorating Contest

1-2p.m. SWTC and Jackson County 4-H Robotics Demonstration

2-4p.m. OSU Insect Display

3-4p.m. Altus Air Force Base Security Dog Demonstration

4 p.m. Goat Show

5 p.m. Turtle Races-sponsored by the Rotary Club

6-8 p.m. Beef Show ** (The beef show will start at the conclusion of the goat show, please be ready) **

6 p.m. Release of Exhibits

9 p.m. Jackson County Fair 2014 comes to a close

10 p.m. Expo Center is locked

All fair vouchers must be redeemed at First National Bank by October 1st, 2014. No vouchers will be paid after this date – NO EXCEPTIONS. Vouchers can be picked up during the fair or at the Extension office. (482-0823) – no vouchers will be mailed.


Sheriff Department Display-Friday during Children’s Tour

Appearance by Air Evac on Childrens Day only

Fire Truck


Petting Zoo

Oklahoma Lion’s Club Mobile Health Screening Unit, Saturday Only, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oklahoma Work Force Job Fair – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Special Appearances by: Miss Altus and Miss Altus Outstanding Teen

For a copy of the 2014 Fair Schedule and County Fair Tab go to www.oces.okstate.edu/jackson, then scroll down the left side menu to the Jackson County Fair selection, or go by the OSU Extension office and pick up a hard copy.

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