Jackson County Free Fair opens Thursday

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One of the most anticipated events of the summer begins tomorrow at the Jackson County Expo Center.

The Jackson County Free Fair runs from Thursday through Saturday. Friday is Children’s Day with special events for them from 9 a.m. to noon. But there’s something for everyone and plenty of annual contest categories that will award ribbons to top entries.

The Altus Times included a Jackson County Free Fair section in the Aug. 28 edition. More copies of the insert will be available at the Expo Center.

Calendar of Events:

Thursday, Sept. 5

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

3-6 p.m. Check in Chickens

5-7 p.m. Commercial Exhibit Set-Up

6:15 p.m. Judging of Exhibits

8 p.m. Expo Center Closes

Friday, Sept. 6

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

9-Noon Children’s Day and Games - Sponsored by Ag Preference

9 a.m. Fire House - Sponsored by Farm Bureau

12 p.m. Judging of All Booth’s - Sponsored by Stockmans Bank

1-3 p.m Senior Citizen Day Activities - Sponsored by Edward Jones/Adam Winters AAMS

3-5 p.m. Check in Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

4-6 p.m. Livestock/Crops Skill-a-thon - Sponsored by Young Farmers and Ranchers

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

5:30 p.m. Frog Jumping Contest - Sponsored by Western Oklahoma State College Aggie Club

6:30 p.m. 11th Annual Weiner (Dachshund) Dog Race - Sponsored by KEYB Radio

8 p.m. Expo Center closes

Saturday, Sept. 7

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

8:30-11 a.m. Check in all Livestock (Sheep, Goats, Swine, Cattle)

9 a.m. Jackson County 4-H Robotics Demonstration

9:30 a.m. Tractor Pedal Pull Contest – Sponsored by Young Farmers and Ranchers

10 a.m. Beautiful Baby Contest-sponsored by KWHW and KQ106 Radio

10:30 a.m. Turtle Races - Sponsored by the Altus Rotary

11 a.m. Frog Jumping Contest – sponsored by the Western Oklahoma State College Aggie Club

Noon Special Olympics Livestock Show - Sponsored by Farm Bureau, Jackson County FFA and 4-H.

Followed by the County Youth Livestock Show - Swine, Sheep, Goats, and Beef show (there will be a 15 minute break between species classes).

1-4 p.m. Games and activities - WOSC Aggie Club

4-6 p.m. Release of Exhibits

7 p.m. Jackson County Fair 2019 comes to a close

8 p.m. Jackson County Expo Center Locked

All fair vouchers must be redeemed at Frazer Bank by Oct. 1, 2019. No vouchers will be paid after this date – NO EXCEPTIONS. Vouchers can be picked up during the fair or at the Extension office. (477-7962) – no vouchers will be mailed.

STOP BY AND VISIT:

Sheriff Department Display-Friday during Children’s Day (Friday, Sept. 6, 9 a.m.-noon)

Farm Bureau Fire House Children’s Day only (Friday, Sept. 6, 9 a.m.-noon)

Appearance by Air Evac Children’s Day only (Friday, Sept 6, 9 a.m.-noon)

Survival Flight Children’s Day only (Friday Sept. 6, 9 a.m.-noon)

Fire Truck Children’s Day only (Friday, Sept. 6, 9 a.m.-12 noon)

Ambulance Children’s Day only (Friday, Sept. 6, 9 a.m.-noon)

Petting Zoo Friday and Saturday

Lions Club Screening Friday and Saturday

Special Appearances by: Miss Altus and Miss Altus Outstanding Teen Saturday only

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