Calhoun County Fair scheduled to begin Saturday with a “Ranch Rodeo”

The Calhoun County Fair gets underway this week with a bonus night as a “Ranch Rodeo” will be held Saturday, July 14 at 2 p.m.

The rodeo will feature team competition in sorting, branding, muttin, loading and team roping. For more info on the Ranch Rodeo call the Extension office at 412-3177.

The annual Fairest of the Fair beauty pageant will be held Monday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose building. This year’s pageant is open to non-Calhoun County residents also. Contestants should wear Western Wear only-cowboy or cowgirl. Age divisions are  0-6 for boys and 0-18 for girls.

Youth and adult exhibits will begin registration on Tuesday, July 17 from 4-7 p.m. The “Pretty in Pink Wicked in Spurs” drill team will perform at 7 p.m. and the Youth Rodeo is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Wednesday, July 20 will be highlighted by the annual goat show and the talent show. This year’s talent show is open to all ages. Contestants don’t have to live in Calhoun County.

Thursday highlights will include the biscuit making contest at 5 p.m., the annual pet show at 6 p.m., and the annual Pig Scramble at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a “Pony Pull” at 7 p.m.

The 4-H crock-pot supper will also be held in the multi-purpose building from 5-7 p.m. Thursday.

The big event on Friday, July 20 will be the Professional Cowboy Association (PCA) Rodeo beginning at 7:30 p.m. It will be preceded by the “Pretty in Pink Wicked in Spurs” drill team at 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 21 includes a number of events – round robin roping at 10 a.m., youth cook-off at 10:30 a.m., pea shelling contest at 2 p.m., and the rodeo that night followed by a concert featuring Drew McClaine at 9 p.m.

The carnival will also be returning and will be open Tuesday-Saturday from 6-10 p.m. each night with a wide array of rides for kids of all ages. Armbands can be purchased nightly.

Admission prices for the fair are $2 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday with children five and under admitted free. Admission is free on Wednesday and $5 Friday and Saturday. Admission charges only apply after 5 p.m. each day.

Brochures with lists of items that can be exhibited at the fair are available at the extension office in Pittsboro and the public libraries in Bruce, Calhoun City and Vardaman. Ribbons and small cash prizes will be awarded.

For more information on the Calhoun County Fair, call the extension office at 412-3177.

Calhoun County Fair Schedule
Saturday, July 14 
2 p.m. Ranch Rodeo

Monday, July 16  
6:30 p.m. Fairest of the Fair

Tuesday, July 17  
4-7 p.m. Registration of Exhibits (except Baking/Candy)
4-7 p.m. Registration of Ugly Lamps-Ann King
7 p.m. Pretty in Pink Wicked in Spurs Drill Team
7:30 p.m. Youth Rodeo

Wednesday, July 18 
8 a.m.-7 p.m.    Registration of  Exhibits (except Baking/Candy)
8 a.m.-7 p.m Registration of Ugly Lamps
1:30 p.m. Goat Show
7:30 p.m. Talent Show

Thursday, July 19  
9 a.m. Judge Exhibits
5-9 p.m. Exhibit Bldg. Open
5-7 p.m. Crock Pot Supper
5 p.m. Biscuit Making
6 p.m. Pet Show
7 p.m. Pony Pull
7:30 p.m. Pig Scramble

Friday, July 20 
1-9 p.m. Exhibit Bldg. Open
5 p.m. Biscuit Making
7 p.m. Pretty in Pink Wicked in Spurs Drill Team
7:30 p.m. PCA Rodeo

Saturday, July 21 
10 a.m. Round Robin Roping
10:30 a.m. Youth Cook-Off
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Registration for Baking/Candy Contest
1-7 p.m. Exhibit Bldg Open
2 p.m. Pea Shelling Contest
5-7 p.m. Exhibits Released
7 p.m. Pretty in Pink Wicked in Spurs Drill Team
7:30 p.m. PCA Rodeo
9 p.m. Concert

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