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Youth Fair starts Monday in Decatur

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, March 16, 2013

Wise County 4-H, FFA and FCCLA members are making final preparations this weekend for the Wise County Youth Fair next week.

The annual event kicks off Monday at the Wise County Sheriff’s Posse Grounds in Decatur with a variety of exhibits scheduled throughout its six-day run.

WELCOME TO THE COUNTY FAIR - A rooster crows a greeting to past Youth Fair visitors. The annual event starts Monday at the Wise County Sheriff's Posse Grounds, which will be buzzing with activity all week. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

WELCOME TO THE COUNTY FAIR – A rooster crows a greeting to past Youth Fair visitors. The annual event starts Monday at the Wise County Sheriff’s Posse Grounds, which will be buzzing with activity all week. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Things start bright and early Monday morning with the broiler and breeding poultry show at 9 a.m. at the Posse Grounds and the horse show at 8:30 at the NRS Arena, 309 CR 4228, off U.S. 287 South outside Decatur. The horse show runs all day Monday and Tuesday.

The Longhorn show is 1 p.m. Monday at the Posse Grounds, and the first day wraps up at 7 p.m. with the Queen’s Contest at Decatur High School.

The breeding boer show kicks off Tuesday’s events at 7:30 a.m., and the breeding swine show is at 2:30 p.m. Both events are at the Posse Grounds. The 4-H Parade of Fashion is 6:30 Tuesday night in the Women’s Building on the Posse Grounds.

Wednesday starts with the breeding sheep show at 8 a.m., followed immediately by market lambs. The only other event Wednesday is the dog show at 10 a.m.

The barns will be bustling Thursday morning with the start of the market swine show at 7:30 a.m. Participants can also drop off their food, craft and photography entries at the Women’s Building starting at 7:30 a.m. with a 10 a.m. deadline.

Meat pen rabbits will be judged at 8 a.m., followed by breeding rabbits, and the market goat show will start at 2 p.m. At 5 p.m. the ag mechanics projects can begin moving in, and the Women’s Building will open to the public at 5.

The steer show begins at 8 a.m. Friday, and the breeding beef heifer show starts at 1 p.m.

On the final day, the pet show starts at 10 a.m. and is followed by a barbecue meal 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Special presentations will be made at 12:30 p.m. before the Youth Fair Auction starts at 1.

There is no charge to visit the Youth Fair, and there is a concession stand on site.

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