Fulfilling a Destiny

Fulfilling a Destiny

Published Wednesday, March 15, 2017
By Racey Burden

Reagan Harvey has participated in 4-H for about half of her life. Her mother, Amanda, said she was "destined" to be a Youth Fair kid.

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Youth Fair auction tops $265,000

Youth Fair auction tops $265,000

Published Wednesday, March 8, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Bidders spent $265,750 Saturday at the 2017 Youth Fair auction as 134 items came through the arena at the Wise County Fairgrounds.

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Wise County Youth Fair 2017

Published Wednesday, March 8, 2017
By Joe Duty

Jackson Bell and Debbie and Maggie Huffman hang out at the show ring Saturday during the Wise County Youth Fair auction.

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First-year exhibitor wins grand champ

First-year exhibitor wins grand champ

Published Saturday, March 4, 2017
By David Talley

In just her first year showing, Alvord FFA's Aliyah Nichols has claimed top honors at the Wise County Youth Fair.

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Wise County Youth Fair 2017

Wise County Youth Fair 2017

Published Saturday, March 4, 2017
By Joe Duty

Quaid Gee turns to check on Jess the goat as the animal stretches outside his pen at the Wise County Youth Fair.

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Driving hogs proves to be tedious task

Published Saturday, March 4, 2017
By David Talley

This is the story of a pig. And a boy. They did not get along.

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Teamwork sabotaged by Pig’s stubborn streak

Published Saturday, March 4, 2017
By Racey Burden

You can now call me the Hog Queen of Wise County. Or don't. I don't really want, or deserve, that title.

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Birds of a feather: Students show chickens at Youth Fair

Birds of a feather: Students show chickens at Youth Fair

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Racey Burden

Turns out chickens don't like being held upside down.

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Down at the farm: Boyd elementary students tour ag facility

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By David Talley

While they may not be eligible to show animals at the Wise County Youth Fair until third grade, Boyd Elementary School students got an early look at stock show life during Boyd FFA Kids Day on the Farm Thursday.

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Proud to be Queen

Proud to be Queen

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Joe Duty

Newly crowned Youth Fair FCCLA Queen Ava Rose Brooks of Boyd gives a thumbs up after the winners were announced Monday night.

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Barn facelift finished in time for fair

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

The show barn at the Wise County Fairgrounds has been spruced up just in time for the 2017 Youth Fair.

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County fair kicks off this weekend

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

The fairgrounds will be buzzing with activity next week as local youth and their projects move in for the Wise County Youth Fair Feb. 27-March 4.

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Youth Fair Queen Contestants: 2017 4-H Contestants

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Youth Fair Queen Contestants: 2017 4-H Contestants

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Youth Fair Queen Contestants: 2017 FCCLA Contestants

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Youth Fair Queen Contestants: 2017 FCCLA Contestants

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Youth Fair Queen Contestants: 2017 FFA Contestants

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Youth Fair Queen Contestants: 2017 FFA Contestants

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Prize-winning livestock stolen in Houston

Published Saturday, March 12, 2016
By Brian Knox

Someone in Houston stole more than just a vehicle and trailer from a local teen this week.

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Of hooves and hearts

Of hooves and hearts

Published Wednesday, March 9, 2016
By Racey Burden

Erica Currin smiled brightly for the crowd, waving a little as volunteers helped her move her pig along to the center of the arena.

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Youth Fair auction tops $250,000

Published Wednesday, March 9, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Bidders spent $254,600 Saturday at the 2016 Youth Fair auction as 132 items came through the arena at the Wise County Fairgrounds.

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Kickin’ up dust

Published Wednesday, March 9, 2016
By Joe Duty

Bennet Taylor competes in the mutton bustin' competition at the James Wood Motors Wise County Youth Rodeo Friday night.

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Bridgeport 4-Her takes home top prize

Bridgeport 4-Her takes home top prize

Published Saturday, March 5, 2016
By David Talley

Bridgeport 4-Her Creed Vineyard didn't have much time to relax Friday at the Wise County Youth Fair.

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