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(Neb)-Dawes County Fair Winding Down

By: John Axtell Posted at: 08/04/2017 11:39 AM
CHADRON - Today is the last day of the Dawes County Fair, but both the Sioux County and Fall River County fairs are just heading into their busiest times.

       The Dawes County Fair has the Small Animal Round Robin Showmanship competition at noon, the Large Animal Round Robin at 2:00, and the Clover Kids Parade at 5:45, all in the Vetter Building.

     That's also the site at 6:00 for the 4-H Foundation Market Livestock Sale...a vital event for the 4-H members since it provides the money needed for some of this year's costs and to buy an animal for next year's competition.

      After the end of the sale and running until 11:30 will be the Fair Dance, also in the Vetter Building, while tomorrow is checkout and cleanup day.

     Art Hall at the Sioux County Fair in Harrison is open until 4:00 while the Prairie Art Guild Art Show runs from 8:30-5:00 in the VFW Building. The day's other event is steer roping, which begins at 2:00.

     Tomorrow has the Harrison Fire Department Pancake Feed in the Fire Hall starting at 7:00 am, the Fair Parade on the theme "150 Years of Sunrises Over the Sage" at 10:30, rodeo action at 2:00, hog wrestling at 5:00, and a BBQ and Dance at 6:30 in the Rocky Top Dance Hall.

      Sunday offers a second day of rodeo action at 1:00 and the always-population Demolition Derby at 6:30.

      The Fall River County Fair offers a wide range of entertainment today. At 3:00, it's Goat Roping and Youth Dummy Roping, the 4-H Livestock Sale is at 6:00, the 42nd annual Demolition Derby - which has an admission of $8 for adults and $5 for kids 6-12 - starts at 7:30, and a dance in the beer garden runs from after the Demolition Derby until midnight.

       Saturday is the final day of the Fair, highlighted in the morning by the Fair Parade at 10:30 with no pre-registration needed, while mud hog wrestling at 1:00 features 3-member teams in men's, women's, and youth divisions.

      There's also the Fair Rodeo with prelims for the team ranch rodeo at 10:00, open team roping at 11:30, and open barrel racing - if needed - at 1:00. Those are free while the finals at 5:30 are $10 and $5. Another dance wraps up the night from 9-1:30.


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