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(Neb)-Rain No Real Problem For Dawes County Fair  Listen

By: John Axtell Posted at: 07/31/2017 09:36 AM
CHADRON - Heavy rains Thursday night and Saturday night caused a few problems over the weekend for the Dawes County Fair in Chadron, but none too terrible.

    Fair Board President Dan Rhembrandt says only one event was delayed, Saturday's Mud Hog Wrestling, and only by an hour. A special pit-arena lined by bleachers behind the 4-H building was built for it and the rain helped ensure that competitors and audience alike went home muddy.

     The only event that was cancelled was Sunday afternoon's Lawnmower Racing, the result of a too muddy track, and the Fairgrounds Arena was so muddy that the Highway 20 Antique Tractor Association Tractor Pull was moved to a gravel road just north of the arena.

       Rhembrandt says both 4-H horse shows were unaffected by the rain. Thursday's Working Ranch Horse Show was done by the time the storm hit, then Mother Nature helped out Saturday's Performance Horse Show with a hot, dry Friday and by holding off the Saturday rain just long enough.


The Gymkhana Youth Rodeo begins at 5:00, helping cap the first full day of Fair activities, which began with 4-H Exhibit Check-In at 8:30 and Interview Judging from 9-1:00.

     Stick Horse Races are planned for the Arena from 2:30-4:00 with free popsicles from Farmers State Bank at 4:00 and the Fair Board's free BBQ at 5:00...which includes free watermelon from the First National Bank of North Platte.

     A 3-D Archery Shoot, open to all ages, begins at 5:30 at the east end of the race track while the 4-H Creative Chefs Silent Auction runs from 5-7:00 in the 4-H Building.

      KCSR begins our week of live broadcasts at the fair today, located between the 4-H Building and the barns. In addition to the broadcasts daily starting at 10:00, we'll be conducting games and giveaways.


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