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Logan County Fair in Paris opens next week; Pageant is Saturday

The Logan County Fair in Paris will open on Tuesday, Aug. 12 and run through Saturday, Aug. 16. Events will take place at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Paris.

Prior to the opening of the fair, the Logan County Fair Pageant will take place Saturday at the Paris Middle School auditorium.

The pageant will take place in two phases, according to pageant director Amber Binz of Paris. The younger age categories (Teeny Miss for birth to 23 months, Tiny Miss for ages two to four and Little Miss for ages five to eight) will be judged beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. Judging in the older categories (Sweetheart for ages nine to 11, Princess for ages 12 to 16 and Queen for ages 17 to 21) will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Binz said the number of entries in fair queen pageants is down this year across the state.

“If we don’t get more entries, then we’ll do just a crowning ceremony,” she said. “So, our times are subject to change.”

For entry information, contact Binz by calling 479-438-9581.

Contestants in the pageant are selling chances to win a pig weighing approximately 300 pounds or $300 toward a stay at The Lodge at Mount Magazine State Park. The Paris School District’s FFA organization in sponsoring these prizes.

For ticket information, contact a member of the FFA or Binz.

Schedule of events

Saturday, Aug. 9

7 p.m. - Fair Queen Pageant, Paris Middle School Auditorium

Tuesday, Aug. 12

2 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Check in for field crops, creative arts and baked goods. Educational booths can be set up.

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - Hay Show Dinner with guest speaker.

7:30 p.m. - Judging for baked goods and table setting.

Wednesday, Aug. 13

Free gate admission

6 a.m. - Livestock may enter fairgrounds.

9 a.m. - Judging for field crops, horticulture and creative arts.

4 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Enter and weigh all swine, meat goats, dairy goats, pygmy goats, steers, commercial heifer, rabbits and poultry.

7 p.m. - Ministerial Alliance service.

7 p.m. - Deadline to have all livestock entered.

Thursday, Aug. 14

$2 gate admission charged

8 p.m. to 11 a.m. - Enter flowers and houseplants.

10 a.m. - Poultry and rabbit show.

10 a.m. - Chicken judging barn will be closed to people.

11 a.m. - Flower judging.

5 p.m. - Livestock judging.

7 p.m. - Entertainment.

Friday, Aug. 15

$2 gate admission charged

1 p.m. - Junior Premium Auction in the Show Arena.

7 p.m. Entertainment.

Saturday, Aug. 16

$2 gate admission charged

10 a.m. - Dog Show

1 p.m. - 4H Pullet Sale in the Poultry Barn.

2 p.m. - Talent Show.

4 p.m. - Trophy presentation.

9 p.m. Check out.

Bull drop

Carnival each night with arm bands Thursday through Saturday.

Check out is Saturday, Aug. 16 from 9 p.m. until 10 p.m. and Sunday Aug. 17 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m.

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