2001 Clay County Fair promises fun for families; Livestock shows, music, food, planned July 19-21

2001 Clay County Fair promises fun for families; Livestock shows, music, food, planned July 19-21 As traditional as baseball and apple pie, the Clay County Fair and Achievement Days will bring a variety of activities to Vermillion July 19-21.

This is the second year of a July event � as opposed to years of August scheduling. The change was made last year to work better with the earlier South Dakota State Fair.

From livestock shows to a table setting contest and fashion revue, the fair's schedule of events offers variety for everyone participating. Entertainment is also on tap each evening, and no one will go hungry as volunteers in the food booth serve food and beverages every day.

The schedule of events for the 2001 Clay County Fair and Achievement Days follows:

Thursday, July 19

Swine Show, 8 a.m.; Poultry Show, 11 a.m.; Enter Open Class Table Setting Contest, noon to 1 p.m.; Open Class and 4-H Exhibit Buildings open 2 p.m.; 4-H Livestock Judging School, 3 p.m.; Open Class and 4-H Bake Sale, 5 p.m.; Fashion Revue, 6 p.m.; 4-H Cat Show, 6:30 p.m.; Open Class Horse Show, 6:30 p.m.; Music by Koenig Sisters Plus Tim, 6:30 p.m. Buildings close at 10 p.m.

Friday, July 20

Rabbit Show, 8 a.m.; 4-H Goat Show, 9:30 a.m.; 4-H Sheep Show, 10:30 a.m.; Exhibit Buildings and Commercial Booths open noon to 10 p.m.; Kiddie Tractor Pull registration, 4:30 p.m.; Kiddie Tractor Pull, 5 p.m.; Music by Sweetwater, 6 p.m.; Demolition Derby, 7:30 p.m.; Buildings close at 10 p.m.

Saturday, July 21

Beef Show, 9:30 a.m.; Exhibit Buildings and Commercial Booths open noon to 10 p.m.; Enter Open Class Fruit Pie and Cookie Contest, noon to 1 p.m.; Children's Activity "Bubble-ology," 1 to 3 p.m.; Enter Biggest Weed Contest, 2 to 3 p.m.; South Dakota Old Time Fiddlers, 3:30 p.m.; 4-H Round Robin Showmanship Contest followed by 4-H Livestock Awards and State Fair Orientation, 4 p.m.; Free Horse Rides, 4:30 to 6 p.m.; Community Barbecue, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Performance by "Elvis," 6 p.m.; Pie and Cookie Auction, 7 p.m.; Youth Talent Contest, 7:30 p.m.; Ice Cream Social, 9 p.m.; Buildings close at 10 p.m.

Prior to the actual fair dates, 4-H'ers will also be busy Tuesday, July 17, with entry and interview judging of all non-livestock projects from 3 to 6 p.m. The 4-H Dog Obedience Show is set for 6:30 p.m. that evening.

Open Class Exhibits will be entered on Wednesday, July 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. All livestock exhibits will be weighed and checked in from 6 to 9 p.m. that day.

Livestock exhibits will be released rom 6 a.m. to noon on Sunday, July 22. Buildings and grounds will be cleaned up from 12:30 to 3 p.m. and all exhibits will be released from 1 to 2 p.m.

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