Osceola County Fair starts today
SIBLEY, Iowa -- Osceola County Fair organizers are adding a popular regional activity to the fair this year: Figure Eight races.
"It's our first time, so it should be interesting," said Brad Dreessen, a member of the fair board. Twelve cars are already signed up to race starting at 7 p.m. Friday near the grandstand.
Another new event will be a car burnout competition, also Friday night. "It's been popular in a couple of little towns around here," Dreessen said. "They'll see how much smoke they can get out of them.
Other highlights include a NTPA Tractor Pull at 7 p.m. Wednesday and demolition derby at 7 p.m. Saturday, both by the grandstand.
Here's a look at the 4-H and FFA events slated for the rest of this week:
8:30 a.m. to noon: Non-livestock judging, Sibley-Ocheyedan High School
7 p.m. Queen/Little Miss Osceola Contest, Great Plains Building
9 a.m. Horse show
2 p.m. Small pet show
3 p.m. Dog show
5-7 p.m. Iowa State University Conservation/Soil Exhibition
8 a.m. Swine show
1:30 p.m. Poultry show
4 p.m. Horse show/Games
6 p.m. Pen of Three: Market beef and Cow-calf pair show
8 p.m. Share-the-fun and Fasion Review, Grandstand
8 a.m. Feeder calf, Breeding heifer, Market beef and Bottle bucket show
8 a.m. Bottle/Bucket Calf interview
1 p.m. Dairy/Dairy Goat show
3 p.m. Rabbit show
5 to 7 p.m. 4-H Barbecue
6:30 p.m. FFA LABO Auction
8 a.m. Goat show
8:30 a.m. Goat dressing contest
9 a.m. Sheep show
11:30 a.m. 2010 Super Showmanship in the Show Ring
1 to 3 p.m. Ag Olympics and mud volleyball tournament
4 to 6 p.m. 4-H Carnival
1 to 7 p.m. Old-Fashioned Fair, with blow-up rides, DNR shooting exhibit and casting contest, Barbecue Cook-Off and food show.