Cottonwood County Fair kicks off todayWINDOM — Cottonwood County Fair Days begins today with the first slew of 4-H shows and a demolition derby in the evening.
WINDOM — Cottonwood County Fair Days begins today with the first slew of 4-H shows and a demolition derby in the evening.
Crystal Reith, the county’s 4-H program coordinator, said this year’s event is drawing more 4-H participation than usual.
“We have outstanding numbers pre-registered, so we’re looking forward to a successful fair,” she said.
As always, the 4-H food stand will be open all five days, beginning at 10 a.m. today and at 7:30 a.m. beginning Thursday.
New this year is escape artist Mario Manzini and the first-ever Phat Pheasant Beer Garden, set for Wednesday through Saturday evenings. Other ongoing events include demonstrations by Cosmo Kid, the New Jersey-based spray paint artist who is returning to the fair for the third time; and chainsaw artist Chet Jr., who will exhibit his skills Thursday through Sunday.
9 a.m., 4-H horse show, arena
5:30 p.m., 4-H dog show, Oleson Pavilion
6:45 p.m., Demolition Derby, outdoor arena
8 a.m., 4-H poultry show, Rabbit & Poultry Bar
10:45 a.m., 4-H dairy show, Arena
12:30 p.m., 4-H rabbit show, Rabbit & Poultry Barn
1 p.m., 4-H goat show, Oleson Pavilion
3:15 p.m., 4-H lamb lead, Oleson Pavilion
3:30 p.m., 4-H sheep show, Oleson Pavilion
5 to 9 p.m., McDermott Family Shows carnival
7:30 p.m., entertainment by Home Free, arena
7:30 a.m., 4-H swine show, Oleson Pavilion
8 a.m., 4-H pet Show, Rabbit & Poultry Barn
Noon, 4-H beef show, Arena
4-H cow/calf and market pen of three, Beef Barn, immediately following beef show
4:30 and 6 p.m., escape artist Mario Manzini, tent
7:30 p.m., Extreme Bull Riders, arena
8 p.m. to midnight, North and South Productions karaoke, tent
7:30 a.m., livestock auction buyers breakfast
8:30 a.m., 4-H livestock auction, arena and Oleson Pavilion, KWOA auction to follow
1 to 5 p.m., McDermott Family Shows carnival
11:30 a.m., 4-H horse fun show, outdoor arena
11:30 a.m., premier showmanship contest, Specie Barns
2 and 3:30 p.m., escape artist Mario Manzini, tent
2:30-4:30 p.m., livestock interviews, Oleson Pavilion
5 to 9 p.m., entertainment by J&R D.J. Service, tent
7:30 p.m., talent show, arena
1:30 p.m., pedal tractor pull, arena
5 p.m., Southwest Dog Show, arena
5:45 p.m., exhibit building closes