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Talent show to be hosted for final time at Cottonwood County Fair

WINDOM -- The Cottonwood County Fair will be underway today and continue through Saturday. Among the highlights is the Saturday night talent contest, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Arena. The event is being billed as the final such con...

WINDOM -- The Cottonwood County Fair will be underway today and continue through Saturday.

Among the highlights is the Saturday night talent contest, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Arena. The event is being billed as the final such contest at the fair after 35 years.

The fair kicks off this morning with the 4-H horse show at 8 a.m. The day will continue with several 4-H events and culminate with the House Cat and Kitten Show at 6:30 p.m. in the Oleson Pavilion.

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On Thursday, the 4-H food stand will have an early start at 7:30 a.m. 4-H animal shows will begin at 10 a.m. and continue to 5:30 p.m. A classic car show will take place later in the day, and a hypnotism show titled “Lizzy, the Dream Girl” is scheduled in the Arena.

On Friday, the first show will start at 7:30 a.m. with the 4-H swine identification and weigh-in at the West Swine Barn. Following a host of other events, the Ranch Working Rodeo will take over the Arena at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday will start with the 4-H Livestock Auction at the Arena and at Oleson Pavilion. The day will followed by 4-H Horse Fun Show at the Outdoor Arena. Activities in the afternoon include a  scavenger hunt and carnival, and the fair will close with the talent show.

The following is a schedule of events:

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Today 8 a.m.: 4-H Horse Show, Arena

9 a.m. to noon: entries for open class exhibits

10 a.m.: 4-H food stand opens

10 a.m.: FFA judging: Horticulture, Crops and Mechanical, Vossen Building

12:30 p.m.: open class judging

3 to 5 p.m.: 4-H lamb and market goat identification and weigh-in, 4-H Sheep Barn

3:30 to 5:30 p.m.: 4-H rabbit and poultry check-in, Rabbit and Poultry Barn

5 p.m.: 4-H dairy and swine entries in place

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5 p.m.: commercial exhibits open

5:10 p.m.; people’s choice voting on 4-H photography exhibits. 4-H General Exhibit Building

6:30 p.m.: House Cat and Kitten Show, Oleson Pavilion

Thursday 7:30 a.m.: 4-H food stand opens

8 to 10 a.m.: 4-H swine identification and weigh-in, West Swine Barn

10 a.m.: Open Class Beef Show, Arena

10:30 a.m.: FFA Beef Show, Arena

11 a.m.: 4-H Cow/Calf and Market Pen of Three, Beef Barn; 4-H Beef Show to follow in Arena

2:30 p.m.: FFA Sheep Show, Oleson Pavilion

3:15 p.m.: 4-H Lamb Lead, Oleson Pavilion

3:30 p.m.: 4-H Sheep Show, Oleson Pavilion

5:30 p.m.: Open Class Sheep, Oleson Pavilion

6 p.m.: Classic Car Show, east of Arena

7 p.m.: Lizzy, the Dream Girl (hypnotist), Arena

Friday 7:30 a.m.: 4-H food stand opens

7:30 a.m.: 4-H Swine Show, Oleson Pavilion; FFA Swine Show to follow

10 a.m.: Champion 4-H Horse Show pictures. Horse Barn

10:45 a.m.: 4-H Dairy Show, Arena

12:30 p.m., FFA Dairy Show, Arena

1 p.m.: 4-H Rabbit Show, 4-H Rabbit and Poultry Barn

1:30 p.m.: Open Class Dairy Show

1:30 p.m.: FFA Goat Show, Oleson Pavilion

3 p.m.: 4-H Goat Show, Oleson Pavilion

4:30 p.m.: 4-H Poultry Show, Rabbit and Poultry Barn

6 p.m.:4-H Cat/Pet/Dog Show, Oleson Pavilion

7:30 p.m. Ranch Working Rodeo, arena

Saturday 7:30 a.m.: 4-H food stand opens

8:30 a.m.: 4-H Livestock Auction, Arena and Oleson Pavilion

11 a.m.: 4-H Horse Fun Show, Outdoor Arena

11:30 a.m.: 4-H Dennis Franz Premier Showmanship Contest, Specie Barns

12:30 p.m., Southwest Dog Show, Arena

1 p.m., ambassador scavenger hunt, starts at General Exhibit Building

1 to 5 p.m.: carnival wristbands available; drawing for boys and girls bike, east of Arena

1:30 p.m.: Jr. Columbia Sheep Show, Rabbit and Poultry Barn

5:30 p.m: pedal pull

6 p.m.: 4-H grand champion general winner photos, 4-H exhibit building

7:30 p.m.: talent contest, Arena

Related Topics: 4-H
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