It's Fair Time in Fulton County
The 2010 Fulton County Fair is all about "Family, Friends and Fun." This year, the fair has expanded to six days, beginning on Monday, Aug. 9 and continuing through Saturday, Aug. 14.
The fair will open on Monday with judging of the Creative Arts exhibits and a Beauty Pageant and Talent Contest on Monday night. A new Young Miss and Miss Fulton County will be crowned at 7 p.m. in the Theater Building with the Talent Contest immediately following.
Creative Arts exhibits are asked to check in before the fair opens. Times are Friday, Aug. 6 from 1 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Creative Arts exhibits will open for public viewing at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 10. Kenny's Funland will return to the fair and will open the midway at 6 p.m. each day with several new attractions.
The second night of the fair, Beauty Pageants get underway at 7 p.m. with babies age 4 to 24 months competing.
The Horse Show will start at 7 p.m. in the Everett Show Arena. A new Horse Show Queen, Junior Queen and Princess will be crowned during the Horse Show. Contact Judy Ochoa at 870-458-2020 for more information on the Horse Show.
Round-Robin Roping will be held in the Fairgrounds Arena at 7:30 pm. The entry fee is $75 with a 60 percent payback plus $300 added money. Entries are limited and ropers should contact Ronnie Jackson at 870-895-2391 for more information and to enter the Round-Robin Roping.
Livestock, including poultry and rabbits, will check in from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Kenny's Funland will open with carnival rides and concessions at 6 p.m.
A new event this year is the Hall Rodeo on Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 8 p.m. Rodeo producer Cline Hall brings ACA and IPRA sanctioned rodeo action to the fair this year. Call Hall at 501-412-3644 for more information.
Thursday's events start with Senior Day. This event is for all seniors, age 60 and older, and is sponsored by the Bank of Salem and the White River Area Agency on Aging along with the medical community. Senior Day starts at 10 a.m. and will feature free admission, a free lunch, health screenings, games, golf cart tours of the livestock exhibits and Goodie Bags from area businesses to the first 100 who register. Senior Day will be held in the air-conditioned Hickinbotham-Miller Building and will end at 2 p.m. with a door prize drawing.
Livestock judging will start on Thursday morning. Poultry and rabbit judging is at 9 a.m. Sheep judging will start at 10 a.m. Dairy and meat goat judging will immediately follow the sheep judging. Swine judging will start at 6 p.m. on Thursday night in the Everett Show Arena.
The final night of the beauty pageants will start at 7 p.m. Thursday with the Little Miss, Little Mister, Petite Miss, and Junior Miss contests for ages 2 through 11 years of age.
Another new event will be held on Thursday night. The Fulton County Fair Bulls and Barrels. The setting of the playing field will feature a local level of open and junior bull and steer riders, chute dogging and a junior and senior barrel racing division. All events will be limited, and those wishing to participate are asked to call Matt Cox at 870-371-2927 or Tyler Jackson at 870-371-0702 on Sunday, Aug. 8 from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. to assure a position.
Open Bulls for ages 18 and over will have a $40 entry fee, junior bulls for ages 15 through 18 shall be $30, steer riding for ages 15 and under fees will be $25, chute dogging $20, senior barrels $30 and junior barrels for ages 16 and under are $20. Barrel racing times will be flagged. Participants under age 18 must be accompanied by a guardian and must have a signed waiver before they will be allowed to compete. For more information call Matt Cox at 870-371-2927 or Tyler Jackson at 870-371-0702.
Beef and Dairy cattle will be judged on Friday morning at 10 a.m. The North Arkansas Junior Livestock Show will have a jackpot show for goats, sheep, and hogs on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. Information on this show is available in the fair tabloid or may be found online on the fair Web site at www.fultoncountyfair.org.
Coca Cola Bottling Company of West Plains will sponsor the annual Truck Pull which will be held on Friday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. Call Michael Roork at 870-371-0108 for more information on the truck pull.
The cattle show for the North Arkansas Youth Livestock Jackpot Show will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning.
The 2nd Annual Fulton County Fair Car and Truck Show will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Cars and trucks need to register at 9 a.m. with the awards ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. There will be two divisions, Antique (1985 or older) and Modern. First, second and third place awards will be given for each division and there will be a "People's Choice" award. Contact Pam Romine at 870-895-6213 to pre-register and for more information.
The Junior Livestock Premium auction will start at 4 p.m. in the Livestock Show Arena. 4-H and FFA members from Fulton County will offer poultry, rabbits, sheep, goats, market hogs, and calves that the youth have cared for all summer and exhibited at the county fair. The sale will be conducted by Perryman & Perryman Auction Company. Business owners and individuals are encouraged to support the youth in their efforts by attending the sale and bidding on these animals. Contact Brad McGinley at 870-895-3301 or Danny Perryman at 870-458-2020 for information on the sale.
The fair will conclude on Saturday night with the Demolition Derby. The derby will start at 8 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Arena. The derby is sponsored by Hill's Auto Sales, Salem Auto Supply and Rusty's Oil and Lube. Rules and regulations for the Demolition Derby are available online at the Fulton County Fair Web site or by calling 870-895-5565. Car owners are encouraged to get a copy of the rules. Drivers will compete for $1,800 added prize money. Contact Brandon Hill at 870-895-5333 for more information on the demolition derby.
For more information on the county fair call 870-895-5565 or 895-2491. Information on all fair events is available online at www.fultoncountyfair.org.