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Fulton County Fair kicks off on Aug. 6 with new events and old favorites

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The 2012 Fulton County Fair will be held Aug. 6-11 in Salem, Ark. It's An American Tradition is the theme of the six-day event that offers family fun and education for everyone.

Creative Arts exhibits will check in before the fair opens and will be accepted on Friday, Aug. 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

There will be an alternate check-in time for baked items, flowers and horticulture exhibits on Monday, Aug. 6 from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., so they will be fresh for judging. Only flowers, horticulture, and baked Items will be accepted on Monday.

All Creative Arts exhibits will be judged on Monday and the exhibit building will open for public viewing on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 1:00 p.m.

The fair will open on Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. with three Fulton County Fair Pageants and the Youth Talent Contest in the newly renovated Theater Building, that has been air conditioned for the comfort of the contestants and those attending the pageants. A new Young Miss Fair Queen, Junior Fair Queen and Fulton County Fair Queen will be crowned. Come out and see what's been added to this year's pageants.

Round Robin Team Roping will be held in the Clayton-Plumlee-Walling Arena at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday night. The entry fee is $100 with a 60 percent Payback. Entries are limited and ropers should contact Tyler Jackson at 870-371-0702 or 895-2391 to enter and for more information.

Fun Time Shows will open the midway at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday -- Saturday with several new attractions. Armbands will be available each night and fair goers can ride for one price from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The annual Fair Horse Show will start at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Everett Show Arena. A new Horse Show Queen, Junior Queen and Princess will be crowned during the Horse Show. Contact Judy Robbins at 870-458-2020 for information on the Horse Show.

The second night of pageants with four divisions for babies will be held Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. in the Theater Building.

Livestock, including poultry and rabbits, will check in from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Come out and support our youth and see the results of their hard work during this hot summer.

Hall Rodeo, LLC. will return to the Fulton County Fair on Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. Rodeo producer Cline Hall brings his ACA and IPRA sanctioned rodeo action to the fair and is a popular area producer. Call Hall 501-412-3644 for more information.

Thursday is Bank of Salem Day at the Fair and events start with Senior Day. This event is for all seniors, age 60 and older, and is sponsored by the Bank of Salem and White River Area Agency on Aging and the medical community. Senior Day starts at 10:00 a.m. and will feature free admission, a free lunch, health screenings, games, golf cart tours of the livestock exhibits, and goodie bags and door prizes from area businesses. Senior Day will be held in the air-conditioned Hickinbotham-Miller Bldg. and will end at 2:00 p.m. with a door prize drawing.

Livestock judging will start on Thursday morning with sheep and goat judging at 10:00 a.m. Poultry and rabbit judging will be held at 11:00 a.m.

The final night of the beauty pageants will start at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday with the Little Miss, Little Mister, Petite Miss, and Junior Miss contests for ages 2-11 years of age.

A new event will be held in the arena Thursday night at 8:00 p.m. Area FFA Chapters will compete for awards in the Fulton County Fair FFA Olympics. Trophies will be awarded to the winning chapters. FFA chapters who want to compete should contact Rob Long, Heath Shrable or Denny Young.

Friday is North Arkansas Electric Day at the Fair and will start with beef and dairy cattle at 10:00 a.m. Be sure to visit the North Arkansas Electric booth in the Hickinbotham-Miller Building.

The Mo-Ark Truck Pulling Association will bring the popular X-Factor Sled to the fair for a sanctioned pull on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. For more information on the pull call Michael Roork at 870-371-0108.

Saturday will be First National Banking Company Day at the Fair and will start with swine judging at 9:00 a.m. Kid's Day will start at 10:00 a.m. Youth age, 12 and under are invited to attend the fair and receive an FNBC gift bag that will contain a free pass for admission to the fair that night.

Youth should come to the Hickinbotham-Miller Building for a tour of the creative arts and livestock exhibits. FNBC will be providing ice cream for all youth.

The Junior Livestock Premium auction will start at 4 p.m. on Saturday in the Everett Show Arena. 4-H and FFA members from Fulton County will offer poultry, rabbits, sheep, goats, market hogs, and calves that the youth have exhibited at the county fair.

The sale will be conducted by Perryman and 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 the fair office at 870-895-5565 or Auctioneer 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 8:00 p.m. Fairgrounds Arena. The derby is sponsored by Hill's Auto Sales, Salem Auto Supply, and Main Street Tire and Lube. Rules and regulations for the Demolition Derby are available online at the Fulton County Fair website 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.

Fair officials invite you to attend the Fulton County Fair Aug. 6-11 in Salem, Ark. Gate admission will cover all events except the carnival and is $4 for adults and teens and $2 for youth age 6-12 on Monday night. Admission for Tuesday -- Saturday is $6 for adults and teens and $3 for youth age 6-12. Under 6 is admitted free and parking is free.

For more information on the county fair call 870-895-5565. Information on all fair events is available online at www.fultoncountyfair.org.

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