Parade kicks off fair; livestock show, queen contest is Tuesday

Sunday, August 26, 2012
The Berryville cheerleaders wind their way down the Fair Parade route on Saturday. David Bell / Carroll County News

BERRYVILLE -- The Carroll County Fair is readying for its livestock show at the fairgrounds. The livestock will begin checking in toay, Aug. 28 with goat check-in from 12 to 7 p.m.

The meat and dairy goat/sheep show is Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 9 a.m. followed by the beef, dairy, swine, rabbit, poultry, sheep shows.

The other major event of the fair, the Carroll County Queen Contest, will begin at 6 p.m. today, Aug. 28. The winner of the Queens contest will advance to the Arkansas State Fair to compete at the Miss State Fair Queen pageant.

Senior day is Thursday, Aug. 30 and all seniors aged 65 and up can enter the fair free of charge. A beef and dairy cattle show will begin at 9 a.m. A talent show takes place at 6 p.m. and the winner will advance to the Arkansas State Fair.

At 9 a.m., Friday, Aug. 31, the hog and sheep show will begin, followed by the highly anticipated rodeo at 8 p.m.

Saturday's highlights are the premium livestock sale at 10 a.m.; poultry train auction at 5 p.m.; parade of champions at 7 p.m. Also included in Saturday's acitivites are the tractor driving contest at 2 p.m. and the rodeo at 8 p.m. Rodeo finals are Sunday at 2 p.m.

There are carnival rides every night until 10 p.m.

All Carroll County residents are encouraged to attend the fair. Fair admittance is free for children 12 and under; $5 for children aged 13- 18 and $7 for adults.

Wednesday

9 a.m. - Meat and dairy goat/sheep show

1 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Dairy, beef, swine, rabbit, poultry, sheep and exotics check-in

6 p.m. - Queen contest

6 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Carnival

Thursday

Senior Day (Free admission 65+)

9 a.m. - Beef and cattle show

6 p.m. - Talent contest

6 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Carnival

Friday

10 a.m. - Hog and sheep show

8 p.m. - Griffith Rodeo

6 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Carnival

Saturday

10 a.m. - Premium livestock show

2 p.m. - Tractor driving contest

5 p.m. - Poultry chain auction

7 p.m. - Parade of champions

8 p.m. - Griffith Rodeo

6 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Carnival

Sunday

2 p.m. - Rodeo finals.

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