Woodward, Okla. —
Three area counties will hold fairs this week.
Dewey and Harper counties will have their entire fairs Sept. 6 through Sept. 8. Taloga hosts the Dewey County Fair and Buffalo the Harper County Fair. Beaver County will have everything except the horse show this week. The horse show is Sept. 15.
The fair is Sept. 6 through Sept. 9 in Beaver. Extension Secretary Sandra Cooper said on Sept. 6, exhibits not pre-entered will be taken in all departments except livestock between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Departments include art, crafts, photography, flowers, crops and canning.
At 9 a.m. on Sept. 7, all entries but livestock will be judged, and 2 p.m. is the deadline for commercial exhibitors to be set up. The building will then be open until 7 p.m., she said.
At 6 p.m., the queen contestants will perform their horsemanship patterns in the main arena, followed by their interviews 30 minutes after the riding concludes.
Team roping is set to begin at 7 p.m.
On Sept. 8, livestock entries will be taken from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and the kiddie and fair parade gets under way at 11 a.m. in the Brady Show Arena. Junior and open swine show is at noon, followed by beef and bucket calves, then sheep and goats.
Parade of queen contestants and crowning is at 1 p.m., and the Oklahoma High School Rodeo begins at 2 p.m. Rodeo meal is planned for 4:30 p.m.
"You can get the meal if you purchase a rodeo ticket," said Cooper.
On Sept. 9, the Cowboy Church Service will be held in the arena starting at 8:30 a.m., with the high school rodeo at 10 a.m.
"A free lunch will be served at noon, provided by Panhandle Telephone and Tri-County Electric Cooperative," said Cooper.
The horse show is scheduled for Sept. 15 at the arena, and entrants must be Beaver County residents, she said. Riders may sign up a 8 a.m., with the show beginning at 9. Cash premium awards will go to the top 3 finishers.
The county fair is Sept. 6 through Sept. 8.
From noon to 6 p.m. on Sept. 6, all entries, except livestock, will be taken, said county OSU Extension Executive Secretary Mary B. Nowlin.
Testing will be conducted and the poultry and rabbit entries will be received from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Horse show entries start at 4 and the Horse Show starts at 5 p.m.
Poultry and rabbit judging is at 6 p.m.
On Sept. 7, the day begins at 9 a.m. Flower entries must be in place and the judging of 4-H, Open, crops and horticulture exhibits will be conducted.
Swine, sheep, goats and beef are to be in place, with heifer papers checked and weigh-ins of steers, barrows, market lambs and goats held.
The written test for tractor driving is also scheduled at 9 a.m., with tractor operations starting at 10 a.m. Livestock judging is at noon.
Northwestern Electric Cooperative sponsors a free hot dog and watermelon feed from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Evening entertainment kicks off at 5 p.m., with singing by 4-H clubs, Nowlin said.
Judging for singing will be during 4-H Jamboree at 5:30 p.m.
The bucket calf show, where young participants attempt to rope-lead a calf to eat from a bucket, is at 5:30 p.m., with the homemade foods auction at 6 p.m.
The Fairest of the Fair contest starts at 7:30 p.m., with crowning set for 9 p.m.
For Sept. 8, from 8 a.m. to noon, registration for a tailgate cooking contest will be held, with the contest at 4:30 p.m.
"Barbecue, chili, anything the entrants can come up with is welcome," she said.
The livestock events see the swine show, gilts followed by barrows, at 9 a.m. and the heifer show starting at 11 a.m.
The prospect steer, and then the market steer, shows begin at 1 p.m., followed by the sheep show at 3 p.m.
A homemade ice cream contest begins at 5 p.m., and the goat show wraps up the fair at 6 p.m.
"Just show up for the ice cream contest," Nowlin said. "We'll have a table for the entrants."
She said the public will get to sample the results of the tailgate cooking and ice cream contests.
On Sept. 6, from 4 p,m. to 7 p.m., superintendents accept entries, then they also take some entries and prepare indoor entries for judging from 8 to 10:30 on Sept. 7. Judging of indoor exhibits is at 1 p.m. Sept. 7.
"Among the items to be judged, the participants will be showing art, crafts, flowers, crops and photography," said Mandy Bowles, county OSU Extension Executive Secretary.
For Sept. 8 at 8 a.m., doors open for the public to view exhibits and all animals are checked in. First will be hogs, then sheep, goats and cattle.
At 8:30 a.m. the livestock show begins.
From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Northwest Electric Cooperative donates a free hot dog meal.
The horse show begins at 1 p.m., and free inflatable rides and games will operate from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
"No pre-registration is necessary, for the horse show or any of our events," said Bowles. "Just show up and have fun."
She said horse show registration starts at noon.
The inflatable will include a Disney Bounce House, a giant slide, electronic basketball and bungee basketball and football.
From 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., a free meal will be served, sponsored by the Buffalo and Laverne Farmers Cooperatives and the free fair.
Woodward, Okla. —
Three area counties will hold fairs this week.
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