Lawrence County 4H Fair Begins With A Different Format This Year

(BEDFORD) – The Lawrence County 4H Fair began this weekend, but with a different format than has ever happened before.

“We will have a 4-H Fair that is important to them and competing as normal,” said Nancy Duncan, Lawrence County 4-H Fair President.

On Friday, the Horse Group had an open show, which about 40 people participated in.

On Saturday evening, youth were performing showmanship skills with their pigs. With the heat, the pigs were more agitated than normal but the show was deemed a success.

Hudson is ready to display his pig Saturday evening after working hard all year.

4-H members will also be showing their livestock projects, but things will be a little different this year. The fairgrounds will be closed to the public. Only 4-H members and family members will be in attendance and strict CDC guidelines will be in place.

Sarah Boaz, runner-up (left), Victoria Cain, Lawrence County 4-H Queen (middle), and Katie Sons, Second Runner-up (right) at the show arena Saturday at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds

Sunday, July 12

  • 9 a.m. — Dairy Cattle Females and Dairy Beef (Show arena)

Monday, July 13

  • 9 a.m. — Horse and Pony (Horse Arena)

Tuesday, July 14

  • 9 a.m. — Swine (Show Arena)
  • 9 a.m. — Rabbit (Cattle Barn)

Wednesday, July 15

  • 9 a.m. — Dairy, Boer & Pygmy Goats (Show Arena)

Thursday, July 16

  • 9 a.m. — Beef (Show Arena)
  • 10 a.m. — Cat (Rabbit Barn)

Friday, July 17

  • 9 a.m. — Sheep (Show Arena)
  • 9 a.m. — Poultry (Poultry Barn)

The public can still support the 4-H by going to the Beckhort Auction website from now until July 16.

The auction is simply making a donation; you are not buying the animal this year, but making a contribution towards the hard work the youth put into getting the animal ready for 4-H.

Hensley Chastain smiles as she gets ready for action at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds Saturday evening

This week 1340 AM WBIW, 105.5 Super Oldies, 102.5 Litefm will provide updates on the latest winners throughout the week.

Any questions on this year’s fair call 812-583-8921.

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