(SALEM) - The Washington County Fair begins this weekend.
The annual event will kick off Saturday with the annual baby contest at the Salem Middle School beginning at 1 p.m. Registration begins at noon. This year's theme is "Hollywood" The entry fee is $6 and admission is $3.
Also at 1 p.m. Saturday the Horseshoe Pitching Contest begins at the bottom of the hill.
The grandstand event for Saturday night will be the Antique Tractor Pull beginning at 7p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 6-12. Pit passes are $15.
Sunday will feature the 4H Rabbit Show at 1 p.m. followed by the annual fair parade at 3 p.m. This year's theme is "A Time To Celebrate - 1814-2014"
The entry fee this year is to donate a case of canned goods for the Washington County Food Bank.
Print out the attached parade entry form and submit them to Lana Hamilton, PO Box 86, Salem, IN 47167. Entries can also be phoned in to Sharon Smedley at 883-6442.
Only pre-registered entries will be considered for a parade prize.
The parade will move from the Salem Middle School up Homer Street, turn onto Main Street and proceed around the square to the shopping center at the south of Salem.
On the day of the parade, check in on North Harrison Street by the Salem High School Tennis Courts to get your line up position.
Other events on Sunday include the 4H Open House Poultry show at 5 p.m. and open house at the 4H Building from 4-8 p.m.
4H Livestock check in will be from 5-10 p.m. (with the exception of swine, which will be checked in from 6-10 a.m. on Tuesday morning). Livestock can also be checked in Monday morning from 8-10 a.m.
Sunday's grandstand event is the Tractor and Truck Pull, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Weigh-in starts at 5 p.m. with a driver's meeting at 6 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children 6-12. Pit passes are $15.
Monday will feature Open class entries from 8:3 a.m. till Noon and the opening of the open class exhibit hall as well as the commercial buildings.
The midway opens at 6 p.m.
The Washington County Cattlemen's Association will have a beef barbecue from 5-9 p.m.
The 4H Sheep Show begins at 6 p.m. and the free entertainment for the evening will be the West Washington County Fellowship of Christian Churches at the gazebo.
The annual Queen Pageant will take place at 8 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children 6-12.
Tuesday is Senior Citizens Day, which begins at the shelter house at 10 a.m. The annual event is sponsored by Hoosier Uplands.
The 4H Dairy Show begins at 10a and there will be a Pork Barbecue by the Washington County Pork Producers from 11 a.m. through 9 p.m.
The 4H Dairy Beef show will be followed by the 4H Beef Show, beginning at 5 p.m.
Scott Greeson will be the free entertainment for the evening, beginning at 7 p.m.
The Teen Pageant will be held at 8 p.m. in the grandstand. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children 6-12.
Wednesday is Kid's Day and begins at 11 a.m. This event is sponsored annually by Mid Southern Savings Bank.
The Washington County Sheep Association will be selling Cinnamon Rolls and drinks at 8 a.m.
The 4H and Open Class goat show will be held at 10 a.m. and the sheep association will be having a Lamb Barbecue and fajitas from 11a.m. until 8 p.m.
Kids Day activites are open from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. with the midway opening from 2-4 p.m.
Bear Hollow wood carvers will be providing free entertainment at the gazebo beginning at 4:30 p.m.
The 4H Washington County Born and Raised Beef Show will begin at 6 p.m.
The Hoosier Idol Talent Show is the grandstand event and begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children 6-12.
Thursday offers the 4H Swine Show at 8 a.m. followed by a beef barbecue by the Washington County Cattlemen's Association from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4-9 p.m.
The Supreme Showmanship contest is at 7 p.m. with Classic Country providing the free entertainment at the gazebo for an hour. At 8 p.m. "Apostle", an award winning trick horse along with trainer David Davis will be performing in the show arena.
Non-auction and non-market livestock animals will be released beginning at 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. - NO EARLY RELEASE!
The grandstand event will be the Randy Lee Senior Memorial Race featuring mini stocks, pro-trucks, pure stocks, UMP Modifieds and Hornets.
The gates for these races open at 3 p.m. and hot laps begin at 6:30 p.m.
Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children 6-12.. Pit Passes are $25.
Friday morning the 4H Livestock which are non-auction and non-market animals will be released. At 9:30 a.m. on Friday, the livestock auction will be held.
4H Night will begin at 6 p.m. with Karli Edging providing the free entertainment at 7 p.m.
Mud bogs will be held as the grandstand event at 7 p.m. Tech times are 4-6 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children 6-12. Pit Passes are $15.
Saturday will close out the fair with the annual demolition derby beginning at 7 p.m.
Registration begins at 5 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children 6-12. Pit passes are $15 each. No one is allowed in the pit area under 14 years old.
Earlier in the day, the 4H Jamboree of Fun will be held at 10 a.m.
The 4H Dog Obedience program will begin at 6 p.m. as well as "Sparkles and Spurs" the free entertainment for the night.
The Salem Assembly of God Young Adult Worship Team will provide entertainment at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 29, 4H projects will be released from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Commercial exhibits will be released from Noon until 6 p.m.. All open class exhibits will be released from 12:30 - 2 p.m.
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