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Baby Contest And Parade Lead Weekend Kick-Off At Washington County Fair
Updated June 15, 2017 9:12 AM | Filed under: Event
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(WASHINGTON) - The Washington County Fair gets into full swing this weekend with the annual baby contest and the parade.

Rides are being set up at the fairgrounds and improvements are being made to make this one of the best fairs yet, according to Washington County Fair Board President Tony Nolan.

The baby contest will be Saturday at the Bradie M. Shrum Elementary School. Registration is at Noon with the contest getting underway at 1 p.m.

This year's theme reflects the theme of the fair - "The Wonderful World of Food and Family."

The entry fee is $6 per child. Admission is $4.

There are 14 categories, including:


  • 0-6 Months, Boys and Girls

  • 7-12 Months, Boys and Girls

  • 13-18 Months, Boys and Girls

  • 19-24 Months, Boys and Girls

  • 25-30 Months, Boys and Girls

  • 31-60 Months, Boys and Girls

  • Multiples, Boys and Girls

Contact Superintendent Becky White at 812.620.7271 for additional information.

The fair parade will be Sunday afternoon. Registration starts at Noon and the parade gets underway at 3 p.m.

Entry categories include Business, Organization (Not 4H), 4H Clubs, Vehicles, Fire Trucks, Tractors, Non-Motorized Vehicles, Musical Entry, both walking and riding, Advertising and Horses.

Contact Stacy Gilbert at 812.620.6029 or Shelly Smith at 812.620.1419 for additional information.

Because of the flooding, the Truck and Tractor pull has been postponed until Sept. 2.

Additionally, two grandstand events will be moving to the Salem Middle School -- the Queen contest and Teen Pageant on Monday and Tuesday nights.

Racing will take up the rest of the week at the grandstand, on a newly renovated track.

Wednesday night of the fair will feature racing beginning at 7 p.m., a mini-car derby on Thursday night, mud bogs on Friday and demo derby on Saturday night.

There will be lots of free entertainment at the top of the hill and themed days during the morning hours, including Senior Citizens Day on Tuesday, Kids' Day on Wednesday and the 4-H Jamboree of Fun on Friday.

Schedule of Events:
Friday, June 16
5 p.m.- 8 p.m. - 4-H Project Check In - Non-Perishable 4-H Project Check-In and Open Judging

Saturday, June 17
8:30 a.m. - Noon - Enter Open Class Non-Perishable Entries in Exhibit Hall, which include: Antiques, Art, Canning, Family Stitchery and Crafts, Photography, Scrapbooking and Woodworking.
9 a.m. - Noon - All mini-4-H Judging; Perishable Regular 4-H project check-in/open judging of Foods, Garden, Crops, Floriculture, Cake Decorating and Microwave).
1 p.m. -- Baby Contest at Bradie Shrum School (Registration at Noon) Theme: "The Wonderful World of Food & Family" Entry Fee: $6; Admission: $4
1 p.m.- 3 p.m. - 4-H Rabbit and Poultry Check-in

Sunday, June 18
Afternoon 3 p.m. -- Fair Parade "The Wonderful World of Food & Family"
(Registration starts at 12:00 p.m.)
Evening 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. -- 4-H Building Open House
5 p.m. -- 4-H & Open Class Poultry Show
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. -- 4-H Livestock Check-in

Monday, June 19
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. -- 4-H Livestock Check-in
8:30 a.m. - Noon -- Enter Open Class Perishable Entries at Exhibit Hall: Baking, Farm Products, Floriculture, Garden Products, Gourds
5 p.m. - 9 p.m. -- Beef BBQ by Wash. Co. Cattlemen's Association
6 p.m. -- Brady Amusements Open
6 p.m. -- Open Class Exhibit Hall & Commercial Buildings Open
6 p.m. -- 4-H Sheep Show
8 p.m. -- Free Entertainment: Brian Hutson, Gospel Singer, sponsored by the West Washington County Fellowship of Christian Churches.
Salem Middle School: 8 p.m. -- Queen Pageant Admission: Adults $7; Children 6-12 $4.

Tuesday, June 20
8 a.m. -- Cinnamon Rolls & Drinks by Washington County Sheep Association
10 a.m. -- Senior Citizens Program Begins at Shelter House 10 a.m. -- 4-H Goat Show
11 a.m. - 7 p.m. -- Lamb BBQ/Fajitas by Washington County Sheep Association Evening
5 p.m. -- 4-H Dairy Beef Show followed by 4-H County Born & Raised Beef Show
7 p.m. -- Free Entertainment: Scott Greeson
Salem Middle School: 8 p.m. -- Teen Pageant Admission: Adults $7; Children 6-12 $4.

Wednesday, June 21
"Kids' Day" - 10 a.m. - "Smoke Free" Sponsored by Mid-Southern Savings Bank
8 a.m. -- 4-H Swine Show
10 a.m. -- Kid's Day Activities Begin
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- Beef BBQ by Washington County Cattlemen's Association
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. -- Brady Amusements Open Evening
4 - 9 p.m. -- Beef BBQ by Washington County Cattlemen's Association
7 p.m. -- 4-H Night and Fashion Revue Judging (at the Show Barn)
7:30 p.m. -- Free Entertainment: BMX Bicycles
At the Grandstand: 7 p.m. -- Races; Hornets, Pure Stocks, Modifi eds, MMSA Sprints, Mini Stocks/Pro-Trucks Track Gates open 4 p.m.; Driver's Meeting 6 p.m.; Hot Laps 6:30 p.m. Admission: Adults $7; Children 6-12 $4; Pit Passes $30

Thursday, June 22
10 a.m. -- 4-H Dairy Show
11 a.m. - 9 p.m. -- Pork BBQ by Wash. Co. Pork Producers Evening
5 p.m. -- 4-H Beef Show
7 p.m. -- Free Entertainment: "Classic Country"
At the Grandstand: 7 p.m. -- Mini Car Derby with Power Wheels Prior Inspection starts at 5:00 p.m. Admission: Adults $7; Children 6-12 $4; Pit Passes $20; Car & Driver $50.

Friday, June 23
9 a.m. -- Color Me Green Dash
10 a.m. -- 4-H Jamboree of Fun Evening
5 p.m. - 9 p.m. -- Pork BBQ by Wash. Co. Pork Producers
6 p.m. -- Ag Hall of Fame Dinner (held in livestock barn). Tickets required (812-883-4601). All farmers and agri-business men and women invited.
7 p.m. -- 4-H Supreme Showmanship followed by Parade of Grand Champions
7:30 p.m. -- Free Entertainment: Greg Rhodes
11:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. -- 4-H Livestock (Non-Auction/NonMarket) Released (NO EARLY RELEASE)
At the Grandstand: 7 p.m. -- Mud Bogs (Tech Time 4-6 p.m.) Washington County Only Class added Admission: Adults $7; Children 6-12 $4; Pit Passes $20.

Saturday, June 24
6 a.m. - 8 a.m. -- 4-H Livestock (Non-Auction/Non-Market) Released
9:30 a.m. -- 4-H Livestock Auction Evening After
4 p.m. till 5:30 p.m. - All Species Barn Clean-Up 6 p.m. -- 4-H Dog Exhibition
6 p.m. -- Free Entertainment: "Sparkles & Spurs"
6 p.m. -- 4-H Project Release
At the Grandstand: 7 p.m. -- Demolition Derby Inspection starts at 3 p.m.; Registration starts at 5 p.m. Admission: Adults $7; Children 6-12 $4; Pit Passes $20; Car & Driver $50 Participant and Helpers only in pit area

Sunday, June 25
Noon - 6 p.m. -- Commercial Exhibits Released
12:30 - 2 p.m. -- Release All Open Class Exhibits. Open Class Premium Money also awarded at this time. Fair Association cannot be responsible for exhibits left after this time.

Monday, June 26
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. -- Projects Released

Saturday, July 8
9 a.m. -- Open Class & Approved Quarter Horse Show



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