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The Carthage Press
  • Jasper County Youth Fair set July 7-14

  • This year's JCYF schedule is as follows:


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  • Come July every year in Carthage, the Jasper County Youth Fair Grounds come alive with hundreds of people, animals and exhibits.
    This is a time for local youngsters in 4-H and FFA to showcase hard work and pride in projects, for some, have developed over several years. The fair features many kinds of animals, displays of research in numerous fields of study, talents in welding and other crafts, the annual royal pageants, food and fun games, and of course the fellowship between local families.
    This year's JCYF schedule is as follows:
    Workday 9 a.m. Monday, July 9
    Fair Speech Contest 5 p.m. Monday, July 9
    Queen, Princess, Country Little Miss & Mister Pageants 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 10
    Rabbit Show 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10
    Poultry Show 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 11
    Mandatory Exhibitor / Parent Meeting noon Wednesday, July 11
    Goat Shows 12:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 11
    Swine Show 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 11
    Ice Cream 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 11
    Steer Show, followed by Bull Show 8 a.m. Thursday, July 12
    Sheep Show noon Thursday, July 12
    Mandetory Market Sale Participant Meeting 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12
    20th Annual Watermelon Feed 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12
    Pee Wee Shows (bucket calf, goats, sheep and swine) 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12
    Beautiful Baby Contest 6 p.m. Thursday, July 12
    Continental Breakfast for Exhibitors 6:30-8:30 a.m. Thursday/Friday July 12-13
    Dairy, 4H Bucket Calf, Baby Beef, Beef Champions, Showmanship Classes shows, starting at 8 a.m. Friday, July 13
    BBQ 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 13
    Market Animal Sale 7 p.m. Friday, July 13
    Car, Truck, Motorcycle and Tractor Show 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14
    Exhibitors' Breakfast (open to the public) 7-9 a.m. Saturday, July 14
    Horse Show Games 9 a.m. Saturday, July 14
    Livestock Judging Contest 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14
    Little Tikes Pedal Tractor Pull noon Saturday, July 14
    Adult Showmanship 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14
    Kountry Kritters Pet Show 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14
    Awards Ceremony 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14
    Clean up fair grounds 9 a.m. Sunday, July 15
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