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The Carthage Press
  • JCYF moo-ves in: Annual fair set for July 7-14

  • Come July every year in Carthage, the Jasper County Youth Fair Grounds come alive with hundreds of people, animals and exhibits.



     


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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 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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