There’s plenty to do at the Hardin County Fair this weekend which wraps up its six-day run Sunday night.
People can join in or watch the bidding on animals at the Junior Fair Livestock Sale today in the arena, which usually runs until late afternoon. In the evening, the Sheep Lead Class will take over the arena at 7 p.m., followed by the Showman of Showmen contest.
At 8 p.m., the popular Demolition Derby can be viewed from the grandstand.
Among the activities on Sunday are two tractor pulls, the Hardin County pull at 1 p.m., followed by the OSTPA pull at 6:30 p.m., both in the grandstand.
An estimated 9,464 people – the largest crowd of the week – attended the fair on Friday. That is way up from 6,104 a year ago. The paid gate was 1,690, compared to 1,096 in 2012. The A-Bar Rodeo drew 884 spectators versus 635 who attended Phil Dirt and the Dozers last year.
Saturday, Sept. 7
8 a.m. – Junior Fair Livestock Sale, arena; Dog Show, shelterhouse; Open Class Horse and Pony Show
10 a.m. – Exhibit buildings open
10:30 a.m. – Special Pie Day judging, Arts and Crafts Building; Conservation Contest, Community Building
Noon – Rides open
1 p.m. – Homemakers Demonstrations, Community Building
7 p.m. – Sheep Lead Contest, arena; 3D Demolition Derby, grandstand
8 p.m. – Showman of Showmen contest, arena
10 p.m. – Exhibit buildings close
Sunday, Sept. 8
7:30 a.m. – Gates open
11 a.m. – Hour of Inspiration, grandstand
Noon – Exhibit buildings, concessions and rides open
1 p.m. – Hardin County Tractor and Truck Pull, grandstand
2 p.m. – Sheep Shearing Contest, arena; Pee Wee Swine Showmanship, arena
3 p.m. – Just Kidding Around Goat Fun Day, arena
5 p.m. – Girl Scout award program, Community Building
6:30 p.m. – OSTPA Tractor and Truck Pull, grandstand
7 p.m. – Junior Fair and Open Class non-livestock entries released
8 p.m. – Commercial exhibits released
9 p.m. – Market livestock released
10:30 p.m. – Food concessions released