While McClain County Free Fair officials and judges have been hard at work since Tuesday, today (Thursday) will be the public’s first opportunity to view this year’s entries.
Highlights of today’s fair include the horse show, judging and auction of the popular pie, cake and salsa contests, a performance by the Centennial Square Dance Club at 5:15 p.m., followed by a bean supper and ice cream social sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and McClain Bank at 5:30 p.m.
That auction mentioned earlier? That’s on tap at 6 p.m.
Hundreds of elementary school students will be touring the exhibits from 9 a.m. until noon Friday. During their visit, they will be voting for their favorite candidate in an election geared solely for them by the McClain County Election Board.
Other Friday activities will include a sheep show, special needs livestock show, market goat show, livestock judging contest, Dutch oven cooking contest (with taste testing by fairgoers), dummy roping contest, stick horse rodeo, cornhole tournament and kiddie tractor pull.
The fair’s final day will be Saturday.
It will begin with the McClain County Fire Department Challenge, followed in order by the swine show, poultry show, rabbit show, cattle show, best dressed pet contest and dairy goat show.