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Noah Adams shows his cat, Rudy, to judge Kayla Richard at the cat show on the opening day of the Crawford County 4-H Fair on Sunday. He was named grand champion and champion while also receiving showmanship and blue ribbons. Also showing cats were Mini 4-H'ers Phoebe Angerer and Alex Mills and Clovers Peyton Stephenson and Eli Mills. They received showmanship and blue ribbons. Following the cat show, many of the same children participated in the dog show. Noah with his dog, Blackie, again was named grand champion and champion while also receiving showmanship and blue ribbons. Alex, Eli and Peyton received showmanship and blue ribbons. Photos by Chris Adams

4-H Fair in full swing

July 10, 2013
The Crawford County 4-H Fair, which began Sunday with the cat and dog shows and project check-ins, is in full swing.

While there already have been several fun events, including the return of a carnival, plenty of entertainment remains on the schedule at this year's edition of the fair, which will continue at the Crawford County 4-H Community Park south of Marengo through Sunday, when a new queen is crowned.

The Exhibit Hall will open at 4 p.m. through Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday, closing each night at 9. It will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Commercial exhibits will open at 6 p.m. through Friday.

Peyton's dog, Butter, makes friends with Milltown Police Chief Ray Saylor, who judged the dog show.
4-H Science Experiences, for ages 3 through 18, will continue through Friday, each afternoon at 2. The theme for today (Wednesday) will be "Soybean Science," while tomorrow's will be "Candy DNA" and Friday's will be "Going with the Flow."

Other events on today's schedule include the Poultry, Rabbit and Goat Show at 5 p.m. in the livestock barn and a performance from Sara Wilson in the pavilion at 7. Also at 7, in the arena, will be the Open Truck Mud Run.

The Sheep, Swine and Beef Show will be tomorrow at 5 p.m. in the livestock barn, and the Crawford County Junior-Senior High School band will perform at 7 in the pavilion. The Street Legal Truck Pull will take place at the same time in the arena.

The 4-H senior recognition program will be on Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the livestock barn. The Horse and Pony Fun Show will be at 6 in the horse arena, with the livestock auction taking place at the same time in the livestock barn. The Back Seat Driver Competition will be at 7 in the arena. The Breeding Family will provide the evening's musical entertainment at 8 in the pavilion.

The 4-H Horse and Pony Completion Show will begin Saturday's event at 8 a.m. It will be followed by the car show at 10, and the Knights Hollow Dagorhir Realm medieval reenactment demonstration next to the pavilion at noon.

The Little Miss and Master Contest will take place at 5 p.m. in the pavilion, followed by the Junior Miss Contest at 6. Other evening events will include the release of the REMAX hot air balloon, the Amazing Monster Truck Thrill Show in the arena, entertainment by Judith Montgomery and Family in the pavilion, Cow Patty Bingo in the livestock barn and a pedal tractor pull in the pavilion.

Sunday's schedule will include the Jim Ade Memorial Barbecue Cook-off at 1 p.m. behind the Clover Room and the pie contest in the pavilion, Southern Indiana Regulators in the horse arena and gospel sing featuring Bethann Goldman Mills in the pavilion, all at 2. The pie contest auction will be at 4:45.

The seven contestants of the Miss Crawford County Pageant will take to the pavilion stage at 5, with a winner to be crowned shortly thereafter to cap off this year's fair.

The midway will open at 5 p.m. through Saturday.

Due to the fair, the Crawford County Extension Office in English will be closed through Friday.

For more information about the fair, contact Rhonda Crecelius at 267-0900.

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