The Crawford County 4-H Fair, having kicked off Saturday, is in full swing and will continue through Sunday at the 4-H Community Park south of Marengo along S.R. 66.
Today (Wednesday), the Poultry, Rabbit and Goat shows will commence in the livestock barn at 5 p.m. There will also be line dancing in the pavilion at 6:30.
In the arena, engines will be revved up for the second Backseat Driver Contest at 7, where up to 12 two-person teams (each member must be 18) will navigate a course in golf carts. But this is a challenge, as the driver will be blindfolded and will have to rely on their teammate for directions. Mishaps will constitute penalties, while the team with the best time will be the winner.
Otis Berry will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the pavilion.
The Sheep, Swine and Beef shows will kick off tomorrow at 6 p.m. in the livestock barn, with lawn mower racing in the arena at 7. Good Evening, Miss will provide entertainment in the pavilion, also at 7.
Friday's events will include the Livestock Auction at 6 p.m. in the barn and the quad races in the arena at 7 p.m. The second eating contest of the fair also will be at 7, in the pavilion. Entertainment will be The Breeding Family in the pavilion.
The Little Miss and Master Contest will commence at 5 p.m. Saturday followed by the Junior Miss Contest at 6. Both will be in the pavilion.
There will also be a horse pull in the horse arena at 5, and MAORA off-road racing will return to the park for the second time this season at 10 a.m.
Other events will include the Knights Hollow Dagorhir Realm at 3 p.m. next to the pavilion, line dancing at 7 in the pavilion and Judith Montgomery and Family performing at 8, also in the pavilion.
The fair will close on Sunday with the second day of MAORA racing at noon.
Kids' inflatables are available each day and cost $1 per child. Parking will cost $2 per car through Friday and will benefit the 4-H program and Relay for Life.