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Pre-Fair activities begin: “Keep on Truckin’…”

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Pre-fair activities for the 2017 Greeley County Fair are starting this weekend. Come out, get involved, have some fun and get ready for another unique Greeley County Fair! Activities begin with a workday at the fairgrounds this Saturday, July 29th, at 8:00 a.m. On Sunday, July 30th, booth construction begins in the 4-H building from 12 noon until 9:00 p.m. The annual Horse Show begins that evening at 6:00 p.m. in the rodeo arena. Spectators are welcome! Enter your open class exhibits (Wheat showcase, clothing, quilts, fancy work, knitting and crocheting, rocketry, woodworking) on Monday morning between 7:00 and 10:00 a.m. at the 4-H building. Exhibits will be judged from 10 to 1 PM. Booth construction continues from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. At 6:00 p.m. Monday evening is the Clothing Construction and Fashion Revue judging in the Ocie Room. On Tuesday, August 1st, all other open class exhibits may be entered from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the 4-H building. At 9:00 a.m. 4-H exhibits will be conference-judged, with open class judging at 10:00 a.m. Open Class Foods may also be entered between 7 and 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, and will be judged at 1:00 p.m. The ever-popular Mud Volleyball Tournament begins at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the rodeo grounds. The Rocketry Test Flight is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. that evening, also at the rodeo grounds. Booth construction continues from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., when all booths must be completed. Fair activities will begin on Wednesday, August 2nd, with the 4-H/FFA livestock weigh-in from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Booths will be judged at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday. The Food Sale also begins at 9:00 a.m. at the 4-H Building. The Fair kitchen will be open Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. Don’t miss the entertaining Sheep and Goat Show Wednesday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the show arena. The local Amusement Association Carnival also opens for its first night from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Other fair highlights are the Swine Show Thursday at 6:00 p.m., Splash Day at the Baseball Diamond Thursday at 10:00 a.m., golf tournaments beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, the Free Fair Barbecue on Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., with the livestock sale following at 7:00 p.m. On Saturday, the Truck and Trailer Rodeo at 2 p.m. in the 4-H parking lot is a new event. The evening fair parade begins at 7:45 p.m. at the 4-way stop, and the fair dance has been replaced by a family drive-in movie, at the fairground parking lot. There’s lots more going on. Various merchants have specials and fair activities, including a sidewalk sale at Dixon Drug, a live band and dance at The Trench, and a special Razzle Dazzle Bowling at the Alley Bar. Community Development has several contests and the Recreation Foundation is sponsoring many activities. Check out the ads and the page fair ad in this edition of the newspaper, the posters around town, and the fair books. See you at the Fair!
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