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Fairmania starts Thursday

Tuesday and Wednesday were check-in days


Tuesday and Wednesday have been check-in days at the McClain County Free Fair with the actual event kicking off today (Thursday) at the Expo Center.

The fair book is over 100 pages in length and recognizes the individuals and organizations that go into making the fair a success as well as spelling out rules and regulations.

First, there’s the McClain County Free Fair Association, more commonly known as the fair board.

Members are Scott Carroll,  Lyndell West, Drew Jervis,  Peggy Christian, Cindy Bates, Brenda Gladney, Jeff Evans, Paul Waitman and Trevor Evans.

The fair manager is Johnny Roberts. Superintendents are Emily Taylor, 4-H Building exhibits; Justin McDaniel, cattle; Evans, swine and livestock judging;  Jervis and Jeff Evans, swine; Gladney, poultry; Melinda Tague, sheep; Brandon Morgan, market goats; Spence Bell, horse show; Tammy Elliott, rabbits; Lourrinda Renee OHCE; and Christian, open class.

Agriculture education  teachers in the county are Erica Keen, Drew Hardaway, Jervis, Evans, Morgan and Tague.

County commissioners are Glen Murray, Wilson Lyles and Terry Daniel.

There was some judging done on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The schedule:


8:30 a.m. – Horse and Livestock Judging Contests

10:30 a.m. – Tractor Driving Contest, Youth Cornhole Contest and Youth Dummy Roping Contest

1 p.m. – Pie, Cake & Salsa judging

1 p.m. – Livestock may arrive

5 p.m. – Stick Horse Rodeo

5:30 p.m. – Bean Supper & Ice Cream Social (sponsors Heart of Oklahoma Kiwanis and McClain Bank)

6 p.m. – Pie, Cake & Salsa Auction

7 p.m. -  Kiddie Tractor Pull (for ages 4-12 years; registration 30 minutes prior to contest)

12 a.m. – Barn closes


6 a.m. – Barn opens

7:30 to 9 a.m. – Livestock Weigh-in

9 a.m. – All livestock in place & weighed

9 a.m. – Horse Show

9 a.m. to noon – School Children’s Day Tours,

12 a.m. – Barn closes


6 a.m. –  Barn opens

8 a.m. – Swine Show

9 a.m. – Poultry Show, Sheep Show

9 a.m. to noon – Dutch Oven Cooking Contest

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Elizabeth Letts (author - The Ride of Her Life - speak/book signing

10 a.m. – Rabbit Show, Market Goat Show

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Chuckwagon Sampling

Noon – Cattle Show

Livestock will be released at the conclusion of their species’ showmanship competition. Building exhibits will be released at 3 p.m.


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