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Expo shaping up to be bigger, better this September

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Just over three weeks remain until fair time for McClain County residents.

The exposition is poised to come back bigger and better  after the pandemic forced officials to close the fair to all spectators in 2020.

Dates for the 2021 fair are September 7 through 11.

It’s not too early to plan your entries and set aside time to take in an expanded slate of special contests and activities.

The fair schedule is as follows:

September 7

2 to 7 p.m. – Enter OHCE and Open Class building exhibits.

5 to 7 p.m. – Check in 4-H Building exhibits.

September 8

8 to 9 a.m. – Enter baked goods and fresh flowers.

9 a.m. – Horse show.

10 a.m. – Building exhibits judged.

3 p.m. – Educational displays complete.

September 9

8:30 a.m. – Horse and livestock judging contests.

9 a.m. to noon – Enter pie, cake and salsa contests.

10:30 a.m. – Tractor driving contest.

1 p.m. – Pie, cake and salsa judging.

5:15 p.m. – Centennial Square Dance Club performance.

5:30 p.m. – Bean supper and ice cream social.

6 p.m. – Pie, cake and salsa auction.

7 p.m. – McClain County Fire Department Challenge.

September 10

10 a.m. – Sheep show.

12:30 p.m. – Market goat show.

2:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Dutch oven cooking contest.

4 p.m. – Dummy roping contest.*

5 p.m. – Stick horse rodeo.*

5:30 p.m. – Cornhole tournament.*

6 p.m. – Kiddie tractor pull.*

6 p.m. – Dutch oven contest public taste testing.

September 11

9 a.m. – Swine show.

9 a.m. – Poultry show.*

10 a.m. – Rabbit show.*

11 a.m. – Cattle show.

3 p.m. – Building exhibits released.

• – Registration for all starred events opens 30 minutes before contest.

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