Pike County Fair Prep

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    fairBy Avonne Petty
    Pike County 4-H Program Assistant

    MURFREESBORO — It is time to start planning for the 2015 Pike County Fair September 21- 26. All Junior Livestock and Exhibitors pre-registration forms must be postmarked on or before July 31, 2015. The forms for Open Livestock and Exhibitors must be postmarked on or before August 22, 2015. You may call the Extension Office at 870-285-2161 or Dana Cowart at 870-356-3916 to request the two pre-registration forms being required. The forms must be signed by the 4-H Program Assistant, County Agent, or an FFA Advisor and returned to the Pike County Fair Association, P.O. Box 497, Glenwood, AR 71943.
    New rules for 2015: (1) Animals must be pre-registered by the deadline, if they do not pre-register by the deadline they will be allowed to show only but cannot make the Premium Sale. (2) If an animal has registration papers and a tattoo, it must be shown in the registered class and the exhibitor must own the animal and registration papers must be in that exhibitors name as 100% owner.
    To satisfy the poultry requirements set by the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission, fowl for exhibition will be tested on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Pike County Fairgrounds. This is state law and no poultry will be allowed on the fairgrounds without being tested prior to the fair. The paperwork for all poultry/fowl entries will be done at this time.
    Also on Saturday, September 12, 2015 rabbits being shown at the fair will be tattooed and paperwork filled out from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Pike County Fairgrounds.
    For additional information on rules and health regulations refer to the 2015 Pike County Fair catalog. See the Arkansas State Fair website for rules and regulations for livestock at the state fair. Pike County Fair rules are not intended for the Arkansas State Fair but are basically the same.