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Howard County Fair set next week

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San Mateo County Fair

The annual Howard County Fair is less than a week away.

The fairgrounds in Nashville will be bustling Sept. 5-10.

There will be no parade this year, but the midway is scheduled to open on Thursday of Fair Week.

The schedule of events:

Monday — livestock begins to arrive.

Tuesday — weigh-in for hogs, sheep, cattle and goats. All exhibits are entered in the education building, including household arts and crafts, clothing, baked products, farm crops and horticulture, art show and educational exhibits. The youth talent contest will begin at 6 p.m. at the Sixth Street Auditorium.

Wednesday — More category entries; the education hall will be closed during judging, but will reopen at 1 p.m. Rabbit and poultry show and judging begins 9:30 a.m.

Thursday — midway opens; exhibit building opens; Senior Citizen Day. Cattle show and judging begins 6 p.m.

Friday — Exhibit building opens 8 a.m. Bottle calf judging begins 6:30 p.m.

Saturday — Junior Livestock Sale begins 9 a.m.; non lunch for junior exhibitors and auction buyers.

Sunday — check out all exhibits and pickup premium checks.

The fair board includes: Randy Thompson, president; Deb Kreul, vice-president; Linda Kitchens, secretary; Bill Bean, treasurer; and board members Diane Gunter, Michael Sullivan, Mike Graves, Don Fletcher and Justin Allen.