The Clinton County Fair Council is moving right along on its goal to be ready for the Clinton County & 4-H Fair which is set for July 7-15 at the Clinton County Fairgrounds.
“We are a lot farther along this year than we were a year ago,” said Fair Council Chairman Jamie Blacker. “Of course, we had a lot of things on our plate a year ago. We have a lot of projects started out there. But the weather has not allowed us to do what we need to do.”
Blacker said two of the project areas are the infield as well as Clinton Hall and the 4-H Building.
“We have an infield project we’re trying to wrap up… to get some grass seed sewn in the next few weeks,” said Blacker. “Once that projects gets completed, we should have a lot of our water problems pretty well taken care of and we’ll start to see some of the progress we’re looking for.
“We made a lot more parking around Clinton Hall and the 4-H Building by knocking down the old bathrooms, but that’s not quite finished yet,” continued Blacker. “We’re working on finishing up that parking lot. That’ll be done (before the fair starts). We took out some bathrooms back in the old Show Arena. We’ve got to finish up a few projects. Between now and the first of July, it’s going to take a lot of elbow grease at the fair to make it ready.”
In addition, the council approved special events going on each day at the fair. They are as follows: Sunday, July 8 — Family Day; Monday, July 9 — Race Day; Tuesday, July 10 — Clinton County Fair Foundation Day; Wednesday, July 11 — 4-H Day; Thursday, July 12 — Farm Day; Friday, July 13 — Shine 99 Day (Buddy Night); Saturday, July 14 — BBQ Day; and Sunday, July 15 — Final Fling Day.
Some of the major events scheduled include: Saturday, July 7 — Truck and Tractor Pull, 6 p.m.; Sunday, July 8 — Fair Parade at 2 p.m., Ministerial Association event at 3 p.m., Demolition Derby, 6 p.m.; Monday, July 9 — Harness Racing, 6 p.m; Tuesday, July 10 — Harness Racing, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, July 11 — Stampede Music Group, 7 p.m.; Thursday, July 12 — Cheerleading Contest, 7 p.m.; Friday, July 13 — 4-H Livestock Auction, 6 p.m. and Car Show, 6 p.m.; Saturday, July 14 — Dirt Drags, 6 p.m.; and Sunday, July 15 — Demolition Derby rain date.
Dates for the Clinton County Fair Queen were also announced. It will be held July 21-23, with the finals set for 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, in the 4-H Building.