It’s almost time for the
This year there are colorful signs posted on each of the buildings that house livestock or farm crops. The signs have information about the animals and crops inside the building, so that you will learn about what you see before you go in. They are part of the
At the fair last year, Ellie organized 30-minute tours, led by 4-H members, to take fair visitors through the different barns and teach them about farming in Howard Country. Ellie recruited and organized all of the 4-H tour guides and led tours herself during the week.
This year she is focused on a self-guided tour. Fair visitors can pick up a paper passport at the
This program represents Ellie’s
Ellie, a rising junior at
She will be very busy during fair week, showing baked goods, pigs and dairy cows, in addition to her work with the Farm Academy. Read her signs while you are at the fair and learn about agriculture.
Another new exhibit at the fair this year will be an
Fair-goers will have the opportunity to shoot at Olympic regulation targets, and the top scores of each day will be posted for everyone to see.
The trailer will be open Saturday, Aug. 4 and Sunday, Aug. 5, as well as Friday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Aug. 11. Additional dates may be added, as needed.
The goal is to allow anyone to experience Olympic shooting while promoting safety.
Donations will be accepted to benefit the marksmanship programs of both clubs.
The Livestock Sale gives 4-H members a chance to recoup the money they have spent on their project and offers members of the community the opportunity to fill their freezers with locally grown meat while they support a great program.
You will see friends and neighbors behind the counter and know that all the proceeds stay right here in our community.
Each year the Lions Club supports 4-H programs by purchasing an animal at the Livestock Sale.
Right across Midway Boulevard from the Lions Club, you will find the
There is something for everyone at the Howard County Fair, from animals to baked goods, crafts, fine arts, farm crops, woodworking and textiles.
There are live bands, clowns, a petting zoo and pig races. Take the time to wander through the