The 37th annual Madison County Fair and Rodeo continues this week with the livestock shows and auctions. Young exhibitors from around the area will come together to compete and show their animals.
This year’s Livestock show and auctions kicked off on Saturday, April 1. Opening ceremonies included the crowning of the 2017 Madison County Fair Queen and the FCCLA auction. Saturday saw the judging of Market Broilers, the Domestic Pet Show, and the Pedal Tractor races, which were followed by the Chicken Scramble, sponsored by Standley Feed & Seed.
The Madison County Show Barn was donated by Wallace and Peggy Osborne, in loving memory of their parents, G.J. and Vivan Osborne and B.A. and Lulan Morgan. It will be home to hundreds of hungry youth this week, seeking the glory and recognition of their yearlong efforts, in the form of a ribbon and hopefully some money to propel them into their goals for next year.
The Fair, dedicated to Art Henson for 2017, resumed on Monday with the check in, official weigh-in and judging of Goats and Lambs.
Tuesday, April 4, began with the check in of Cattle and Swine, followed by the official weigh in of Swine, Halter Heifers and Steers. The day closed out with Penned Heifer Showmanship interviews and the judging of Penned Heifers.
Wednesday’s competitions are set to begin with the check in and judging of Rabbits. At 11 a.m., the check in of Ag Mechanic Projects will begin followed by their judging at 12 p.m. The day will close at 6 p.m., with the judging of Market Swine, followed by the Pee Wee Pig Show.
On Thursday, at 4 p.m. the Purebred Heifers will be judged. The judging of the Halter Heifers will follow at 5 pm., and immediately followed by the judging of Market Steers. The day will close out with the 4H dance.
The Buyer’s Dinner will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 7, and the Premium Auction Sale will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday night. The Sale and Auction will be followed by the presentation of awards.
The Madison County Fair’s festivities will end on Saturday, April 8, with the Freezer and Scholarship Sale beginning at 10 a.m. Removal of all livestock and clean up will begin at noon.
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