The 2011 Columbia County Fair kicks off Monday with the annual fair parade at 5 p.m., but the fair events actually start before that. Here, you’ll find the complete schedule of what’s happening and when at the fair next week, but remember – every single day of the fair features lots of fun, from games and rides to your favorite fair foods!
Sunday: Enter all exhibits except those judged daily between 2-5 p.m. at the fairgrounds.
Monday: The judging of food and flowers begins at 11 a.m., and livestock must be on the grounds by noon. At 1 p.m., the poultry judging begins, and the judging of art, home economic and horticulture submissions begins at 5 p.m. The parade starts at 5 p.m., and the rabbit judging is set for 6:30 p.m. The Columbia County Fair Queen Contest starts at 8 p.m. at the pavilion. (Be sure to look for photos of all the Fair Queen contestants in tomorrow’s Banner-News!!)
Tuesday: It’s Media Night at the fair! Gate admission will be $4, and you can ride all you want between 6-10 p.m. with an armband! Armbands are $12. The judging of flowers and food begin at 11 a.m., and the special Senior Citizens Day events start at 2 p.m. The cooking contest and Jr. Livestock judging start at 6 p.m., and that event will feature the annual Greased Pig Contest! The famed talent show starts at 6:30 p.m. at the pavilion.
Wednesday: Food and flowers judging starts at 11 a.m., and Jr. Livestock judging begins at 6 p.m. Perhaps the most well-attended event at the fair – the annual dance contest – starts under the pavilion at 7 p.m.
Thursday: The Junior Livestock Sale begins at 6:30 p.m., as do the Tiny, Little Miss and Petite Miss Fair Queen pageants.
Friday: The Junior and Teen Miss Fair Queen pageants begin at 7 p.m.
Saturday: It’s fun time at the fair, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Ultimate Challenge Bullride, which is bound to feature some of your favorite local bull riders, begins at 6 p.m.