Union County Fair dates set

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, June 7, 2019 4:47 pm

The 2019 dates for the Union County Fair in Alcester have been set for Aug. 1-Aug. 4. There are a lot of great activities being planned for the whole family along with many 4-H and open class static exhibits to view and 4-H livestock shows to attend.

The fair will kick off Thursday morning with conference judging of wood science, photography and home environment exhibits at 9 a.m. and judges orientation and judging of all other 4-H and open class display exhibits at 10 a.m. The swine show will begin at 10 a.m. along with the Zoomobile. New this year is a peewee livestock show and tell beginning at 12:30 p.m. The cat/companion animal show will start at 3:30 p.m.

Opening ceremony, Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H Pledge will start off the festivities Thursday evening at 5 p.m. with the royalty pageant to follow the opening ceremony. Evening entertainment will be the Wildcard Band at 7 p.m.

Friday events will start with the poultry show and rabbit judging at 8 a.m. and the rabbit show and poultry judging at 10 a.m. The dairy goat show will be at 10:30 a.m. and the dairy show at noon and the beef show at 2 p.m. Mr. Twister Children’s entertainer specializing in balloon sculpting and balloon twisting will be on the grounds from 1-3 p.m. A carnival with games and a dunk tank will start at 4:30 p.m. All 4-H clubs will have a booth with different games and prizes.

The car show and shine will be on display from 5-9 p.m. A flag retirement ceremony will be conducted by the Alcester American Legion Auxiliary Post 86 at 6 p.m. The kid pedal pull will begin in the showring area at 6:30 p.m. The annual tractor pull will be held at 7 p.m. Exhibit buildings close at 9:30 p.m.

See full story in this week’s Leader-Courier.