Fair Means More Than Shows

More than livestock shows happen at the Sheridan County Fair.

A wide assortment of crafts, art and technology will be on display in the Exhibit Hall today. Displays from photography to rocket science and robotics share space with culinary arts and clothing. The Exhibit Hall will be open from 9 in the morning until 6 at night for the duration of the fair, which ends Monday. All activities are on the Sheridan County Fairgrounds, which are off of West Fifth Street in Sheridan.

Special entertainment starts tonight with a community dance that will begin at 8 or when the beef show ends. Saturday's activities will include an old-fashioned tractor pull at 9, and at 4, Krystal Raley will present an equine therapy demonstration in Arena 2 on the fairgrounds. The demonstration will be offered again at 11 on Sunday and at 4 on Monday. Pig wrestling will start at 7 Saturday night at Arena 1.

On Sunday, an open class pie contest starts at 10. Those who are curious about how you prepare a cow for a show can find out at the fitting contest starting at 10 on Monday. Also on Monday, people who plan to bid on livestock at the annual sale are invited to the Buyer's Dinner at 4 in the infield tent.

Fair Schedule for Friday

8 a.m. - Rabbit show

9 a.m. - Exhibit Hall opens; horse western events start, followed by trail and speed events in Arena 1

5:30 – Market beef show

8 p.m. or after beef show – Community Dance

Fair Schedule for Saturday

6-8 a.m. - Complimentary breakfast for 4-H and FFA members and their families, hosted by Farmers Co-op in the infield tent

8 a.m. - Dairy goat show followed by market cow and market goat shows

9 a.m. - Exhibit Hall opens; old-time tractor pull

11 a.m. - Heifer Futurity, followed by breeding beef show

4 p.m. - Sheep show; Krystal Raley equine therapy demonstration; alpaca show following the sheep show

7 p.m. - Pig Wrestling