Sheridan County Fair Starts This Week

The annual Sheridan County Fair starts this week. Sheridan Media reporter Pat Blair has details.

This year's fair officially starts with the Tournament of Knights at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Saturday night. But for many of the 4-H and FFA youth involved, events start at 9 a.m. Friday with fabric and fashion interview judging.

The action moves to the fairgrounds Saturday with the gates opening at 4 p.m., and the jousting gets underway starting at 7.

On Monday, the dog show starts at 9 a.m. in the Exhibit Hall, followed by agility classes on the lawn outside.

Tuesday's events include interviews and judging for 4-H and FFA exhibits that will be displayed in the Exhibit Hall, horse shows starting at 1 p.m., and a pocket pet show at 4.

There will be more horse shows on Wednesday and Thursday. There's also a cat show starting at 2 p.m. Wednesday. All of the shows are open to the public.

On Thursday, all the livestock is due at the fairgrounds, including poultry, rabbits and dairy animals as well as beef cattle, swine and sheep, and the Exhibit Hall opens to the public starting at 9 a.m. After that, the Exhibit Hall will be open daily through the end of the fair on Aug. 5.

There will also be special events planned with the public in mind, including a CHAPS demonstration in Arena 2 at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 2, a tractor pull starting at 9 a.m. Aug. 3 and, of course, the ever-popular pig wrestling at 7 p.m. Aug. 3.

Also on Aug. 3, there'll be a community dance under the grandstands starting at 9 p.m.

The fair will wrap up on Aug. 5 with the traditional buyer's dinner – to be in the Exhibit Hall this year – and market livestock sale.