Fair off to a great start, and more to come!
August 14, 2013
Mariah Munson was hard at work today,
getting her llama all soaped up and
clean in time for showing. Today,
washing a critter may well be the best
way to keep cool!
The 2013 Boundary County Fair is off to a great
start, and though it's early, there's magic in
the air! The crowds aren't all that big as yet,
that'll come closer to the weekend, but
everything is up and ready for their arrival.
Right now, too, many areas are off limits as
judges make the tough determination in naming
the best of the best at this year's county fair.
That all changes at 6:30 this evening, when the
opening ceremonies take place in the indoor
the greatest feat of magic on a day like today
is beating the heat ... an inordinate number of
attendees seem to be sporting sno-cones!
Afterward, everything will be thrown open and we
can see all the amazing bounty of an industrious
and talented community.
On Thursday, there'll be a lot going on.
4H and FFA swine judging begins at 8 a.m. in the
indoor arena and lasts until noon, and all
display and exhibit areas open at 9 a.m.
You can enter your vegetable critter in the
Exhibit Hall Annex from 9:30 a.m. to noon;
judging begins at 12:30 p.m.
4H/FFA and open class rabbit judging takes place
in the rabbit barn from noon to 2 p.m., during
which the barn will be closed as those who've
entered their lapins strive to ensure they don't
muss up their hare-dos. (I know ... terrible
pun! Insert groan here!)
Beef judging takes place in the Indoor Arena
from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Music will fill the air from the gazebo from 1
to 6 p.m., and a variety of games will be played
on the Memorial Hall lawn. A major tug-of-war
will be fought in the outdoor arena at 5:30 p.m.
Aviators will be on the Memorial Hall Lawn at 3
p.m. for the paper airplane flying contest, and
entries in the peach pie baking contest can be
submitted from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Top Hat
Bakery on the Memorial Hall lawn; judging takes
place at 6 p.m.
4H and FFA goat showing kicks off in the indoor
arena at 3:30 p.m.; 4H/FFA lamb fitting and
showing begins at 4 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, when the big crowds show
up, have a ton of events going on as well; most
of them the folks involved already know.
You might want to mark down a couple, though.
4H/FFA Buyer's Social kicks off on the Memorial
Hall lawn at 5 p.m. Friday; the Market Animal
Sale takes place at 7 p.m. in the Indoor Arena.
On Saturday, the Fair Parade wends through
downtown Bonners Ferry at noon; check in and
line up starts at 11 a.m. in the fairgrounds
The ever fun lawn mower races begin at 1:30 p.m.
Saturday in the outdoor arena; instead of an
admission fee, bring a non-perishable food item.
The cheery seed spitting contest takes place on
the Memorial Hall lawn at 3 p.m.; the watermelon
eating contest at 4 p.m.
The fair caps off with Family Fun Night at 6:30
p.m. in the outdoor arena, followed by the
Family Fun Night Sweetheart's Dance, lasting
until 9 p.m. Both events are free and open to
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