2006 Switzerland County 4-H Fair continues this week, auction is set for Saturday

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Those familiar with the Switzerland County 4-H Fair joke that visitors can always count on hot weather and at least one heavy thunderstorm during fair week; and as this year’s fair heads into its final days, fair goers have seen a little of both — but have also seen many different events and projects.

The fair continues through Saturday, when it will wrap up with the annual livestock auction. Today (Thursday) is highlighted by the beef show in the afternoon; and there is still time to check out the projects in the exhibit hall; venture through the commercial building; have some fun on rides in the midway; and take in an event at the grandstand area.

Rides are once again a big part of the fair; and this year are being provided by C & E Entertainment. The ride company is continuing to have special bracelet nights each night beginning at 5 p.m.

Tonight (Thursday), the ride bracelet is $10; and tomorrow (Friday), and Saturday July 8th, the ride bracelet will be $12.

Here’s a look at the rest of the week at the 2006 Switzerland County 4-H Fair:

— Today (Thursday): 10 a.m.: Mini 4-H Fun Day at the grandstand. 1 p.m.: Beef show. 4:30 p.m.: Cat show at the community building. 5:30 p.m.: Meat goat show. 6 p.m.: Kiddie Pedal Pull. 7 p.m.: Truck drags at the grandstand.

— Tomorrow (Friday): 9 a.m.: Shooting Sports demonstration at the grandstand. 1 p.m.: Dairy show. 5:30 p.m.: Dairy goat show. 7 p.m.: Antique tractor pull at the grandstand.

Tomorrow there will also be a dance at the community building chaperoned by adults for 4-H members. Members will be allowed in free with their 4-H card and friends will be charged $5. It is sponsored by the junior leaders from 8:30-10:30 p.m., for 3rd to 12th graders.

— Saturday: 10:30 a.m.: Round Robin Showmanship competition. 1 p.m.: Award program for Exhibit Hall project winners. 3 p.m.: Auction barbecue. 4 p.m.: 4-H Livestock Auction. 6:30-10 p.m.: Release of 4-H projects. 8 p.m.: Mud run at the grandstand.

— Sunday: Noon to 2 p.m.: Release of 4-H projects.

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All grandstand events are $7 for ages six and above; with children age five and under admitted free. Also available are pit passes for ages 16 and up only.