The Logan County Fairgrounds buildings and show arenas will hardly be recognizable next week when the Logan County Free Fair hosts their annual three day event. The fair will run from September 4-7. The arenas and the education building suffered significant damage in the floods earlier in the summer and have been unusable for events this summer.
The buildings will have freshly painted bleachers in the arena and the show arena has been foam insulated. The flood caused walls to be stripped and repainted. The restrooms are also being redone at the arena and the education building.
The fair will kick off with entries being accepted on Wednesday September 4 until 7 p.m. and on Thursday morning September 5 until 10 a.m. at the education building. The judges will then go to work on all the various entries for the various categories of art, photography, home furnishings, clothing, crafts, food preparation, food preservation, crops, horticulture, and agriculture mechanics.
On Thursday night, one of the more fun events of the weekend is the Farmhand Olympics for the kids with age groups of Pre-k through 12th grades. Registration starts at 4:45 and the events start at 5:30 p.m.
On Friday, the education building opens at 9 a.m. The 4-H Interactive demonstrations start at 4 p.m. and the livestock entries must be in place in the barns by 1 p.m. The pie and cake contest start Friday night at 7 p.m. with entries due by 6:30 p.m.
The Bucket Calf competition interviews are at 10 a.m. Friday morning at the extension office and the showmanship will be at 6 p.m. with all calves being released that night.
The last day of the fair will feature the kids and the livestock starting at 8 a.m. and the poultry and the swine starts will also start at 8 a.m. The show order is set at sheep, meat goats, beef cattle, dairy cattle and dairy goats. All the livestock gets released after each show. The annual watermelon feed will be at 11 a.m. outside of the livestock arena.
The education building opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 2:30 p.m. All exhibits need to be picked up by 4 p.m. Fair books are now available at the extension office and also online oces.okstate.edu/Logan.