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Busy day at the Hamilton Co. Fair

Coronation, concert to cap off Thursday

—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Anne Blankenship Cameron Camp, left, of the Cass Red Cardinals, talks with Hamilton County Fair rabbit show judge Colin Zidlicky. In addition to the rabbit show, 4-H and FFA members also showed animals in the first horse show and the poultry show. Thursday will bring the sheep show and the bottle lamb show, both in the show arena.

BY ANNE BLANKENSHIP

ablankenship@freemanjournal.net

Activities at the Hamilton County Fair were in full swing Wednesday as 4-H and FFA members took part in horse performance and trail classes, the poultry show and the rabbit show.

In the floral building, textile entries and photography entries were judged Wednesday morning. Judging for the first flower and products of the kitchen was also conducted.

At the grandstand Wednesday night, it was Wild Card Wednesday Races, presented by Peoples Credit Union.

A full slate of activities and entertainment is planned for Thursday, concluding with the Fair Queen Coronation and a concert on the free stage.

Hamilton County Fair

Thursday Schedule:

4-H/FFA

8 a.m. — Breeding and market sheep show — show arena

9 a.m. — Swine and beef must be penned

9 a.m. — Begin weighing swine and market beef

10 a.m. — Check-in for Bucket/Bottle Calves

1:30 p.m. — Goat show (meat and dairy) — show arena

3 p.m. — Dairy Cow show, show arena

4:30 p.m. — Bucket bottle group picture, Keith McCollough Plaza

4:30 p.m. — 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event style show, Ed Prince Stage

5 p.m. — Bottle lamb show, show arena

7:30 p.m. — Presentation of 4-H Foundation Scholarships at Queen Coronation

Fair events

7 to 9:30 a.m. — Breakfast sponsored by Hamilton County Fair Foundation, Crestview Nursing and Rehab Tent

7:30 a.m. — Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce quarterly coffee, Crestview Nursing and Rehab Tent

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Chainsaw carving artist

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. — 4-H Exhibits on display in Van Diest Building

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Coop Kids Zone, Coop Building

2 p.m. Midway opens

2 p.m. — Hypnotist Brian Nimbus

3:30 p.m. — Pedal Pull, south of Coop Building, sponsored by Hamilton County Farm Bureau

5 to 8 p.m. — Commercial exhibits, Ed Prince Building

6 p.m. Beer garden opens

The Hamilton County Fair Queen Coronation will be held in the Grandstand at 6 p.m. Nine contestants are competing for the crown. Katelyn Sogard, the 2019 Hamilton County Fair Queen, will crown her successor at the close of the ceremony.

A concert by Brad Morgan will be presented on the free stage, sponsored by Pioneer-Arends Ag Services, Carden See, Evolution Ag Services and Swenson Ag/Sicard Seed.

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