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Stevens Co. Fair begins Aug. 12

It is Fair time in Stevens County. Starting on Wednesday, August 12th Stevens County residents will be celebrating the 136th Annual Fair. Throughout the next five days a full schedule of events will be taking place at the Fair Grounds in Morris.

Wednesday is Entry Day for Open Class and 4-H. The 4-H Horse Show and Open Beef Show will be held on August 8. From 2 - 7 p.m. the 4-H Clubs will be entering and being judged on their projects.

The annual Fair Supper will begin at 5:30 p.m. and is free with the purchase of a Fair Button for $6. During the supper there will be a drawing for a trip to Disneyworld and the Kiwanis Talent Show will be held. A small car/powderpuff Enduro Race will be held in front of the Grandstand at 7:30.

Thursday is entry day for Homemakers and judging for Homemakers and Open Class. It is also entry day for 4-H Livestock projects. The 4-H Food Stand and Commercial food booths will open at 10 a.m. The 4-H Dairy, Goat and Sheep shows will be held on Thursday. That night is Wrist band night at the carnival. Several Free Shows will be located throughout the fairgrounds on various stages. 6 Wheel Drive will entertain fair goers in the Grandstand. Fireworks will begin at 10 p.m.

The 4-H Swine show starts out Friday at the fair at 8 a.m. followed by the Beef Show at 1 p.m. The 4-H Rabbit Show will begin at 4 p.m. and Poultry Show at 5:30 p.m. Several entertainers will be around the fair grounds including Bruce Kid Davie, Brodini Magic Show, and Kelsey Rae. Grand stand entertainment will be the Birch Coulee Ranch Rodeo starting at 6 p.m.

On Saturday the 4-H Round Robin Showmanship will begin at 9 a.m. and the 4-H Livestock Auction at 1 p.m. Many of the same entertainers can be found around the grounds and at night a Pickup and Tractor Pull - ATV Mud Bog Run will take place in the grandstand.

Sunday, the final day of the fair, will feature a Community Church Service at 11:15 a.m. There will be a Llama Exhibition at noon and exhibits will open at 12:30 p.m. The Sherwin Linton Band will be added to the fair entertainment at 1:30, 3:30 and 5:00 p.m. The evening will end with the Bank of the West Demo Derby starting at 7 p.m.

The Extension Service is celebrating its 150th year with some special history in the Homemakers building at the fair. Each homemakers club has been tracking down the history of their club and will be submitting it to be put in a booklet to be sold at the fair. Existing clubs will also have a poster with pictures and history on it at the fair.

It promises to be a fun and entertaining fair for all ages. Parking is free, there is no charge to attend and there will be lots to see and do at the fair. Just remember to 'Rise and Shine in 2009' at the Stevens County Fair.