County Fair at a glance

The midway is open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday. (File photo)

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer

A look at Curry County Fair:
The basics
What: Curry County Fair
When: Monday through Sunday
Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (midnight Satuday)
Where: Curry County Fairgrounds
Cost: Adults, $5; senior citizens (55 and older), $4; children (15 and under), $2; preschool, free
General admission for fair week is $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and $5 for
children.
Information: 762-8827

Music
Jack Ingram: The country music star will headline Saturday’s concert. The Texas native’s single “Love You” is on the Billboard music charts. Ingram and his Beat Up Ford Band are often referred to as modern-day honky-tonkers.
Grupo Vida: The nationally recognized Tejano band, also known as the Electric Cowboys, will perform Thursday. The group’s latest CD is titled Sin City. They are known for their energetic sound and instrumental skills.
Charla Corn: The Farwell native will make her hometown debut when she opens Saturday for Jack Ingram.

Shows
Amazing Rainforest Experience: Features trained animals such as a tiger, white fox and numerous birds.
Austin P. Roadman, “Keep it on the Road Show”: A talking armadillo will entertain through audience participation and improvisational heckling.
The Amazing Arthur: Comedian, juggler, yoyoer and hypnotist.

Activities
Horseshoe pitching contest: Singles contest will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Mixed teams contest will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Both contests are available for men, women and juniors and will be held west of the Old Place.
7th Annual Great American Turtle Race: 9 a.m. Saturday. Turtles must be pre-registered at 600 N. Main from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Only box turtles are allowed to race and all animals will be kept and returned to the wild.
Youth Pet Show: Children through age 18 can enter fish, spiders, mice, horses or any other pet.
Youth Day: Activities begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

By the numbers
10 — Local nonprofit organizations which benefit from the fair
25 — Amusement park rides provided by Wright’s Amusements
80 — Food and other vendors will participate in the fair
86 — Years the Curry County Fair has celebrated
90 — Acres of land encompassed by the
fairgrounds
3,500 — Grandstand seating available
5,000 — Daily attendance

Curry County Fair schedule
Monday — Entry Day
6 a.m. to noon — Junior livestock entries accepted
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Home arts entries accepted in Home Arts Building
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Flower show entries accepted in Home Arts Building
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Agriculture exhibits accepted in the Agricultural Building
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. — 4-H, FFA poultry and rabbit entries accepted
Noon — Weigh and pregnancy check for dairy heifers
3 p.m.— Weigh and classify lambs
6 p.m. — Weigh and classify swine
6 p.m. — Agricultural and Home Arts Buildings closed for entry processing and judging
6 p.m. — Commercial exhibits open
6 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience in Midway Area
6:30 p.m. —CGRA barrel race in Mounted Patrol Arena
6:30 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area
7:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway area
8 p.m. to midnight — DJ, entertainment area
8 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area
8:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway area
9:30 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area
10 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience in Midway Area

Tuesday — Public Safety Day
8 a.m. — Open Junior Horse Show, Mounted Patrol Arena
8 a.m. — Weigh and classify steers
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Agriculture and Home Arts buildings closed for judging
10 a.m. — Curry County bred swine show, Kevin Roberts Show Arena
10 a.m. — 4-H, FFA poultry judging
10 a.m. — Dairy showmanship practice
3 p.m. — Booster swine show
3:30 p.m. — Junior market swine show
4 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Public safety on display, grass show ring
4 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Agriculture, Home Arts, Commercial exhibits open
5 p.m. to midnight — Carnival open. Food Bank Night (with two cans of food, wristband is $15)
6 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience in Midway Area
6:30 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area
6:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway Area
7 p.m. — Dog obedience demonstration and Meet the Breeds, Grass Show Ring
7 p.m. — Talent Show, Food Court Dance Area
7:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway Area
8 p.m. to midnight — DJ, Entertainment Area
8 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area
8 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience in Midway Area
8:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway Area
9:30 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area
10 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience in Midway Area

Wednesday — Dairy Day
9:30 a.m. — Booster Junior Replacement Dairy Heifer Show
10 a.m. — Junior Replacement dairy heifer show
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. — Agriculture and home arts exhibits open
Noon — Junior livestock exhibitors lunch
2 p.m. — Junior market goat show
3 p.m. — Booster lamb show
3:30 p.m. — Junior market lamb show
4 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Commercial exhibits open
5 p.m. — Rabbit show
5 p.m. — Team roping, Mounted Patrol Arena
5 p.m. to midnight — Carnival open. Military Night ($5 off wristband with military wristband)
6 p.m. — 4-H, FFA poultry released
6 p.m. — Little Buckaroo Rodeo
6 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience in Midway Area
6:30 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area
7:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway Area
8 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience in Midway Area
8 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area
8 p.m. to midnight — DJ, Entertainment Area
8:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway Area
9:30 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area
10 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience in Midway Area

Thursday — Special Needs Day
10 a.m. — Curry County bred lamb show
10 a.m. — Agriculture, Home Arts exhibits open
10 a.m. to noon — Special Needs Day activities
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Special Needs Citizens lunch
Noon — All poultry must be out of poultry and rabbit barn
3 p.m. — Junior breeding cattle show
4 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Commercial exhibits open
5 p.m. to midnight — Carnival open, Thrifty Nickel Reader Appreciation Night (three wristbands for $40)
5 p.m. — Junior market steer show
6 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience in Midway Area
6:30 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area
6:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway Area
7 p.m. — Youth pet show
7 p.m.— Demolition Derby
7:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway Area
8 p.m. to midnight — DJ, Entertainment Area
8 p.m. — Grupo Eclipse Concert
8 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area
8 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience in Midway Area
8:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway Area
9 p.m. — Grupo Vida Concert
9:30 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area
10 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience in Midway Area

Friday — 4-H/FFA Day
9:30 a.m. — Junior livestock sale meeting
9:30 a.m. — Presentation of 4-H home economics and general projects sweepstakes award winners
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. — Agriculture and home arts exhibits open
3:30 p.m. — Singles horse shoe pitching contest
4 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area
4 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Commercial exhibits open
5 p.m. to midnight — Carnival open
5:30 p.m. — Buyers reception
6 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area
6 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience in Midway Area
6:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway Area
6:30 p.m. — Junior livestock sale
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. — Square dancers
7:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway Area
8 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience in Midway Area
9 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area
8 p.m. to midnight — DJ, Entertainment Area
8:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway Area
10 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience in Midway Area

Saturday — Youth and Pioneer Day
8 a.m. — Arena Cross Qualifying Races, Mounted Patrol Arena
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Youth Day Activities
9 a.m. — 7th Annual Great American Turtle Race, Kevin Roberts Show Arena
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. — Agriculture, Home Arts and Commercial exhibits open
10 a.m. — Old Timer Celebration, Extension Building
10 a.m. — Mixed Teams Horseshoe Pitching Contests, West of Old House
Noon — Old Timer Lunch, Extension Building
Noon to midnight — Carnival open
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. — 4-H exhibits released, Home Arts Building
6 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience, Midway Area
7 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area
7:30 p.m. — Arena Cross Finals, Mounted Patrol Arena
7:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway Area
8 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience, Midway Area
8 p.m. — Charla Corn Concert, Entertainment Area
8 p.m. — Livestock entries released
8 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area
8:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway Area
9 p.m. — Jack Ingram Concert, Entertainment Area
9:30 p.m. — Amazing Arthur, Food Court Dance Area
9:30 p.m. — The Armadillo Show, Midway Area
9:30 p.m. — Agriculture Building closed
10 p.m. — Amazing Rainforest Experience, Midway Area
10 p.m. — Agriculture exhibits released