The 2014 Barron County Fair features something for everyone during its 5-day run that started today and runs through Sunday. In addition to the hundreds of exhibitors vying for blue ribbons, crowds are expected to pack the midway for rides and games, as well as fill the grandstand and other venues for entertainment, Harness horses will race both this Wednesday and Thursday, beginning at 7 p.m. on the track in front of the grandstand. Admission is $5. On Friday local musician Chris Kroeze will warm up the stage for the return of country music band Savannah Jack starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth. The fair's first-ever Pulling Spectacular is set for Saturday. Both tractors and trucks will be pulling on two sleds. The event features two tracks with trucks in Super Stock and Modified. Trucks will compete in two weight classes. Tractors will compete in 15 classes with diesel tractors, diesel trucks, modified tractors and some NTPA classes. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $14. Sunday night is the popular demolition derby, starting at 7 p.m. Anyone entering the fair that day after 3 p.m. is exempt from an entry fee if they buy a ticket for the derby, which is $14 for adults and $5 for kids 6-12 years of age. Terry DaVolt and his three award-winning personas-T Texas Terry, Terry DaVolt Comedy Hypnotist, and Too-Tall-Terry The 10-foot Tall Cowboy-will also be back entertaining crowds every day of the Barron County Fair. Here's a complete run down of fair events starting this evening.
Wednesday 5 p.m.: Open Class judging for fruits and vegetables begins in the crop tent. 5:30 p.m.: Fair opening ceremony. 6 p.m.: Open Class judging for herbs, flowers and houseplants. 7 p.m.: Harness horse races begin.
Thursday, July 17 8 a.m.: Begins with entry day for dairy, horse, rabbits, goats and poultry. 8 a.m.: Gymkhana horse show in horse arena. 8:30 a.m.: Hog show in livestock arena. 9 a.m.: Open Class judging of cultural arts in the Expo Building. 1 p.m.: Veggie races in the crop tent. 1 p.m.: Poultry show in the poultry/rabbit building. 2 p.m.: Beef show in livestock arena. 3 p.m.: Junior scavenger hunt. 4:30 p.m.: Rabbit show in the poultry/rabbit building. 7 p.m.: Second night of harness horse races.
Friday, July 18 8 a.m.: Showmanship and English horse show in horse arena. 9 a.m.: Dairy show in livestock arena. 9 a.m.: Crop judging in the crop tent. 11 a.m.: Llama show in the llama barn. 11 a.m.: Goat show in the livestock arena. Noon: Pee wee goat show in livestock arena. 1 p.m.: Dairy showmanship judging in livestock arena. 2 p.m.: Free K9 demonstration in front of the grandstand. 6:30 p.m.: Fairest of the Fair crowned at the gazebo. 7 p.m.: Savannah Jack to perform at the grandstand with Chris Kroeze as the opening act.
Saturday, July 19 9 a.m.: Western horse show in horse arena. 11:30 a.m.: Luncheon for Junior Livestock buyers and sellers in the infield tent. 1 p.m.: Sanctioned pedal pull beneath the grandstand. 1:30 p.m.: Junior Livestock sale in the livestock arena. 2 p.m.: Pack goat and cart goat show. 4 p.m.: Draft horse halter judging in livestock arena. 5 p.m.: Scavenger hunt. Register in fair office. 7 p.m.: Truck and tractor pull Extravaganza in front of the grandstand. 8 p.m.: Catholic Mass at the Fairtime Chapel. Sunday. July 20 10 a.m.: Fairtime chapel. 10 a.m.: Draft horse hitch show in livestock arena. 11 a.m.: State Fair dairy parade in livestock arena. Noon: Little Britches Dairy show in livestock arena. 1 p.m.: Open Dairy Show judging in livestock arena. 1:30: Free demonstration by mini excavator state champion. 2 p.m.: Dress a Goat competition. 6 p.m.: 4-H raffle in Expo Building. 7 p.m. Gigantic demo derby.