Carnival Lights & Country Nights at the Van Buren County Fair 2013

The Van Buren County Fair has a great lineup this year with new events and additions to the favorites. Come out to rope a goat or watch the goat roping on Friday, September 13 from 6 p.m. until 6 p.m. and then again on Saturday, September 14 from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. You also won’t want to miss Mister Morphis One Man Band on Friday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m. The gate admission is only $2.00 per person 12 and over this year.

The VBC Fair Pageants will kick off the fair on Saturday September 7, beginning at 4 p.m. with the babies, 5:30 p.m. with the Elementary Pageant, and 7:30 with the Junior and Senior Pageants. Registration and practice for the pageants will Friday, September 5 and 6 from 6 until 8 p.m.

Bring your arts, crafts, photos, canned goods, etc. and enter the Creative Arts Exhibits on Monday, September 9 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Livestock (goats, lambs and commercial ewes) will be checked in on Monday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. as well, check the schedule for details. Judging will be done on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, September 11, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. dairy and beef cattle, swine, poultry, and rabbits will be checked in. Also, it’s Senior Citizen Day with a game of Fruit Bingo. Youth Talent contestants will have registration and rehearsal in the GrahamWeatherly Building at 6 p.m.

See an exciting Karate Exhibition on Thursday evening at 6 p.m. and then listen to an all-time favorite gospel group, the Nelson Family, at 7 p.m.

Friday evening be entertained by the Van Buren County Community Band at 6:30 p.m. and stay for the One Man Band.

Saturday, September 14 at 3 p.m. will be Kids Day Activities for kids 10 years and younger next to the fair office. In the evening at7 p.m. the Youth Talent Contest will begin.

The kitchen will be open Tuesday through Saturday at 11 a.m. The commercial exhibits will be from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. during the week and from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday. Farmer for a Day is 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. during the week and 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Saturday – there are some fun new additions. Carnival rides will open Wednesday and go through Saturday.

Come out and support your county fair. For information call the Fair Manager, Corrine Weatherly at 745-8100; Asst. Manager, Cal Graham at 745-2436, Commercial Exhibits; or VBC Fair Assoc. President, Alice Chambers at 723-8309, Youth Talent; Pageant Director, Dana Huyck at 745-4805; Exhibits and Educational Booths, Phyllis Young at 723-4507; and Livestock, Wesley Hall at 501-765-6885. See you at the fair.