OPEN MIC Bob Connell talks with Corrine Weathly About the 2011 Van Buren County Fair

OPEN MIC Bob Connell with KFFB 106.1 talks with Corrine Weathly about the Van Buren County Fair & Livestock Show. No gate addmission for 2011.


Monday, September 12
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Reg dairy goats, reg meat goats, market goats, market lambs, breeding
                               sheep, commercial ewes may arrive.
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Enter Creative Arts Exhibits (INCLUDING ALL FOOD ITEMS) in the GW Building
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Set up commercial exhibits
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Enter goats & lambs
6:00 p.m.  Weigh in market goats, market lambs, and commercial ewes.

Tuesday Through Saturday Events
10:00 a.m. GW Building Open – Tuesday opens at after judging of exhibits is complete.
11:00 a.m. Kitchen Concessions Open

4:00-9:00 p.m. Commercial Exhibit Building Open – Noon to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday.
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Farmer for a Day -10 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday

Tuesday, September 13
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Judging of Creative Arts Exhibits in GW Building
                                    – GW Building closed to public.
6:00 p.m.  Judging reg diary goats, reg meat goats, and market goats
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Judging of Food Preparation Exhibits
7:00 p.m.  Judging reg breeding sheep, market lambs, and commercial ewes.
7:30 p.m.  Food Preparation baked good items will be on sale in the kitchen building.

                 Money raised goes for local scholarships given by VBC Fair Association.
9:00 p.m.  Releasing all goats and lambs excluding those making the livestock premium auction.

Wednesday, September 14
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Diary cattle, beef cattle, swine, poultry, and rabbits may arrive.
6:00 p.m.  Weighing of market hogs, commercial gilts, country barrows market steers, and
                  commercial heifers.
6:00 p.m.  Youth Talent Rehearsal in GW Building

Thursday, September 15 *** SCHOOL BUS DAY ***

Students will tour the fairgrounds, see and hear bagpipes played, and hear great stories.
Arkansas Game and Fish – Fish tank arrives in the morning.

6:00 p.m.  Judging reg breeding beef, commercial heifers, and market steers.
7:00 p.m.  Judging of Junior Market Hogs
7:00 p.m.  Open Talent Show in GW Bldg.

Friday, September 16
Arkansas Game and Fish – Fish tank departs in the late afternoon.

4:00 p.m.  Judging poultry and rabbits.
6:00 p.m.  Judging reg diary cattle.
7:00 p.m.  Judging reg breeding swine, commercial gilts and county bred barrows.
7:00 p.m.  Judging Jr. & Open Breeding Swine & Jr. Commercial Gilts/Barrows
7:00 p.m.  SUGAR LOAF BAND in the GW Bldg.

Saturday, September 17
09:30 a.m.  Register for Strut Your Mutt
10:00 a.m.  Strut Your Mutt Program
10:00 a.m.  Livestock premium auction Immediately followed by the Mayor’s Cookie Jar auction. Money raised goes for local scholarships given by VBC Fair Association
11:00 a.m.  4-H & FFA Poultry Chain Auction in Poultry Bldg.
11:30 a.m.  Presenting herdsman awards
12:00 p.m.  4-H poultry chain auction
03:00 p.m.  Kids Day Activities (10 years and under) by the Fair Office
04:00 p.m.  Best of the Best Showmanship contest
Mayor’s cookie jars will be auctioned immediately following the livestock premium auction held in the livestock arena.
05:00 p.m. Youth Talent Contest
07:00 p.m.  Country Singer Mark McCord in the GW Building
08:00 p.m.  Release all livestock

Sunday, September 18
1:00-3:00 p.m. Pick up Creative Arts exhibits.

• Creative Arts premium checks available
• Prepare blue ribbon winning exhibits for District Fair entry
• Prepare best of show winning exhibits for State Fair entry