B. Co. Fair is set for Sept. 26-Oct. 1

Friday, July 1, 2016

The Butler County Fair is scheduled for Sept. 26-Oct. 1 and Stephanie Milner, 4-H Youth Development specialist with the University of Missouri Extension, asked everyone to circle the date on their calendar. The fair will be in downtown Poplar Bluff at the Black River Coliseum and at the Ray Clinton Park.

The Butler County Fair board will be partnering with the Iron Horse Festival for the first time this year, Milner said.

Events happening Sept. 26-28 at the Black River Coliseum include agriculture, horticulture and floriculture exhibits; home economics, 4-H, and youth exhibits; the FCE silent auction; 4-H and FFA public speaking contest; and the beauty pageant.

Exhibit events superintendent Betty Schalk said, "We are expecting a large crowd again this year since we have the best exhibit events in the area."

Entries in home economics, 4-H, youth, agriculture, horticulture, and floriculture will be taken at the Black River Coliseum from noon until 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 and from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27. The exhibit area will be closed during the judging and will reopen at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Ribbons and prize money will be given to each exhibitor in the 4-H and youth divisions. Three prize ribbons and money will be given in each class in the adult divisions in floriculture, fruits and vegetables, home economics, and agriculture. Exhibits will stay in place until noon Wednesday, Sept. 28. At that time, prize money will be given from noon to 2 p.m. All entries need to be retrieved by 2 p.m. on Wednesday. If not entries will be taken to the Butler County University of Missouri Extension office. 4-H and FFA public speaking contest will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26. Money and ribbons will be awarded in prepared and extemporaneous speeches.

For more information, contact the Butler County University of Missouri Extension Center at 222 North Broadway, Poplar Bluff (686-8064).

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