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County Fair begins Monday

The Lawrence County Fair, featuring educational exhibits, a carnival, a PRCA rodeo, livestock events and much more, will kick off on Monday at Imboden.

The fair opens Monday evening with the Lawrence County Fair Pageants at the Sloan-Hendrix Gymnasium at 5:30 p.m. The time was originally set for 5 p.m. but was pushed back due to it being the first day of school.

Tuesday evening at 7 there will be horse halter class events in the rodeo arena.


Wednesday, Aug. 17, livestock early check in will be from 9 a.m. to noon, commercial booth setup will be at 2 p.m. and educational booth set up will be from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Entries can be checked in at the education building from 4:30-6:30 p.m., and all animals must be in place by 5 p.m.

Wednesday's activities will close with a gospel singing and ice cream social in the gym at 7 p.m.


Check in for education building entries will continue Thursday, Aug. 18, from 8 a.m. to noon, with the building closed that afternoon for judging. The building will reopen from 5-8 p.m.

The open cattle show will be at 6 p.m., and the carnival will be open from 6-10 p.m. Advance armbands are $15 and are available at First National Bank, Citizens Bank and Shelter Insurance in Imboden. Armbands will be $20 at the gate.


Livestock judging will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 19. Educational exhibits will be open from noon to 8 p.m., and the carnival will be open from 6-11 p.m. with armbands available.

The first rodeo performance will begin at 8 p.m. in the arena with special events being ladies goat milking and a goat chase. Admission is free for ages five and under, $7 for ages six to 12 and $10 for ages 13 and up.


The fair will conclude on Saturday, Aug. 20. The day's activities will include the annual auto show with registration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and judging starting at noon. Winners will be announced at 3 p.m. JR Rogers and the All Stars will perform from noon to 3 p.m.

The livestock premium auction will be held at 10 a.m., and educational exhibits will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Livestock checkout is at noon, and education building checkout is from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

The carnival will be open from 6-11 p.m. with armbands available. The second rodeo performance will begin at 8 p.m. in the arena. Special events will be wild cow milking and calf scramble and admission fees are the same as Friday night.

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