Jackson County Youth Fair rolls into town
Jennifer Lee Preyss
Oct. 7, 2013 at 5:07 a.m.
IF YOU GO
WHAT: Jackson County Youth Fair
WHEN: Wednesday-Saturday, times vary each day. Check website for times and dates.
WHERE: Brackenridge Main Event Center, 284 Brackenridge Parkway, Edna
MORE INFO: Call 361-782-3337 or visit jcyf.org
The scent of carnival fare is permeating Edna this week as Jackson County gears up for its 64th annual 2013 Youth Fair.
The fair kicked off Saturday with the annual parade through downtown Edna. And as the week progresses, excitement is building at the Brackenridge Main Event Center.
The event has grown each year - it has been held for five years at the Brackenridge venue - and some of this year's activities include "Crossroads Clowns on the Grounds," a petting zoo, an artistry in wood chain saw sculptor, a comedy hypnosis show, a bull ride event, a rhinestone roper, a pets overboard show, a play with gravity show, the Little Wrangler rodeo and the Heart of America carnival, which opens at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The pride of the fair, the youth livestock auction, will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday followed by the commercial heifer auction.
Last year, the fair achieved its highest honor, bringing in a record-setting $728,346 at the auction, according to a 2012 Advocate story.