Jackson County Youth Fair begins

Jennifer Lee Preyss By Jennifer Lee Preyss

Oct. 4, 2011 at 5:04 a.m.

The 62nd Annual Jackson County Youth Fair starts Wednesday at the Brackenridge Recreational Complex Main Event Center in Edna.

Indoor and outdoor exhibits will be featured throughout the week, including an exotic petting zoo, The Rhinestone Roper, Artistry in Wood chainsaw sculptor, Eric Kand comedy hypnosis show, DJ Timothy Gonzales, and Crossroads Clowns.

At 8 a.m. Wednesday, swine, fryers, rabbits, turkeys, lambs, goats and steers will be weighed in, sifted and judged for Saturday's livestock auction.

Gates and indoor exhibits open to the public at noon, and commercial heifer awards and results will be announced in the show arena.

Goat judging commences at 1 p.m. Wednesday, followed by lamb judging at 3 p.m., steers at 5 p.m. and swine at 6:30 p.m.

The petting zoo opens at 4 p.m., and the "Heart of America" carnival opens at 6 p.m, which features more rides for young adults this year.

Events and activities are held throughout the day Saturday, including a youth tractor driving contest at 8:30 a.m.

The livestock auction begins at 1 p.m. in the show arena. Last year's youth auction brought in record numbers, earning $540,460.

Daily admission to the fair is $5 for adults and students and free for children 6 and younger.

Fair food and and other art exhibits are featured throughout the day.

The grounds close Wednesday and Thursday at 11 p.m., and midnight on Saturday.

For a detailed schedule of fair events, shows and livestock judging, visit jcyf.org.



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