Down home fun
Summer has arrived and along with it comes the fun of the Pulaski County Regional Fair. The fair is always held on the grounds of the St. Robert Community Center and features something for everyone in the whole family.
The fair begins Wednesday, June 14 and runs throughout the week ending Saturday, June 17 at 11:30 p.m.
A big draw for many people is the carnival. The carnival comes to town on Wednesday and the midway opens at 5 p.m. The carnival will feature a whole host of games, rides, food and attractions for people of all ages.
Also on Wednesday will be the 4H open project show, ham show, horticulture, and Ag mechanics, as well as the rabbit and poultry show at the livestock tent.
Wednesday evening will feature the Youth Farm Hand Challenge for youth ages 14 and under with teams of three at the arena at 8 p.m.
Thursday, the livestock shows will be for lambs and goats beginning at 4 p.m. and the carnival will be open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The fair queen and FFA scholarship presentations will also be on Thursday at about 7 p.m.
The adult Farmhand Challenge will begin at 8:30 p.m. in the arena. The competition is open to anyone over 14 with a team of three.
Friday's livestock show will be for hogs, while other fun down home events will be going on throughout the evening. The carnival will run from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
At 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. fair-goers can enjoy music from The Band Tanner, a country music band featuring a Waynesville native and Veteran.
The kids can have a try at a greased pig at 7 p.m. in the livestock tent or the whole family can check out the ATV Rodeo in the arena beginning at 8 p.m., check-in is at 7 p.m.
Saturday is the big day at the Pulaski County Fair, with events beginning at noon. The heifer and steer show start at noon, with weigh-ins beginning at 8 a.m. that morning.
If pie is your thing, you can enter the pie contest. Check-in for the pie contest is at 5 p.m. inside the community center and judging is at 6 p.m.
Local favorite ChristiAna Ball will be performing at 6 p.m. and again at 10 p.m. on the main stage and you can buy one of those pies at the pie auction in the arena at 8 p.m.
From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. visitors can catch the Hangin' for 8 Extreme Bullriding in the Arena.
When: Wednesday, June 14 through Saturday, June 17.
Where: St. Robert Community Center and grounds
Time: Fair opens from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wed - Fri. Carnival opens at 5 p.m. Wed - Fri. Saturday the fair is open from noon to 11:30 p.m. and the carnival opens at 2 p.m.
Cost: General admission to the fair is free, but the ATV Rodeo and bull riding events cost to enter. The ATV Rodeo is $5 with children 10 and under getting in free. The bullriding event is $10 for entry with free admission to children 10 and under.
Event Advance: The Pulaski County Regional Fair
Down home fun