Franklin County Fair begins Saturday

August 10, 2018

PRESTON — The Franklin County Fair begins Saturday in Preston.

Participants of the team sorting competition will register at 8 a.m., Saturday. Competition starts at 9 a.m. Team pennning will follow. The county-only branding competition will be held on Wednesday, said Wes Harris, chairman of the fair. It was printed wrong in the fair program that was mailed out to county residents.

Also on the agenda for Saturday will be the ranch rodeo at 6 p.m., which is free to the public. Teams must have at least two children under the age of 18 or women on them.

The 4-H Horse show begins at 8 a.m. Monday. At 6 p.m. , the Franklin County Talent Search begins. Interested persons may pick up sign-in sheets at Salon Trends. The 4-H Show-Deo begins at 7 p.m.

On Tuesday, the public is invited to bring in their entries for the open class home arts, photos, art and caning competitions starting at 8 a.m. The 4-H working ranch horse competition begins at 9 a.m. Entries to the 4-H clothing, foods and miscellaneous divisions may be entered between 3:30 and 6 p.m. The 4-H Dog show begins at 4 p.m., barrel racing is at 6 p.m. and the Style Review at 7 p.m.

Wednesday is the day to enter open class baking and open class crop competitions between 8 a.m. and noon. The Baby Contest Registration is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All 4-H entries will be taken that day as well: swine, lamb, gardening, beef, bucket calves, dairy cattle and goats, rabbits, pigeons, chickens, etc.

The Bloomfest competition for 6 p.m. Wednesday. In the arena, team branding begins at 6 p.m.

On Thursday, entries in the open class flower competition will be taken in the morning. The 4-H/FFA Livestock show begins at 8:30 a.m. The open class dairy show runs from 4-8 p.m. and registration for the baby contest runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Entertainment Thursday includes a petting zoo, Libby Barnard, Savannah Priestley, Lilia Ebanez, Marty Mickelson’s cowboy poetry, Professor Habbrockson’s Magic Show, balloon animals and kids games, a pie-eating contest, Vannessa Griffith, Distinguished Young Woman talents, Cache Valley Ballroom, John Dalley, Best Friends and Valley Implement’s mini-ex rodeo.

In the evening, the bands, cheerleaders and dance teams of Preston and West Side high schools will perform at 6:30 p.m. followed by the special needs rodeo, Fair Factor and Hypnotist John Moyer.

Aug. 17 features the open class dairy show, Great Green Zucchini contest and,m at 4 p.m., the market animal sale. Entertainment includes a petting zoo, singers Trey Smith, Paige Smith, Riley Smith and Jackson Waechtler, as well as a defense demo, a magic show, balloon animals and kids games, and a watermelon eating contest. The county commissioners will pass out ice cream at 3:30 p.m. Motorcross Insanity begins at 7 p.m. and will include off-road vehicle races for local competitors. Registration for that is at 5:30 p.m.

A free-fish scramble, sponsored by Precision Diesel, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 18. The Bull Bonanza begins at 8 p.m. Rough Stock performs Aug. 18 as well.

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