Clay County Fair Now Underway

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Crowned Miss Clay County at the annual pageants Saturday in Piggott was Lauren Hovis (center), the 20-year-old daughter of Chad and Tara Hovis of Corning. First alternate is Dominique Coln of Rector (second from left), the 17-year-old daughter of Jami and Bret Palmer and Mike and Diana Coln. Second alternate is Victoria Hill (second from right), the 18-year-old daughter of Corbin and Shannon Hill of Rector. Third alternate is Emmaline Hobbs (far left), the 18-year-old daughter of Roger and Melinda Hobbs of Piggott. Fourth alternate is Amber Russum (far right), the 20-year-old daughter of Archie and Terrie Russum of Knobel.(TD photo/Jeremy Hall)

The Clay County Fair got underway yeterday, Wednesday, Sept. 14, and runs through Saturday, Sept. 17, at the faigrounds in Piggott. In a change made last year, the annual pageants held in conjunction with the fair were held this past Saturday, to allow use of the commercial building during the event. The complete pageant results may be found in the CCTD print edition.

Activities at the fair Wednesday includes set-up of booths and check-in of livestock and horses. Today, Thursday, Sept. 15, will include judging and youth day activities are on tap for Friday. Youth Day will include a variety of special offerings on Friday, Sept. 17. The rides will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and an armband is available for the time for $10. Homeschoolers, and anyone with children not in school, are welcome to come out and enjoy all of the events associated with the annual Youth Day. The day gets underway at 9 a.m., and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Several classes from all three of the county school districts will be participating, and many will be riding the rides. The event is sponsored by Piggott State Bank, and offerings will include the FFA animal exhibit, tour of the exhibit buildings, the Farm Bureau milk cow demonstration, Farm Bureau combine simulator, Farm Bureau's "Where Your Food Comes From" exhibit, Rocky Clement's Show of Wonders and Justin Logan of KAIT--who will bring the Storm Tracker and will be on the air.

Saturday's activities include the annual parade at 10 a.m., which will begin at the First Baptist Church in Piggott and make its way to the fairgrounds. A number of other activities are also on tap, including the canine contest at 11 a.m. and the Farmer for a Day, from 1-2 p.m. Demolition derby will also be featured in the rodeo arena Saturday night, with the peewee derby at 6:30 p.m. and the main event at 7. Items may also be picked-up from the exhibit building from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Additional information may be found on the Clay County Fair website at or visit their Facebook page. Those wanting additional information may call 870 544-2476.

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