Clay County Fair Runs Through Saturday

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Activities are underway at the fairgrounds in Piggott, as the 2018 Clay County Fair is scheduled to run through Saturday. Events at this year's fair actually got underway on Saturday, with the annual slate of pageants in the industrial building. All the winners may be found in this week's print edition of the CCTD.

In keeping with tradition, Friday is Youth Day at the fairgrounds. Some of the offerings on tap this year are, Rocky Clement's Show of Wonders, a tour of the exhibit buildings, the FFA animal show exhibit and a visit from Survival Flight and their helicopter. Also taking part will be the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Piggott Police Department, staff from Piggott Community Hospital Ambulance Service and the Piggott Fire Department.

The UofA inflatable BB gun range is also scheduled to return again this year, and the 4H Smoothie Bike will be featured.

Continuing another long time tradition, open rodeo action will be featured on Friday evening, set to begin at 7:30 p.m. in the arena. Additional information on the specific events and entry fees may be found elsewhere in this edition, or participants may call 573 624-2830.

Saturday's activities include the annual parade at 10 a.m., which will line-up at the First Baptist Church and make its way to the fairgrounds. Beginning at 1 p.m. the 32nd annual canine contest will be held. Antique tractors will also be on display following the parade. In keeping with another longstanding tradition, demolition derby will featured in the rodeo arena Saturday night, with the peewee derby at 6:30 p.m. and the main event to follow at 7. Those wanting more information on the derby may contact Brian Stevens at 870 240-2498.

Of course, the Clay County Fair Kitchen is open daily, offering a variety of food items for fairgoers or those choosing to stop by for lunch.

Additional information may be found on the Clay County Fair website at www.claycountyarfair.com or by visiting their Facebook page.

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