The Robertson County Fair will soon be here. Of course the carnival rides are important, but I feel that that the Agricultural Events are the basis for our county fair.
During Fair Week, you have opportunities to bring entries for farm crops, garden crops, orchard products, arts and crafts, photography, sewing, baking, canning, and more. You can also bring your animals to show in the barn events for sheep, goats, beef cattle, dairy cattle, chickens and pets.
These agricultural events are great educational opportunities for our children and grandchildren.
Get your entries ready and make sure you arrive at the correct time. See the schedule of events below:
*Sunday, Aug. 18 (2-5 p.m.) – All entries for crops, garden, canning, etc in the red-brick building.
*Tuesday, Aug. 20 (7 p.m.) – Dairy Show in the Livestock Pavilion
*Wednesday, Aug. 21 (9 a.m.-7 p.m.) – Beef Cattle Show in the Livestock Pavilion
*Friday, Aug. 23 (6 p.m.) – Sheep Show in the Livestock Pavilion
*Saturday, Aug. 24 (9 a.m.) – 4-H Pullet Sale in the Livestock Pavilion
*Saturday, Aug. 24 (10 a.m.) – Pet Show in the Livestock Pavilion
*Saturday, Aug. 24 (3 p.m.) – Goat Show in the Livestock Pavilion
*Saturday, Aug. 24 (5 p.m.) – 4-H Share the Fun Talent Show
*Sunday, Aug. 25 (2-4 p.m.) - Remove exhibits from the building & collect premiums
For more information on the fair, you can pick up a copy of the fair catalog at the UT Extension Office, 408 N. Main Street in Springfield. You may also go online to view the fair catalog athttps://robertsoncountyfair.com/catalog.
Jeff Smith is an agriculture agent and the county director of UT Extension – Robertson County.