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The Washington County Fair is gearing up for June – from Saturday, June 21 – 28.

The annual event is settling into its new date in June and will kick off this week with the 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Thursday at 6p.

385482_1_80_040312_120348Other events will lead up to the fair including fair setup at the 4H Building next Wednesday and 4-H Project drop off starts between 6-7p on Thursday, June 19. Project check-in will also be held on Friday from 9a until noon. and Saturday from 8:30a until noon for Open Class exhibits.

From 1-3p on Saturday, 4H Rabbits and Poultry can be checked in.

The annual baby contest will be held at the Salem Middle School beginning at 1p. Registration begins at noon. This year’s theme is “Hollywood” The entry fee is $6 and admission is $3.

Also at 1p on Saturday will be the Horseshoe Pitching Contest at the bottom of the hill.

The grandstand event for Saturday night will be the Antique Tractor Pull beginning at 7pl. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 6-12. Pit passes are $15.

Sunday will feature the 4H Rabbit Show at 1p followed by the annual fair parade at 3p. This year’s theme is “A Time To Celebrate – 1814-2014”

The entry fee this year is to donate a case of canned goods for the Washington County Food Bank.

Print out the attached parade entry form and submit them to Lana Hamilton, PO Box 86, Salem, IN 47167. Entries can also be phoned in to Sharon Smedley at 883.6442.

Only pre-registered entries will be considered for a parade prize.

The parade will move from the Salem Middle School are up Homer Street, turn onto Main Street and proceed around the square to the shopping center at the south of Salem.

On the day of the parade, check in on North Harrison Street by the Salem High School Tennis Courts to get your line up position.

Other events on Sunday include the 4H Open House Poultry show at 5p and open house at the 4H Building from 4-8p.

4H Livestock check in will be from 5-10p (with the exception of swine, which will be checked in from 6-10a on Tuesday morning.). Livestock can also be checked in Monday morning from 8-10a.

Sunday’s grandstand event is the Tractor and Truck Pull, beginning at 6:30p. Weigh-in starts at 5p with a driver’s meeting at 6p.

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children 6-12. Pit passes are $15.

Monday will feature Open class entries from 8:30-noon and the opening of the open class exhibit hall as well as the commercial buildings.

The midway opens at 6p.

The Washington County Cattlemen’s Association will have a beef barbecue from 5-9p.

The 4H Sheep Show begins at 6p and the free entertainment for the evening will be the West Washington County Fellowship of Christian Churches at the gazebo.

The annual Queen Pageant will take place at 8p.  Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children 6-12.

Tuesday is Senior Citizens Day, which begins at the shelter house at 10a. The annual event is sponsored by Hoosier Uplands.

The 4H Dairy Show begins at 10a and there will be a Pork Barbecue by the Washington County Pork Producers from 11a through 9p.

The 4H Dairy Beef show will be followed by the 4H Beef Show, beginning at 5p.

Scott Greeson will be the free entertainment for the evening, beginning at 7p.

The Teen Pageant will be held at 8p in the grandstand. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children 6-12.

Wednesday is Kid’s Day and begins at 11a. This event is sponsored annually by Mid Southern Savings Bank.

The Washington County Sheep Association will be selling Cinnamon Rolls and drinks at 8a.

The 4H and Open Class goat show will be held at 10a and the sheep association will be having a Lamb Barbecue and fajitas from 11a until 8p.

Kids Day activites are open from 11a until 2p with the midway opening from 2-4p.

Bear Hollow wood carvers will be providing free entertainment at the gazebo beginning at 4:30p.

The 4H Washington County Born and Raised Beef Show will begin at 6p.

The Hoosier Idol Talent Show is the grandstand event and begins at 8p. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children 6-12.

Thursday offers the 4H Swine Show at 8a followed by a beef barbecue by the Washington County Cattlemen’s Association from 11a-1p and from 4-9p.

The Supreme Showmanship contest is at 7p with Classic Country providing the free entertainment at the gazebo for an hour. At 8p. “Apostle”, an award winning trick horse along with trainer David Davis will be performing in the show arena.

Non-auction and non-market livestock animals will be released beginning at 11:30p – 12:30a – NO EARLY RELEASE!

The grandstand event will be the Randy Lee Senior Memorial Race featuring mini stocks, pro-trucks, pure stocks, UMP Modifieds and Hornets.

The gates for these races open at 3p and hot laps begin at 6:30p

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children 6-12.. Pit Passes are $25.

Friday morning the 4H Livestock which are non-auction and non-market animals will be released. At 9:30a on Friday, the livestock auction will be held.

4H Night will begin at 6p with Karli Edging providing the free entertainment at 7p.

Mud bogs will be held as the grandstand event at 7p. Tech times are 4-6p. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children 6-12. Pit Passes are $15.

Saturday will close out the fair with the annual demolition derby beginning at 7p. Registration begins at 5p. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children 6-12. Pit passes are $15 each. No one is allowed in the pit area under 14 years old.

Earlier in the day, the 4H Jamboree of Fun will be held at 10a.

The 4H Dog Obedience program will begin at 6p as well as “Sparkles and Spurs” the free entertainment for the night.

The Salem Assembly of God Young Adult Worship Team will provide entertainment at 7:30p.

Sunday, June 29, 4H projects will be released from 11a – 1p. Commercial exhibits will be released from Noon until 6p. All open class exhibits will be released from 12:30 – 2p.