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Woods County Fair continues through Saturday


September 9, 2016

The Woods County Free Fair opened Thursday at the fairgrounds south of Alva. Young and not-so-young will have the opportunity to show off their skills and abilities. There is also plenty of entertainment on tap for fairgoers.

Friday Events

Friday starts off at 8 a.m. with judging of swine, bucket calves, beef cattle, sheep and goats.

The judging of open class homemaking exhibits, 4-H exhibits and open class agriculture exhibits is at 9 a.m. Friday.

The merchants building will again be open from 3 to 9 p.m. and inflatables will be available from 4 to 9 p.m.

Indoor events of the horse show will be at 6 p.m. in the arena.

Starting at 7 p.m. there will be a free meal and a DJ music show. Go-Kart races also start at 7 p.m. on the infield track.

Another popular contest is at 7:30 p.m. The Ice Cream Treat will be in the women’s building where fairgoers can line up for homemade ice cream at $1 per bowl.

Saturday Events

Horse Show speed events lead off Saturday morning at 8:15 a.m. in the outdoor arena. The livestock judging contest is at 8:30 a.m. in the indoor arena.

The merchants building will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All exhibits will be released at 1 p.m. as the fair closes down.

That’s not the end of the fun, however. The Alva Fire Department will host the 12th annual Mud Slinger Shootout at the fairgrounds during the afternoon. Gates will open at 9 a.m. with events to start at noon. Besides the vehicle runs through the mud pit, there will be a kids’ run on foot through the mud. The event typically features a mud pit tug of war between the firefighters and law enforcement.

Entertainment continues Saturday night with Go-Kart racing at the Alva Speedway at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday are Cash Days racing with $1,000 in prize money and a $500 in door prizes.


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