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The 2010 edition of the Douglas County Fair will be held July 22, 23 and 24, but tomorrow (Friday) is the deadline to sign up for the Denim Gals Fair Queen Contest, for girls ages 5 to 18.
Once again this year the Denim Gals contest will consist of three divisions, Petite Princess, Princess and Fair Queen. Preceding the queen contest will be the toddlers Stick Horse class for boys and girls 4 years and under.
Entry forms can be found in the 2010 Douglas County Fair Book which is available at businesses throughout Ava. An entry form can also be found in recent issues of the Douglas County Herald.
The Stick Horse and Denim Gals contests will kick off the fair on Thursday, July 22, beginning at 6 p.m.
Truck and tractor pulls will be held on Thursday, beginning at 7 p.m. on the pulling track.
On Friday night, more truck classes will pull.
Complete details can be found in the Fair Book or by calling Dewane Medlin at 417-830-7205.
The truck and tractor pulls are coordinated by the Southern Missouri Truck and Tractor Pulling Association (SMTTPA). Sanc-tioned classes will be held both nights.
Saturday night, July 25, will feature the traditional Saturday Night Smash Up Demolition Derby.
A total of $2,100 will be offered to the winners this year, which includes a $100 bonus to the winning co-driver.
A Powder Puff class will be held immediately following the Feature event.
Demolition Derby entries should be mailed to Robert Lambert, RR 6 Box 6215, Ava, MO 65608.
General exhibits will be entered on Wednesday, July 21, between 12 and 5 p.m. Perishable items will be judged Wednesday evening. All other items will be judged on Thursday morning.
Beef cattle must be in place by 8 p.m., Thursday, July 22, and will be released at 4 p.m. Friday. Meat goats and sheep also must be in place by 8 p.m. Thursday and will be released at 4 o’clock Friday.
All dairy livestock (cattle and goats) must be in place by 9 p.m. Friday, July 23, and will be released no later that 11 pm. Saturday.
The beef show will be held at 9 a.m. Friday. The meat goat show will be held at 2 p.m., with the sheep show to follow.
The dairy cattle show will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday with the dairy goat show to be held at 12 noon or immediately following the dairy cattle show.