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Denim Gals Queen Contest Tonight; Demolition Derby
Will Be Saturday Night
The 2011 Douglas County Fair opens tonight (Thursday) and will run through Saturday night with entertainment and special events each night.
Opening the fair at 6 o’clock today will be the Denim Gals Pageant and Stick Horse contest.
Young ladies ages 5 to 18 will compete for the titles of petite princess, princess and Douglas County Fair Queen.
Those selected as this year’s fair royalty will reign over the fair and will assist with the presentation of trophies and awards.
Preceding the Denim Gals Fair Queen Contest, boys and girls ages 4 and under will participate in the Stick Horse class.
All activities will be held on the Patio Stage.
Following the Queen Contest, Bethany Schroeder and Southern Streak Band will take the stage and will entertain through the evening.
Thursday will also be Family Fun Night from 6 until 10 p.m. With a wrist band purchased in advance for $15, you can ride everything on the midway as many times as you wish during that period.
Ride wrist bands will also be available on Friday night and again on Saturday, from 2 to 6 p.m. After 6 p.m., carnival tickets will be available on Saturday.
Friday night will also feature a classic car and hot rod show, and Southern Streak Band will entertain once again on the Patio Stage.
Saturday night’s feature event will be the ever-popular Saturday Night Smash demolition derby, beginning at 6 p.m.
Livestock will also be exhibited at the fair Thursday through Saturday.
The beef show will be held on Friday beginning at 9 a.m., followed by a meat goat show, sheep show, and a dog show and agility exhibition beginning at 7 o’clock Friday evening.
The dairy judging will be held Saturday morning beginning at 9 a.m. Poultry and small animal show will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a dairy goat show at 12 noon or immediately following the dairy show.
Advance tickets and wrist bands can be purchased at Town & Country Bank or the Douglas County Extension Office.