(Salem) – The 2014 Fulton County Fair will be held from July 28, to August 2, in Salem, Arkansas. This year’s fair theme is “Where Everyone Wins” and the fair offers a week-long venue for family fun and education.
Wednesday is First National Banking Co. Day at the Fair and the day will start with Veterans Day. All veterans are invited to attend a special program planned in their honor at 10 AM. A special tribute will be given to World War II veterans and the speaker will be Colonel James Paul Rowlett, Director of Intelligence Arkansas National Guard. Colonel Rowlett grew up in Salem and is retired from the US Air Force. FNBC will provide lunch for veterans and their spouses. Call the Fulton County Fair office at 870-895-5565 to pre-register for Veterans Day to help in planning food.
Livestock, including poultry and rabbits, will check in from 5-7PM on Wednesday. Come out and support our youth and see the results of their hard work during the summer.
Hall Rodeo, LLC returns to the Fulton County Fair with an ACA sanctioned rodeo on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Rodeo action will get underway at 8PM each night. Rodeo producer Cline Hall is a popular area producer and promises a night of fast paced rodeo action. Call Hall 501-412-3644 for more information and to enter.
Thursday is Bank of Salem Day at the Fair and events start with Senior Day. This event is for all seniors, age 60 and older, and is sponsored by the Bank of Salem and White River Area Agency on Aging. Senior Day starts at 10AM and will feature free admission, a free lunch, games, golf cart tours of the livestock exhibits, and goodie bags and door prizes from area businesses. The medical community will have health screenings available throughout the day.
Livestock judging will start on Thursday morning with swine judging at 8AM. Sheep and goat judging and poultry and rabbit judging will also be held on Thursday morning. Hall Rodeo will have a second performance on Thursday night.
Also on Thursday night area FFA Chapters and 4-H clubs will compete for awards in the Fulton County Fair FFA Olympics. The competition will start at 7PM in the Everett Show Arena. Trophies will be awarded to the winning chapters and to individual members. FFA chapters who want to compete should contact Heath Shrable or Denny Young.
Friday is North Arkansas Electric Cooperative Day at the Fair and will start with beef and dairy cattle judging at 9AM. Kid’s Day will be held on Friday and it will start 10AM at the Salem City Park Pavilion on Civic Center Road. North Arkansas Electric will have a magician to start off the Kid’s Day and he will be followed by games, activity stations, door prizes, a puppet show, and tours of fair exhibits for pre-school through 4th grade students. North Arkansas Electric will provide lunch for kids and their parents or group chaperones. Pre-registration is encouraged to plan for the meal. Contact the Fulton County Fair Office at 870-895-5565 to pre-register.
Friday night is the Annual Fulton County Fair Truck Pull sponsored by North Arkansas Electric, Salem Auto Supply and Hill’s Auto Sales. It will start at 7PM in the arena. The Mo-Ark Truck Pulling Association will bring the popular X-Factor Sled to the fair for a sanctioned pull. For more information on the pull call Michael Roork at 870-371-0108.
Saturday is Hill’s Auto Sales Day at the Fair, The Junior Livestock Premium auction will start at 4PM in the Everett Show Arena. 4-H and FFA members from Fulton County will offer poultry, rabbits, goats, market hogs, and calves that the youth have exhibited at the county fair. The sale will be conducted by Perryman & Perryman Auction Company. Business owners and individuals are encouraged to support the youth in their efforts by attending the sale and bidding on these animals. Contact the fair office or Auctioneer Danny Perryman, 870-458-2020, for information on the sale.
The fair will conclude on Saturday night with a new event. Hill’s Auto Sales will sponsor a Tough Truck Competition at 7:30PM in the arena. Any car, truck, SUV, van or dune buggy can entered this timed event. Entry forms are available at Hill’s Auto Sales, Salem Auto Supply or at the Fulton County Fair Office.
Gate admission will cover all events except the carnival and it is $6 for teens and adults, $4 for youth age 6-12 and under 6 is free. Parking is free. For more information on the county fair call 870-895-5565 or visit www.fultoncountyfair.org.