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This Week

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Stevens County Fair activities promise lots of fun

    Get the family together and get to the Stevens County Fair this coming week! There will be plenty of activities, food, fun and concerts for everyone to enjoy!
    Thursday, July 24, the 4-H will have their Public Fashion Revue at Memorial Hall at 7:30 p.m.
    Friday, July 25, be sure to head down to the Hugoton Middle School Auditorium to see local Stevens County beauties compete for the title of Sorghum Queen 2014! The pageant will start at 7:00 p.m. and is sponsored by the Pollyannas.
    Saturday, July 26, gather up the whole crew to attend the races at Dirtona Raceway! Pits will open at 3:00 p.m., and the grandstands will open at 4:00 p.m. Karts and Junior Sprints will start off the night at 4:00 p.m. Micros, Hornets, Hobbys, Stock Cars, Sport Mods and Modifieds will start at 7:00 p.m. The United Rebel Sprint Series 305 cars will also be racing. Children up to age 12 will be admitted free of charge! Dirtona Raceway is located north of Hugoton at the intersection of Highways 25 and 56.
    Rank Little Buckers Bull Riding will take place at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 27 at the Fairgrounds.
    Monday, July 28 will be the Fair Work Day starting at 9:30 a.m. Then, at 5:30 p.m., the community is invited to come watch the Fair Parade down Main Street! Four-wheelers will be allowed in this year’s parade. ATVs must be trailered to the starting point - on the south side of the City Park - and are required to call Ruth at the Chamber to enter at 620-544-4305.
    Monday evening, the Hugoton High School FFA will be hosting Kids’ Night in the Arena Building starting at 6:00 p.m. with tons of fun games and activities for children of all ages. If you’re interested in a slightly more sophisticated gathering, head over to the entertainment tent, where candidates running for public office will be participating in a candidate forum. The forum will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. and is sponsored by the Hugoton Area Chamber, Stevens County Economic Development and Farm Bureau. Afterwards, Susie McEntire will take the stage at 8:00 p.m. to perform a free concert.
    Tuesday, July 29 is packed full of events and entertainment! The day starts with the 4-H and Open Class Dog Show at 9:00 a.m., followed by the 4-H and Open Class Hand-Held Pets Show at 9:30 a.m. Hugoton chefs will be competing for the title of Backyard Cook-off Champ all day Tuesday, wafting delicious barbecue smells throughout the area! The Cook-Off is sponsored by the Stevens County Fair Association and Hugoton Recreation.
    At 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, everyone is welcome to a free hamburger and hot dog feed sponsored by the Stevens County Sheriff’s Department. They’ll serve until 1:00 p.m. - or until the goodies run out! Sit down with your plate under the entertainment tent, where Sean Emery will entertain starting at 12:00 noon. Sean is a self-described “funny guy who juggles stuff”, so be sure to check out the show!
    From 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, participants can register for the pedal tractor pull, which will take place at 6:00 p.m. At 8:00 p.m., Sean Emery will delight the crowd again with a free performance.
    Buildings will then be closed at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday morning for exhibits. Wednesday also marks Community Worship Night at the fair, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. A free concert will be performed by 3D Gospel featuring Delisa Dawn under the entertainment tent.
    Fair buildings will open for patrons to view exhibits at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening. At 8:00 p.m., get in line to bid for exquisite eats at the 4-H Food Auction!
    Thursday, July 31, the Phil Vandel Band will perform under the entertainment tent at 8:00 p.m.
    Friday will be the Old Timers’ Show at 4:30 p.m. Citizens State Bank employees will be serving up their annual barbecue and watermelon feed from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Food will be provided by Kim’s Ribs of Guymon, Ok. At 6:00 p.m. will be the Parade of Champions by the entertainment tent, followed by the 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale in the Arena Building. Then you can enjoy a free concert by Riverrock at 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, August 2, exhibits will be released and participants can pick up their Fair premiums from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
    If you would like to find out more about any events, check out the Stevens County Fair ads on pages 2B, 3B and 6C in this week’s Hermes!

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