FUN AT THE FAIR

By: 
Surya Milner

The Park County Fair is in full swing as it revels in its third day of events. Riding off of a successful Open Class Entry day, complete with the 4-H Horse Show, 4-H Dog Agility and the annually-celebrated Park FFA Sundown Showdown, the Fair has seen mostly sunny skies. 

Fair Office Assistant Sam Noble said that yesterday’s events ran smoothly, despite a minor shortage of volunteers in the morning. 

However, things quickly picked up by the afternoon as more volunteers arrived on the scene. With their help, Marcus’ Inflatables, the Paintless Paintball Arena and Samson the Mechanical Bull were able to be set up without difficulty.

Noble said he expects the fair to continue smoothly throughout the weekend as long as volunteer attendance remains high. 

“It’s been a fairly seamless fair so far,” he said. 

Noble said he expects another lively day at the fairground, with judges of the Open Class competitions returning verdicts later in the day. 

Livingston local Louis Armentaro will make an appearance throughout the day on the steel guitar, providing a rhythmic backdrop to 4-H Poultry and Rabbit Showmanship and the International Reptile Rescue exhibit. The day’s events will conclude at 7 p.m. with the Park County Fair Ranch Rodeo. 

Tomorrow’s docket is full with the 4-H/FFA Swine, Sheep, Goat and Alpaca Shows and Showmanship, concluding with the annually anticipated Shields Valley FFA Pig Wrestling at 7:30 p.m.