For the past several months, local 4-Hers have diligently worked on their projects, which range from livestock to cooking and sewing. As the fair gets closer and closer, many 4-H groups are working to finish last minute work on their projects and plans.
This year’s Mason County Fair will be full of 4-H work. For many 4-Hers, the fair is the time to show off what they have done throughout the year. The Annual Youth 4-H Horse Show will kick off the 4-H events of the week. Other activities that 4-Hers will take part in include the Market Hog Showmanship and Market Hog Show; Junior Dairy Goat Show and Market Meat Goat Show; Market Lamb Show and Special Lamb Show; Commercial Feeder Calf Show; Junior Beef Cattle Show; Market Steer Show; Junior Dairy Show; and the Junior Horse Show.
The Junior Livestock Sale, slated for Friday, Aug. 12, also is a big event for local youth. During the livestock sale, 4-Hers have the chance to make money for their hard work in raising their animals throughout the year. The sale, which begins at 1 p.m., will feature market meat goats, market hogs, feeder calves, market steers, special lambs and market lambs.
Next week’s fair is more than just work, however. Several activities are planned for area youth including entertainment and games, such as the greasy pig contest. A pet parade, slated for 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, also is on tap. In addition, Wednesday, Aug. 10 will feature a variety of children’s games in the main show ring. Games will include a treasure hunt and hay bale toss.
For more information on the upcoming Mason County Fair and 4-H projects, visit the Web site, www.masoncountyfairwv.org or call 304-675-5463.