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Massac fair to host variety of events

BY KATIE PAXTON kpaxton@paducahsun.com

The 33rd annual Massac County Youth Fair started off strong this past weekend with dairy cattle, goat, duck, rabbit, and horse shows as well as a tractor and machinery parade through Metropolis, Illinois.

The fun doesn't stop there, however, as more events are planned this week on the Youth Fairground.

Today at 8 a.m. marks the entry deadline for the goat weathers show, which will take place at 9 a.m. after the dairy cattle show. At 10 a.m., the Got Milk Mustache Contest kicks off and runs until 12:30 p.m. The dog show will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the release of diary cattle and goats at 9 p.m.

Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., exhibit hall entries will be completed. At 5 p.m. registration for the Farm Follies begins, followed by the Watermelon Bust. The Farm Follies start at 6:30 p.m. as well as the food auction. At 9 p.m., all livestock entries should be completed.

On Wednesday, there will be children's games at 2 p.m. Thursday's events kick off with the swine and sheep shows at 8 a.m. The exhibit hall will be open from 9 a.m. until noon. Children's games commence at 2 p.m, and the exhibit hall will reopen from 5 to 8 p.m. Registration for the Stick Horse show begins at 5:30 with the show starting at 6 p.m. At 8 p.m., things get messy with the Greased Pig Contest and the Cow Pasture Plop.

There will be breakfast served early Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. The beef show begins at 9 a.m. Friday, and children's games are again at 2 p.m. The exhibit hall will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. Registration for the cat show begins at 4 p.m., with the show at 5 p.m.; Beef Night is at 6 p.m.; and the livestock will be released at 9 p.m.

Saturday's festivities begin with the FFA Show at 8 a.m. The exhibit hall is open from 10 a.m. to noon. The market swine show starts at 11 a.m. with the steer show to follow.

The fun winds down from 2 to 5 p.m. with the release of all entries and the payment of premiums.

The fair will take place near Massac County High School, 4476 Korte Road in Metropolis. For more information, call 618-524-7320.

Contact Katie Paxton, a Paducah Sun staff writer, at 270-575-8655.

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