Bell County Fair gearing up

Published 10:58 am Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Bell County Fair is an annual premier event in the community. Once summer rolls around, the fair will be back in full swing for all to enjoy.

While the Bell County Fair, located at the fairgrounds at Fourmile, will feature the usual rides and attractions that are typical of a fair, past events have featured musical performers, tractor pulls, rodeos and car shows.

Set to kick off June 20-23, the Bell County Fair recently announced through a newsletter from the Bell County Cooperative Extension that the extension will be in charge of the fair exhibits. The exhibits, both open and from 4-H, will need to be entered June 20 from 8 a.m. to noon at the fairgrounds.

The judging will be conducted from 1-3 p.m. on the same day. All of the exhibits will be on display from June 20-23 from 5-9 p.m.

All food exhibits such as fruits, vegetables and other foods are to be entered on white Styrofoam plates. All baked goods are advised to be cooled before wrapping in plastic wrap. Canned goods are to be stored in standard canning jars and properly sealed.

There are six divisions. They include foods, food preservation, hand-crafted items (such as knitted and crocheted items), clothing, arts and crafts (paintings, drawings, ceramics, baskets, etc.), and home grown fruits and vegetables. Each division will be awarded a first, second and third place ribbon or a participation ribbon.

Also, a division grand champion and reserve champion will be chosen out of the division winners. There is only one entry per person, per division, allowed.

The Bell County Fair also recently announced that country music star Rodney Atkins will be performing on June 22.