8/26/14 – 5:09 A.M.
The Hancock County Fair opens today. Some of the featured events will include a parade in honor of the Old Millstream Fairgrounds 75th anniversary. That will take place on the south part of the fairgrounds at 5:30 p.m., and will be followed by the opening ceremonies and the crowning of the Junior Fair king and queen.
In other events a horseshoe pitching contest for Hancock County residents will take place at 10 a.m. There will also be a baked goods auction in the Grange Building at 5 p.m.
Admission will be $2 for senior citizens and veterans today.
7 a.m. to 9 a.m. — Gates open for livestock.
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8 a.m. — Junior Fair horse show, north grandstand.
9 a.m. on — Open class judging in Grange Building: farm products, horticulture, woodworking, domestic arts and crafts, hobbies and collections, Granges, and baking department.
9 a.m. — Junior Fair booth judging, youth building.
9 a.m. — Judging of Junior Fair FFA and home economics, education building.
9:30 a.m. — Junior Fair swine show, south show arena.
10 a.m. — Junior Fair poultry judging, poultry barn.
10 a.m. — Junior Fair rabbit showmanship, north show arena.
10 a.m. — Horseshoe pitching for Hancock County residents only.
10 a.m. — Junior Fair dog show, show tent.
1 p.m. — Junior Fair duke and duchess coronation, mini park.
1 p.m. — Open special draft horse show, north grandstand.
2 p.m. — Weigh-in, Junior Fair market lambs.
2 p.m. — 4-H in Action, youth building.
5 p.m. — Baked goods auction, Grange Building.
5:30 p.m. — 75th anniversary parade, followed by opening ceremonies, Junior Fair king and queen coronation, and county band show.
6 p.m. — Photography judging.