The Starke County 4-H Fair is quickly approaching, with plans to kick off this weekend with a number of 4-H shows.
On Saturday, July 13, the fair begins with open class exhibit entry from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., except for those in the flowers, foods, food preservation and hay and grain classes. At 8 a.m., competitors in the dog shows can enter their canine companions, with the showmanship show planned for 8:30 a.m. and the obedience show at 1 p.m.
Rabbits can be entered beginning at 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., and horses and ponies can be entered from 6 to 9 p.m.
Beginning at 6 a.m. on Sunday, 4-H beef, beef starter and dairy starter calves can be entered until 9 a.m., and from 6 a.m. to noon all 4-H waterfowl, poultry and pigeons can be entered. The Hamlet Lions Club is planning a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon at the Lions food stand.
From 7 to 9 a.m. on Sunday, 4-H horses and ponies can be entered at the horse arena, and from 9 to 11 a.m., cavy and rabbits – doe and litter only – can be entered. The 4-H Rabbit and Cavy Show is planned for 1 p.m. at the show arena.