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by Steve Beavers
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Alcorn County Fair organizers are ready to ride.

The 4th annual event will be packed with five days of old-time fun and even some clowning around at the Crossroads Arena on September 16-20.

Ranchey Productions will headline the final two nights of the fair with bull riding events on Sept. 19-20.

"People will want to see this type of action," said fair committee member Danny Turner. "The bull riding is a good fit with our two goals of providing old-time fun and helping children in Alcorn County."

"Most fairs are associated with rodeo-type events," added the committee's Sandy Mitchell. "This is something we have been wanting to do for some time."

Some of usual exciting events return in 2014. A cheer-off is slated for night one at 7 p.m. REVOLVE, a contemporary Christian event, is back again on Wednesday night.

Pickin' on the Square moves from the Alcorn County Courthouse to the Arena on Thursday night with Breaking Grass being the featured entertainment during the Pickin' at the Fair.

The Mid-South Talent Show, which is the last qualifying show for the Mid-South Fair, is slated for Friday night. Miss Fairest of the Fair and the livestock show will be two of the big events on the final day.

Crescent City Carnival will be ongoing all five nights.

Since its return in 2011, the fair has saw steady growth. Around 8,000 people turned out for the first year back. In 2012, the attendance jumped to 10,000. Last year, 9,000 came through the gates.

Last year's attendance was down due to a Friday-night rainout.

"We are always looking at new ideas," said Turner. "You need a good variety every year."

Fair organizers were able to award $15,000 to local schools.

"Every bit is spent on local projects," added Turner.

Sponsorships are available for the event. For more information on sponsoring call Mitchell at 662-284-5569.



Monday, September 15

• Art contest registration, 10 a.m.-noon

• Quilt registration, 10 a.m.-noon



Tuesday, September 16

• Canned goods registration, 9 a.m.-noon

• Art contest judging, 10 a.m.

• Quilt judging, 10 a.m.

• Photo contest judging, 10 a.m.

• Canned goods judging, 2 p.m.

• Crescent City Carnival, 5-10 p.m.

• Arts & Quilt display, 5-10 p.m.

• Canned goods display, 5-10 p.m.

• Cheer-off, 7 p.m.

• Vendor booths, 5-9 p.m.

• Petting Zoo

Admission is $3.



Wednesday, September 17

• Arts & Quilt display, 5-10 p.m.

• Canned goods display, 5-10 p.m.

• Crescent City Carnival, 5-10 p.m.

• Revolve, 6 p.m.

• Petting Zoo

Admission is free.



Thursday, September 18

• Baked goods registration, 9 a.m.-noon

• Baked goods judging, 2 p.m.

• Excel by 5 Child Health Screening, 5 p.m.

• Arts & Quilt display, 5-10 p.m.

• Canned goods display, 5-10 p.m.

• Crescent City Carnival, 5-10 p.m.

• Pickin' at the Fair, 5:30 p.m.

• Petting Zoo

Admission is free.



Friday, September 19

• Livestock Registration, noon-9 p.m.

• Crescent City Carnival, 5 p.m.-until

• Arts & Quilts exhibits, 5-10 p.m.

• Canned goods display, 5-10 p.m.

• Baked goods display, 5-10 p.m.

• Mid-South Talent Show, 6 p.m.

Two winners will selected to move onto the Mid-South Fair competition.

• Bull riding, 7 p.m.

• Petting Zoo

Admission is $5.



Saturday, September 20

• Beauty Pageant registration, 9-10 a.m.

• Livestock show, 9 a.m.

• Antique tractors, 9 a.m.-until

• Beauty Pageant, 10 a.m.

The pageant is for those 0-18 years of age and will be held in the conference room.

• Arts & Quilts exhibits, 5-10 p.m.

• Canned goods display, 5-10 p.m.

• Crescent City Carnival, noon-until

• Best Beard contest, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

• Goat Milking demonstration, 4 p.m.-until

• Bull riding, 7 p.m.

Admission to the fair is $5
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