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County fair opens Thursday

August 7, 2012
By Journal Staff , The Mining Journal

MARQUETTE - The Marquette County Fair begins Thursday, offering four days of fun for young and old alike.

At 9 a.m. Thursday, activities begin with judging of poultry, rabbits and market livestock, followed by a dairy show.

The fair exhibits open to the public at noon Thursday, with a sheep herding demonstration to follow at 2 p.m. in the horse arena.

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Tiny C. Hart and the Hartbeats will provide music from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and the Lutey Heritage Motors Antique Car Show is set from 3 to 7 p.m.

At 5 p.m. Friday, the flag will be raised. At the same time will be a miniature horse show, plus poultry and rabbit showmanship. At 5:30 p.m., a fun run begins.

Then, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Derrell Syria Project will play in the gazebo.

A firemen's tournament starts at 6:30 p.m., which is also the starting time for the Pee Wee Show-Livestock. Then at 7 p.m., an Iron Horse Motor Cross Event takes place in the motor sports area to conclude Thursday's events.

On Friday, a youth horse show starts at 9 a.m. and the fair opens to the public at 10 a.m.

Brian Matthews will be performing in the gazebo from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Trailer Hitch provides music from 6 to 10 p.m. there.

In the horse arena, horse show speed events will begin at 4 p.m.

Go Kart Races are set to begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

On Saturday, horse show performance classes start at 9 a.m., with the fair opening to the public at 10 a.m.

Viewing for the livestock auction starts at 11 a.m. with the presentation of livestock awards planned at 11:30 a.m.

The U.P. Mud Drags and Junior Livestock Sale both start at noon, with the latter to be followed by the small animal sale.

Jackpine plays at the gazebo at 2 p.m. Saturday, with Wisecrack entertaining starting at 6 p.m.

A draft horse show takes place at 4 p.m. in the horse arena and go-kart races start at 5 p.m.

Sunday, the fair opens to the public at 10 a.m.

Team penning starts at 11 a.m. and a dog show at noon Sunday. An antique tractor pull begins at 1 p.m.

Also at 1 p.m. is the Talent Quest Showcase in the gazebo until 5 p.m.

Exhibits are released at 6:15 p.m. Sunday.

Throughout the four days, features will include Circus Amongus, TJ Schmidt and Co., American Legion Post 44 Bingo, pony rides, a Great Lakes Timber Show and a kids activity tent operated by 4H.

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