2017-07-16 / News

St. Clair County 4-H Youth Fair under way in Goodells

BY CATHY BARRINGER
Staff Writer

GOODELLS — Rodeo roping, carnival rides and even a Black Hawk helicopter landing will all be part of this year’s St. Clair County 4-H and Youth Fair underway through Saturday, July 22.

Opening ceremonies including the crowning of the Fair King and Queen will begin Monday (July 17) at noon. That night, Flying Star Rodeo sponsored by Greenwood Veterinary Associates in Memphis will present cowboys competing for prizes in a variety of action-packed events including bull riding and calf roping.

The vet clinic will also be sponsoring the Greenwood Farms Clydesdales World Champion Mare 6 Horse Hitch. They will be performing a daily show and available to visit in their tent near the Visitors Center and the carnival.

On Tuesday, July 18, a motocross produced by Bear Bottoms Productions will tear up the track from 7- 10 p.m. The event is sponsored by Grace Performance and RS Contracting.

Bring your cameras on Wednesday, July 19 for a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter landing and flyover at 4:45-5:15 p.m. The chopper will land at Goodells County Park just east of the Rimrock Crater with hands-on tours and photo opportunities starting at about 4:45 p.m. for 30 minutes. Hosted by U.S. Homeland Security, the Black Hawks have served in combat during conflicts in Grenada, Panama, Iraq, Somalia, the Balkans, Afghanistan, and other areas in the Middle East.

The helicopter will do a fly over of the ring to kick off the Tractor and Local Pickup Pulls at 7 p.m. in honor of Military Day. The Thumb Tractor Pull Association’s truck and tractor pulls will continue on Thursday night, July 20 from 7-9 p.m.

Watch an array of cars racing try to get past the finish line without being smashed beyond repair during the Bump & Run Autocross sponsored by Kehrig Steel at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 21. The Draft Horse Pulls will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Horse Ring 2.

The Figure 8 and Demolition Derby at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 22 is always a fair highlight. The event is sponsored by Hetzel Hoist and Crane Rental.

The Skerbeck Family Carnival from Escanaba, Michigan will be open daily at the fair. A Mega Pass for a week’s worth of unlimited rides is $70 each. Tuesday rides are $1 from rides 1-6 p.m. Wristbands for $25 are for rides 1 p.m. to close on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Saturday wristbands are $25 from 1-5 p.m.

Admission to the fair is $7 per person and children age 8 and under are free. A daily admission pass can be purchased for $20 or weekly pass for $50 which admits one car and all passengers.

For a full schedule, visit www.stclaircounty4hfair.org or contact the St. Clair County Agricultural Society office at 810-364-9100.

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