The 75th annual South Logan County Fair and Livestock Show is underway, and will continue through Saturday at the South Logan County Fairgrounds on Carolan Road.
New this year are the entry and exit points, an expansion of the home economics exhibits and the addition of a junior rodeo, according to Fair Board President Joe O’Bar.
The later is set for Friday night in the arena at the fairgrounds.
The junior rodeo, which will feature three classes of competitors — 7 and under, 8 to 13 and 14 to 19.
The 7 and under cowboys and cowgirls will be competing in mutton busting, goat undercoating, pole bending, barrel racing and barrel pickup.
Those 8 to 13 will be competing in calf riding, goat undercoating, pole bending, breakaway roping, team roping, barrel racing, barrel pickup and steer riding.
The 14- to 19-year olds will be competing in goat tying, pole bending, breakaway roping, team roping, barrel racing, barrel pickup, bull riding, saddle bronc and bareback.
Though the archway has been removed from the entrance to the fairgrounds, the entry point is the same, O’Bar said last week. However, a second passageway has been opened, south of the main gate, for exiting the grounds.
The hope is to eliminate traffic jams at what is now an entrance only.
O’Bar said rather than cramping all the exhibits in the one area, the fair will be utilizing both halves of the Littlefield Building as well as the Mizell Building this year.
The fair started with the hay show and kids show-de-o on Tuesday and will be the hub of all things agriculture the rest of the week.
The traditional chuckwagon dinner is back on Thursday night and livestock shows will begin at 8 a.m. and continue until late in the afternoon on Friday. The junior premium auction is also in its customary Saturday night time slot.