With the sun beating down on Hettinger over the past week, the community is getting ready for the annual festivities at the fairgrounds.
By COLE BENZ | Record Editor | firstname.lastname@example.org
With the sun beating down on Hettinger over the past week, the community is getting ready for the annual festivities at the fairgrounds. The 2015 Adams County Fair Rodeo is July 30, 31 and August 1. The forecast looks clear, but temperatures will be hovering in the late 80s and early 90s.
The weekend opens up on Thursday, July 30 with Open Class Exhibit registration from noon to 3 p.m., followed by registration and judging of 4-H Static Exhibits. Judging for Open Class will be from 3-5:00 p.m. A 4-H Dog Show rounds out the first evening of the fair at 5 p.m.
Friday opens up with the 4-H Livestock registration and weigh-in followed by the Rabbits Open Class registration. Fairgoers can view the exhibits from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wheel Barrel Races will start at 5 p.m. and take place at the Fairgrounds.
Following the barrel races will be the RZ Motors Dodge Ball Tournament. Come check out the fast-paced school-yard game we all grew up loving at the Rodeo Arena starting at 6:30 p.m. Admission will be $5 for adults and $3 for children. Kids four years of age or younger will be free.
Are you an early riser? Come out and get some breakfast from the Adams County Fairboard under the tent on Saturday at 6:30 a.m.
Rodeo Slack and the Dakota Buttes Classic Open Class Livestock Show start at 7 a.m. with the judging occurring at 9 a.m.
At 1 p.m. in the Tanner Strand Memorial Show Arena will be the Friends of the Fair Dedication for Earl and Skooky Ehlers.
The weekend finishes up at 6:30 p.m. with the rodeo by King Rodeo Company.
Both the rodeo and the rodeo slack are NRCA and NDRA sanctioned events.
Cost for the rodeo will be $10 for adults, $5 for children and kids four years of age or younger will be free.
Major Rodeo and Dodge Ball sponsors include RZ Motors Inc., M. Marion Construction & Rental, Dakota Western Bank and AgPro Equipment/NAPA.
Area sponsors of the fair include 1490 KNDC Radio, Adams County Record, West River Health Services, Pepsi Cola of Hettinger, Kennedy’s Fresh Foods, SW Grain of Hettinger, Adams Co. Fair Board, Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union, JC Farms, Uecker Yard Inc., Farmers Union Insurance, Past Time Steak House & Lounge and West River Veterinary Clinic.
Concessions will be available on site for both Friday and Saturday. They will be open from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to the end of the day.