4-Hers get ready for next week’s annual fair
KNOWLESVILLE – The 2017 Orleans County 4-H Fair is just days away and the fairgrounds in Knowlesville was busy Wednesday evening as 4-Hers, their families, club leaders and Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension volunteers and staff worked to get the barns, buildings and grounds ready during the annual pre-fair work bee.
Orleans Count Cornell Cooperative Extension Executive Director Robert Batt said this year’s work bee was especially well attended.
“The work bee is a night when the kids get together and put their muscle into preparing for fair week,” Batt said.
The 2017 4-H Fair runs from July 24-29. Admission is $7 per vehicle. Opening ceremonies are set for 6 p.m. on Monday at the Flag Pole Garden and Orleans Hub stage. This year’s entertainment features Horses, Horses, Horses! World Champion Performing Horses, The Creature Teacher live show with wild animals not typically seen on the fairgrounds, and live chalk art in addition to the $1,000 Karaoke Challenge and the Fair Talent Show.
In celebration of the 100th anniversary year of Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension, two nights of fireworks are planned (Thursday and Friday).
The annual Flower Show will also take place in the Lartz Building. The show is open to the public. Entries are accepted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 22. Entry forms and additional information can be found at orleans.cce.cornell.edu.