Food, family and fun

By Eric Norwood Jr.

PNT staff writer

enorwood@pntonline.com

The 2013 Roosevelt County Fair is in town and will be opening on noon Tuesday. Delicious food, live family friendly entertainment, Livestock Shows, and fun rides highlight what figures to be an enjoyable experience.

Everybody from lifetime Roosevelt County residents, Eastern New Mexico University students to Cannon Air Force Base personnel will be out to enjoy the festivities and socialize.

Entertainment features local country and rock group Stateline Band, honky tonk group Bakersfield Twang, Clovis standout Will Banister and the Mulberry Band, and the reuniting of The Delk Band.

Thursday is Senior Citizen Day at the fair with free admission for seniors 65 and older until noon. Military Appreciation Night is also on Thursday. Children will get in free when an adult presents a military ID from 5 p.m. to midnight. Sun Valley Rides will feature a carnival with rides beginning on Wednesday.

The full schedule of events:

Tuesday

• 6:30 a.m. New Mexico Christian Children’s Home Pork Chop Breakfast (Jake Lopez Building)

• Noon: Fair officially opens

• 4 p.m. Market Swine Show

 

Wednesday

 • 1 p.m. Market Goat Show

• 5 p.m. Market Lamb Show

• 5 p.m. Carnival – Sun Valley Rides

• 8 p.m. Entertainment: StateLine Band

 

Thursday

• 8 a.m. Youth Horse Show (Arena)

• 9 a.m. Pioneer Day (Jake Lopez Building)

• 9 a.m. Dairy Heifer Show

• 5 p.m. Carnival – Sun Valley Rides

• 6 p.m. Model Railroad Display (Youth Building)

• 8 p.m.: Entertainment: Bakersfield Twang

 

Friday

• 8 a.m. Model Railroad Display

• 3 p.m. Carnival – Sun Valley Rides

• 5 p.m. Awards Presentation

• 6:30 p.m. Junior Livestock Sale (Show Arena)

• 8 p.m. Entertainment: Will Banister and the Mulberry Band

 

Saturday

• 9 a.m. Register for Pet Show (Pavilion)

• 10 a.m. Pet Show, Stick Horse Race, Turtle Race, Dummy Roping, Goat Branding (Pavilion)

• 3 p.m. Carnival – Sun Valley Rides

• 5 p.m. Cotton Extravaganza Style Show and Awards (Jake Lopez Building)

• 8 p.m. Entertainment: The Delk Band

 

Sunday

• 3 p.m. Hispanic Heritage Day Entertainment (Daily tickets only-Season Passes will not be honored on Sunday)

• 5 p.m. Carnival – Sun Valley Rides

 

What: Roosevelt County Fair

When: Aug. 20-24

Where: 705 E. Lime St.

How Much:

Tuesday-Saturday Adults $5, Children (5-17) $3, Four and under free Sunday Adults $7, Children $3, Four and under FREE

Season Passes Adults $20, Children (5-17) $12, Animal Exhibitors $5.

Thursday Senior Citizens 65 and older free before noon. Children get in free with an adult showing military ID 5 p.m. to midnight only.

Fair schedule graphic

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