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Rodeo Is New Attraction At Ripley Co. 4-H Fair; July 20-26

Posted On July 21, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

A youngster participates in a past youth pedal pull at the Ripley County 4-H Fair.  Photo from RipleyCounty.com

A youngster participates in a past youth pedal pull at the Ripley County 4-H Fair.
Photo from RipleyCounty.com

(Osgood, Ind.) – A week’s worth of fun is underway at the county fairgrounds in Osgood.

The Ripley County 4-H Fair gets its turn this week, running Sunday, July 20 through Saturday, July 26.

The fair began Sunday with the introduction of South Ripley High School senior Ashley Moore as the Ripley County Queen. Moore, 17, was crowned during the queen pageant held on July 13.

Monday evening, the festivities include Barnyard Olympics at the grandstand starting at 7:30 p.m. Those Olympic games would include a hay bale toss, bale roll, tire flip, team tractor pull, and more. Prizes will be offered in youth and adult divisions. There is also the Ripley County Baby Show at 5:00 p.m. at shelter #2.

Tuesday brings a lawn and garden tractor pull to the grandstand at 7:00 p.m. For little ones, pedal pullers and racers will be held at Shelter #2 with registration beginning at 5:00 p.m. Eagle 99.3’s Bob Shannon will be broadcasting live from the fair from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Tuesday with prizes to give away.

The first ever bull riding event to take place at the fair is expected to attract a crowd on Wednesday night at 7:00. The event is by Fox Hollow Rodeo out of Waynesville, Ohio. Sign-ups for mutton busting, steers, and novice bull riding will start on Monday, July 21 at the Ripley County Extension Office. There is a registration fee structure which can be found online at https://www.facebook.com/events/582545925191708/?ref=br_tf.

On Thursday, fairgoers can check out the Quad and Cycle Flat Drags sponsored by Osgood Lions Club at the grandstand at 7:00 p.m. The 4-H Horse and Pony Fun Show begins at 5:00.

Truck drags sponsored by Osgood Fire Department happen on Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the grandstands. The drags will be preceded by the 4-H Livestock Auction at 3:00 p.m. in the show arena.

Saturday marks the end of the 2014 fair with a 4-H awards program at 7:00 p.m. at the free stage. The night’s grandstand entertainment is truck and tractor pulls sponsored by the Osgood Fire Department.

The fair midway will be open 6:00-10:00 p.m. each night. On Monday and Saturday, ride wristbands can be bought for $18. Visitors can also see 4-H and homemakers’ projects in the exhibit halls 5:00-9:00 p.m. each evening, except Saturday.

Tickets for grandstand events cost $7 for adults and $3 for children, except for the Wednesday rodeo which is $10 for all attendees with ages five and under admitted for free.