Four-day fair concludes today with Junior Livestock Sale, derby finals

The Texas County Fair and its sister attraction, the 99th annual Old Settlers Reunion, launched four nights of entertainment Wednesday with “family gospel night.”

The annual event is sponsored by the Houston Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Texas County Fair Board also organizes various livestock shows and a junior livestock sale on Saturday.

Various booths will be stationed on the fair grounds and in the chamber’s community building on North U.S. 63.

Entertainment: Activities include Thursday night’s Big Country 99 Idol Contest followed by demolition derby qualifying heats and the idol contest finals on Friday.

Saturday brings the finals of the demolition derby.

This year’s carnival midway is supplied by SonShine Amusements.

Entry to the fair is free. There is a fee to attend either night of the demolition derby: $10 for adults; $5 for kids 5-12. Those under 4 are free.

Musical entertainment also is planned for the four nights.

Livestock events: The fair board also will sponsor several livestock shows:

-Goats and sheep judged, 5 p.m. Thursday.

-Swine followed by beef shows, 9 a.m. Friday.

-Rabbits followed by poultry shows, 10 a.m. Friday.

-Dairy cattle judged, 9 a.m. Saturday.

The annual Junior Livestock Sale is 4 p.m. Saturday at the show arena. Sold at the sale are steers, hogs, lambs, goats and purchasers also have the opportunity to buy ribbons.

Next week: A special news section with fair results.

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