The Madison County Fair is about par for last year, which means students, children and rodeo participants, as well as anyone who loves a good fair, is in for a treat.
Fair Board President Karl Radde said that entries are about par to what they were last year, although not in the same areas; this year, they had to make additional pens for the penned heifers because entries in that category had increased.
Rodeo Chair Jordan Fleck said there were full slates for both days of the rodeo, and that there are more than had been in the last couple of years.
“Entries are good, and this rodeo traditionally is one of the top two in the CPRA,” he said.
Events continue through Saturday; today is check-in for rabbits, with judging at 8:30 a.m.; at 11 a.m., check-in for ag mechanic projects will be held, with judging at noon; at market swine will be judged at 4 p.m., followed by a Pee Wee Pig Show.
On Thursday, purebred heifers will be judged at 4 p.m., halter heifers will be judged at 5 p.m., at around 7 p.m. will be market steer judging with a 4-H dance following.
On Friday, the main event will be the 5 p.m. buyers dinner, followed by the premium auction sale.
On Saturday, the freezer and scholarship sale kicks off at 10 a.m.