Moro, Oregon – 15 Days and Counting to the Sherman County Fair, Aug. 23-28
The Sherman County Fair board and volunteers with Grand Marshals Steve and Patty Burnet will celebrate Family Fun for Old and Young August 23-28 with an interesting variety of events for people of all ages.
There is no gate fee for the fair, and no admission fee for the Sherman County Historical Museum during the fair.
On Tuesday, August 23rd, the Painted Hills Beef Grill Off contestants will compete for prizes and an opportunity to compete at the Oregon State Fair championships. Painted Hills Natural Beef will provide high quality cuts for each grill team and has added potatoes to the grill contest. County fair prizes include a Weber Z100 Gas Table Top Grill and a Painted Hills Natural Beef Gift Pack.
Open class entries are accepted between 11 and 6 o’clock on Tuesday, with the exception of baked goods and flowers which are to be in place by 9 on Wednesday morning. The open class pavilion will be closed all day during judging.
On Wednesday, August 24th, open class categories, 4-H & FFA market animals and 4-H Style Show will be judged. The Brian Hanson Band will entertain during the Classic Car Show at 4 and a BBQ dinner with Paradise Rose Chuck Wagon from 5 until 6:55 p.m.
4-H and FFA livestock showmanship competition puts the pressure on for Thursday, August 25, wrapping it up with a grand championship all-around contest for swine, goat, sheep, beef and horse contestants. If the schedule permits, an entertaining adult showmanship contest will follow.
On Friday, August 26th, horse lovers will enjoy open class and 4-H competition from 8:30 until 3. 4-H and FFA members will participate in a livestock judging competition. 4-H record books and 4-H projects will be on display in the 4-H pavilion. Action and skill will be demonstrated in the 4-wheeler event from 7-9 p.m. in the rodeo arena.
Saturday, August 27th, kicks off with a Geocache Challenge and the Shipley Shuffle 4-H Run/Walk at 8, and the downtown parade at 10. Games and a barnyard scramble for kids will follow at noon. The 4-H and FFA awards and an auction sale with the popular FFA BBQ dinner will begin at 2 and 3, followed by a Barn Dance to the music of Carrie Cunningham and The Six Shooters at 7:30.
On Sunday, August 28th, Cowboy Church with Charlie Walker at 10 will be followed by the Demolition Derby time trials beginning at 1 o’clock.
During the fair, the Sherman High School Booster Club and 4-H Leaders will provide meals and refreshments. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, physical comedian and human cartoon Alex Zerbe’s incredible juggling skills with beat-boxing, music looping, silly dances and funny raps will entertain at the fairgrounds.
The Sherman County fairgrounds are tobacco free. For more information, contact Beth at 541-442-8509.