Activities include ice cream social, talent contest, kids’ petting zoo
Bring the family to the 33rd Annual County Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday at Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. The fair offers games, contests, sports, food and music around every corner of Cowtown’s grounds. The first 150 fairgoers will receive a miniature 1870s-era U.S. flag. Regular admission rates (see below) will be charged.
Youth and adults will have their pick of activities and entertainment that include Midway games, wheelbarrow, sack, push lawn mower, three-legged races, tug-of-war competitions, vintage baseball tournament games, live music performances and a petting zoo with chickens, sheep, goats, cattle, miniature horses, donkeys and a baby longhorn. There will also be plenty of food - barbecue, hot dogs, sausages, candy, chips, sarsaparilla and more.
The 33rd Annual County Fair also features three special additions:
- Cowtown’s Got Talent” talent show, 11:30 a.m., Train Depot
Walk-up entrants will have up to 3 minutes to dazzle the audience with singing, dancing or whatever unique talent they possess. The audience will pick the winner.
- Parade down Main Street, noon, followed by free ice cream social
The parade is part of Cowtown’s re-creation of an old-time mayoral race. Mock candidates will make their way to the center of town to address the public. Following their speeches, the crowd will be treated to an ice cream social at the gazebo behind the Southern Hotel.
- Cutest Baby Contest, 2:30 p.m., Train Depot
The contest is open to anyone who wants to show off their little ones between the ages of 0-23 months. The audience will pick the winner.
For more information, visit www.oldcowtown.org or call (316) 219-1871. Cowtown admission prices are: adults, $7.75; senior citizens, $6.50; youth ages 12-17, $6; and children ages 4-11, $5.50. Children under 4 and museum members are admitted free of charge.