The 2016 Quay County Fair, complete with exhibits, farm and ranch competitions and carnival rides, opens to the public at 5 p.m. today and continues through Saturday at the Quay County Fairgrounds, Tucumcari.
Here is a schedule of events:
9 a.m., deadline for 4-H entries to be brought to Fairgrounds.
Noon, deadline for all entries. Home Arts building closes for judging.
3 p.m. Sheep and goat showmanship clinic, Show Arena.
5 p.m. Fair opens to the public
5 p.m. Shepherd’s Lead Contest, Show Arena
Swine show follows Shepherd’s Lead.
10 a.m. Rabbit show, followed by Poultry show, Rabbit and Poultry Arena.
2 p.m. Steer and heifer showmanship Clinic, Show Arena.
5 p.m. Goat show, Show Arena
Lamb show follows Goat Show, Show Arena.
Catch-It Heifer Scramble follows Goat Show, Rodeo Arena.
7 a.m. Horse show, Rodeo Arena.
2 p.m. Dog show, Show Arena
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Watermelon feed.
4:30 p.m., Catch It Heifer show, Show Arena.
Followed by heifer and steer show.
Saturday (Family Day)
9 a.m., Livestock judging contest, South End.
10 a.m., Itty Bitty Rodeo, Show Arena.
11 a.m., Ranch rodeo, Rodeo Arena
1 p.m., Pet parade, Show Arena
1 p.m. Horseshoe pitching, Horseshoe pits north of Travis Nelson Building
2:30 p.m., 4-H scavenger hunt.
6 p.m. Junior livestock sale, show arena
9 p.m. Remove exhibits and award premiums
The Exhibit Hall with more than 30 vendors will be open 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m Thursday through Saturday.
The 4-H Concession Stand will open at 5:30 p.m. today and Thursday, and at 11 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
The Eastern New Mexico Bluegrass Association will provide music from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in the Exhibit Hall.
Sun Valley Rides carnival attractions open at 5 p.m. daily.
Follow the fair on Facebook at “Quay County Fair” or on the Quay County Extension Service website at http://quayextension.nmsu.edu/