You’re going to want to dust off your boots, grab your hat and head on down to the Scott County Fairgrounds, located at 165 Mills Street in Waldron!
The event kicks off on Saturday, August 31 with the Fair Pageant, sponsored by Tyson. The pageant will take place at the Waldron High School.
Then, on Sunday, September 1, practice roping on the rodeo grounds begins at 6 p.m. The cost is $10 per rider, with unlimited roping. Monday, September 2, is clean up day, beginning at 6 p.m. This is also the last day to get poultry bloodwork done. On Tuesday, September 3, home economics check-in and commercial/educational booths will begin setting up. On Wednesday, September 4, livestock check-in begins, as does the judging for home economics. The judging for livestock will be held on Thursday, September 5. Then, on Friday, September 6, there will be a junior livestock auction and dinner.
Saturday, September 7 is a big day at the fair. At 8 a.m., there will be a horse show, and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. there will be a trap shoot tournament, directed by the Waldron High School Trap Shooting Club. The cost is $20 per round for adults and $15 for those 16 and under. At noon, there will be a tractor pull, and from noon until 8 p.m., $10 unlimited fair rides. Those rides are sponsored by Scott Theatre, Weight Tech, Scott County Fair Board, Marcus Richmond and Atlas Coffee.
There will be arrowhead demonstrations, commercial booths and exhibits will be open all day. Additionally, there will be live music and a Saturday night dance.
For more details on the upcoming fair, check out their Facebook page.