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The Scotland County Fair will run from Sunday, July 11, through Sunday, July 18, and it will be a week full of activities for the whole family.
On Sunday, July 11, fair activities get started with the Dog Show at 1:00pm, followed by the introduction of Farm Family and 4-H Royalty at 6:30, and Vespers, sponsored by the Scotland County Ministerial Alliance, at 7:00pm.
The 4-H Shooting sports contest takes place on Monday morning, with archery, air rifle, small-bore, shotgun and hunting and outdoor skills categories.
The Horse Show will be held at 6:00pm, with Riders In the Sky. At 7:00pm, will be the selection of Scotland County 4-H Royalty Competition.
King Candidates are Cody Briggs, Avery Cowell, and Wesley McSparren.
Prince candidates are Brody Wheeler, Emit Long, and Clayton Probst.
Queen Candidates are Kara Mallett, Carlee Smith, and Megan Frederick.
Princess Candidates are Kierstyn Moore, Makenna Musgrove, and Lanie Mallett.
The Scotland County Fair Queen Competition, will feature competitors being judged based on interview, speech/ talent, and evening gowns. The candidates for the crown are Jenna Blessing, Kara Mallett, and Baileigh Phillips.
Tuesday will have animal weigh-ins and check-ins. Art Hall judging will start at 1:00pm. Later that night, exhibitions will be set up for public viewing after the judging schedule has concluded. Public viewing of exhibitions will be available on Wednesday, July 14 through Saturday, July 17, from 11 to 1 pm and from 4-8 pm. The TSPA Truck and Tractor Pull will take place at 7:00pm.
The Swine Show will start the day off on Wednesday, at 8:00am. An Open Class Art Hall show will be at 10:00am.
At 2:00pm, the Goat Show will be judged. The Kids and Kritters show will be at 6:00pm. At 7:00 pm, the Ranch Rodeo, and SCAMP Talent contest, hosted by Scotland County Association of Music Parents (SCAMP), will take place on July 14, after the Scotland County Fair Royalty Competition. The divisions are Pre-teens for those ages 12 and under; teens for those age 13-18; the third division is open to those of any age. The competition is open to amateur entertainers. Thursday morning features the Sheep Show. At noon, a Pie Baking contest will be held. The Small Animal show will take place at 1:00pm, and stock car racing will fill the evening, starting at 7:00pm. The Scotland County Fair Race, dedicated to the memory of Gary “Easter” Cunningham, who passed away last year. Hot laps start at 7:00pm and racing starting at 7:30pm. There are five classes: Sport compacts, Hobby Stocks, Sport Mods, Stock Cars, and Modifieds.
The Dairy Cattle show starts at 8:00am on Friday, followed by the Beef Breeding Stock and Market Show.
At 3:00pm, the Junior Super Farmer contest will take place, and the SCAPP Celebrity Livestock show will be held at 5:30.
At 7:00pm, 2021 Kirksville High School graduate Lacey Mihalevich will open for the featured performer, Tenille Arts. Mihalevich started singing a couple years ago, and has performed with her uncle, Chuck Hayes. She plans to attend Truman State.
The night’s headliner, Tenille Arts, was nominated for the New Female Artist of the Year at the 2021 ACM Awards, and recorded the number one hit “Somebody Like That”. She is a recipient of the
Canadian County Music Association’s Rising Star Award in 2020.
Saturday will have the Junior Livestock Sale, starting at 9:00am. Livestock will be released following the sale. At 1;00pm, the Mud Bogg will be held, and Saturday’s events will wrap up with the Demo Derby at 7:00pm.
On Sunday morning, a Cowboy Church service will be held. The Fair Clean-up will start at 11:00am, and Art Hall projects will be released at noon.
Every evening from Tuesday through Saturday, the Conner Family Amusements rides, games and concessions will be open.
For the full schedule of events, pick up a copy of the 2021 Scotland County Fair book.
Don’t miss this great week of activities at the Scotland County Fair!