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St. John Community Fair this weekend

ST. JOHN —The 2024 St. John Community Fair is slated for this weekend Friday, April 26, through Sunday, April 28.

The objective of the community fair is to promote, develop and improve the agricultural, livestock, business and home life of the people in St. John.

“By conducting our exhibits and other education programs and activities, we are working to meet these objectives,” states the 2024 St. John Community Fair Book.

Events start on Friday, April 26, at 9 a.m., with the community building opening and fitting and showing of chickens and rabbits.

From 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. the cook shack will be open to fair-goers.

April 26, sees a “Trout in the Classroom” demonstration at 10 a.m. in the community building, and fitting and showing classes for the 4-H and then the FFA.

Classes include beef at 10 a.m.; sheep and goats at 11 a.m.; and swine at noon going into a lunch break.

Confirmation classes start at 1:30 p.m. for the 4-H and then the FFA Beef, sheep and goats at 2:30 p.m., with swine at 3 p.m.

At 4 p.m. the Round Robin will take place. At 5 p.m., there will be Pee Wee classes, ages 5 through 8, and adult classes.

The Kids Fun Run will start at 6 p.m., where kids kindergarten through the fifth grade will run a mile.

Events starts at 6:30 a.m., with cowboy breakfast on Saturday, April 27, and the cook shack opening at 10:30 a.m.

Hog Jog registration will start at 7:45 a.m. and so until 8:45 a.m. The hog jog is set to begin at 9 a.m.

Also at 9 a.m., the FFA and 4-H Livestock Judging contest and horse show will begin.

At noon the St. John Community Fair parade will take place. At 1 p.m. the FFA games, awards and raffle will happen with the drawing at the livestock show arena.

At 1:30 p.m., the St. John Eagles FFA will have an agriculture issues presentation in the community building, and the 4-H and FFA horse show will continue.

Animals may be removed from grounds at 5 p.m., and the cook shack closes at 8 p.m. A youth dance starting at 8:00 p.m. and lasting until 10 p.m. will take place in the livestock show arena. The dance is hosted by the st. John Livestock Fund.

Events will continue on Sunday, April 28, at 8 a.m., with the Community Building opening and 4-H breakfast burritos being served until 10 a.m. The cook shop will open at 10 a.m., and close at 4 p.m.

At 9 a.m., Cowboy Church will take place, April 28, co-hosted by St. John Global Methodist Church and Christian Life Assembly.

From 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. registration for the St. John Golf and County Club Pig Putt will take place with the Putt starting at 10 a.m.

The open horse show will also occur at 10 a.m.

All building exhibits must be removed From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Fair organizers could not be reached at time of press.


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