This year the Kane County Fair is moving up in the world with the new fair building going up in Orderville. To have the whole fair in one place has been a goal of the Fair Board for quite awhile.

With the canning, baking, sewing, crafts, quilting, gardening, photography and painting, as well as the tending of livestock, poultry and rabbits, and the contests, games, entertainment, and of course, the rodeo, the fair is apt to be an exciting time for participants, as well as observers.

To start off – the first Saturday is the Turkey Shoot at the Kanab Creek Rifle Range at 10 a.m. The Horse Show will start with registration at 2 p.m. at the Carroll Arena, under the direction of Alyssa O’Toole.

On Monday, August 13 and Tuesday, August 14, entries for Home Arts, Crafts, Children’s Fair, and 4-H will be accepted at the Extension Office at 180 West 300 North in Kanab

On Tuesday, August 14 will be the Princess Pageant at KHS in Kanab, under the direction of Terra Sue Honey

On Wednesday, August 15, the entries for Home Arts, Crafts, Children’s Fair, and 4-H will accepted at the Valley High School old gym from 1-4 p.m. The parade registration and judging will be from 5-6 p.m. at the VHS parking lot in Orderville and the parade will start at 6:30 p.m. Entries not registered by 6 will not be judged. Don’t forget the Night Fun Run starting at 9 p.m. at the Orderville Town Park.

On Thursday, August 16, there will be the judging of the entries at the VHS old gym, and of course the Talent Show that evening at the new Terrace in Kanab, under the direction of Terra Sue Honey.

Friday, August 17 will be a fun day, starting with the registration of horticulture fruits and crops and floriculture at VHS old gym. The registration of the poultry, fowl and other small animals, the fun and games start, as well as the Livestock Show, all at the Carroll Arena.

We are so pleased to have members of the National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo come and entertain us at the fair this year.

We are planning on a fantastic program of music and cowboy poetry by winners from this year’s National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo.

Music by the talented lass, Almeda Bradshaw, from Montana, Winner of the Western Music Association’s Singer of the Year award in 2010. She is a songwriter and poet extraordinaire.

Also poetry and music by the NCPR’s 2011 All-Around Cowboy Poetry winner with his banjo, guitar, and other strange devices from the great state of Washington (the Baxter Black with music!) Dick Warwick. He has performed in Australia and Ireland.

All the way from Australia is also a favorite bush poet, Red Skelton.

This awesome program will be at the Orderville Town Park at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, August 18 to start the day there is a golf tournament at the Thunderbird Golf Course and then the Livestock Sale starts.

There will be lots of fun games and contests throughout the day. Pick up your exhibit entries at VHS old gym at 5 p.m.

The Junior Rodeo will start at 7 p.m. at the Carroll Arena.

Thanks to all that are involved in making our fair such a success.

For more info, find us online at www.thekanecountyfair.com