By: Lorrie Ward | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2012
The kids’ pedal tractor pull will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. and is open to all children.
For the first time in decades, the Rogers County Fair, to be held September 13-16, will host an old-fashioned carnival midway by Fun Time Shows, featuring rides, games and carnival food, with armbands available nightly from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, 1 to 5 p.m.
As in years past, live music from local bands will be presented each evening. On Thursday at 7 p.m., The Sam Cox Band will be entertaining with self-described “Red Dirt Country,” and Friday at 7 p.m., country singer Heath Wright and the Hangmen will take the stage. Locals Bethany Grace & Gypsy Soul will offer original music with a soft rock, bluesy-folk sound Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday night will be the first time Rogers County Fair has been privileged to present The Texaco Country Showdown National Talent Competition – The Oklahoma Final. Radio stations across the state choose and sponsor local performers, who compete on a state level, then regional, and finally national in Nashville for a $100,000 prize. The winner of the Oklahoma Final will receive $1,000 and a place in the regional competition.
The Rogers County Fair will also host traditional favorites such as goat roping, pedal tractor pulls, and a barnyard area within an indoor arena. Those wishing to participate in these and other events will want to note that inside exhibits like canned goods, flower arrangements, and arts and crafts are due Wednesday, September 12. The premium sale featuring the top animals from the livestock shows will be held on Monday, September 17 at 7 p.m. The premium sale bids are donations made to the exhibitors from local businesses. For more information, visit www.rogerscountyfair.com.