The Curry County Fair opens today (July 25) at the Event Center on the Beach for four days of displays, entertiainment and carnival rides for the whole family.
Every day has a full line-up. Pick up a Curry Fair Guide to review the events and look for signs and banners on the grounds announcing the happenings.
Entertainment is every day including Wildlife Wendy and her Amazing Birds appear daily by the main gate, the Street Drum Corp entertain on the covered stage. The Rock Bottom boys bring their own style of Hillbilly Rock Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
And there are the daily carnival rides, which include the Zipper, Giant Ferris Wheel, Gravatron, Tilta-Whirl, Mind Winder, Kite Flyer, Giant Slide, Fun House, Go Gater, Dizzy Dragon, Baja Buggy, Inflatable Slide and Safari Train. The carnival opens at noon.
Today is Senior Citizen Day. Admission for adults 62 and older is $3.
People can also bring a 12-inch cookie illustrating the fair theme “Boots, Squeals and Ferris Wheels” on opening day and recieve free admission. The cookies are displayed and judged in Docia Sweet Hall.
4-H competitions — a cat show, flower arranging, archery shoot and small livestock show — are today.
Visitors will find all exhibits have winning ribbons in place, and the Kid’s Kraft Korner is in the Artisan Hall with art projects and rock painting to create and take home.
The Spence Brothers Blues Band followed by The Talent Round-up at 7 p.m. is in the Big Top Tent.
Thursday is Family Day.
The 4-H Goat Show, swine confirmation, and sheep show are in the 4-H Barn and livestock pavilion.
Local musicians perform in the Big Top Tent and on the covered stage.
Mutton Bustin’ is at 6 p.m. The kids climb aboard sheep and cling like velcro to the wool as the sheep dash from the bucking shoot.
Then at 8 p.m. is Lucky 7 Bulls and Barrels will be kicked off with 12-year-old Madison Ramsey singing the national anthem with riders bringing in the flags.
The Redwood Coast Rodeo Court from Crescent City will be participating.
“This will be the biggest Grand Entry we have had,” said Ron Burris, arena superintendent.
General arena seating is free with general admission. There is a $3 entry fee for preferred seating.
Howell Rodeo Co. of Veneta brings the bulls to the fair. Also planned is barrel racing.
Friday is Kid’s Day and children 12 and younger are admitted free.
The 4-H large and small animal round robins are in the livestock pavilion. The Beautiful Baby contest and Diaper Derby are scheduled in the afternoon. Don’t miss out on the
In the evening The Ferguson Brothers play in the Big Top Tent.
In the Arena, the Tuff Trucks competition begins at 7 p.m. Double elimination determines the three top winners.
Saturday is Parade Day. The parade starts at 11 a.m. at the corner of Caughell Street and Ellensburg Avenue and proceeds south to the fairgrounds.
At 6 p.m. Bill Bailey and the Backbeats perform in the Big Top Tent.
The Josh Amos Memorial Event opens with Tuff Trucks at 7 p.m. Puff Trucks follows and then the Freestyle competition where each contestant, male or female, can claim the track to “show their stuff” as they fly over obstacles from super bumps to high dirt ramps, all to get there fastest in a winner take all contest.
Sunday is the day to pick up exhibits between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.