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Linn County Leader - Brookfield, MO
  • Tate Stevens Concert Highlights County Fair

  • This week marks the beginning of the first annual Linn County Fair. This event was formerly the 4-H/FFA Fair and Brookfield Summer Fun Days. However, the two events have merged, making it a Linn County Fair. Unless otherwise noted, the events for the Fair take place at the Linn County Fairgrounds, located outside of Brookfield, or in Brookfield's South City Park.
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  • This week marks the beginning of the first annual Linn County Fair. This event was formerly the 4-H/FFA Fair and Brookfield Summer Fun Days. However, the two events have merged, making it a Linn County Fair. Unless otherwise noted, the events for the Fair take place at the Linn County Fairgrounds, located outside of Brookfield, or in Brookfield’s South City Park.
    The event began with some 4-H events earlier this week, featuring:  skeet shooting, sporting clay shooting, and trap shooting. These event were not held at the Linn County Fairgrounds.
    On July 10, from 5-7 p.m. the Small Bore Pistol (.22) event takes place. From 5-8 p.m. the BB/Pellet event takes place.
    On July 11, the Muzzleloader event takes place at 8 a.m. At 1 p.m. the final clean-up day takes place, along with the drawing for pens. From 5-8 p.m., the Small Bore Rifle event takes place.
    On July 12, the concession stand at the Fairgrounds is open from 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. The Archery event takes place from 7:30-11:30 a.m. At 9 a.m. events will take place at the Orscheln’s store parking lot. The Parade, which also involves the Brookfield Alumni event, takes place on Main Street at noon. The 2014 Linn County 4-H/FFA Royalty will be announced at 1 p.m. At 3 p.m. the Hunting Skills competition will take place. At 4:30 p.m. the Air Pistol competition is held. At 7:30 p.m. the shooting sports awards will be handed out.
    On July 13, the concession stand at the Fairgrounds is open from 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Exhibit judging takes place from 3:30-6:30 p.m. The Select State Fair and Fall Revue takes place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The Praise Fest will be held this day as well.
    On July 14, the concession stand at the Fairgrounds is open from 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. The Poultry Show starts at 9:30 a.m. The Dairy Show starts at 1 p.m., with the Rabbit Show starting at 3 p.m. Style Review Judging takes place at 3 p.m. as well. The Horse Show starts at 5 p.m.
    On July 15, the concession stand at the Fairgrounds is open from 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. The Dog Show starts at 8 a.m. The blood drive sponsored by the Linn County 4-H and FFA chapters will take place at the Fairgrounds. Contact Brandon Solomon at 734-8838 for more information. The blood drive takes place from 3-6 p.m.
    The annual TASK (Teaching Agriculture and Safety to Kids) event takes place at 4 p.m. This event is open to children ages 5-12, and all participants receive a free t-shirt. This event is hosted by the FFA Chapters from Brookfield, Bucklin, Linn County R-1, Marceline and Meadville.
    The Farmer’s Appreciation Picnic takes place at the Large Shelter House at 6 p.m. Local politicians and candidates will be serving a meal. The Rooster Crowing contest also takes place at 6 p.m. as well.
    Page 2 of 2 - On July 16, the concession stand at the Fairgrounds is open from 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Bingo will be hosted at the Large Shelter House, and the Carnival comes to Brookfield on this date as well. The Sheep Show starts at 9 a.m., the Goat Show and Tractor Rodeo both begin at 1 p.m., and the Youth Olympics (ages 6-12) and Super Farmer Contest (ages 13 and older) both begin at 7 p.m.
    On July 17, the concession stand at the Fairgrounds is open from 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Bingo will be hosted at the Large Shelter House, and the Carnival comes to Brookfield on this date as well. The Swine Show starts at 8 a.m., the Bucket Calf Test starts at 10 a.m., and the release of exhibit building items happens at 12 p.m. The Linn County Idol Contest, formerly the Summer Fun Days Idol competition, starts at 6 p.m. Contestants will need to have three songs prepared, and provide their own backing music on a CD. The cost to enter is $5 per contestant, with the winner receiving a cash prize, based off of the number of contestants entering the contest.
    On July 18, the concession stand at the Fairgrounds is open from 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Bingo will be hosted at the Large Shelter House, and the Carnival comes to Brookfield on this date as well. The Farm Bureau breakfast takes place from 7-9 a.m. The Bucket Calf, Beef Female, and Bull Shows begin at 9 a.m. The Beef Steer Show starts at 12 p.m. The Appreciation Supper runs from 5-7 p.m. with the Premium Sale starting at 7:30 p.m. Carcass Results and the Tractor Rodeo Awards will be handed out at 6:30 p.m.
    On July 19, Bingo will be hosted at the Large Shelter House, and the Carnival comes to Brookfield on this date as well. The Baby Show begins at 11 a.m. in the Fairgrounds Arena. The main event of the Fair begins at 8 p.m. with the concert at South City Park. Anthony Billups, formerly of Marceline, opens the event, and is followed by Tate Stevens, a former winner of the X-Factor television show. Bring your own lawn chairs for this event. Tickets are $25 each, and can be purchased ahead of time at the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce office.
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