The 62nd Annual
Tishomingo County Fair
and Livestock Show
Will be held October,7-11, 2014
Ticket Gates open 5:00 p.m. with admission prices Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday--Adult-$3, Children 12 and under-$2. Friday and Saturday--Adult-$6, Children 12 and under-$4
REMINDER FOR EVERYONE
Even though Tishomingo County voted for beer and liquor and it is now sold in the county, the Tishomingo County Fair and Livestock Show does NOT allow alcoholic beverages on fairgrounds property during the fair. We ask that citizens be considerate of this.
ARMBAND NIGHT EVERY NIGHT!!!
Ride as many as you like for $15
Schedule of Events
NO ADMISSION FEE DURING DAYTIME EVENTS MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
GATE FEES FOR SATURDAY WILL APPLY BEGINNING AT NOON
ALL EXHIBIT AND CONTEST ENTRY PARTICIPANTS MUST BE FROM TISHOMINGO COUNTY UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED
Monday October 6th--
Enter All Exhibits Except Baked Goods Including Livestock and Set Up Commercial and Educational Booths
Photography Contest Entries Checked In
Tuesday October 7th--
8:00-9:00--Baked Goods and Fresh Produce Checked In
9:30 a.m.--Judging Adult and Youth Exhibits (ladies building)
1:00. p.m.- Adult Livestock Judged
4:00 --Youth Livestock Show ( Participants must pre-register)
5:00 p.m.--Gates Open-Admission-Adults-$3, Children 12 and under-$2
5:00 p.m.--Carnival Armband Night- Ride as much as you like for $15
6:00 p.m.--Free Throw Shooting Contest (inside arena)
7:00-9:00 p.m.-- Campus Country from Northeast MS Community College (south pavilion)
Wednesday October 8th—
8:00 a.m.--11:00a.m.--Senior Citizen Day-- Health Fair in Ladies Building
- Free Glucose, Blood Pressure & Cholesterol Screenings sponsored by North Mississippi
Medical Center, Wellness Center, NMMC Iuka, Bancorp South
5:00 p.m.--Carnival Armband Night-Ride as much as you like for $15
7:00-9:00 p.m.--"Just Plain Country" country music band
Thursday October 9th--
9:00 a.m.--Head Start Youth programs
5:00 p.m.--Carnival Armband night-Ride as much as you like for $15
6:30 p.m.--Gospel Music (inside arena) Featuring--Unity Four, The Prospectors, and Chuck Clark
Friday October 10th--
5:00 p.m.--Antique Car "Cruise In"
6:00 p.m.--The Prospectors--Country, Bluegrass, Gospel
8:00 p.m.--J-Bar-B Rodeo (outside arena)
Saturday October 11th--
9:00 a.m.--4-H Poultry Chain Auction (80 Cinnamon Queen) pullets auctioned in lots of five)
10:00 a.m.--Antique Tractor Parade
2:00 p.m.--Tiny Tot Show (inside arena)
2:00 p.m. till 5:00 p.m.--Carnival Matinee-All rides $1
5:00 p.m.--Tishomingo County King & Queen of Fair Contest
6:00 p.m.--Cow Patty Contest (proceeds benefit Tishomingo County Junior Auxiliary)
8:00 p.m.--J-Bar-B Rodeo (outside arena)
will serve food from the Homemakers Kitchen in the Exhibit Building Beginning at 4:00 p.m. Dinner foods will be served for very reasonable prices. Exhibits are entered on Monday from 11:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m. All residents of Tishomingo County are invited to enter. For an exhibit list or more information call 423-7016.
will have a booth in the exhibit building and will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. They will also have yard art exhibits displayed throughout the building. If you would like to become a Master Gardener please feel free to talk with one of the volunteers and leave your name and contact information.
will be selling food out of their concession stand at the South end of the building. They will serve hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, candy, chips, nachos, parched peanuts, and soft drinks. Proceeds go to support the county 4-H program. Make sure to take time and visit the youth exhibits and booths. If you are interested in 4-H, contact the Extension Office at 423-7016.
Photography Contest Rules and Regulations
All photos must be turned in between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 6, 2014.
1. The contest is open only to Tishomingo County residents. ADULT CATEGORY 18 YEARS AND OLDER PLUS A YOUTH CATEGORY UNDER 18. PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED IN BOTH AGE GROUPS!!!
2. This competition is for AMATEUR photographers only. For the purpose of the competition, professionals are defined as those who sell their work, or who are employed as photographers or teachers of photography.
3. All photos must be the original work of the exhibitor. Copyrighted images are not permitted.
4. Photos may be taken with a digital or 35mm camera.
5. All photos must be 8”x10” in size.
6. All photos must be mounted on a 10”x12” piece of BLACK foam board which may be found at Wal-Mart and other places in the area.
7. Each exhibitor may enter a maximum of 2 total entries.
8. The categories are as follows:
1. People: Photo including one or more person(s).
2. Pets, Animals, and/or Wildlife: Shall include one or more animal(s)
3. Nature: May include landscapes, skyscapes, waterscapes, horticulture, etc.
4. Action: Should show action such as football, baseball, soccer, running, skiing, dancing, auto-racing, etc.
5. Black & White: All photos must be black and white in this category.
9. All Black & white photos must be entered in the Black & White category.
10. All material deemed inappropriate by fair management will be disqualified and not displayed.
1st place in each category = $20.00
1st place Overall = $50.00
Entries must be returned to the Extension Office by September 26th. All entries MUST be pre-registered.
All participants must be from Tishomingo County or be a member of Tishomingo county 4-H
There will be three youth shows: Beef, Dairy Goat, and Open Dairy Goat
Contact the Extension Office at 423-7016 for Entry Forms and Rules.
Just Plain Country, a local favorite, will perform on Wednesday night beginning at 7:00. This is the group that performs every Saturday night at the fairgrounds. Come out and support this local group.
There will be a Health Fair in the Ladies Building from 8 till 11 a.m. Free Glucose and Cholesterol Screenings sponsored by NMMC Wellness Center, NMMC and BancorpSouth. Other screenings and health advise provided.
As always, our traditional gospel singing will be back on Thursday night. This year features The Unity Four, The Prospectors, and Chuck Clark.
The Prospectors (country, bluegrass, gospel) will provide music on Friday night before the rodeo from 6:00-8:00.
Come early and enjoy a "Blast From the Past". Watch these classic old cars as they "Cruise" into the fairgrounds!!
NEW FOR THIS YEAR--PAGEANT DRESSES ALLOWED FOR ALL AGES and NEW AGE CATEGORIES
Rules and Regulations
1. Entrants must be residents of Tishomingo County. No exceptions!
2. Fair Board members reserve the right to request verification of age and residence.
3. Entrants must be unmarried, never married or divorced, or marriage annulled, never born a child.
4. Contestants having won cannot complete the following year in that age group.
5. Pageant dresses allowed for all ages but are NOT mandatory. Church dress is allowed.
6. THE TINY TOT PAGEANT WILL BE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT 2:00. Events start promptly at 2:00 for Tiny Tot and 5:00 for King & Queen. Due to the fact we don’t know the number of contestants in each category we cannot tell you what time to arrive. You will not be allowed to participate if you register after your category has gone on stage.
7. Registration will begin at 12:00 noon on Saturday and continue during the day. No phone registrations. Entry fee will be $10.00 to be paid at the ENTRANCE GATE where you will be given a form to fill out and present at the registration tables.
0-6 months girls/boys
7-12 months girls/boys
13-18 months girls/boys
19-23 months girls/boys
King & Queen
2-3 years girls/boys
4-5 years girls/boys
6-7 years girls only
8-9 years girls only
10-12 years girls only
13-15 years girls only
16-19 years girls only
Once again this year the Tishomingo County 4-H and the County Fair are sponsoring the Poultry Chain Auction. This past spring 4-Hers were given Cinnamon Queen (sex link) chicks. These youngsters raised the chicks during the summer and each child will donate 10 hens back to the program to be auctioned at the fair on Saturday morning, Oct. 11th at 9:00. There will be 80 laying hens put up for auction in groups of five. These hens should be laying eggs close to fair time. Funds raised will purchase chicks for the 4-Hers next spring-thus continuing the chain.
The "Greatest Show On Dirt"-- J-Bar-B Rodeo will provide an IPRA (International Professional Rodeo Association)sanctiioned rodeo in the outside arena Friday and Saturday night beginning at 8:00.
Come out and enjoy viewing these vintage working machines. Many of these tractors were new when our County Fair started 62 years ago. Talk with the owners. They love to share their stories.
We have an overstock of previous county fair T-shirts available for sale at a special bargain price of $5.00. Contact Danny Owen during daytime hours at the fairgrounds and pick out your favorite design.
So---you think you can shoot a basketball!!! Or you used to be pretty good!!! Well, let’s SEE!!!
The Tishomingo County Fair will be sponsoring a team free-throw shooting contest on opening night of the fair, Tuesday, October 7, 2014 beginning at 6:00 in the inside arena. Rules are as follows:
· A team consists of three people—male and/or female. (one alternate is allowed)
· Each member shoots five free throws---highest team score wins. Tie breaker consists of each team member shooting 2 free throws. Best score wins. Repeat if necessary. There will be one scorekeeper and one referee. Once the referee hands the ball to the shooter, he/she will have 5 seconds to shoot. No practice shots once the competition begins. Youngest division will shoot first. If a team misses their division, it will be a forfeit.
· Age divisions are as follows: Must show proof of age.
10 – 14 year olds
15 – 19 year olds
20 and 30 somethings
40 and 50 somethings
· $10 entry fee for each team.
· 3 individual trophies for each division winning team members. $120 for overall team winner in ADULT categories 20 years of age and older.
· 3 individual trophies for each division second place team members. $60 for overall second place team in ADULT categories 20 years of age and older.
· Must preregister and pay fees by Oct. 3rd. Contact Danny Owen at 662-279-1204 or come by the Extension Office.
· Overall winner gets large trophy for one year then defends the trophy the next year
· Each team must have a name. Be creative. (as long as we can print it in newspaper)
· Factories and companies are encouraged to field one or more teams.