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August 8, 2017

Tulare County Fair changes livestock event dates and times

TULARE – Two key livestock events will move to new times and dates during the 2017 Tulare County Fair.

The dairy and beef replacement heifer sale and market steers has moved to Saturday, Sept. 16. Buyer registration opens at 10 a.m.; cattlemen’s lunch is at noon, followed by the heifer sale and market steers at 1 p.m.

The Junior Livestock Sale will be held on Sunday, Sept. 17. The morning begins with the JLA Buyers Breakfast at 7:30 a.m., sponsored by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Posse. Buyer registration opens at 7:30 a.m., followed by the Junior Livestock Auction at 10 a.m. Champions will be sold starting at noon. The Junior Livestock Auction lunch begins at noon, sponsored by the Tulare County Farm Bureau.

The sale will include a new FFA ag mechanics silent auction. Items for auction may include barbecues, tables and trailers, all made by students.

“We changed the dates so that fair attendees can see more animals and so that 4-H and FFA students don’t have to choose between school sports and time at the fair with their animals,” noted Pamela Fyock, CEO of the Tulare County Fair.

“Having the kids with their animals allows fair attendees to learn more about the animals and the hard work that goes into raising and marketing them. Through livestock events, we honor the local agricultural industry that drives our economy, and teach the next generation.”

The Tulare County Fair will run Sept. 13-17, offering a week of free-with-admission entertainment for the family, educational activities for children, fair food, fun rides and more.

Discount ticket packages are now available online at tcfair.org. Thursday, Sept. 14, is Buttercup Value Day, offering fair admission for $5 before 5 p.m. Carnival wristbands offer a one-day, all-access pass on midway rides.

For details on livestock events, call the Tulare County Fair at 686-4707. Visit www.tcfair.org for ticket packages and ongoing updates to the schedule of events.