August 25, 2017

Tulare County Fair seeks quilters and competitors

TULARE – Nominations are due Sept. 1 for the Tulare County Fair’s Veterans Appreciation Day, sponsored by Family HealthCare Network.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14.

Veterans will be honored and able to learn about services available to them, and local quilters will present hand-made creations to veterans on stage at noon. To nominate a veteran to receive a custom-designed quilt, visit The nomination is due by Sept. 1.

Quilters are encouraged to participate, and to provide a 60-inch by 80-inch quilt for presentation. For information on how to participate in the quilt project, contact Ronda Lindahl, 972-8179.

The deadline for high school students to compete in the new High School Madness Games is Monday, Sept. 4.

The High School Madness Games, open to all schools in Tulare County, will be held on opening day, Wednesday, Sept. 13. Grandstand doors open at 5 p.m.; the competition begins at 6 p.m. Events planned include a human pyramid, tug of war, human ring toss, cheer competition, drum line competition and mascot dance battle. Prizes ranging from $500 to $100 will be paid to the school ASB.

Fair-goers can compete in the corn dog and pie-eating contests and young performers can compete to win cash and prizes. For details on contests, discount tickets and more, visit or call the fairgrounds office at 686-4707.

The Tulare County Fair, Sept. 13-17, offers a week of entertainment for the family, educational activities for children, the annual Junior Livestock Auction (on Sunday, Sept. 17), fair food, fun rides and more. Budweiser Stage concerts announced to date are Ohio Players on Friday, Sept. 15; Queen Nation, a tribute to Queen, on Saturday, Sept. 16, and Tower of Power on Sunday, Sept. 17.