Summer spotlight

The “Summer Spotlight” section runs weekly and features upcoming festivals going on around the area. Today: Lincoln County Fair.

Lincoln County Fair starts Thursday

TYLER – The Lincoln County Fair kicks off in Tyler on Thursday, starting with a horse show. Activities during the weekend include a carnival and free music, 4-H shows and much more.

Kid’s Day will take place on Saturday and will include many demonstrations and events for children to take part in. Some events entail the kiddie tractor pull, where trophies will be awarded to the first- and second-place winners, kid’s magic show with Tom Anderson, art tutorials, and a ranch rodeo that attendees are required to bring their own lawnchair to.

There will be a Prairie Ecology Bus on the fairgrounds on Sunday to inform children and adults about environmental and natural sciences. Michelle Weber will also be at the fair “Creating the Fair on Canvas.” Carnival wristbands are good for attending within one of the four-hour time periods.


8:30 a.m. Horse show

9-11:30 a.m. 4-H livestock weigh-in, Schak Trucking

Noon All livestock in place

3 p.m. Pet show

4 p.m. Mandatory species meeting, grandstand

5 p.m. Poultry show

6-10 p.m. Carnival wristband

7 p.m. 4-H fashion revue, outdoor free stage


9 a.m. Swine animals weighed and in place

9 a.m. Beef Show

12:30 Dairy and dairy goat show

1-5 p.m. Carnival wristband

4 p.m. Meat goat, lamb lead and sheep show

4-7 p.m. “Paint It Yourself!” with Michele Steffen, interactive area in exhibit building

6-10 p.m. Carnival wristband

7-9 p.m. Starfire ’50s and ’60s rock music, outdoor free stage


9 a.m. Swine show

11 a.m. Century Farm presentations, Log Cabin display

11:30 a.m. Rabbit show

Noon State Fair notification deadline

1 p.m. Ranch rodeo, horse arena

1-4 p.m. Origami – paper folding make and take with Pam Blake, interactive area/exhibit building

1-5 p.m. Wristband for carnival

2 p.m. Premiere


2 p.m. Kids magic show, outdoor free stage

2-4 p.m. Old-Time Fiddlers, Rainbow Pavillion

4 p.m. Balloon twisting, outdoor free stage

4-7 p.m. Fun With Clay! with Paul Tuszynski

4:30-6:30 p.m. Larry Olsen Band, Rainbow Pavillion

5 p.m. Livestock champion exhibit photos

5 p.m. Lincoln County kiddie tractor pull, school building

5 p.m. Free pork sandwiches and milk

5:30 p.m. Non livestock champion exhibit photos

6-10 p.m. Wristband for


6:30 p.m. Heritage Magic Show, Outdoor Free Stage

7-9 p.m. Ol’ County Music with Vern Bishop, Rainbow Pavillion


Noon 4-H awards, livestock arena

12:30 p.m. Auction sale

12:30 p.m. Lincoln County

4-H auction, livestock barn

2 p.m. Small animal show, livestock building

2-4 p.m. Red Letter Band “The Diamond Trio,” outdoor free stage

3 p.m. Annual demolition derby, grandstand

3 p.m. Non livestock State Fair meeting

3:30 p.m. Livestock State Fair meeting

5:30 p.m. 4-H exhibits released