Christian County Fair | Taylorville Daily News http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/pages/index.cfm?id=527 Christian County Fair 2014-07-24T07:17:55Z Christian County Fair CHRISTIAN COUNTY FAIR JULY 22-27, 2014     The 91st Christian County Ag Fair is scheduled to run Tuesday, July 22 thru Friday, July 27 on the Christian County Fairgrounds in Taylorville. Jim Olive, President of the CCAF, will be kicking off the fair Tuesday the 22nd with livestock  delivered and the judging of 4-H projects A new Bigger and Better Carnival is a highlight of this year's fair. Kids of all ages will enjoy many new and different rides all week long including special wristband discounts. This year's fair also includes a full Grandstand line-up including Stock Car Racing on Thursday Night. Please see the event below for our new events and visit the website www.christiancountyfair.com for a complete listing. Thank-you and please contact Jim Olive with any questions 820-6870 cell Christian County Ag Fair – 824-3100 Office   Tuesday-7/22 -4H Judging - Blood Bank - Speaker Series - Grandstand/Miss & Little Miss Christian County - Carnival - LRS Car - Beer Barn with entertainment   Wednesday-7/23 - Livestock Events - Senior Citizens Lunch - 4H Events - Grandstand/Talent Competition - Carnival (Armbands $17 from 5:30p-10:00pm) - Beer Barn with entertainment - Antique Tractor Display   Thursday-7/24 - 4H Auction - Grandstand/Stock Car Races -  Carnival (Armbands $17 from 5:30p-10:00pm) - Beer Barn with entertainment   Friday-7/25 - Grandstand/Stock Truck Pulls - Carnival - Beer Barn with entertainment   Saturday-7/26 - Young American Day - Sand Volleyball Tourney - OpenWestern Horse Show - Grandstand/ITPA - Carnival ($1.50 rides from 1-4pm) - Chili Cook Off - Beer Barn with entertainment   Sunday-7/27 - Morning Church Service - All Speed Horse Event - Fire Fighter Appreciation Event - Carnival - Grandstand/Demo Derby - Beer Barn with entertainment   Also see: - Expo Building Craft Fair - TimWilkerson/LRS – Show Car - Pontiac Museum - Pontiac Illinois – Display Car - Expo Building - Sponsor Displays - Food Vendors - Recreation Corner – 5 recreation equipment vendors - Ag Equipment Display    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ A crowd gathers for the Ag Appreciation Luncheon Thursday.   Showing Sheep Means Early Wake Up Time   Pictured: People gather to watch 4-H members show their livestock. One of the young people showing livestock at this year's Christian County Fair is Quintin Tippett.  He says a typical day of preparation starts early: comment here The Christian County Fair continues through Sunday at the Fairgrounds in Taylorville.       Ag Appreciation Luncheon at Fair    One of the premier events of the Christian County fair is the Ag Luncheon.  Christian County Farm Bureau Manager Mellisa McMillan says they are among the sponsors of the event: comment here Call the Farm Bureau 824-2940 to put your name in for the Ag Luncheon.   Taylorville FFA Chapter President Alec Myers For scheduling reasons, some judging got underway Monday at this year's Christian County Fair.  President of the Taylorville FFA Chapter Alec Myers, says it all went pretty well: comment here Myers has been showing cattle all his life.  About 5 years ago, he began showing sheep as well.   2014 Little Miss Christian County Royalty pictured L to R: 2nd Runner Up Camille Heberling of Taylorville, Queen Ella Hohenstein of Taylorville, 1st Runner Up  Zarah Guzman of Morrisonville 2014 Jr.Miss Christian County pictured left to right: 4th runner up Caitlin Clarke of Morrisonville, 2nd runner up Sable Mann of Taylorville, 2013 Jr. Miss Kennedy Mann of Taylorville, 2014 Jr. Miss Christian County Faith Lindsey of Taylorville, 1st runner up Shelbi Paul of Taylorville, 3rd runner up Alexandra Harris of Morrisinville . Shelbi Paul was also Jr. Miss Congeniality 2014 Miss Christian County Royalty pictured left to right: 3rd runner up Kaitlyn Corzine of Assumption, 1st Runner up Hannah Mahr of Taylorville, sitting 2014 Miss Christian County Abigale Millburg of Morrisonville, standing behind is 2013 Miss Christian County Catlin Walter, 2014 Miss Illinois County Fair Summer Robbins, 2nd runner up Carley Fleming of Taylorville, 4th runner up Kourtney Kater of Stonington. People's Choice Award went to Carley Fleming and Miss Congeniality was Amy Heberling not pictured.    Tables of various projects are on display on that Expo Building all week. Fair to Feature New Carnival    After complaints from the public, the Christian County Fair Board has decided to make a change.  Fair Board President Jim Olive tells Regional Radio there will be a different carnival this year: comment here The Christian County Fair continues through Sunday at the Fairgrounds in Taylorville.  There is no charge for parking or admission.     Christian County Fair Kicks Off Tuesday It's once again time for the Christian County Fair.  Fair Board President Jim Olive tells Regional Radio News things get underway Tuesday: comment here Olive says they will feature a new carnival this year after complaints about the old one. An addition to the grandstand events this year will be stock car racing.  The Fair runs Tuesday July 22nd  through Sunday July 27th at the Christian County Fairgrounds.   PRESS RELEASE - Christian County Ag Fair The CCAF starts on Tuesday 7/22 and runs thru 7/27. What: Speaker Series  - Evolution of Education and Agri-Business in Central Illinois. When: 7/22/14 - 5:30p Where: - Ag Expo Building - Christian County Fairgrounds - Taylorville WHY: - The purpose of the event is to allow those that are involved in the business of agriculture and education the opportunity to talk about how they rely on each other for success and how important it is to support local in today's marketplace. As of 6/22/14 event speakers include: Moderator - Dee Kruger - President - Christian County Economic Development Corporation Director Flider - IDOA Rebecca Bunton - Spokesperson from ADM Derek Dunkirk - Christian County Pork Producer Matt Stolte -  Nokomis Farmer and Business Developer David Trettor - President -  Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities Drew Keiser - Spokesperson from GSI   The Chamber of Commerce from Pana and Taylorville and the Christian County Economic Development Corporation support this event. The Chambers will be inviting all members to attend.                                                           Taylorville Daily News 2014-07-25T00:17:55Z http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/pages/index.cfm?id=527