One of the many things the County Farm Bureau is involved in at the Christian County Fair is the Petting Zoo. Farm Bureau Manager Mellisa McMillan says even in a rural area like this, there are children who are unfamiliar with farm animals:
The Petting Zoo is open from 9am to 7pm Saturday. The Christian County Fair continues through Sunday at the Fairgrounds in Taylorville. Gate admission is free, and there is no charge for parking.
Pictured: 4-H members show their livestock at the Fair.
A pageant contestant at this year's Christian County Fair is also showing livestock. Miss Congeniality winner Amy Heberling says participating in the pageant was a way of showing another side of her talents:
Heberling is showing pigs and cattle at this year's fair.
Pictured: Taylorville FFA Chapter President Alec Myers
The Christian County Fair is underway. 4H member and President of the Taylorville FFA Alec Myers, who is showing cattle and sheep, says it adds up to a lot of work:
The Christian County Fair continues through Sunday at the Fairgrounds in Taylorville. There is no admission charge, and parking is free.
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.