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SCHEDULE FOR CHRISTIAN COUNTY FAIR:
1:00 pm Culinary Arts, Textiles & Fine Arts; Jr. General Projects - EXPO Building
5:00 pm Baby Contest
6:00 pm Little Miss Christian County
7:00 pm Jr. Miss and Miss Christian County
8:30 am 4-H Swine Show - Swine Barn
Approx. 10:30 am 4-H Sheep and Goat Show - Sheep Barn
11:00 am Senior Citizens Appreciation Dinner-Beer Tent
Sponsored by Larry's Service Center
Approx. 1:00 pm 4-H Dairy, Bucket Calf and Beef Show - Show Arena
1:00 pm Ag Products, Horticulture, and Floral Show - EXPO Building
After Beef Show Illinois Farm Bureau Master Showmanship Contest - Beef Show Arena
7:00 pm Stock Car Races
11:30 am Ag Appreciation Luncheon - View Event Info
6:00 pm 4-H Auction-Show Ring
7:00 pm ITPA Tractor Pull
8:00 am Junior and Open Sheep Show - Sheep Barn
Following Open ShowWether Show - Open and Junior
7:00 pm Stock Truck Pull
8:00 am Swine-Breeding Barrows Open and Junior - Swine Barn show ring
8:00 am Junior and Open Beef Show - Show Arena
9:00 am Western Horse Show - Infield Arena
10:30 am Open Goat Show- Sheep Barn
12:00 pm Illinois State Championship Chili Cook Off-Beer Tent
7:00 pm Demolition Derby
IMAGES FROM THE CHRISTIAN COUNTY 4-H CULINARY SHOW
CHRISTIAN COUNTY FARM BUREAU, FARMERS SUPPLY ANNOUNCE GRANTS AT FAIR AG DAY
Posted July 26, 2019
Several agriculture scholarships to deserving high school seniors, were announced during Thursday's Christian County Ag Group Ag Day Luncheon at the Christian County Fair.
Mellisa McMillan announced a scholarship to be presented to Maria Brockamp of Morrisonville, from the Christian County Ag Group.
McMillan then announced the scholarship award winners from the Christian County Farm Bureau Foundation.
Mark Baumann, general manager of Christian County Farmer's Supply Company, then shared the co-op's grant efforts over the past several years.
Baumann then announced this year's grants.
Over 250 attended Thursday's Christian County Ag Group Ag Day Luncheon.
OVER 250 ATTEND AG GROUP AG DAY LUNCHEON AT CHRISTIAN COUNTY FAIR
Posted July 25, 2019
Over 250 attended Thursday's Ag Day Luncheon sponsored by the Christian County Ag Group, at the Christian County Fairgrounds. The event, in its 25th year, spotlights the importance of agriculture to the economy of Christian County.
The Ag Group secured some 20 local sponsors, in order to provide a free lunch for those attending.
The Ag Day Luncheon featured 2 guest speakers.
Christian County native Nicole Moore (right) is the Marketing Representative and Grant Administrator in Marketing, Promotion and Grants for the Illinois Department of Agriculture. Moore gave some examples of products that are part of the Illinois Products program, which identifies products grown or manufactured inside the state.
The 2nd guest speaker at the Christian County Ag Group Ag Day Luncheon, was the Dean of the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois, Kim Kidwell (left), who told attendees one of the most important things that the U-of-I does is support the future of agriculture thru education.
Ag Group committee member and Miller Media Group president Randal J. Miller, emceed this year's Ag Day Luncheon.
The Christian County Ag Group consists of stakeholders involved in agriculture in the county, and the Ag Day Luncheon spotlighting the importance of agriculture to Christian County, is their largest yearly event.
STOCK RACING COMING TO CHRISTIAN COUNTY FAIR
The sounds of roaring engines, screaming fans, and heart-pumping action will once again take center stage at the Christian County grandstand on Wednesday evening on July 24th. Larry’s Service Center is presenting the 6th annual triple header of racing. Adam Landers says the racing will be broken up into three sections.
Landers says there will be an exhibit for Modified’s as well.
Prizes for the faster races will be $500 while the Hornets is $200. Gates open at 5. Races start at 7. For more information contact 217-764-3200.
TAYLORVILLE DRIVERS TO RACE WEDNESDAY EVENING
With racing coming to Taylorville on Wednesday, some local drivers are using this as a chance to have “home field advantage.” Scott Landers, a Taylorville native, leads the point list for the sportsman class. Tim Bedinger, also from Taylorville was last year’s point champion and both drivers figure to be the front runners for Wednesday night’s race at the Christian County Fairgrounds. Bedinger says that winning in front of the hometown crowd means a lot because often his family can’t make it out to Macon. Other racers from Taylorville that will be competing in the Sportsman class include Mitch Ringler, Stefan Bedinger, Brad Bedinger, Conor Klay and Ty Nation. In the Hornet’s class, which is the slowest racers of the night, Michael Abbott will be racing. The Taylorville native, is tenth in the Macon Speedway standings. For more information on the races visit www.trackenterprises.com or www.christiancountyfair.com.
CHRISTIAN COUNTY FAIR OPENS WITH RIBBON CUTTING
The Christian County Fair held its annual ribbon cutting Tuesday morning. The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at 11 AM with members from the City of Taylorville, and Christian County attending as well. Patty Hornbuckle, with the Taylorville Area Chamber of Commerce helped with the festivities and 2018 Miss Christian County Aly Moore cut the ribbon officially opening the fair. Aly Moore says that she is excited for this year’s fair and is looking forward to the pageant Tuesday evening.
The fair opens with culinary arts, textiles and fine arts, and a general show from the 4H club in the expo and wraps up on Saturday evening. For more information on the Christian County Fair, call 217-824-3100.
2019 Christian County Pageant Winners
L- R 2018 Miss Christian County Aly Moore; 2nd Runner Up Dariess Moreland; 2019 Miss Christian County Kennedy Mann; 1st Runner Up Danielle Epley; 2018 Jr. Miss Christian County Jhia Walker (Not Pictured) 2019 Peoples Choice Kailee Stewart and 2019 Miss Congeniality
L - R: 1st RUNNER UP Delaney Epley and 2019 Jr. Miss Congeniality; 2019 Jr. Miss Christian County Lydia Repscher; 2nd Runner Up Alivia Kent
L - R Front Row: 2018 Little Miss Christian County Brystol Hughes; 2nd Runner Up Hollyn Becker; 2019 Little Miss Christian County Nora Curtin; 1st Runner Up Cara Eggimann Back Row: 2018 Jr. Miss Christian County Jhia Walker; 2018 Miss Christian County Aly Moore
STOCK CAR RACES IN TAYLORVILLE A HUGE SUCCESS
The Taylorville Stock Car Races took place Wednesday evening and drew a heavy crowd to the event that featured three different styles of vehicles. Sportsman, Street Stocks, and Hornet Divisions. In the Sportsman Race which featured a finale of 20 laps, Wes O’ Dell from Springfield took the championship. Taylorville driver, Tim Bedinger finished second. Scott Landers, also from Taylorville finished 5th in a field that started with 14 cars. In the street stocks finale, Andy Zahnd, from White Heath, took the checkered flag. The 20 lap race had 9 out of the 13 drivers finish the race. Taylorville native Zach Rhodes placed 12th and did not finish the race. In the Hornet’s division, Joe Reed from Decatur took home the checkered flag. Steve Stine from Stonington finished 4th. Taylorville native Michael Abbott finished in 10th. Out of the 20 vehicles that started the 15 lap race, only 11 crossed the finish line. The crowd had quite a time, especially when one of the vehicles driven by Eldon Hemken of Sorento, flipped after hitting a tire and the vehicle did a somersault in the air. Hemken walked away from the crash.