Saturday, Sept. 17 is the last day for the Crawford County Fair at Kirksey Park in Mulberry.
Fair activities for Saturday include the junior livestock auction, youth talent contest and pageants, and kick off with the Crawford County Fair Parade set for 11 a.m. in downtown Mulberry.
Lineup for the parade begins at 10 a.m., with horses on Second Street, pageant contestants on Church Street, royalty at the city complex, and floats, antique vehicles and others on Main Street.
Float contestant winners will receive $100 for first place, $50 for second and $25 for third. Bicycles also are welcome in the parade.
The best decorated vehicle, including golf carts, trucks, ATVs and pageant contestant vehicles, will receive $25. Entry forms for both vehicles and floats must be submitted to win prize money.
Home economics, horticulture and commercial buildings open at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the fairgrounds and will have crafts, vegetables, plants, food items and projects on display. Admission to the fair is $3 for adults and $1 for children.
Animals raised by area 4-H members will be on display, culminating in the Junior Livestock Auction and barbecue for prospective buyers on Saturday.
This is the 38th year for the junior livestock sale, which will be held at 4 p.m. in the livestock barn arena. Auctioneers are Warren Blaylock and Kent Reading.
Money donated at the auction goes to support 4-H and the hard work the young members put into their projects throughout the year.
The 4-H pullet chain sale is set for 2 p.m. that same day, followed by a barbecue for prospective buyers at 3 p.m.
The annual Crawford County Youth Talent Contest will be at 7 p.m., followed by the teen and queen pageants at 8:30 p.m. at Kirksey Park.
There will be three age divisions for this year’s talent contest. Division No. 1 will be for ages 3-9, division No. 2 for age 10-15 and division No. 3 for ages 16-21.
Cash prizes will be awarded in all divisions. Winners in divisions No. 2 and 3 will represent Crawford County at the Regional Youth Talent Contest in Little Rock at the Arkansas State Fair.
Crawford County’s teen pageant will be for ages 13-16 and queen division for ages 17-21.
Winners of the teen and queen pageants will represent Crawford County at the Arkansas State Fair Pageant in Little Rock in October.The queen pageant winner also receives a $1,500 scholarship to the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.
A variety of food vendors will be available at the fair, and a carnival is being held on the fairgrounds in conjunction with the fair. Carnival armbands are available from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday.