Crawford County Fair is set for Sept. 11-16 at Kirksey Park in Mulberry with live entertainment, food and activities for all ages.
Admission to the fair is $3 for adults and $1 for children. A weekly gate pass is $10 and there is free admission on Wednesday night with a canned food item.
This year’s fair will have a new event: The Red, Ripe and Rockin’ tomato contest, set for Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Animals raised by area 4-H members will be on display and shown throughout the week of the fair, culminating in the Junior Livestock Auction and barbecue for prospective buyers on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 4 p.m.
There will be live music on stage Wednesday night at 7. The band Woodshed will perform live on Friday, Sept. 15, at 9 p.m.
A variety of food vendors also will be available at the fair.
Horticulture, commercial and home economics buildings, as well as the more recently added 4-H building, will be open throughout the week. Various crafts, vegetables, plants, food items and projects will be on display.
Ribbon winners in the home economics categories will be decided Tuesday and displayed in the best of show at the front of the building.
Other events the week of the fair include Mutton Bustin’ Monday and Tuesday nights, a goldfish contest Friday at 7 p.m., and a talent show and parade Saturday.
Several beauty pageants will be held the week of the fair, from Thursday through Saturday. Categories are Little Miss, Junior Miss, Wee and Tiny Princess, Princess, Teen and Queen.
A carnival will be held on the fairgrounds in conjunction with the fair, Tuesday through Saturday. Armbands will be offered 6-10 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.