The LaRue County Fair is July 30-Aug. 4 and features many livestock and crop exhibitions.
Livestock entries are generally open to the world, but must meet several requirements including Exhibition Health Requirements with a health certificate and ownership by certain date. Some livestock show classes require an entry fee, some do not.
The dairy show will be 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27. This is a date change from previous years. There will be heifer and cow classes of all five dairy breeds: Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Jersey and Holstein
The LaRue County boar goat show is 5 p.m. Monday, July 30. There are a total of 40 classes for the breeding stock goat show. They include percentage doe classes as well as full blood doe and buck classes. There is also an open youth market goat show.
The sheep show will be 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3. The open breeding show is for the following breeds: Dorset, Hampshire, Southdown, Suffolk, all hair breeds, all commercial sheep and all other breeds. There is also an open market lamb show.
The beef show will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. Classes will be available for heifers, cow calf pairs and young bulls in the following breeds: Angus, Hereford, Limousin, Shorthorn, Santa Gertrudis, Simmental and other breeds.
There are also several equine/horse shows associated with the Fair. The miniature horse show is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2. The mule show is 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. The LaRue County Fair Horse Show will actually be after the fair on Saturday, Aug. 11.
Most of the livestock shows have divisions or shows for our youth, 4-H and FFA members.
All LaRue Countians are encouraged to come out and enjoy these agriculture and other activities at the fair.