Howard County Fair officials are making a special effort to reach out to children this year.
The fair, which runs from Sept. 26-28, will have special hours reserved solely for area elementary students, organizers said.
There will be no admission fee between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, and Friday, Sept. 27, said Sandy Stewart of the fair association.
â€śThese hours are available only to the (county) elementary schools and are not our regular hours,â€ť Stewart said. â€śExhibits have been planned to entertain and educate the children.â€ť
An annual feature will be Ag in the Classroom, which, because of scheduling conflicts, has been moved to the Tuesday before the fair officially opens. Area fifth graders will learn about the impact and history of agriculture in this area.
Displays this year include Buddy Cochran demonstrating branding, a mobile dairy which will present a live cow milking demo, the Farm Bureau demonstrating byproducts from cotton and wheat, antique tractors and mill machines and a mini cotton gin.
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