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Archive for the ‘Fair’ Category

Elvin Bates Selected as Fair Parade Marshall

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
Mr. Elvin at the Washington D>C. Veteran's Memrial.

Mr. Elvin at the Washington D.C. Veteran’s Memorial.

Mr. Elvin Bates is a 98 year old farmer, bee keeper, sawmill owner, on Old Deane Road.  He was asked to serve as County Fair Parade Marshall, representing the “family farmers” of Drew County, Monday, 70 years after he fought for our country on D-Day.  He is likely the oldest veteran in Drew Co., although this has not been confirmed.


Carnival Cancelled – Thursday Night

Friday, September 25th, 2015

There will be no rides at the Drew County fair carnival, Thursday night, acording to the Arkansas department of labor.

Although the Department of Labor did not have an inspector show up at the fairgrounds today, meaning no inspection of machinery or paperwork was possible on site, they still cancelled tonights carnival rides.


Drew County Fair Baby Show Pageant Winners

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

And the winners are……

Miss Drew County Pageant – Saturday Night – Meet the 6 Entries

Friday, September 18th, 2015

The Miss Drew County Pageant will be held Saturday night, starting at 7 pm, in the Homer Pace Auditorium, at the Fairgrounds

Saturday Pageant Winners

Monday, September 22nd, 2014


Local Contestants to Compete in State Fair Finals, Tomorrow

Friday, October 18th, 2013


Miss Drew County, Anna Norris was one of three selected to advance from Thursday night’s prelim to the finals on Saturday night. Students Charlee Carter, Bliss Jaggers, and Alex Jones from Monticello Dance Academy won the Dance Group division and Charlee Carter won the Dance Solo division and will represent the Southeast region of the state at the Arkansas State Fair Finals Youth Talent Show on Saturday.


“Grandma’s Cookin’ ” at the Fairground’s EHC Kitchen – 3 Meals a Day

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

zNobody cooks like Grandma, and several grandmas are cooking this week, at the EHC Kitchen at the fairgounds.  The annual tradition is a fundraiser for scholarships for local students to attend UAM.

Breakfast includes bacon, eggs, sausage, toast, and biscuits & gravy.

Burgers, hot dogs, chili, and red beans & rice are on the lunch and supper menu.

Baby & Tot Pageant Winners

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Girls 0-11 month-old ———Boy 0-11 month-old
Winner Laney Strickland —–Casper Samaniego
1st Runner-up Carter Gober ——Aiden Marshall
2nd Runner-up Kailyn Green ——Cason Epting
Photogenic Kailyn Green ——-Jase Ryn Walker
People’s Choice Kailyn Green ——Pierre Adkins

Girl 12-23 month-old ——–Boy 12-23 month-old
Winner Aristyn Miles——————– James Lytle
1st Runner-up Khloe King———- Landon Hawkins
2nd Runner-up Sophia Brigham ———————-
Photogenic Adylin Binns———- Landon Hawkins
People’s Choice Aristyn Miles—– Landon Hawkins

Miss Tot 24-35 month-old –Tiny Miss 36-47 month-old
Winner Paisleigh Thiele—————– Annslee Roberts
1st Runner-up McKenzie Goudy ————-Khya Miller
2nd Runner-up Dailyn Trotter——– Samara Seymour
Photogenic McKenzie Goudy———– Annslee Roberts
People’s Choice Daylyn Trotter——————– ——–


County Fair Pageant Winners fromThursday

Friday, September 13th, 2013
McKinzie Adcock, Aleah Crosswhite, Leah Lytle and Annsley Oltmann

McKinzie Adcock, Aleah Crosswhite, Leah Lytle and Annsley Oltmann

Little Miss 4-5 year-old
Winner – McKinzie Adcock
1st Runner-up – Annsley Oltmann
2nd Runner-up – Leah Lytle
Photogenic – Annsley Oltmann
People’s Choice – Aleah Crosswhite

Allissa Bodiford, Jaden Young, Lilli Orrell and Isabella Humphries

Allissa Bodiford, Jaden Young, Lilli Orrell and Isabella Humphries


Young Miss 6-7 year-old
Winner – Allissa Bodiford
1st Runner-up – Isabella Humphries
2nd Runner-up – Lilli Orrell
Photogenic – Isabella Humphries
People’s Choice – Jaden Young

Fair Pageant Winners from Wednesday – Pixy Princess, Pixy Miss, & Petite Miss

Thursday, September 12th, 2013
Skylar Sudduth, Kaylee Phillips, Kimberly Wood and Alexis Reed

Skylar Sudduth, Kaylee Phillips, Kimberly Wood and Alexis Reed

Pixy Princess 8-9 year-old
Winner Skylar Sudduth
1st Runner-up Kaylee Phillips
2nd Runner-up Kimberly Wood
Photogenic Alexis Reed
People’s Choice Alexis Reed

Kelli Jo Stain, Christina Wood and Alex Lowe

Kelli Jo Stain, Christina Wood and Alex Lowe

Pixy Miss 10-11 year-old
Winner Kelli Jo Stain
1st Runner-up Alex Lowe
2nd Runner-up Christina Wood
Photogenic Kelli Jo Stain
People’s Choice Alex Lowe

Karson Kilcrease, Faith Krueger and Jordan Smith

Karson Kilcrease, Faith Krueger and Jordan Smith

Petite Miss 12-13 year-old
Winner Karson Kilcrease
1st Runner-up Jordan Smith
2nd Runner-up Faith Krueger
Photogenic Jordan Smith
People’s Choice Faith Krueger

Drew County Fair Talent Show Winners

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

z talent showVariety – Alex Borchardt–winner

Instrumental Solo – Jessaca Shepherd—winner

Dance Group – Monticello Dance Academy –Tap 3—winner

Dance Solo – Charlee Carter—winner

Over-All Winner
Monticello Dance Academy Tap 3—winner
Charlee Carter—1st place

Shown, left to right: Charlee Carter, Bliss Jaggers, Alex Jones, Jessaca Shepherd and Alex Borchardt

New Fairgrounds Livestock Barn Completed

Friday, June 28th, 2013


fair ferris

The new Livestock Barn has been completed, and will be in use for this year’s fair.

“Country Nights, Carnival Lights” is the theme of the 2013 Drew County Fair & Livestock Show.

This year’s fair dates are Sept. 16-21. with the Fair Pageants and talent show scheduled for Sept. 9-14

A Junior Fair Board has been formed and will be assisting with this year’s fair.

Remember to start planning your exhibits, now.  The County Extension Office can provide information to help you.

Also, make plans to include your business, club, or organization in the Commercial Booth area.  Call Brenda Reed at 723-6740 to reserve your booth.

Fair Parade Marshalls Announced

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

012Hubert and Evelyn McKeown, longtime fair supporters and Rock Springs residents, have been selected to serve as the 2013 Drew County Fair Parade Marshals.

The fair parade will be held September 17.

Jr. Fair Board Added to Assist with County Fair

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

fairThe Drew County fair board is pleased to announce our 2013 Jr. Fair Board. This is our first year for this group and it is showing to be a great decision.

The purpose of the Jr. Fair Board is to increase the support of our youth, and educate them in the operations in community programs, such as the County Fair.


Fair Exhibit Reminder from County Extension Office

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Members of the Drew County Fair Board and the Cooperative Extension Service would like to encourage residents to begin planning for the annual fair, which will be held the third week of September.

“Every year, we have residents tell us that they wish they had thought about entering a craft project, photo or preserved food item in the fair, but didn’t get started in time to do so,” said Drew County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, Hazelene McCray. “We just wanted to give everyone a friendly reminder that the fair would be coming up, and to ask them to start thinking about things they would like to enter, whether it be arts and crafts, animals, vegetables – whatever. The fair is more fun when there are lots of entries in all the different categories and more people can earn “bragging rights’ about their submissions and have their friends and family come out to view their award-winning works.”


Fairgrounds Auditorium Available for Events

Monday, May 13th, 2013

zThe Drew County Fairground’s Auditorium is available for rent for Family Reunions, ‘Weddings and/or Wedding Receptions,

Special rates are available for Birthday Party for young or old alike!

Rain or Shine — Hot or Cold — Call for Info

Contact Brenda Reed @ 870-723-6740.

Drew County 4-H Poultry Club Excells at State Fair Poultry Show

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Drew County 4-H Poultry Club was well represented at the Arkansas State Fair Poultry show this weekend. The first 3 places in Junior Showmanship Competition went to Drew County students. Pictured are (l to r) Sunni Deb Weaver, 3rd place, Ethan Graves, 2nd place and Bree-anne Lanthrip, 1st place.

Ethan’s Black Modern Game pullet was chosen to win Reserve Champion Modern.

Local Dancers Win State Fair Competition

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Students from Monticello Dance Academy competed in the Arkansas State Fair Youth Talent Show Finals on Saturday night, October 20th. The tap dance group “It Don’t Matter” consisting of Charlee Carter, Mary Beth Wigley, Emmalee Satterlee, Alex Jones, Ashlen McRae, and Bliss Jaggers won the dance group division Thursday night at the semi-finals and advanced to Saturday night’s finals. At the finals they won the dance group division and $500.

Charlee Carter also competed at the semi-finals on Thursday night with her tap routine to “Pencil Full of Lead” and advanced to the finals. She won the dance solo division at the finals as well as $500.

These girls are under the instruction of Allison Neill and are in their 7th, 8th, and/or 9th year of dance at MDA.

Dance Winners at District Fair

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

These students from Monticello Dance Academy represented the Drew County and Cleveland County fairs at the Southeast Arkansas District Fair in Pine Bluff this past weekend. They qualified for district by winning overall or 2nd overall at their local county fair’s talent show.

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Farm Bureau

Monticello Tire (Goodyear)

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Monticello Animal Clinic

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The Guest House

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Mr. Bug

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Greenscape Nursery

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Northside Baptist Church

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Cass Martin Realty

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Citizen's Bank

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