By Tony Farkas
COLDSPRING — The 75th San Jacinto County Fair kicks off Thursday.
There will be more than a week of entertainment, competition, animal showing, crafts, and of course, a carnival.
A hometown favorite, David Allen Franklin Band will perform from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. on Saturday.
Also on that Saturday, the SJC BBQ Cook-off will be held, with judging starting at 11 a.m. and awards at 3 p.m.
Other events include a battle of the bands, a queen contest, a parade, the livestock sale, and more.
Information for the fair, as well as registration forms for the various events, can be found at sjcfairandrodeo.com.
Schedule of events
SJC Fair and Rodeo
Thursday, Sept. 15
•5-8 a.m. Cook-off early bird
Friday, Sept. 16
•8 a.m. Cook-off team move in
•5:50 p.m. Registration, practice for Cornhole Under the Barn
•6 p.m. Cook-off activities
•7 p.m. Cornhole tournament
Saturday, Sept. 17
•10 a.m. Parade followed b
•Noon Baby contest registration
•1 p.m. Baby contest
•4 p.m. Cook-off winners announced
•5 p.m. Queen’s horsemanship pattr
•6 p.m. Tame the Beast bull riding
•9 p.m. Live music and dance
Monday, Sept. 19
•3-5 p.m. Swine check-in
•4-7 p.m. Educational Barn projects
•5-6 p.m. Poultry and lamb check-in
•6 p.m. Poultry show, followed by
Tuesday, Sept. 20
•5-5:30 p.m. Rabbit check-in and
inspection; goat check-in
•5:30 p.m. Rabbit show begins,
followed by goat show.
Wednesday, Sept. 21
•9 a.m. Fine arts/handicraft interviews
•3-5 p.m. Steers and heifers
•7 p.m. Market swine show
Thursday, Sept. 22
•9 a.m. Horticulture/food
inteviews, ag mechanics judging
•7:30 p.m. Rodeo, Queen’s second
Friday, Sept. 23
•9 a.m. Breeding heifer show,
followed by commercial heifer
show, followed by market steer
•1 p.m. Auction setup
•2 p.m. Sale committee announces
sale participants, non-sale
•7:30 p.m. Rodeo
Saturday, Sept. 24
•10 a.m. Exhibitor pick up numbers
•10:30 a.m. Awards and recognition
•11 a.m. Youth auction
•7:30 p.m. Rodeo, crowning of