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By Tony Farkas
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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

      move in

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

       Barnyard Olympics

•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

      lamb show

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

•Carnival TBA

Thursday, Sept. 22

•9 a.m. Horticulture/food

      inteviews, ag mechanics judging

•7:30 p.m. Rodeo, Queen’s second


•Carnival TBA

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

      animal check-out

•7:30 p.m. Rodeo

•Carnival TBA

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 

       2022 queen

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