Friday was the first full day of the Ford County Fair and the heat arrived in full force.

By 2 p.m. — when the Backyard Olympics were due to start — the temperature was 99 degrees with a high of 102 expected.

"It’s definitely going to be warm," said Andrea Burns, Ford County KSU extension agent. "Friday is kind of a slow day, but things will be busy over the weekend."

Friday night finished off with the 4-H Sheep Show and a teen dance.

Today the 4-H Horse Show begins activities at 7 a.m., the 4-H Poultry and Rabbit Show is at 11 a.m. and the 4-H/FFM Meat Goat Show is at 6:30 p.m. There’s also a Kids Pedal Tractor Pull, Model Car Racing, a Turtle Race, a Photo Booth and a Watermelon Feed.

There is also a dance with a DJ set for Saturday night.

On Sunday, the Wheat Show results are at 6:15 p.m., the 4-H King and Queen are revealed at 6:30 p.m. and at 7 p.m. is the 4-H/FFA Food & Premium Livestock Auction is held.


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