Hume Fair begins

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The 70th Annual Hume Fair kicked off yesterday wilt a ham and bean feed, followed by a draft horse pull in the arena.

The event, often referred to as the "Biggest Little Fair," continues through Saturday with a host of events for people of all ages.

Today's events feature an ice cream social at 6:30 p.m., in the city park. Guests bring homemade ice cream or a dessert to share.

Afterwards, a gospel sing, followed by 4-H bingo are slated.

On Thursday, children ages 4-12 can pedal their way to victory in the kiddie pedal pull in the arena, starting at 6:30 p.m. Older folks -- age 18 and older, can take part in the Hume Olympics, in the arena at 8 o'clock.

On Friday, registration for kids' games for children from birth through pre-kindergarten begins at 8:30 a.m. with the games slated for 9 o'clock. Kid's games for those in kindergarten through age 17 begin at 1 p.m., with registration beginning at 12:30.

A pet contest will take place at 4 p.m., in the city park, and talent show registration begins at 5:30, to be followed by the talent show at the bandstand at 6 p.m.

The first night of the Hume Fair Rodeo is Friday at 8 p.m.

Saturday, a full slate of events begins at 8 a.m., with registration for the baby contest and swimsuit contest, for boys and girls, ages 2-4. The contests begin at 8:30.

The parade is at 11 a.m.

The afternoon's events continue with a washer tournament, music by Paula Newman and Ginelle Esry, Cowboy songs and poems by Cliff Section and a garden tractor pull. The crowning of the prince and princess will be held at 3 p.m., followed by encore performances by the musicians and cowboy poet.

The rodeo resumes at 8 p.m, with the coronation of the queen. A street dance by Distant Kin will follow the rodeo.

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