MOUNT CARMEL — The Wabash County 4-H Fair kicks off Saturday with a week of family fun and 4-H shows at the Mabel Courter Youth Center and 4-H Fairgrounds.

4-H dog and cat projects were judged Monday, with floriculture, clothing, food and Cloverbud judging Thursday evening.

Beginning Saturday, Wabash General Hospital sponsors a Nerf gun tournament at 2 p.m., followed by the Southern Illinois Truck Pullers Tech and weigh-in at 4 p.m. and trucks at 6 p.m. The 4-H and Junior horse show begins at 4 p.m.

Sunday, 4-H livestock registration is from 5-7 p.m., and an ice cream social begins at 6 p.m., with the Wabash County Fair Princess and talent show events at the youth center.

Junior fair registration is from 8-11 a.m. Monday, followed by livestock weigh-in at 8 a.m., 4-H general project judging at 12:30 p.m., junior ag products at 1 p.m., junior foods at 2 p.m., junior floriculture at 2:30 p.m. and the 4-H and Junior rabbit show at 5:30 p.m.

The 4-H livestock show (sheep, swine, beef and dairy) opens at 8 a.m. Tuesday, followed by junior dairy show, and the poultry show begins at 1 p.m. Junior arts and crafts, clothing, educational and natural history projects are featured at 1 p.m. and the junior sheep show is at 5 p.m. Tuesday evening, it's dodgeball tourney action at 6 p.m.

The junior swine show opens Wednesday activities at 8:30 a.m., followed by the junior beef show at 1 p.m., 4-H and junior goat show at 3:30 p.m. It's family fun night from 6-8 p.m., featuring family games and activities.

The Youth Foundation pork chop dinner begins at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, with livestock buyer social runs from 5 p.m. to the start of the sale. The parade of champions and awards are featured at 6:15 p.m., with the livestock sale to follow immediately.

The week of activities concludes Friday, July 19, with demolition derby action at 7 p.m.

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