New and Returning Events at 2012 Ag Expo & Fair

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“Activities Set for 2013 Anson Ag Expo & Fair”

The 2013 Anson Ag Expo & Fair will feature popular children’s and adult activities, favorites returning from years past. Plan now to mark your calendars to come visit and watch, or better yet participate.

In its third year, the South Atlantic Woodsmen’s Association will be featured in a lumberjack demonstration on Saturday afternoon, September 28. The competition will take place in the adjacent lot of the Lockhart-Taylor Center, South Piedmont Community College in Wadesboro.

Plan to bring your lawn chair and sit back for an afternoon of engaging and powerful demonstrations, highlighted by the noise of chain saws and axes, with a grunt or two from the lumberjacks as they push themselves through the tough physical events.

Back by popular demand will be the Youth Scavenger Hunt and Kiddie Tractor Pull. Last year 26 youth competed, while 59 young people scoured the area for agricultural trivia questions, then entered the drawing for a youth bicycle.

Also returning this year is the Creative Squash Challenge for youth and the Local Foods Bake-Off for adults. Scheduled for Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28 in the Ingram Room, plan to participate by decorating and crafting a unique creation from squash, or bake an item made from local foods.

Finally, an additional event is returning for everyone’s fun and entertainment. The Anson Ag Expo & Fair this year will again feature a Scarecrow Contest on Saturday, with scarecrows on display throughout the day outside the Lockhart-Taylor Center.

In addition, thanks to the interest and involvement in the 4-H Youth Livestock Club as well as new business in the area, the first Anson County Dairy Show will take place in the Molaro Livestock Tent, immediately following the Anson County 4-H Youth Heifer Show.

Guidelines for all competition categories and event information will be available soon on the web, Facebook, and the annual Fair Book. Be on the lookout for more postings. These events will add to a great 2013 Anson Ag Expo & Fair.

Plan to come out and enjoy the fun. Celebrate agriculture in Anson!