Celebrate Agriculture This Weekend at Local Events

— Written By Janine Rywak and last updated by

Come to the Anson Ag Expo & Fair and celebrate agriculture with us! The annual ag fair and youth livestock show are scheduled for this Saturday, September 23 and new this year is a Family Fall Fest on Friday night, September 22.

The Family Fall Fest and 4-H Youth Livestock Show will be held at Circle G Arena in Lilesville, while the Anson Ag Fair will be at the Extension Center in Wadesboro.

Starting on Thursday, fair entries will be received at the Cooperative Extension Center on McLaurin Street from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Judging will take place on Friday, with the show open to the public on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Family Fall Fest will kick off at 6:00 p.m. at Circle G Arena in Lilesville. Fun for the family will include children’s carnival games, youth relay games, a cupcake walk for all ages, and line dancing starting at 8:00 p.m. with Yvonne Lineberger of DJ Services by Yvonne, from Charlotte.

Tag-Along Take Out Food Truck will be set up for the evening offering food truck fare and drinks for sale. In addition, popcorn and sno cones will be available for children and adults, compliments of Anson County 4-H.

The Anson County Partnership for Children will also be visiting and giving out books for children. They will also have stickers and tattoos for fun. Plan to bring a chair to relax and enjoy the festivities.

Livestock weigh-in for lambs and check-in for heifers begins Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m., with the show starting at 10:00 a.m. The full line up and times are:

Friday, September 22

Family Fall Fest at Circle G Arena, 6:00 – 9: 00 p.m.

Games, Food and Music, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Line Dancing, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 23

4-H Youth Livestock Show at Circle G Arena, 10:00 a.m. until

Heifer Show Check-In, 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

4-H Youth Heifer Show, 10:00 a.m.

Lamb Weigh-In, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

4-H Youth Lamb Show, Immediately Following Heifer Show

Anson Ag Fair at the Cooperative Extension Center in Wadesboro, 9:00 -2:30 p.m.

Fair Viewing, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Winners Pick Up Ribbons, Premiums and Entries, 2:00 p.m.

Celebrate Anson Agriculture t-shirts are on sale now for youth and adult sizes, $6 and $8, and will be on sale during the fair at the Extension office. Complete event information is available on the web at anson.ces.ncsu.edu and Facebook, under 2017 Anson Ag Expo & Fair.

The Anson County Cooperative Extension Staff is pleased to be able to host these events, with the help of a 12-member planning committee and numerous community sponsors. Come out and enjoy the fun this weekend. Celebrate agriculture in Anson!