Deadline approaches for Grady County Free Fair entries

One of Grady County's blue ribbon events, the 104th Grady County Free Fair will take place Aug. 22-24.

The best of the county will be on display in the form of livestock, vegetation, artwork, quilting, photography, even a pet show. 

Several entries will be due at the first of the week. Entries for the agronomy contest and home gardening contest are due Tuesday, Aug. 20 between 3 and 5:30 p.m. Best of show will win $100, with 4H and open class combined. 

The Grady County Fair has something sweet planned for Wednesday, Aug. 22. The Cake Show and Auction will take entries from noon to 2:30 p.m. The cakes will be judged between 3 and 5 p.m. The Cake Auction will begin at 7:10 p.m. There will be adult and junior divisions in the following categories: light butter, dark butter (chocolate), German chocolate, angel food, Italian cream, miscellaneous and creative class. 

Pets can get in on the fun too. OHCE Rural Neighbors will host a Pet Show for kids on Saturday, Aug. 24. Two age groups, 8-years-old and under and 9-years-old to 14 years-old will compete for ugliest pet, best costume, best personality, most unique and look-a-likes. Registration will begin on the day of the contest at 3:30 p.m. and the show will start at 4:30 p.m. Every pet must be on a leash. Every pet must be on a leash. 

Registration for the Kid's Pedal Tractor Pull will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24. There will be divisions for each age, 4-years-old through 12-years-old. Contestants will pull in order of registration. All tractors will be furnished. The contestant who pulls the longest distance wins. The tractor pull will begin at 6 p.m. 

There will also be several entries for livestock, 4H and FFA and more. Guidelines for each category are available in the Grady County Free Fair Premium Book. It is available on the Grady County Fairgrounds and Event Center website at

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