Sheridan County 4-H participants, family and friends — and a host of people from around the region — always have fun at the annual Sheridan County Fair.
Held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds, the fair offers livestock and animal shows for cows, rabbits, dogs, cats and more. Animals are shown by 4-H participants ranging in age from 8 to 18 in market, breeding, show and obedience categories.
This year, organizers added a “fitting contest” in which teams have 30 minutes to take a steer calf from being wet to being ready to show. There will also be Pee Wee Showmanship events with pigs, goats, lambs and chickens and a “Bucket Calf” project in which a Cloverbud or 4-H member raises an orphaned calf to show at the fair.
Outside the animal show arenas, 4-Hers will also exhibit in more than 50 categories including aerospace, cake decorating, fabric and fashion, robots, photography, vegetable judging and veterinary science.
The Sheridan County Fair also features the wildly popular pig wrestling event that draws enthusiastic crowds cheering on even more enthusiastic teams that work together to wrestle a muddy pig into a barrel inside a mud-covered arena.
This annual favorite night out always includes plenty of squealing, shouting and mud-soaked fun.