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Published July 29, 2009, 12:00 AM

Rock Co. Fair slated to kick off today

LUVERNE — More than 25 acts are signed up to perform during the eighth annual Rock County Fair Talent Contest, slated to begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Rock County Fairgrounds in Luverne.

By: Julie Buntjer, Worthington Daily Globe

LUVERNE — More than 25 acts are signed up to perform during the eighth annual Rock County Fair Talent Contest, slated to begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Rock County Fairgrounds in Luverne.

Among those vying for cash prizes are numerous musical acts, from solos to groups. The Spotlight Dancers are also on tap to perform to several different songs.

The talent show will be performed in the grandstand. Other grandstand acts during the fair include the Ranch Rodeo and Bio-fuels enduro race.

A complete schedule of events is as follows:

Today:

Open class registration is from noon to 7:30 p.m.; 4-H Cloverbuds/foods/gardening exhibits and club exhibits are judged from 3 to 6 p.m.; the 4-H rabbit show is at 6 p.m., and the 4-H poultry show is at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday:

The 4-H swine show begins at 8 a.m.; followed by the dairy show at 10:30 a.m.; goat show at 1:30 p.m.; sheep show at 3 p.m.; the Rock-Nobles Cattleman’s Association beef feed at 5:30 p.m.; 4-H Fashion Revue at 6 p.m.; and the Rock County Talent Show at 7 p.m.

Friday:

The 4-H beef show starts at 8 a.m.; followed by 4-H horse training at 9:30 a.m.; 4-H pleasure horse show at 10 a.m.; Senior Citizens Day program at 3 p.m.; free nitrate testing from 4 to 7 p.m.; 4-H dog exhibition show at 5 p.m.; The Rock County Pork Producers Association pork feed at 5:30 p.m.; and the Ranch Rodeo at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday:

The 4-H Livestock Auction begins at 9 a.m.; 4-H pet show at 10:30 a.m.; 4-H horse games show at noon; 4-H Premier Showmanship at 5 p.m.; 4-H Parade of Champions at 6 p.m.; and the bio-fuels enduro race, sponsored by the Rock County Corn and Soybean Growers Association and Agri-Energy LLC, at 7 p.m.

The commercial exhibit building is open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; the floral hall opens at 10 a.m. daily; and Mad Jax Inc. is on the Midway from 6 p.m. to midnight Thursday, and from 1 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.

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