While some activities have started in the background for most, the 2014 Great Northern Fair will start firing on all cylinders Wednesday.
Hill County 4-H’ers have been registering, setting up and doing interviews and the 4-H exhibit building was scheduled to open today, but the midway, main entertainment and major activities open up Wednesday.
The open exhibits, food booths and the carnival are scheduled to open at noon, with the 4-H Chuckwagon slated to open at 3 p.m.
Hill County 4-H moved back the start of its horse show a bit, 10 a.m. at the Bigger Better Barn, to make more time for a double-header in the barn Tuesday evening and night.
For the second year, Hill County’s fair is featuring pig wrestling, with that event starting at 5 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available at the fair office or at the door.
And after the pig wrestling, 4-H is bringing in a special concert as a fundraiser to replace its decades-old Chuckwagon with a new building.
A concert by Oregon rancher and Country artist Joni Harms and her daughter, Olyvia, will follow the 5 p.m. activity, with the show tentatively scheduled to start at 7 p.m.
Tickets, at $10 each, have been available from 4-H members or at the fair office and at Norman’s Ranch and Sportswear and the Hill County Extension Office on the bottom level of the Hill County Courthouse. Tickets also will be sold at the door before the concert.
The fair activities, including arena events, continue Thursday through Sunday.