Music, exhibits, contests to highlight 72nd annual Hammond Fair Sept. 16, 17
HAMMOND – The 72nd annual Hammond Fair will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16 and 17, at the fair grounds on Lake Street.
Exhibits must be brought to the fair grounds and registered between 1 and 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15. (Rabbits may be brought in for the rabbit show on Saturday.)Friday's schedule includes cattle judging, vegetable, handicraft and homemaking judging.
Hammond Central School will provide musical entertainment at noon on Friday.
An ice cream social and karaoke will be at 3:30 p.m.
The Hammond Fair Dance will be held at the Hammond Fire Hall from 8 to 11 p.m. Elementary students must be accompanied by an adult, who will stay at the dance with the young person.
Saturday's events include draft horse show, rabbit and poultry judging, sheep and goat judging.
The Children's tractor pull will be held Saturday, and children's games are set for noon.
The Fort Drum Patriotic band will play at 1 p.m., with other musical entertainment throughout the afternoon.
There will be no chicken barbeque this year. Food stand will be open both days.
At 3:30 p.m., there will be dairy and other awards, and the recognition of the oldest man and woman present, the youngest child present, and the longest time married and the most recently married couple present.
The drawing of over 100 prizes will be held following the awards. Release of exhibits will be at 4:30 p.m. Lawn mower races will not be held.
The St. Lawrence County Dairy Princess will have her display of goods for sale.
The Maple Sugar booth will be set up, selling syrup, cotton candy and other goods.
Citizens National Bank of Hammond will be represented with a display table.
A contest is being held for the tallest field corn, the largest sunflower head, the largest pumpkin and the most unusual vegetable. Both adults and youth are eligible to submit entries in these categories.
A cake decorating contest will be held, with public voting for the People's Choice favorite. These cakes should be brought in Saturday morning and will be auctioned off following the contest.
There will also be a cakewalk on Saturday afternoon.
A parade of dressed up animals will follow the animal judging on Saturday.
For further information, call Joan Hadlock at 324-5517.