The Jefferson County Fair celebrates its 70th birthday this week -- and you're invited.
The four-day event begins today, Wednesday, and wraps up Saturday with a Big Western Dance. Between opening day and the dance await animals galore, exhibitions, a carnival, great fair food, and a hay-truck load of various entertainment.
Lonesome Road will play for Big Western Dance Saturday night; musician-comedian Joe Stoddard is back for three performances on both Wednesday and Thursday; Grupo Antifaz, the Hot Shot Dancers, and the popular Talent Show also offers great entertainment. Rodeo action awaits on both Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m.
Once in the gates, all the entertainment is free. General admission for a day is $5, $15 for a four-day pass. Those under 12 are in for $3 for a day, while a Family Day Pass is just $15.
Saturday night is also the annual 4-H and FFA Livestock auction, sponsored by the Jefferson County Livestock Association -- the apex of the season for many young people who have been raising animals for the fair.
For more information on the 2003 Jefferson County Fair -- including detailed entertainment and exhibition schedules -- check the special publication in today's Pioneer. We'll see you there.