Judging begins at fair

The first of the 4-H shows at the 2014 Hamilton County Fair were held on Tuesday. Judging was conducted for the dog obedience, pet and model horse shows.

Today will bring horse show showmanship and performance lots as well as the poultry and rabbit shows for 4-H and FFA youths. In the open class categories, products of the kitchen, textiles and photography will be judged. The first flower show is scheduled for Wednesday as is the field and garden judging.

The highlight of the day will be the Fair Queen Coronation ceremony set for 7 p.m. in the Grandstand. Six young women are vying for the crown. Judging was held last weekend and the new queen will be announced tonight. Brian Imbus, hypnotist, will provide the entertainment during the coronation.

The schedule of events for Wednesday is as follows:

4-H/FFA

Horse show, 8 a.m. in the arena

Poultry show, 8 a.m. in the show arena

Check in for the 4-H horticulture exhibits in 4-H Building, 9 to 9 a.m.

Check in for junior market and breeding sheep, weigh in for junior market sheep, 9 to 11 a.m.

Judging of 4-H Horticulture, 10 a.m.

Check in for goats, bottle lambs and bottle goats, 11 a.m.

Rabbit showmanship, beef barn, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Rabbit exhibitor meeting with show to follow, 12:30 p.m.

Dairy cow check in, 1 to 3 p.m.

Quiz bowl, 4:30 p.m. Co-op building

Open Class

Check in for products of the kitchen, first flower show and field and garden in floral hall, 8 a.m. to noon

Photography judging, 8 a.m. in floral hall

Textile judging, 9:30 a.m., floral hall, followed by hobbycraft judging

First flower show judging, 1 p.m.

Products of the kitchen judging, 2 p.m.

Field and garden judging, 3 p.m.

Fair events

Kids games, 1 p.m. Ed Prince stage

Pedal Pull, 3:30 p.m., south of Co-op building

Brian Imbus, hypnotist, 3 and 5 p.m. Ed Prince stage

Midway opens, 4 p.m.

Power Up Youth, 4 p.m. on the Ed Prince stage

Fair Queen Coronation in the Grandstand, 7 p.m. with Brian Imbus, hypnotist