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Hopkins County Dairy Festival: Week Two

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Hopkins County Dairy Festival will once again resume in full swing Saturday, with five events slated.

Saturday’s activities begin at 10 a.m. The Northeast Texas Lives Stock Association Junior Dairy Show starts in the Civic Center Arena. Any youth who has just completed second grade and will be entering third grade this fall through this year’s high school graduates may enter cattle. A $15 entry fee per head of livestock is charged, and the contest is open to grade and registered dairy cattle. Participants won’t be required to show paperwork.

Contact Amy Bowen at 903-488-2333 to register or youths may bring their livestock and register before 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Civic Center Arena. Event staff should arrive by about 7 a.m. Saturday to begin setting up for they day; they’ll be at the arena Friday if participants want to drop their livestock off the night.

The annual Dairy Foods Show also kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Texas AgriLife Extension Office (the old Chamber of Commerce building on Connally Street). Contact Johanna Hicks at 903-885-3443 for more information.

At 6:30 p.m. Saturday, a special reception will be held at the Civic Center  honoring the women who have represented Hopkins County as Dairy Festival Queens over the past 50 years.

The annual Hopkins County Dairy Festival Queen Pageant and Coronation program will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Civic Center Auditorium. This year, Brittney Woolley, Jami Scroggins, Mia Taylor, Daylan Burns, Katelyn Cody, Callie Dennis, Elizabeth Sheffield and Daci West will vie for the title of 2009 Hopkins County Dairy Festival Queen.

After the pageant, stick around for a thrill on the Triple T Amusements rides. The carnival will be open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday on Hopkins County Regional Civic Center grounds.

Tickets for rides are available at ticket booths at the carnival. Armbands may also be purchased at the event for $20 each, which entitles the wearer to ride as many rides as they want all night at no additional charge. Concessions will also be available.




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