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Carnival rides return to the fair this year in Osage City.

The 65th Osage City Osage County Fair began Wednesday and will continue through Sunday at the Osage City fairgrounds. In addition to livestock and other exhibits, the fair will feature a parade, fireworks and a carnival.

The fair got underway Wednesday with the veterinary check-in for sheep and goats. Entry of rabbits and poultry followed and 4-H and open class exhibits checked in. Beef and swine check-in began with dog registration following. The Osage City PTA offered an outdoor movie, featuring “Charlotte’s Web.”

At 8 a.m. today (Thursday), the rabbit and poultry show starts under the tents. At 9 a.m., judging for all 4-H and open class exhibits begins, followed at 10:30 a.m. with dairy beef and goat show and bucket calf show at the pavilion. The meat goat show begins at 11:30 a.m.

The deadline for picking up wristband coupons at the fair office will be 6 p.m. today, and the midway opens for “wristband night.” Great Plains Amusement will have rides for all ages.

At 6:30 p.m., the parade starts downtown with this year’s theme “All American Summer Fun.” At 7 p.m. the sheep show begins at the pavilion. A gospel concert with the “Tribute Quartet,” will be presented at 8 p.m. at the track area. Bleacher seating or space for lawn chairs will be available.

Friday’s activities begin with an 8 a.m. swine show at the pavilion followed at 11 a.m. with the beef show. The exhibits at the community and recreation building open at 9 a.m. Shepherd’s lead gets underway at 5 p.m. at the pavilion, followed by the cat and pet show.

From 5:45-6:30 p.m., pedal tractor pull registration begins at the old ball diamond followed at 6:30 with the pull. At 6 p.m., the midway opens with another wristband night. Round robin showmanship begins at 6:30 p.m. at the pavilion.

At 7:30 p.m., a talent show will be held with bleacher seating or space for lawn chairs available. In case of rain, the show will be at Osage City High School.

A fireworks display will round out the fun at 10 p.m.

On Saturday, the day begins at 8 a.m. with the dog show at the west end of the community building. Livestock judging contest will be at 9 a.m. at the pavilion. All livestock will be released at noon. At 5 p.m., a livestock dinner will be at the pavilion, followed by the livestock auction at 6 p.m.

Saturday events end with the demolition derby at 7 p.m. at the old ball diamond.

All exhibits will be released at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Sunday, the final event of the fair begins at 3 p.m. with a hot rod garden tractor pull at the old ball diamond.

The fair opened with the 4-H horse show June 27 at the Lyndon Saddle Club.

Fair results will be printed as received in coming editions of The Hearld-Chronicle.