Standing Water in Oakland Park and Fairgrounds Due to Continuous Rainfalls


Six to seven inches of rain fell in Oakland last week with two more falling overnight, leaving standing water throughout the park and fairgrounds. The creek in the park was also very high, which carries the water from the west side of town to the creek in the park. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Six to seven inches of rain fell in Oakland last week with two more falling overnight, leaving standing water throughout the park and fairgrounds. The creek in the park was also very high, which carries the water from the west side of town to the creek in the park. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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Oakland Garden Club Beautifies Oakland City Park


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The beautiful flower beds in the Oakland City Park are thank to the Oakland Garden Club. The members work hard to keep these flower beds a wonderful sight to see all summer long. Photos Credit of Denise Gilliland/Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

The beautiful flower beds in the Oakland City Park are thank to the Oakland Garden Club. The members work hard to keep these flower beds a wonderful sight to see all summer long. Photos Credit of Denise Gilliland/Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Come to the Fair


By Mary Loftis, Extension Assistant

The Burt County Fair opens this week,

With activities and fun that can’t be beat!

We’ve ordered great weather, but we need you there.

Come meet all your neighbors at the Burt County Fair!

 

The Burt County Fair takes place in Oakland Friday-Tuesday, August 7-11 on the northeast edge of the Oakland City Park. There are activities each day and excellent exhibits to help you appreciate the fine talents of our county 4-H and FFA members.

Open Class entries are available for any Burt County resident, so get involved in the fair yourself! Fair books are available at any of the local banks, in the Fair Secretary’s office on the fairgrounds and of course in the Nebraska Extension Office in Burt County in the courthouse in Tekamah.  There are areas to enter including fine arts including crafts, sewing, quilts and painting, photography, garden produce, flowers, and foods! The fair is always more fun when everyone has a part in it! The excitement of looking for what ribbon you got on an exhibit NEVER gets old! Open class entries are due Thursday, August 6 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. in Ag Hall and all judging is on Friday, August 7.

4-H exhibits may be entered Thursday evening, August 6 7:00-8:00 p.m. or Friday morning, August 7 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. with judging including interview judging beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Livestock entries close at 10:00 a.m. and late entries are not eligible for a purple ribbon, so get there on time!

The 4-H Cat Show will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Fair Foundation Pavilion followed by the Dog Show in the 4-H Livestock Arena at approximately 3:00 p.m.

The 4-H Building will be open to view exhibits at approximately 6:00 p.m. Friday evening. The 4-H Fashion Show will start at 6:00 p.m. on the stage in front of the grandstand that evening following by the Farm Family Awards and special 4-H awards. The stage entertainment will conclude with the 4-H Coronation at approximately 7:45 p.m.

The grandstand will be cleared out immediately after the coronation because a big crowd is anticipated for the Street Legal performance at 9:00 p.m.

Saturday brings lots of livestock shows including hogs, sheep, and goats in the livestock arena and the 4-H rabbit show will be in the Fair Foundation Pavilion at 10:00 a.m. followed by the Companion Animal Show.

Sunday is the beef show with Clover Kid activities in the 4-H Building from 1:30-3:00 p.m. The big parade starts at 4:00 and at 6:30 p.m. we’ll gather in front of the 4-H Building to take a picture of all the 4-H members with their state fair entries.

Monday morning finds our 4-H and FFA members registering for the livestock judging contest at 10:00 with the contest beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Educational fitting clinics will be held Monday afternoon with the beef clinic at 1:00, Swine Clinic at 2:00 Meat Goat Clinic at 3:00 and Sheep Clinic at 4:00 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. the 4-H Olympics will begin in the Livestock Arena.

Things start to wind down on Monday evening with exhibits in the 4-H Building released from 9:00-10:30 p.m. and all livestock not in the auction are released at 10:00 p.m.

Tuesday is the 4-H Archery Contest at 9:00 on the ball field behind the 4-H Kitchen and at 1:30 p.m. we have special 4-H awards presented with the livestock auction at 2:00 p.m.

Fairgrounds cleanup will be held immediately after the auction, so please help out!

For a complete list of activities and times pick up a fair book or go to the Burt County Fair website at:http://www.burtcountyfair.net/?page_id=35

Hope to see you at the Burt County Fair!

 

 

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