The fair opens at 8:30 a.m. Monday with rabbit judging in the dairy barn and 4-H project judging in the activities building. Tobacco and horse judging and demonstrations are scheduled at 9 a.m. Tobacco judging will be held in the show arena, while horse judging will take place in the horse arena. Demonstrations will be held at the Gray Pavillion.
Small pet judging begins at 11 a.m. followed by poultry at noon in the dairy barn, and the dairy show at 1 p.m. in the show arena.
Monday has been designated Gallia County Night at the fair and high school bands from South Gallia, Gallia Academy and River Valley are scheduled to perform on the main stage beginning at 3:30 p.m. with the Rebel band. GAHS will perform at 4:15 p.m. followed by RVHS at 5 p.m.
The grand opening of the 2010 fair will begin at 6 p.m. on the main stage. VFW Post 4464, the RVHS band and fairboard members Tim Massie and Dan Brown are scheduled to participate in the opening ceremonies.
Other evening activities on Monday include the livestock skill-a-thon, set for 6 p.m. at the Gray Pavillion, and the stock demo derby, which will begin at 7 p.m. on the pulling track.
Fair royalty will be crowned on Monday night. The 2010 Miss Gallia County Pageant is planned for 9:30 p.m. Monday. Thirteen young ladies from the four high schools in Gallia County are participating in this year’s contest. Following is the list of 2010 Miss Gallia County hopefuls: Carly Atkins, Katelyn Birchfield, Brooke Bowie, Taylor Bradbury, Molly Carroll, Stacie Cummons, Emily Hammond, Samantha Hammond, Chelsea Johnson, Lindsey Johnson, Lindsey Miller, Aubrie Rice and Carli Wallenfelsz.
Prior to Miss Gallia County being crowned, the 2010 Little Miss and Mister Gallia County contests will be held. The Little Miss begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Little Mister competition at 7:30 p.m.
Following is the list of the 28 Little Miss contestants for 2010: Hannah Allison, Bailey Barnette, Karrington Barr, Abbie Barrett, Aurora Best, Isabella Cochran, Josie Cremeans, Lexi Drummond, Hailey Jo Ehman, Emily Fallon, Emmaline “Jossie” Fields, Sydney Greenlee, Darcie Harbour, Paige Harrison, Jerah Justice, Gabrielle McConnell, Madelyn Moore, Lilly North, Samara Alecia Queen, Lillian Rees, Madie Rose, Sydnee Runyon, Kyrsten Sanders, Emma Shamblin, Gracie Lou Thomas, Lauren Twyman, Brynna Weaver and Alexandria Wood.
Following is the list of 14 Little Mister candidates: Logan Brace, Brayden Burris, Blaine Cline, Bryant Cremeans, Cameron Fulks, William Hendrickson, Kyan Houck, Ashton Janey, Seth Nelson, Conner Nibert, Jaden Reed, Ty Rossiter, Evan Stapleton and Levi Strieter.
Tuesday has been designated Religious and Senior Citizen Night at the 2010 fair. The day’s events kick off at 8:30 a.m. with swine showmanship in the show arena, followed at 9 a.m. by 4-H project judging in the activities building and the woodworking skill-a-thon in the Gray Pavillion. Market swine will be judged at 1 p.m. in the show arena. Boy Scout awards will be presented at 5:30 p.m. and Girl Scout awards will be handed out at 6 p.m. in the Gray Pavillion.
The 4-wheel drive truck and semi pulls roar into action at 6:30 p.m. on the pulling track. Barnyard games will be held at 7 p.m. in the horse arena.
Tuesday also marks the opening night for entertainment on the main stage. Gallia County’s own Miller family, known around the Christian music world as The Concords, will open an evening of southern gospel music at 8 p.m. Longtime gospel music mainstay The Pfeifers will be the featured act at 8:30 p.m.
(On the Internet: Gallia County Junior Fair, www.galliacountyfair.org.)