While a subdued Washington County Fair begins Friday, area youth kicked off the competitions Saturday as they participated in the annual 4-H Contest Day at the fairgrounds in Arlington.

4-Hers competed in archery, BB gun, communications, fashion show and favorite foods day contests.

Saturday is typically the first-day of the 4-H horse show, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, that event was canceled. Instead, the horse show will begin this Saturday during the fair.

Other 4-H events canceled include hog scanning for carcass contest, livestock herdsmanship, round robin livestock showmanship contest, 4-H club booth decoration, interview judging, food exhibits tasted by judges, meet me at the flag pole, 4-H pancake feed and the fashion show and awards program.

Washington County Fair 4-H schedule


10 a.m. — Poultry show


8 a.m. — Horse show

10 a.m. — Rabbit show

10 a.m. — Dairy goat show

1 p.m. — Dairy cattle show

3 p.m. — Tractor driving contest

4 p.m. — Rocket launch contest


8 a.m. — Horse show

9:30 a.m. — Sheep show; meat goat show to follow


9:30 a.m. — Beef show

10 a.m. — Cat and companion animal show

10:30 a.m. — Bucket calf record interviews begin


9:30 a.m. — Hog show

10 a.m. — Dog show


3 p.m. — Livestock auction preview

4 p.m. — 4-H livestock auction

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