Fair week in Scott County was jammed packed with fun events for all ages, including a showing of livestock, and home economics.
Things kicked off on Tuesday, September 8 with home economics check-in, followed by livestock on Wednesday, September 9. The livestock judging took place on Thursday, September 10. The buyers dinner and premium sale was held on Friday, September 11. There was no pageant held this year due to COVID-19.
The most coveted award for showmanship is the grand champion award. The following individuals pictured walked away with the buckles: Grand Champion Market Steer-Randa Rhoades, Reserve Market Steer-Chayse Nelson, Grand Champion Replacement Heifer- Dusti Craig, Reserve Replacement Heifer- Karli Anschutz, Grand Champion Market Hog- Randi Rhoades, Reserve Market Hog- Joseph Rhoades, Grand Market Goat- Jackson Moore, Reserve Market Goat- Jaycob Hutchens, Grand Market Lamb- Levi Brown, Reserve Market Lamb- Laklynn Dedmon.
A newly created buckle was presented in memory of Chase Hale, who had won the Grand County Bred Goat every year since 2014. Jackson Moore was the 2020 Grand County Bred winner.
- Randa Rhoads – Market Steer (Grand)
- Dusti Craig – Replacement Heifer (Grand)
- Katherine Herr – Feeder Steer (Grand)
- Levi Brown – Market Lamb (Grand)
- Jackson Moore – Market Goat (Grand)
- Chayse Nelson – Market Steer (Reserve)
- Karli Anshutz – Replacement Heifer (Reserve)
- Joseph Rhoades – Market Hog (Reserve)
- Laklynn Dedmon – Market Lamb (Reserve)
- Jaycob Hutchens – Market Goat (Reserve)
- Ashlynn Free – Market Steer
- Jacob Free – Replacement Heifer
- Katy Stark – Market Hog
- Gage Evans – Market Goat
- Colton Martin – Market Hog
- Rebecca Millard – Market Goat
- Abbi Stark – Market Hog
- Alexis Gebhardt – Market Goat
- Ashtyn Moore – Market Hog
- Landon Defoor – Market Goat
- Rowdy Tucker – Market Hog
- Ambrose Poor – Market Goat
- Kimberly Defoor – Market Hog
- Abigail Herr – Market Goat
- Mckenna Williams – Market Hog
- Prestan Hutchens – Market Goat
- Taylor VanDeWiele – Market Goat
- Karlie Evans – Market Goat
- Ashadan Poor – Market Goat
- Wesley Herr – Market Goat
- Taylen Bates – Market Goat
- Tristan VanDeWiele – Market Goat
- Hunter Evans – Market Goat
- Tate Miller – Market Goat
- Stephanie Parish – Market Goat
- Danielle Herr – Market Goat
- Amanda Herr – Market Goat
- Wesson Poor – Market Goat
- Joseph Rhoades – Market Hog
- Farm Bureau
- Pottridge Construction
- Rice Furniture
- Farm Bureau
- Farmers Coop
- Chambers Bank
- R&H Body Shop
- Farm Credit
- Tyson Foods
- Leonard Russell
- LKF Farms
- Community National Bank
- Jim Wilcox
- Randy Shores
- Southside Vet
- Brian Jones
- West Fraser
- Michael & Missy Williams
- True Value Hardware
- Abbott Logging
- Gene and Shawnda Dedmon
The 2020 Showmanship Awards: Sr Beef- Brooke Hattabaugh, Jr Beef-Caden Hunt, Peewee Beef- Chett Moore, Sr Swine- Ashtyn Moore, Jr Swine-Katy Stark, Sr Goat- Jackson Moore, Jr Goat- Prestan Hutchens, Peewee Goat Wesley Herr, Sr Lamb- Laklynn Dedmon, Jr Lamb- Karli Anschutz, Peewee Lamb- Chett Moore, 2020 Grand Champion 4H Pullet Chain- Audryna Reynolds, Best of Show Bird- Jackson Moore, Mr. Bob Ford Award – Levi Brown, Mrs. Fayrene Stringer Award – Kimmie Defoor.
The 2020 Chase Hale Memorial Scholarship was awarded to two recipients, classmate Irelynn Carpenter and senior Hayden Chronister. Each will receive a $1500 scholarship. The recipients are pictured here with Hale’s parents, Russell and Heather Hale.
The “Kory Dedmon Herdsman” Award is given in memory of Kory Dedmon, who was an excellent showman and very involved in the County Fair. This award is given to one Sr. Showman, and one Jr. Showman. Every showman has the opportunity to compete for this award. This year, 21 kids participated. The winners included Sr Herdsman, Chayse Nelson, and Jr Herdsman, Alexis Gebhardt.
The Scott County Fair Association also recognized Jim Wilcox for his 32 years of service to the fair and exhibitors. He is retiring, and the association expressed their gratitude towards Wilcox for his efforts and hard work over the years.
Congratulations to all the exhibitors of the Scott County Fair! A special thanks to the buyers, supporters and volunteers, who worked hard to make sure this event is a success!