The start of the 2017 Kiowa County Fair started in earnest Thursday morning with the traditional chuck wagon breakfast hosted by the Eads Chamber of Commerce. As in the past, breakfast will again be served Friday morning starting by 6:00 a.m. Breakfast is free, though donations are appreciated to help cover the costs of food.
Activities continue through Saturday with ranch rodeo Thursday night, horse racing at the fairgrounds Friday and Saturday during the annual rodeo, followed by mini bull riding and dancing on Maine Street Saturday night.
Other activities include stock dog trials Thursday at 2:00 p.m., jackpot roping Friday at 7:00 p.m., a dance Friday at the American Legion Hall starting at 9:00 p.m.
Another crowd favorite, the CRPA Rodeo, begins at 1:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Eads High School is marking 100 years of graduates in 2017. The Eads Alumni Association is hosting an all-school reunion Saturday beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Eads High School. Those who registered in advance should plan to pick up their packets - which includes a book of class photos, graduate names, and addresses - at Eads High School starting after the annual fair parade, which begins at 10:00 a.m. on Maine Street. Packets may be claimed through 5:30 p.m.
While you're in town, don't miss the chance to enter Prairie Pines Assisted Living Center's raffle - you could win up to $30,000
For more information about the huge variety of events throughout the Kiowa County Fair weekend, see our special section - or simply stroll down Maine Street or the fairgrounds any time.