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Youth demonstrate showmanship skills

By Melanie Yingst - [email protected]



Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News Samantha Durst, Emma Eichhorn and Jacob Eichhorn exhibit during the PeeWee Swine Showmanship Saturday inside the Swine Arena. Emma Eichhorn, center, won in the 5-year-old division during the 2016 Miami County Fair.


Schedule of events

Sunday, Aug. 14

— Sponsored by F & P America

8:30 a.m. Guys and Gals Lead—In Wool Show — Sheep Arena

Open Horse Show — Horse Arena

Open Rabbit Show — Rabbit Barn

Open Sheep Breeding Show — Sheep Arena

Antique Car Show — south end of fairgrounds

Duke Lundgard Building — opens

FFA Shop/Crop Building — opens

Horticulture Hall — opens

Merchant Building — opens

Vendor displays — opens

Noon —Miami County Bred and Born Beef Breeding Show, followed by Junior Fair Beef Breeding Show, followed by Open Class Beef Breeding, followed by Junior Fair Beef Showmanship Classes — Goat Barn

Rides/games open — $18 bracelets good all day and night

Afternoon Horseshoe Pitching Tournament — south end of Poultry Barn

1 p.m. Junior 4-H Foods & Nutrition Revue — Duke Lundgard Building

1:15 p.m. Cove Spring Church Praise Group — Entertainment Tent

1:30 p.m. Senior4-H Foods & Nutrition Revue — Duke Lundgard Building

2 p.m. Art Hall — opens

The Grace Quartet — Entertainment Tent

2:15 p.m. Junior 4-H Creative Arts/Miscellaneous Revue — Duke Lundgard Building

2:45 p.m. Senior4-H Creative Arts/Miscellaneous Revue — Duke Lundgard Building

Jeremy Liles — Entertainment Tent

3:30 p.m. Junior 4-H Clothing Revue — Duke Lundgard Building

Rum River Blend — Entertainment Tent

4 p.m. Senior4-H Clothing Revue — Duke Lundgard Building

Evening Horseshoe Pitching Tournament — south end of Poultry Barn

5:30 p.m. Award Ceremony for Art and Horticulture Hall Best of Show Winners, Artisan Award and Golden Trowel Award — Entertainment Tent

7 p.m. Chris Janson with special guest Carter Winter and Jameson Rodgers Concert — Stadium — (Track $20, Stadium $15)

9 p.m. Merchant Building — closes

10 p.m. Duke Lundgard Building — closes

FFA Shop/Crop Building — closes

Art Hall— closes

Horticulture Hall — closes

Vendor displays — closes

11 p.m. Rides, games and concessions — closes

Monday, Aug. 15

— Sponsored by Unity National Bank

Kids Day — 1 parent free per child under age 10 until 1 p.m.

8:30 a.m. Junior Fair Western Horse Show — Horse Arena

9 a.m. Junior Fair Market Lamb Show, followed by Junior Fair Sheep Breeding Show — Sheep Arena

Junior Fair Swine Showmanship — Swine Arena

Junior Fair Market Rabbit Show, followed by Junior Fair Market Rabbit Pen of Three, followed by Junior Fair Rabbit Breeding, followed by Junior Fair Rabbit Showmanship — Rabbit Barn

10 a.m. Duke Lundgard Building — opens

FFA Shop/Crop Building — opens

Art Hall — opens

Horticulture Hall — opens

Merchant Building — opens

Vendor displays — opens

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids Day games — east side of Poultry Barn — free

Noon — Ticket booths for rides open

Ronald McDonald — Entertainment Tent

1 p.m. Kiddie Pedal Power Tractor Pull — Stadium — Free

Rides/games — open — $12 bracelet good all day and night

1:30 p.m. Mike Hemmelgarn, ventriloquist — Entertainment Tent

2—7 p.m. election of Fair Board directors — Secretary’s Office

4 p.m. Junior Fair Dairy Steer Show, followed by Junior Fair Beef Feeder Calf Show, followed by Miami County Bred and Born Feeder Calf Show — Goat Barn

6:30 p.m. Harness Racing — Stadium — Free

7 p.m. Junior Fair Market Steer/Heifer Show — Goat Barn

Girl Scouts Award Ceremony — Duke Lundgard Building

Triple Nickle Band — Entertainment Tent

7:30 p.m. Freestyle Riding Horse Show — Horse Arena

9 p.m. Merchant Building — closes

10 p.m. Duke Lundgard Building — closes

FFA Shop/Crop Building — closes

Art Hall— closes

Horticulture Hall — closes

Vendor displays — closes

11 p.m. Rides, games and concessions — closes

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Fair’s littlest showman showed off their swine skills in the ring as proud parents stood on the outside snapping pictures and doling out advice on Saturday.

Laughter and smiles were shared as toddlers waddled along side their pigs trying to impress judge Matthew Nott. Nott had the tough job selecting his favorites, often commenting how many of the children were already pros behind their pigs.

Emma Eichhorn won the 5-year-old division. All decked out in pink plaid and pink cowgirl boots, Eichhorn paraded “Misty” around the ring.

“I showed Misty, well that’s my brother’s pig, and I had a little help from my dad, too. I just walked her around the ring,” she said. “I only showed Dory and Misty. You just have fun in the ring with your pigs.

“I had eye contact and kept her moving and away from the sides,” she said.

Covington’s Gavin Clark walked away as the winner in the 6-year-old division.

He, too, said eye contact with the judge and keep the hog’s “head up” was his showmanship philosophy.

“I just couldn’t believe it when he told me I won,” Clark said. “I didn’t know I was going to win.”

All children were winners thanks to volunteer Patti Gostomsky who donated bags of candy to be passed out with their ribbons.

“My philosophy is sugar them up and send them home — that’s the grandma way,” she said.

Other PeeWee Showmanship winners included Baine Clark (age 3 and under); Carly Hollowell (4-year-old division); Dylan Hollowell (7-year-old division); Malia Quensberry (8-year-old division); Stacy Hines (Adult Ladies division) and Sam Durst (Adult Men’s division). The Showman of Showmen was Stacy Hines.

Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News Samantha Durst, Emma Eichhorn and Jacob Eichhorn exhibit during the PeeWee Swine Showmanship Saturday inside the Swine Arena. Emma Eichhorn, center, won in the 5-year-old division during the 2016 Miami County Fair.
http://tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_160813aw_Fair_PeeWee.jpgAnthony Weber | Troy Daily News Samantha Durst, Emma Eichhorn and Jacob Eichhorn exhibit during the PeeWee Swine Showmanship Saturday inside the Swine Arena. Emma Eichhorn, center, won in the 5-year-old division during the 2016 Miami County Fair.
Youth demonstrate showmanship skills

By Melanie Yingst

[email protected]

Schedule of events

Sunday, Aug. 14

— Sponsored by F & P America

8:30 a.m. Guys and Gals Lead—In Wool Show — Sheep Arena

Open Horse Show — Horse Arena

Open Rabbit Show — Rabbit Barn

Open Sheep Breeding Show — Sheep Arena

Antique Car Show — south end of fairgrounds

Duke Lundgard Building — opens

FFA Shop/Crop Building — opens

Horticulture Hall — opens

Merchant Building — opens

Vendor displays — opens

Noon —Miami County Bred and Born Beef Breeding Show, followed by Junior Fair Beef Breeding Show, followed by Open Class Beef Breeding, followed by Junior Fair Beef Showmanship Classes — Goat Barn

Rides/games open — $18 bracelets good all day and night

Afternoon Horseshoe Pitching Tournament — south end of Poultry Barn

1 p.m. Junior 4-H Foods & Nutrition Revue — Duke Lundgard Building

1:15 p.m. Cove Spring Church Praise Group — Entertainment Tent

1:30 p.m. Senior4-H Foods & Nutrition Revue — Duke Lundgard Building

2 p.m. Art Hall — opens

The Grace Quartet — Entertainment Tent

2:15 p.m. Junior 4-H Creative Arts/Miscellaneous Revue — Duke Lundgard Building

2:45 p.m. Senior4-H Creative Arts/Miscellaneous Revue — Duke Lundgard Building

Jeremy Liles — Entertainment Tent

3:30 p.m. Junior 4-H Clothing Revue — Duke Lundgard Building

Rum River Blend — Entertainment Tent

4 p.m. Senior4-H Clothing Revue — Duke Lundgard Building

Evening Horseshoe Pitching Tournament — south end of Poultry Barn

5:30 p.m. Award Ceremony for Art and Horticulture Hall Best of Show Winners, Artisan Award and Golden Trowel Award — Entertainment Tent

7 p.m. Chris Janson with special guest Carter Winter and Jameson Rodgers Concert — Stadium — (Track $20, Stadium $15)

9 p.m. Merchant Building — closes

10 p.m. Duke Lundgard Building — closes

FFA Shop/Crop Building — closes

Art Hall— closes

Horticulture Hall — closes

Vendor displays — closes

11 p.m. Rides, games and concessions — closes

Monday, Aug. 15

— Sponsored by Unity National Bank

Kids Day — 1 parent free per child under age 10 until 1 p.m.

8:30 a.m. Junior Fair Western Horse Show — Horse Arena

9 a.m. Junior Fair Market Lamb Show, followed by Junior Fair Sheep Breeding Show — Sheep Arena

Junior Fair Swine Showmanship — Swine Arena

Junior Fair Market Rabbit Show, followed by Junior Fair Market Rabbit Pen of Three, followed by Junior Fair Rabbit Breeding, followed by Junior Fair Rabbit Showmanship — Rabbit Barn

10 a.m. Duke Lundgard Building — opens

FFA Shop/Crop Building — opens

Art Hall — opens

Horticulture Hall — opens

Merchant Building — opens

Vendor displays — opens

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids Day games — east side of Poultry Barn — free

Noon — Ticket booths for rides open

Ronald McDonald — Entertainment Tent

1 p.m. Kiddie Pedal Power Tractor Pull — Stadium — Free

Rides/games — open — $12 bracelet good all day and night

1:30 p.m. Mike Hemmelgarn, ventriloquist — Entertainment Tent

2—7 p.m. election of Fair Board directors — Secretary’s Office

4 p.m. Junior Fair Dairy Steer Show, followed by Junior Fair Beef Feeder Calf Show, followed by Miami County Bred and Born Feeder Calf Show — Goat Barn

6:30 p.m. Harness Racing — Stadium — Free

7 p.m. Junior Fair Market Steer/Heifer Show — Goat Barn

Girl Scouts Award Ceremony — Duke Lundgard Building

Triple Nickle Band — Entertainment Tent

7:30 p.m. Freestyle Riding Horse Show — Horse Arena

9 p.m. Merchant Building — closes

10 p.m. Duke Lundgard Building — closes

FFA Shop/Crop Building — closes

Art Hall— closes

Horticulture Hall — closes

Vendor displays — closes

11 p.m. Rides, games and concessions — closes

Reach Melanie Yingst at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter @Troydailynews

Reach Melanie Yingst at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter @Troydailynews

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