Anderson wins Grand Champion Prize at Market Steer Show
The 58th annual Macon County Fair was held last week with many contests, shows and exhibits. Several residents were able to demonstrate their agricultural know-how during several competitions, including the Market Steer Show, which took place Saturday morning. Fifteen total contestants entered the market steer show, combining to make up five separate classes.
Ben Carpenter, an employee with The North Carolina Department of Agriculture, judged the contestants and their steers. In the end, the ladies took the top prizes. Kaitlyn Anderson was awarded the Grand Champion Prize and Samantha DeHart was recognized for the runner-up position. Anderson’s steer was excellent, according to Carpenter. The steer’s structure and overall fitness made Carpenter’s decision an easy one.
Anderson’s steer weighed 1,272 lbs., while DeHart’s steer weighed approximately 1,308 lbs. Photos by Chad Simons
Fair’s tractor peddler pull contest allows young Maconians to display their talents
Refusing to be ignored, young citizens of Macon County put their strength on display in the tractor peddler pull contest last Friday evening at the Macon County Fairgrounds.
Play ‘N’ Hooky Pedal Tractor Pulling LLC., from Evansville, Indiana organized the tractor pull contest.
Officials from the company commented that they had never seen more contestants and spectators at one of their events.
Lamb costume contest
Lamb costume contest participants from left, Miles McClure ‘Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane’ and lamb ‘J.D.’ (Jefferson Davis) ‘Boss Hog’ from Hazzard County; John Cabe ‘John the Texas Ranger’; David Cabe ‘Deputy Dave’; and Gabe Pickens, ‘Sherlock Homes and Watson’.
Junior Exhibitors, ages 9-18. David Cabe ‘Deputy Dave’; Trevor Rogers ‘Little Red Riding Lamb and the Big Bad Wolf’; Daniel Pickens ‘Donald Trump and Ewe Know Who’, Grand Prize winner.
Goats on parade
Macon Horse Association puts on a show
Rabbit Show Results, 2011 Macon County Fair
Twelve rabbits were entered in competition; 20 for display only, and five exhibitors.
— Showmanship Trophy - Lydia Wylupek, showing Hershey, a Netherland dwarf black senior doe.
— Best in Show rosette - Hannah Cabe for Thumper, a blue-eyed white Holland lop senior buck.
— Fur quality awards were : blue, Emily Wylupek; red, Darlene McCoy; white, Hannah Cabe.
— Best Doe and Litter: blue, Jeanie Beaver with a white doe and six kits.
— Best Senior Buck: blue, Hannah Cabe; red, Emily Wylupek; white, Darlene McCoy.
— Best Senior Doe: blue, Lydia Wylupek.
— Best Junior Buck: blue, McKenzey Allen.