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Crop Artist Selected To Create 2023 Commemorative Artwork for Minnesota State Fair

A longtime crop artist has been selected to create the official artwork to commemorate the 2023 Minnesota State Fair.
Liz Schreiber, who has been creating and teaching the craft of seed art for two decades, plans to produce a piece featuring “vintage-inspired imagery of timeless elements of the fair,” she said in a news release issued Tuesday by State Fair officials.

Records Were Smashed at 2023 Ft. Worth Stock Show & Rodeo Jr. Sale of Champions (TX)

Records were smashed for a second consecutive year at the Jr. Sale of Champions held the final day of 2023 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, Saturday, February 4. Generating $7.3 million in receipts – money raised by area individuals, businesses and foundations – the net proceeds of the auction eclipsed last year’s total by $1.2 million. Since the 2020 auction, the Jr. Sale of Champions revenues have increased by more than 35 percent.

Merced County Fair (CA) Announces New Livestock Superintendent

The Merced County Fair is excited to announce Valley native and former Merced resident Terri O’Leary-Collins as its new Livestock Superintendent. O’Leary-Collins brings over four decades of experience in livestock shows, most recently as the Livestock Superintendent for The Big Fresno Fair.

Darke County Fair (OH) Board Unveils Building Plans for Fairgrounds

Some significant changes are coming to the Darke County Fairgrounds. According to the Daily Advocate, the Darke County Agricultural Society has come up with a building plan for the fairgrounds that includes three phases.

Teen Fatally Shot at DeSoto County Fair (FL); Shooter Wanted

A teenager was fatally shot at the DeSoto County Fair on Saturday night, police said. The Arcadia Police Department said in a statement that the shooting happened just before 9 p.m.

Difficult Decision; Mercer County Fair (IL) To Remove Floral Hall & Replace with More User Friendly Structure

WRMJ spoke with Mercer County Fair Board president Rita Williams on Monday morning. The fair board made the difficult decision of demolishing the 1882 Floral Hall building and replacing it with a new structure.

Budweiser Events Center (CO) To Undergo Name Change in Fall 2023

After 20 years, the Budweiser Events Center will don a new name come this October. Blue Federal Credit Union has acquired the naming rights for the events center, located at 5290 Arena Circle, Loveland, and will rename it as the Blue Arena.

Snoop Dog Shatters Record at Fort Worth Stock Show Sale of Champions (TX)

Snoop Dog, a 1,343-pound heavyweight black European Cross, sailed past the previous record at the Fort Worth Stock Show’s Sale of Champions, selling for $440,000, well above 2022’s $310,000.

‘Yellowstone’ Stars Sign Autographs at Fort Worth Stock Show (TX)

It wouldn’t be a Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo without “Yellowstone,” and it’s about to get bigger with a couple cast members coming to sign autographs. “Yellowstone” creator Taylor Sheridan and actor Cole Hauser, who plays “Rip Wheeler” on the show, will be signing autographs at the stock show Friday. Talk about ending the stock show with a bang.

Harry Reffner Named PSACF Person of the Year

Harry Reffner of Bedford was named the 2022 Fair Person of the Year at the PA State Association of County Fairs (PSACF) Annual Convention held in January in Hershey.

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