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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 7:00 pm | Updated: 12:41 pm, Fri May 3, 2013.

The annual New Haven Community Youth Fair will be held this Friday and Saturday, July 13-14.

On Friday, the main food stand and soda and beer stands will open at 2 p.m.

Animal show classes also will begin at 2 p.m. with the poultry show.

The rabbit show will follow.

The goat show will begin at 3 p.m. Friday, followed by the sheep show.

The bucket calf show and swine show both will begin at 6 p.m.

The Fair queen contest will begin at 7 p.m. Friday.

The talent competition will be held earlier in the day at 3:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ on Maupin Street.

In the lower area, the food stand will open at 6:30 p.m.

Pig Scramble, Tug of War

The pig scramble will begin at 8 p.m. Friday. Check-in will be held prior to the scramble from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Participants are encouraged to wear shoes.

There will be divisions for ages 3 and under, ages 4-11, ages 12-14, ages 15-17 and age 18 and up.

Tug of war will follow the pig scramble, with signups from 8 to 8:45 p.m. Friday.

The powder puff division will return this year.

Teams are limited only by weight with a 1,600 pound maximum for the powder puff division and a 1,300 pound limit for the men’s division.

The competition will be a single-elimination bracket.

Saturday events will begin with a 5K walk and run.

Registration will begin at 7 a.m. The run will start at 7:30 a.m.

Those registering will receive a free T-shirt.

People may pre-register at www.nhcyf.com. For more information, people may call Suzanne Barrett at 636-221-2952.

Livestock Shows

The beef breeding show will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, followed by the dairy show. Market steers will follow the dairy show.

All livestock to be shown must be on the fairgrounds by 8 a.m.

Gates at the fairgrounds will open at 9 a.m., as well as the main food stand.

A coed softball tournament and a 3 on 3 basketball tournament both will begin at 9 a.m.

Home Economics

Home economics exhibits will be judged from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Those wishing to submit entries may do so at the Legion building from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Exhibits will be released at 5 p.m.

A children’s tractor pull will begin at noon.

Car Show

From 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, people may register for the car show. The first 50 people to do so will receive free T-shirts.

Car show judging will be held from noon to 3 p.m., followed by award presentations.

There will be more than 21 different classes.

For more information people may call Dave Duvall at 573-237-2205.

Tractor, Truck Pull

Signups and weighing for the tractor and truck pull will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the lower area of the fairgrounds.

The tractor and truck pull will begin at 3 p.m. with farm and open farm tractor and street stock truck categories.

The Xcaliber pulling, outlaw and gateway pull categories will begin at 7 p.m.

Other Events

The 4-H archery shoot will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the New Haven City Park, in the wooded area.

People may park next to the Lyon’s baseball field. The public is invited to watch.

A kiddie tractor pull will be held at noon under the upper main event tent.

The event is open to children ages 4-12 with signups beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Ronald McDonald will host a magic show beginning at 1:30 p.m.

A washer tournament will begin at 3 p.m., with registration open for an hour prior.

The dog show will begin at 2 p.m. west of the upper beer garden.

Kiddie games will be available beginning at 2 p.m. near the upper food stands.

Games will include a watermelon eating contest, a three-legged race, a turtle race, a bubble blowing contest, an egg toss, a Pepsi chugging contest, a hula hoop contest and a nickel scramble.

For more information, including ticket prices, people may visit www.nhcyf.com or call Brian LaValle at 314-591-7361.

Soda and beer cans and bottles, liquor bottles and coolers are not permitted on the American Legion grounds.

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