After its meager start in 2009, this year’s Newberry Agricultural Expo is expected to be bigger and better.
The expo will kick off on Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. and continue through Sept. 29.
During the three day event there will be fun, food, animals, exhibits, rides, rodeos, ag Olympics and entertainment.
On Thursday, Sept. 27, the gates will open at 4 p.m. with exhibits open as well as a dairy show.
On Friday, Sept. 28 the gates will open at 4 p.m. and there will be rides, a beef show and a rodeo.
The gates will open at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 with a parade, goat show, rides, entrainment, tractor parade and rodeos.
While the festival is still a couple months away, the committee is asking locals to think about being vendors, setting up booths and entering the commodities and beauty contest.
The commodities contest will judge local farm crops, canned, baked and dried goods.
The items will be accepted from all ages.
Entries are to be turned in at the Clemson Extension Office, which could be in the old Wal-Mart shopping center by then, or to the Newberry County Career Center on Sept. 24 or 25 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.
The winners will get bragging rights in the county and a ribbon.
Miss Newberry Agricultural Expo Pageant
The Miss Newberry Agricultural Expo Pageant will be on Sept. 16 the Newberry College Music Building with the baby and petite pageants at 2 p.m. and the young miss and miss at 4 p.m.
Contestants will be from birth and up.
To get an application or for more information contact Christie Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org, Brantley Satterwhite at email@example.com or www.newberryagexpo.com.
Sponsors and vendors
Sponsors and vendors are needed for this year’s event.
For more information go to www.newberryagexpo.com.
Also organization such as churches and groups may have a free booth to hand out materials but to sale items a booth must be rented.