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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
  • Cleburne County Fair begins Sept. 4

  • The fair will run from September 4 - 8 at the Cleburne County Fairgrounds, located at 880 Bittle Road in Heber Springs.
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  • Beginning next Tuesday, the 121st Cleburne County Fair will begin. The fair will run from September 4 - 8 at the Cleburne County Fairgrounds, located at 880 Bittle Road in Heber Springs. Tuesday’s events begin with the poultry pullorum-typhoid testing (outside gates), check in of educational and home economics exhibits except for baked goods, check in for fruits, vegetables, field crops, flowers and plant exhibits from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Check in of commercial exhibits from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Check in of goats from 4-7 p.m. with weigh-in of market goats at 6 p.m. Wednesday’s events include check in of baked goods, aquaculture, flowers, plants, vegetables, fruits, and field crops from 8-9 a.m. Judging of horticulture, home economics and commercial exhibits will be held at 9:30 a.m. Buildings will be closed until judging is finished. Gates open to the public on Wednesday at 3 p.m. Check in for beef, dairy cattle, swine, and sheep will be from 4-7 p.m. Rabbit showmanship and judging of goats will be at 5 p.m. and weigh in of market animals will be at 6 p.m. Thursday will be Senior Citizen’s Day. Coffee and registration is at 9 a.m., senior pie contest at 10 a.m., bingo for fun contest at 11 a.m., a hot dog cookout lunch will be at noon, pioneer contest at 1 p.m., and entertainment for senior citizens at 1:30 p.m. Also on Thursday, the sheep show will be at 5 p.m., swine show at 6 p.m., and gospel music groups will begin performing at 7 p.m. Friday brings School Bus Day with a monster truck demo on Friday and Saturday morning and Heber Theatre will perform the play New Leash on Life at noon on Friday. At 5 p.m. on Friday there will be rehearsals for Miss Cleburne County Fair. Also at 5 p.m. the dairy cattle show will be held. The beef cattle show will be at 6 p.m. and the 4-H Rainbow Poultry Chain auction will be at 7:30 p.m. At 8 p.m. the Bull Buck Heber Springs summer series finals, sanctioned by NCBR, will be held. Saturday offers a full day’s worth of fun beginning with a monster truck demo. The goat milking contest will be at 9 a.m. The junior livestock auction will be at 10 a.m. The pet parade will be at 1 p.m. The goat & owner costume contest, goat scramble, hula hoop, and stick horse race will begin at 2 p.m. Youth awards program, talent show, and beauty pageants will begin at 5 p.m. The beautiful bunny contest count and handsome rooster contest count will be at 5:30 p.m. The Imagine That band will perform at 6 p.m. Indian Rodeo will perform at 7:30 p.m. According to www.warpaintentertainment.com, the official website of Indian Rodeo: “When you think of Indian Rodeo, you can just go ahead and think, “do it yourself”! Every song is solely written, produced and recorded by singer/guitar player Josh Newcom including the new 15 song cd titled 1. Taking a different approach to marketing, Josh puts all Indian Rodeo songs on his www.warpaintentertainment.com site as free downloads. “Being the sole songwriter of all my songs, I just want everyone to hear them! And since I also record the songs myself in my studio, the cost is low so I can somewhat afford to give them away. And I think that really helps build a loyal fan base that will stick by you.” says Josh. Josh also directed, shot, and edited the video for Indian Rodeo’s song “Thats What Happens” under his Warpaint Entertainment imprint and was nominated for Top 30 videos of 2011 on CMT. Being a photographer it was only fitting for Josh’s wife Kristie Ann to shoot all of Josh’s performances while their daughters Dove and Sky showed off their dance moves in the video. Indian Rodeo is a band made for live shows. Sometimes aggressive, rowdy and in your face and others it’s just pop a top, grab your partner, good ole country music. Indian Rodeo has opened shows for great artists like Jamey Johnson, Blackberry Smoke, Randy Rogers Band, Luke Bryan, Jason Boland, Colt Ford, Billy Currington, and even the great Don Williams to name a few. “I think highly of bands like Jason Boland, Jamey Johnson, Blackberry Smoke, and Colt Ford who rely heavily and somewhat mainly on their live shows to broaden their success,” says Josh. Indian Rodeo’s first video “Radio” debuted at number four on the CMT 12 pack and stayed four weeks. “I love video!” says Josh “It’s like how I do the recordings. Since I direct, and edit myself, I’m gonna try and shoot a video for every song. Video just brings a whole new meaning to the audio and is just as important to me on some songs.”
 So with new songs and videos coming from Indian Rodeo every few weeks. And the hunger to show them off in front of live audiences everywhere. I don’t think Indian Rodeo or Warpaint Entertainment will be going away anytime soon.” Also on Saturday the bull buck will begin at 8 p.m. Checkout of the commercial, horticulture, and education building exhibits will be from 9-10 p.m. All animals will check out at 9 p.m.

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