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Suwannee Fair begins tonight

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By The Staff

Dig out your jeans and boots and plunge deeply into your pockets.

It’s time for the Suwannee River Fair and Livestock Association Show and Sale.

The two-week event, that encompasses Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie counties, kicks off today (Thursday, March 19) with poultry and rabbit entries.

On Friday, March 20, participants with dairy cows, goats, heifers and rabbits will be at the fairgrounds to commence their segment of the show.

The goat costume contest and and milking contest start at 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 21 concludes the first weekend and starts with the horse show at 8:30 a.m. Events run through 5 p.m. when the heifer show and showmanship events conclude the evening.

Things pick up again March 27 and the fair concludes April 1 with the sale and Buyers’ Luncheon.

Events take place at the fairgrounds on Hwy. 19 in Fanning Springs.

A complete schedule of events appears on our Web site and will be available in next week’s print edition.