It’s Westfair week!
Although some events have already started prior to the official July 22 start date, there’s more to come and you can catch all that’s already happened online! Just head over to the West Pottawattamie County Extension and Outreach or West Pott. 4-H pages on Facebook to see all the shows!
The 4-H and FFA kids will all get to show their livestock this week but fans are asked to stay home this year. Families of those showing are welcome but with masks and social distancing and plenty of patience! The rest of us can watch the shows live from our comfy couches and air conditioning! Not a bad way to watch livestock! Lol.
Also, for those of you wondering, the Best of the Southwest Shoot-out will still take place on Sunday. Watch from home or if you attend, please sport your mask. If you are unfamiliar with this part, neighboring counties send their champions to compete against the others is a Top Gun-esque type showdown. It really is impressive!
I was also told you can see lots of pictures that are updated daily on Smug Mug. Just search for iwestpottextension.smugmug.com
Westfair is not having their usual livestock auction, but if you’d like to support all these kids who are still doing their chores every day in the middle of a pandemic, you can contribute to a fund set up at TS Bank in Treynor. All the money raised will be split amongst the market animal showmen.
But I do have good news! Nightly events will still be happening!
The Truck and Tractor Pull will happen at the Amphitheater Thursday night starting at 6pm. Then, you can see local Cole Rath on Friday night in the beer garden and Finding Dixie on Saturday night! Sunday brings Motorcross at 10am so it is a jam-packed event weekend.
Westfair is ready for you!
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