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Karnes County Youth Show is Jan. 16-18

Karnes County Youth Show is Jan. 16-18
Close shave ... Falls City’s Curt Ratliff makes clipping look easy as he grooms his swine entry for the upcoming Karnes County Youth Show.

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January 15, 2014
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As most of the country shivers from the arctic blast, 4-H and FFA members have braved the cold to tend to their animals and complete their projects and will exhibit their projects in various stock shows in South Central Texas.

This week the road leads to Karnes County, where Karnes County youth will shine in the ring beginning Thursday, Jan. 16. The Karnes County Youth Show concludes with an auction, set for Saturday, Jan. 18, at 3 p.m.

The broiler show will begin the event at 3 p.m. in the Karnes County Youth Show Barn, located off U.S. 181, between Karnes City and Kenedy. The day’s events include judging of turkeys, followed by the lamb show and the goat show.

Judging of the handicraft show will be at 4 p.m. Exhibitors will have the opportunity to show their original crafting techniques, such as needlework, painting, drawing, general machine, wood crafts, and woodworking. Other categories include photography, scrapbooking, stuffed items, welding, and a miscellaneous category that includes puzzles.

Judging of commercial steers kicks off Friday’s events at 8 a.m., followed by judging of food entries at 9:30 a.m. The day will also include the hog show at 10 a.m., followed by the breeding cattle show and the halter steer show.

The homemaking sale will be Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday’s events include the homemaking awards presentation at noon and the buyers party at 1 p.m., followed by the auction at 3 p.m.

Prior to the auction, at 2:30 p.m., “The Friends of the Karnes County Youth Show” presentation and showmanship awards will take place.

See schedule for the complete listing of events for the Karnes County Youth Show.

The youth of Wilson County will have their opportunity to shine in the ring beginning Saturday, Jan. 18, with the horse show, beginning at noon.

The events pick up again on Wednesday, Jan. 22, and conclude Saturday, Jan. 25, with the Wilson County Junior Livestock & Baked Foods Show Auction sale at 2 p.m. New this year, the auction will be held at the Floresville Event Center, located at 600 S.H. 97 W. (See the Jan. 22 issue of the Wilson County News for complete schedule.)

The stock show season continues with two major shows -- Fort Worth, from Jan. 17 through Feb. 8; and San Antonio, from Wednesday, Feb. 5, through Sunday, Feb. 23.

The final show in the county -- La Vernia -- is set for Thursday, Feb. 27, through Saturday, March 1, in the La Vernia Chamber of Commerce grounds located off U.S. 87.

Karnes County Youth Show Schedule

Thursday, Jan. 16
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Clothing and Handicraft entry check-in
12-2 p.m. Livestock weigh-in and sifting
(including breeding livestock)
1-2 p.m. Broiler weigh-in and sifting
3-4 p.m. Commercial Steer Weigh-in (Karnes City
Auction, Inc.)
3 p.m. Broiler Show
4 p.m. Lamb Show
4 p.m. Handicraft judging
4:30 p.m. Commercial Steers in place
5 p.m. Goat Show

Friday, Jan. 17
7-8:30 a.m. Food entry check-in
8 a.m. Commercial Steer judging
9-11 a.m. Commercial Steer interviews
9:30 a.m. Judging of food entries
10 a.m. Hog Show
2 p.m. Breeding Cattle show
3-6 p.m. Homemaking division open to public
3:45 p.m. Commercial Steer awards
4 p.m. Halter Steer show
4-7:30 p.m. Silent auction for handicraft items
6:30 p.m. Homemaking Sale till sold out
8-10 p.m. Handicraft pickup
8 p.m. Auction setup

Saturday, Jan. 18
8:30-10:30 a.m. Posting of the official sales sheet
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Auction Setup
Non-selling animals must be off grounds
12 p.m. Homemaking Awards presentation
(Pictures of Rosette winners and other
1 p.m. Buyers Party
2:30 p.m. “The Friends of the Karnes County
Youth Show”
Presentation and Showmanship Awards
3 p.m. Auction

Sunday, Jan. 19
1 p.m. Cleanup of show grounds (All participants)

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