Union County Fair a success


Attractions draw increased turnout

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Charles Warner | The Union Times While “Stella” looks up at the ceiling, “Kitty Cat” and their trainer, Xania, dance in their own conga line during “Sea Lion Splash” at the 2016 Union County Fair. Sea Lion Splash was one of the new, non-traditional shows featured at this year’s fair. The show, which features trained sea lions performing a variety of tricks, was one of the most popular offerings at this year’s fair.


Charles Warner | The Union Times “Tiny” the elephant was one of the new and non-traditional offerings at the 2016 Union County Fair. Persons attending the fair had the opportunity to feed and/or ride Tiny. Attractions like Tiny helped increase attendance to and make the fair a big success.


Charles Warner | The Union Times The 2016 Union County Fair drew large crowds who turned out to enjoy the wide variety of shows its offered including animal acts, agricultural competitions/shows, carnival rides, musical and other forms of entertainment, food, and music. The variety of shows and activities both new and traditional increased attendance at the fair and made it a big success.


Charles Warner | The Union Times While it offered a number of new and non-traditional shows, the 2016 Union County Fair nevertheless remained true to its agricultural roots, offering a number of agricultural and related competitions and shows. Those competitions and shows included livestock such as cattle as well as a flower show and home economics competitions.


UNION COUNTY — The performing sea lions made a splash and together with the many other attractions both new and traditional made the 2016 Union County Fair a success.

This year’s fair, which ran from Oct. 18-22, included a number of new and non-traditional shows including “Sea Lion Splash” which featured trained sea lions performing tricks on stage and even posing for photos with people from the audience. There was also “Tiny,” an elephant who those attending the fair could feed and/or ride.

Another new addition was “Team Rock” which performed shows featuring extreme breaking and martial arts and gymnastics. The show included audience participation and the goal of the team was to entertain while also delivering a Christian message.

Carolina Helicopter provided those attending with the opportunity to take a 10-minute helicopter ride while “Red Dragon Laser Tag” provided them with the opportunity to play laser tag.

Returning to the fair were the racing pigs of the “Show Me Swine Racers” from Missouri. Another returning event was Bingo which was played each night with a small prize awarded to each winner.

No fair is complete without rides, music, and food, and, as always, the fair provided plenty of these as well.

Fair Director Paul Winters said that these and other offerings made this year’s fair very successful.

“It was successful, we had an increase in overall attendance,” Winters said Monday. “We had a great response for all the attractions, in particular the Sea Lion Splash which was a huge hit.”

Winters said local vendors were “very happy” with the turnout for and support of the fair by the public. He said that the provider of the carnival rides had told him the fair was “one of the best years he’s had here in Union and is looking forward to coming back next year.”

Agricultural Shows

Even with the eclectic variety of new and non-traditional shows it provided this year, the fair nevertheless remained true to its agrarian roots with a number of agricultural competitions and shows including:

Dairy Show

• Senior Showmanship

1st Place — Mary C. Rodgers

2nd Place — Emily Rodgers

3rd Place — Riley Moss

4th Place — Dallas Nivens

5th Place — Amarillo Nivens

• Junior Showmanship

1st Place — Matthew Rann

2nd Place — Rachel Ann Cathcart

3rd Place — Elisabeth Lark

4th Place — Joshua Rann

5th Place — Logan Bolin

6th Place — Chloe Wray

7th Place — Madelyn Bolin

8th Place — Blakelee Wisher

• Cloverbud Showmanship

1st Place — Drew Clinton

2nd Place — Wyatt Nance

3rd Place — Tucker Evans

4th Place — Lilly Claire Clinton

5th Place — Kadyjean Cathcart

• Holstein Spring Heifer Calf — born on or after March 1, 2016, and over 4 months

1st Place — Wyatt Nance

• Holstein Fall Heifer Calf — born Sept. 1, 2015 through Nov. 30, 2015

1st Place — Elisabeth Lark

2nd Place — Riley Moss

3rd Place — Mary C. Rodgers

4th Place — Wyatt Nance

5th Place — Rachel Ann Cathcart

6th Place — Madelyn Bolin

7th Place — Matthew Rann

8th Place — Logan Bolin

• Holstein Summer Yearling Heifer — born June 1, 2015 through Aug 21, 2015

1st Place — Amarillo Nivens

2nd Place — Madelyn Bolin

• Holstein Winter Yearling Heifer — born Dec. 1, 2014 through Feb. 28, 2015

1st Place — Logan Bolin

• Holstein Junior Champion Female

1st Place — Logan Bolin

• Holstein Junior Two Year Old Cow — born March 1, 2014 through Aug 31, 2014

1st Place — Drew Clinton

2nd Place — Madelyn Bolin

• Holstein Senior Champion Female

1st Place — Drew Clinton

• Holstein Grand Champion Female

1st Place — Drew Clinton

• Guernsey Fall Heifer Calf — born Sept. 1, 2015 through Nov. 30, 2015

1st Place — Emily Rodgers

• Guernsey Summer Yearling Heifer — born June 1, 2015 through Aug 21, 2015

1st Place — Emily Rodgers

• Guernsey Winter Yearling Heifer — born Dec. 1, 2014 through Feb. 28, 2015

1st Place — Emily Rodgers

• Guernsey Fall Yearling Heifer — born Sept 1, 2014 through Nov. 30, 2014

1st Place — Wyatt Nance

• Guernsey Junior Champion Female

1st Place — Emily Rodgers

• Guernsey Four Year Old Cow — born Sept. 1, 2011 through Aug. 31, 2012

1st Place — Joshua Rann

• Guernsey Aged Cow — born prior to Sept. 1, 2011

1st Place — Rachel Ann Cathcart

• Guernsey Senior Champion Female

1st Place — Rachel Ann Cathcart

• Guernsey Grand Champion Female

1st Place — Emily Rodgers

• Jersey Fall Heifer Calf — born Sept. 1, 2015 through Nov. 30, 2015

1st Place — Rachel Ann Cathcart

2nd Place — Chloe Wray

3rd Place — Lilly Claire Clinton

• Jersey Summer Yearling Heifer — born June 1, 2015 through Aug. 21, 2015

1st Place — Tucker Evans

2nd Place — Emma Culbertson

3rd Place — Mary C. Rodgers

• Jersey Spring Yearling Heifer — born March 1, 2015 through May 31, 2015

1st Place — Matthew Rann

• Jersey Junior Champion Female

1st Place — Rachel Ann Cathcart

• Jersey Senior Two Year Old Cow — born Sept 1, 2013 through Feb. 28, 2014

1st Place — Matthew Rann

2nd Place — Joshua Rann

• Jersey Senior Champion Female

1st Place — Matthew Rann

• Jersey Grand Champion Female

1st Place — Matthew Rann

• Brown Swiss Spring Heifer Calf — born on or after March 1, 2016, and over 4 months

1st Place — Wyatt Nance

• Brown Swiss Winter Heifer Calf — born Dec. 1, 2015 through Feb. 28, 2016

1st Place — Joshua Rann

• Brown Swiss Fall Heifer Calf — born Sept. 1, 2015 through Nov. 30, 2015

1st Place — Joshua Rann

2nd Place — Matthew Rann

• Brown Swiss Winter Yearling Heifer — born Dec. 1, 2014 through Feb. 28, 2015

1st Place — Wyatt Nance

• Brown Swiss Fall Yearling Heifer — born Sept. 1, 2014 through Nov. 30, 2014

1st Place — Wyatt Nance

2nd Place — Joshua Rann

• Brown Swiss Junior Champion Female

1st Place — Wyatt Nance

• Brown Swiss Junior Two Year Old Cow — born March 1, 2014 through Aug. 31, 2014

1st Place — Matthew Rann

• Brown Swiss Senior Champion Female

1st Place — Matthew Rann

• Brown Swiss Grand Champion Female

1st Place — Wyatt Nance

For more results from the 2016 Union County Fair see upcoming editions of The Union Times and online at our website (www.uniondailytimes.com) and on our Facebook page.

Charles Warner | The Union Times While “Stella” looks up at the ceiling, “Kitty Cat” and their trainer, Xania, dance in their own conga line during “Sea Lion Splash” at the 2016 Union County Fair. Sea Lion Splash was one of the new, non-traditional shows featured at this year’s fair. The show, which features trained sea lions performing a variety of tricks, was one of the most popular offerings at this year’s fair.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_IMG_0048.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times While “Stella” looks up at the ceiling, “Kitty Cat” and their trainer, Xania, dance in their own conga line during “Sea Lion Splash” at the 2016 Union County Fair. Sea Lion Splash was one of the new, non-traditional shows featured at this year’s fair. The show, which features trained sea lions performing a variety of tricks, was one of the most popular offerings at this year’s fair.

Charles Warner | The Union Times “Tiny” the elephant was one of the new and non-traditional offerings at the 2016 Union County Fair. Persons attending the fair had the opportunity to feed and/or ride Tiny. Attractions like Tiny helped increase attendance to and make the fair a big success.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_IMG_0024Fair.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times “Tiny” the elephant was one of the new and non-traditional offerings at the 2016 Union County Fair. Persons attending the fair had the opportunity to feed and/or ride Tiny. Attractions like Tiny helped increase attendance to and make the fair a big success.

Charles Warner | The Union Times The 2016 Union County Fair drew large crowds who turned out to enjoy the wide variety of shows its offered including animal acts, agricultural competitions/shows, carnival rides, musical and other forms of entertainment, food, and music. The variety of shows and activities both new and traditional increased attendance at the fair and made it a big success.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_IMG_0001Fair.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times The 2016 Union County Fair drew large crowds who turned out to enjoy the wide variety of shows its offered including animal acts, agricultural competitions/shows, carnival rides, musical and other forms of entertainment, food, and music. The variety of shows and activities both new and traditional increased attendance at the fair and made it a big success.

Charles Warner | The Union Times While it offered a number of new and non-traditional shows, the 2016 Union County Fair nevertheless remained true to its agricultural roots, offering a number of agricultural and related competitions and shows. Those competitions and shows included livestock such as cattle as well as a flower show and home economics competitions.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_IMG_0010Fair.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times While it offered a number of new and non-traditional shows, the 2016 Union County Fair nevertheless remained true to its agricultural roots, offering a number of agricultural and related competitions and shows. Those competitions and shows included livestock such as cattle as well as a flower show and home economics competitions.
Attractions draw increased turnout

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

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