Montague County Youth Fair opens Thursday

The 2016 Montague County Youth Fair kicks off Thursday and runs through Jan. 9.

A total of 293 students have entered the fair with 993 exhibits across livestock, shop and home economics divisions. Competition takes place at the Montague County Agriculture Center and Nocona Community Center, both located on U.S. Highway 81 in Nocona.

There are 123 exhibitors ready to compete in the home economics divisions. See the full schedule of judging and activities in the mid-week News.

Top picture:  Montague County 4-H conducted the seventh annual New Year’s Classic Swine Show last Saturday in Nocona. There were 124 youngsters from across North Texas competing as they prepare for their respective county and state shows. (Photo by Abby Linn)

Dalten Kirby shows his pig at Saturday’s New Year’s Classic. (Photo by Abby Linn)