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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Clare County Fair kicks off today
Published: Monday, August 01, 2011
By SUSAN FIELD
Clare Managing Editor

CENTRAL MICHIGAN--Two circus shows including the "Globe of Death" are some of the events today as the Clare County Fair begins.

James Earhart's Globe of Death is performed by stunt drivers in Circus Pages, a Florida-based entertainment group that also features elephants, white tigers, camels, acrobatic dogs, liberty ponies and horses.

Circus Pages is scheduled to perform twice daily at the Clare County Fairgrounds in Harrison.

Events start today with the judging of

youth rabbit and cavy classics and showmanship at 9 a.m., along with the judging of youth swine classes.

Draft horse halter classes are being judged at 10 a.m., followed by youth sheep market classes at 1 .m.

Ride specials will be offered when the carnival midway opens at 4 p.m.

Youth cat classes are to be judged at 7 p.m., followed by the USA Demolition Derby and Auto Enduro.

Judging of open class poultry and showmanship starts at 9 a.m. Tuesday, along with youth saddle horses.

Beef classes and beef showmanship judging is set for 11 a.m., followed by the carnival midway opening at noon.

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