Area fair moves beef show to evening

Evening light flows into the arena as 4-H'ers are judged on
showmanship during the twilight beef show at the Franklin
County Fair Tuesday night in Franklin.

FRANKLIN — As the sun set behind them, Brooke Dallman let her steer Diesel drink some water minutes after they earned a pair of purple ribbons.

The 19-year-old Franklin woman had a lot of success Tuesday evening during the Franklin County Fair’s first-ever Twilight Beef Show. Diesel was selected as both the market steer division champion and as the grand champion market steer.

“I feel like the evening show gives you more time to prepare,” she said. “Even though you might have to show in a little bit of the heat, with the younger kids you don’t have to get them up so early. You can have more time to prepare for everything, get (cattle) washed and clipped if they need to be clipped.”

Because of the rising cost of carnivals, the Franklin County Fair Board decided to go without the rides this year. One of the changes to the schedule to compensate for that alteration was to move the beef show from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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