Collinsville Tri-County Fair
The Collinsville Tri-County Fair will take place August 23-25 at the fairgrounds, 10th & Center. We welcome all 4-H and FFA students as they bring their prize livestock to compete for ribbons and premium money. Our small town fair offers a great opportunity for all competitors, especially first time exhibitors as they gain valuable experience in the show ring.
Last year 4-H and FFA groups from fifty communities (some from Arkansas and Missouri) exhibited approximately 390 animals.
Fair Schedule Fairgrounds .. 10th & Center (all shows in fair barn)
Thurs/Aug 23, 7 p.m. - Childrens Dog Show
Fri/Aug 24, 6:30 p.m. - Swine Show
Sat/Aug 25, 8:30 a.m. Rabbit Show
8:30 a.m.- Beef Show
1 p.m. Sheep Show
5 p.m. Meat Goat Show
The Collinsville Community Fair, as it was known in 1946, was a two day event. The domestic arts and horticulture exhibits were located in the Veterans Building. Around that time Collinsville was named the Dairy Capital of Oklahoma. The livestock competition was one day only and included five breeds of dairy cattle. The judging took place in the Collinsville Community Sale barn (located just west of the railroad track on Main Street .. current location of Caseys). In 1947, land was leased from the City and construction began on the fair barns. To fund the Fair, ads were sold and were a part of the premium book published each year. The name was changed to the Collinsville Tri-County Fair, which included Rogers, Tulsa and Washington County. Today, competition is open to all junior exhibitors.
We appreciate the Public Works crew of the City of Collinsville for their efforts in mowing and weed trimming the area surrounding the fairgrounds as we prepare for this annual August event.
We extend our thanks to all contributors: American Bank of Oklahoma, Brown Sod Farms, LLC, Darling Ingredients, Inc., Dr Len Hart, Schultheiss Insurance, The Feed Store, Mid America Feed, Inc., Rogers County Bank, Rogers County Fair Board, Its A Farm Thing, H & R Block Tax Services, Collinsville Sonic, The Tractor Supply Company, and Atwoods.
An animal show supply business will be set up to assist exhibitors with last minute needs. A special t-shirt has been designed and will be given to each exhibitor with their entry. Food trucks will be available Friday evening and all day Saturday at the Assembly of God parking lot, 10th and Center. Additional truck/trailer parking will be available east of the fair barn this year.
The Collinsville Tri-County Fair Board, made up of volunteers, works year round to plan and implement this annual event. We appreciate the work done by area FFA instructors/students in setting up pens prior to the fair. Volunteers are always welcome. Come check out the competitive events Thursday and Friday evening and all day Saturday.
For further fair information, check out cvilleok.com - Tri-County Fair. We are also on facebook.com/pages/Collinsville Tri-County Fair.
-- Submitted by
Susan Worstell (8/20/2018)