Sun. Dec 3rd, 2023

The 70th annual Bellwood-Antis Farm Show is scheduled for Tuesday, September 5 through Saturday, September 9 at Bellwood Community Park.
The event kicks off Tuesday with a Hawaiian Luau contest from 3-9 p.m. Everyone is invited to enter an exhibit that centers around a Hawaiian theme.
All entries in the B-A Farm Show must be entered by 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Baked goods may be entered on Tuesday as well as Wednesday morning from 8 to 10 a.m.
Wednesday the show is closed for judging from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities get started with a basketball hot shot contest from 3-5 p.m. From 5-7 p.m. the 4H rabbit round-up will be held. The evening will end with a DJ and entertainment from 6-9 p.m.
There will be special events for kids and seniors on Thursday. Home demonstrations are scheduled from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Both personal and business demonstrations are welcome.
Spelling bees will be held for elementary, middle and high school students in the B-A school district. The spelling contests start off with elementary at 5:30 p.m., followed by middle school at 7 p.m. and high school at 8 p.m.
At 6:30 p.m., the Bellwood-Antis high school band and others will perform.
Friday boasts many exciting events including a homemade soup contest at 3 p.m. and a homemade soup sale at 4 p.m. with take out orders available. Entries in the soup contest will be accepted from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday.
A pet parade will take place at 5 p.m., individuals can show off their favorite pet. Participants should arrive by 4:30 p.m. to pick up a form for the event at the show office.
At 5:30 p.m. students from Andrea’s School of Dance will present a dance/jazz program and a Hawaiian Luau dance will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Individuals are invited to wear a costume, do the limbo and join in the fun.
On Saturday, an archery competition will be held from 9-11 a.m. and a 4H horse show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For all the young people in the B-A school district, a punt, pass and kick competition will take place from 10 a.m. to noon.
Everyone can then take a break, relax and enjoy a chicken barbecue dinner at 4:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the farm show.
The show will close with the B-A Farm Show public auction at 8 p.m. Exhibits are removed after 6 p.m. Articles not removed by 7 p.m. will be consigned to the auction. Exhibitors are encouraged to leave some entries behind for the auction and for the benefit of the show.
Every evening during the event there will be concession stand items available, run by various community organizations.
Other special contest that will take place throughout the week include PEQAP angel food cake contests and various other baking showdowns.
All exhibits will remain in place until 6 p.m. Saturday when the Premium check distribution will take place.
Plan to attend this fun-filled week, full of activities for everyone. Some events may be cancelled due to weather.

By Rick