The Delaware County Fall Fair was held September 3-7 at the Delaware County fairgrounds.
Indoor exhibits such as art work, canned goods, sewing, garden grown vegetables were brought in on Tuesday, September 3 and baked goods arrived on Wednesday, September 4, followed by the judging.
A poultry show was held on Thursday, September 5.
On Friday, September 6, high school students from Grove, Jay, Colcord, Kansas and Oaks competed in a timed tractor driving competition, with the top two individuals going on to compete at the State Fair in Tulsa.
An outdoor horse show was held on the evening of the 6th.
On Saturday, September 7, cattle, sheep, swine, goats and bucket calves all competed in their categories to be the best.
It was very warm; one goat, named Barbie, continually kept an oscillating fan from oscillating with her nose and kept it directly blowing on her, in her bid to stay cool.
Though it was hot and steamy, a record number of participants (20) brought their best chili to compete in the Road Kill Chili Cook-off at this year’s fair.
The Cook-off was a Jay Chamber event and the 1st place winners were:
Youth - Levi Cantrell
Individual – Sarah Adams
Business – Grand River Abstract Black
Nonprofit – Fighting Peacocks
School – Jay FFA
Best Decorated Table – Jay FFA
People’s Choice – (Tie) Grove FFA, Fighting Peacocks
Judge’s Choices – Grand River Abstract Black
Always a fair favorite, mutton busting (3 – 6 year old) closed out the fair on Saturday evening.