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WCYF Royalty crowned and livestock shows underway

WCYF Fair Week is underway at the Crescent Fair Grounds! 

The 2021 Wharton County Youth Fair is dedicated to former fair president Darrel Kutach of Boling, Texas. 

Mr. Kutach served as president from 2007 – 2010 and has volunteered at the fair for many years. 


Because of concerns with large crowds, the carnival rides and games will not make their appearance.

Wharton County Youth Fair President Ed Weinheimer told The County Gin, the focus is on the exhibitors.

“Due to COVID-19, we had to cancel last year’s fair completely,” he said. “This year things are still not quite normal, but we felt it important to have our livestock shows for the kids.


“[The exhibitors] put so much work into their projects, and we need to make sure we support them. We won’t have the carnival, the concerts, but we will have the Ag Day Banquet, livestock shows and Sale of Excellence and a few family and rodeo events.”

The 2021 WCYF Royalty were crowned on Saturday, April 17.

Queen Camille Burns; Jr. Miss Kenzi Gibson; Princess Mallory Mahalitc; Little Miss Kinley Sweat; and Little Mr., Cade Bram make up this year’s WCYF Royalty Court. 


On Sunday, the Johnson Arena and Ammann Barn hosted exhibitors for the Rabbit, Ag Mechanics, Roaster and Broiler shows. 

The Swine and Horse shows took place on Monday. In the barns today are the commercial Heifer and Steer shows.

Later this evening, WCYF will host its Ag Day Banquet with former KHOU TV Chief Meteorologist Dr. Neil Frank as the guest speaker. 

Awards for Ag Man, Outstanding Row Crop Farmer, Outstanding Rice Farmer and Outstanding Cattleman of the year will be presented at the banquet.

The WCYF remaining schedule:

  • Wednesday, April 21
    • 8:30 a.m. – Pen of Three Heifer Exhibitor Interviews
    • 10 a.m. – Goat Show
    • 2 p.m. – Pen of Three Heifer Show
    • 4 p.m. – Lamb Show
  • Thursday, April 22
    • 10 a.m – Dairy Show
    • 10:30 a.m. – Dairy Merit Show
    • 1 p.m. – Jr. Breeding Beef Show
  • Friday, April 23
    • 8:30 a.m – Academic Rodeo
    • 9 a.m. – Spelling Bee
    • 12 p.m. – Freezer Sales Open

At the end of the WCYF Fair Week, exhibitors taking the top prize in their market shows will take the stage to present their projects to buyers in the Sale of Excellence. The big sale starts at noon on Saturday, April 24 in Crescent Hall. 

If you would like to support WCYF exhibitors or the fair operations, head on out to the fairgrounds, or visit the Wharton County Youth Fair website

Jessica Hartmanhttps://www.thecountygin.com
Jessica Hartman is the publisher of The County Gin and a realistic dreamer with creative expression. She can be reached at jessica@thecountygin.com or (979) 533-0122, but careful — she's a talker.

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