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Mason Kuntz smiles as he "steers" a red truck on a driver-style carousel at Wednesday night's carnival at the Abilene Fairgrounds. photo by Tiffany Roney.
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July 31, 2014
The annual Abilene Downtown Parade will start at 4 p.m. today. Carnival rides will start at 7 p.m., with the 69th Annual PRCA Will Bill Hickok Rodeo starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo Arena.

Friday and Saturday's Central Kansas Free Fair schedules include plenty of 4-H, FFA and open class competitions throughout the day, with the carnival lighting up the night from 7 to 11 p.m.

Friday evening, the annual Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo Belt Buckle auction will be held at 6:30 p.m. the Royer Band Shell, followed by another night of the rodeo at 7:30 p.m.

In addition to the carnival, Saturday evening's activities include a hot dog eating contest at 5 p.m. and a men's and women's arm wrestling contest at 7 p.m., followed by the 69th Annual Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday's activities include the "Got Talent?" show at 1 p.m. at the Royer Band Shell, with the talent show finals at 5:30 p.m. The annual Auto and Team Demolition Derby will be held at 7:30 p.m.

The fair continues Monday with the 4-H and FFA Livestock Sale at 9 a.m., the CKFF "What's it Worth?" show — similar to TV's "Antique Road Show," from 3 to 7 p.m. and the Youth Pedal Power Pull at 6:30 p.m. Registration for the power pull is 5:30 p.m. at the barn north of Sterl Hall.

The combined Demo Derby and Compact Figure 8 Race will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The fair concludes Tuesday evening with the final Auto Demo Derby at 7:30 p.m.

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