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July 15, 2013

Four State Farm Show to open Friday

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Work is under way at a 300-acre farm south of Pittsburg in Cherokee County to prepare it for the annual Four State Farm Show, which brings thousands of farmers and ranchers to the area.

This year’s event, the 39th annual, will open Friday and continue through Sunday. Spread out over 25 acres, it will feature some 700 exhibits, including farm equipment and farm-related products, as in past years.

One thing will be different this year: The time it will open and close on Friday and Saturday.

“We noticed in recent years that we didn’t quite have the attendance in the afternoon, so we are starting an hour earlier at 7 a.m., and will be done at 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday,” said Danielle Beard, editor of Farm Talk newspaper, the event’s sponsoring publication.

“We wanted to try to beat the heat. This gives people a chance to get done before it gets so hot and miserable.”

As with every year, this year’s event will include a hay demonstration and a lawn mower test-driving range.

“By the end of the weekend, the place looks like a golf course,” Beard said, “but that’s one thing that makes our show so popular — people get the chance to try things out and to see equipment in action.”

Exhibitors will feature products such as farm buildings, livestock handling equipment, seed, feed, tools and agrichemicals.

“For this area, it’s the biggest farm show, and it’s put on at a good time of year. The hay has been put up, and it’s outside so people get to see a lot of the larger equipment,” Beard said.

The Sunday show hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Food and drink will be for sale on the premises. Details: 1-800-356-8255 or 620-421-9450.

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