The Butler County 4-H Fair got underway this weekend in El Dorado, bringing together a number of youth from the various 4-H clubs in the county.


The Butler County 4-H Fair got underway this weekend in El Dorado, bringing together a number of youth from the various 4-H clubs in the county.

Arts and crafts were among the first items to be brought in and judged on Saturday.

Items varied from pottery to quilting.

Events continued Sunday with a beef weigh-in and poultry check-in, as well as the judging of the 4-H booths and banners.

Those competing in rocketry and shooting sports, as well as robotics, also began checking in Sunday.

Then Sunday evening brought the judging of meat goat fitting and showing and judging of sheep fitting and showing.

Today, the fair continues with youth competing in the foods category, floriculture and horticulture, entomology, photography and shooting sports displays.

There also will be a food auction at 6 p.m. today, as well as the dairy goat "milk-out."

The Clover Cafe also is open for business, serving up hot meals to those attending the fair.

The cafe will be run by a different 4-H club each day, thus featuring a different menu all of the time.

The events will continue this week, with things winding up with the livestock sale Wednesday evening.