NORMAN — The Cleveland County Free Fair opens Thursday with goat roping, gospel singing and a bluegrass revival, among other events.
The fair continues through Saturday at the county fairgrounds, 615 E Robinson St.
The Perry Farm petting zoo begins at 3 p.m. Thursday, and a carnival and midway open at 7 p.m. The carnival will be open until 11 p.m. daily.
The Oklahoma Travelers will kick off entertainment with a performance at 6 p.m. Thursday, followed by the Stable Rock Gospel Group at 7:15 and the Graystone Bluegrass Revival at 8:30.
Children's tractor rides will be offered from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Goat roping contests will begin at 5 p.m. and continue through 10 p.m. all three days.
The fair opens at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday. This year's fair — the 104th annual edition — will include nightly entertainment acts, a livestock show, exhibits, games, a celebrity cow-milking contest, dog obedience demonstrations, an old-fashioned tractor pull and an antique tractor show.
Hundreds of exhibitors are participating in this year's event. Judging on everything from canning and baking to poultry and livestock begins Thursday and continues through Saturday morning in some categories.