Schedule for the 2012 West Louisiana Forestry Festival and Vernon Parish Fair.

Saturday, Sept. 29

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Entries taken at Ag Building, Fairgrounds (including pet show). All other livestock will be entered on Oct. 3.
9 a.m. — Pine Straw Bale Stacking contest
1 p.m. — Horse show, held at West Louisiana Forestry Festival Rodeo Arena
7 p.m. — Queens contest

Sunday, Sept. 30

1-5 p.m. — Entries taken at Ag Building, Fairgrounds (including pet show). All other livestock will be entered on Oct. 3.
1-5 p.m. — Buildings open to set up community, 4-H and homemaker displays.
No entries taken after 5 p.m. on Sunday

Monday, Oct. 1

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Buildings open to set up community, 4-H and homemaker displays only. No entries accepted.
7 p.m. — Junior King and Queens pageant.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

8 a.m. — Food entries must be submitted for judging
9 a.m. — Judge exhibits
5:30 p.m. — 4-H Woodsman Skills contest

Wednesday, Oct. 3 — Senior Citizens day

11 a.m. — Senior Citizens day — Dinner on the grounds
3 p.m. — Fair opens
4 p.m. — Carnival opens
5-8 p.m. — All livestock entries will be taken at the Livestock Barn. All animals must be in barn by 8 p.m. (beef, dairy, sheep, swine, goats, rabbits and poultry).
10 p.m. — Exhibit buildings close

Thursday, Oct. 4 — Fort Polk Appreciation Day

3 p.m. — Fair opens
4 p.m. — Carnival opens (1/2 price ride tickets with military ID)
4 p.m. — Rodeo parade, downtown Leesville
7 p.m. — Country 105/4-H Big Dog Bull Roping contest at West Louisiana Forestry Festival Rodeo Arena
7:30 p.m. — Lions Club Rodeo (covered arena)
10 p.m. — Exhibit buildings close

Friday, Oct. 5 — School Day

9 a.m. — Fair and carnival opens
9 a.m. — Pet show
9 a.m. (all day) — Military vehicle and equipment display
11 a.m. — Rabbit show (Showmanship class will begin promptly at 11 a.m. Exhibitor must be present to compete)
2 p.m. — Poultry show
7:30 p.m. — Lions Club Rodeo (covered arena)
10 p.m. — Exhibit buildings close

Saturday, Oct. 6

10 a.m. — Livestock show (beef, dairy, sheep, goats and swine)
Noon — Fair and carnival opens
7 p.m. — Country 105/4-H Big Dog Bull Roping contest (covered arena)
7:15 p.m. — Parade of Champions
7:30 p.m. — Lions Club Rodeo (covered arena)
8 p.m. — Release all livestock, poultry and rabbits
10 p.m. — Exhibit buildings close

Sunday, Oct. 7

Noon — Fair opens
1 p.m. — Carnival opens
6 p.m. — Exhibit buildings close
6-8 p.m. — Pick up all exhibits
6 p.m. — All poultry and livestock exhibits must be removed
8 p.m. — Fair and carnival close

Monday, Oct. 8
4-7 p.m. — Pick up exhibits