Baldwin County is set to host its 70th annual show

By John Underwood /

Robertdale – After the first cancellation in history in 2020, the organizers of the Baldwin district are preparing to host 70.Th Annual event Tuesday, September 21 and Saturday through September 25 at Baldwin County Plains and Coliseum in Rodsdale.

“I want to tell everyone how much we appreciate the support they have given over the past 70 years,” said Sony “Hankins”, director of the Baldwin County Cattle and Fair Association. We have overcome hurricanes and everything else and are still able to do justice. We’ve got Covid, but we’re back and this year’s show will be bigger and better than ever.

After living in Silverhill in the Ballwin County Cattle and Justice Association in the late 1940s, he took up the exhibition and built his first colossus on Palmer Street in Robertsdale, where he hosted his first county show in 1950.

The Baldwin district show was the longest running show in the state for 69 years before being canceled last year due to COVID-19 threats.

His father, Hankins, a founding member of the Baldwin County Cattle and Fair Association, has served on the board since 1958 and has served as manager with his wife, Melinda, since 2004.

The festival attracts thousands of residents from Baldwin County and the surrounding area each year.

Fair events will begin Tuesday, September 21, with the Baldwin County 4-H Animal Science Club workshop, “How Animals Care and Their Supplies Are Available,” starting at 5 p.m.

Arnold Entertainment Midway is open daily from 5:00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and features a $ 20 entry that includes all entertainment and midway trips.

On Thursday, the Flashback Band will have 5 to 7 hours of special entertainment for seniors and seniors. Based in Georgia, home of John Williams Senior, but drawing members above all else, the group performs a variety of music from country to seniors.

Friday and Saturday features $ 10 admission features for those 12 and over. Tickets must be purchased for mid-day trips from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday. Midnight Madness will start with unlimited bandwidth on Friday and Friday for unlimited $ 20 to midway trips.

Midway will open at 1 a.m. on Saturday at $ 10 for admission, ticket purchases, or unlimited trips until 5 p.m. .

Each year, the exhibition showcases more than 1,000 competitive exhibitions, including antiques, arts, crafts and hobbies, environmental arts, painting, sewing, food preparation and conservation, horticulture, photography and animal exhibitions, local. With exhibitions, schools and civic organizations.

“We want to invite everyone in the interview to cook, dye, sew and exhibit and everything that comes with the exhibition,” Hankins said.

In addition to the many exhibitions at the College, other annual exhibitions include the Baldwin County Museum Exhibition, as well as animal exhibitions, a duck pond and chick exhibition, a zoo, a circus and an old tractor show with young sweet potatoes. Annual Wednesday sponsored by FCCLA.

Another big winner for the exhibition is the annual Rhode, held by Robertsdale’s own Bo Campbell, founder and president of the Professional Cowboy Association.

On Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.

Rodeo Entertainer Extraordinaire TJ Williams returns this year with special entertainment.

Get a copy of Baldwin County Fair Magazine at Gulf Coast Media or visit for more information.

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