August 2023 Newsletter

Where did the summer go? Here we are – about three weeks away from school starting! 

For Malad City and Oneida County, we have one more community celebration before the end of summer. This time it is the County’s turn. Starting the first two weekends of August, there will be Pari-Mutual Horse Racing at the Fairgrounds, August 5 – 6 and 12 – 13. Even if you don’t like to wager, the horse races are fun to watch. Besides, it gives you an excuse to have a great hamburger.

Then the Oneida County Fair starts on Monday, August 14 and will run the entire week. The theme is “Keepin’ it Small Town”. 

If you haven’t made plans yet to make entries in Open Class, check out your flowers and garden. Those are always a good place to find something to enter in the fair. The kids participating in 4-H always have great entries from what they have learned during the summer in their clubs. In addition, 4-H livestock is fun to watch. It’s amazing how these kids have learned to train their animals. It’s not just livestock, either. It starts with the 4-H Dog Show on Monday and then the 4-H Horse Show on Tuesday, leading into the livestock later in the week and poultry and rabbits. These kids have worked hard all summer, so let’s support their efforts by attending as many shows as we can, and checking out the entries of the other 4-H clubs.

This is other entertainment set up for the week by the Fairboard:

  • Monday August 14, Motocross Show
  • Tuesday August 15, Hypnotist and Team Roping
  • Wednesday August 16, Kid’s Barnyard Party and Team Branding
  • Thursday August 17, Rodeo and Rough Stock Concert
  • Friday August 18,  Scales & Tales, Cowboy Classic Rodeo
  • Saturday August 19, S&R Breakfast, Market Sale, Tractor Show and Family Fun Rodeo
  • PLUS – Free Kids Alley all week with Saw Horse Roping, Oversized Janga, Cornhole and Bounce House. Thursday through Saturday there will be Lazer Trailer and 9-Hole Mini Golf

By the way, check out the new landscaping at the Fair Grounds! The new trees and the planters around the Event Center look wonderful! 

Chamber Reorganization

The Malad City/Oneida County Economic Development Foundation is excited for the reorganization of the Malad Area Chamber of Commerce. Eric Crowther has led the Chamber for twelve years. That’s a long time to leave your family for every special local event, but that’s what he has done. We appreciate Eric’s efforts and hope that you will all thank him for his service when you see him. Mandi Hess is taking over as President, Vice President is Autumn Mello, Secretary is Mary Boyce, Treasurers Careen Hornecker and Erin White, Public Relations Karli Leonardi. Erin will be taking over as Treasurer in August and a new Secretary will be sworn in then also. Contact Mandi Hess if you would like to become a member of the Malad Area Chamber of Commerce – 208-380-5563.