The Fulton County Fair will be July 23-28 and will feature four nights of events for horse lovers again this year. The fair will open on Monday night with Round Robin Roping produced by Hall Rodeo LLC Fairgrounds Arena at 8:00 p.m. The competition will be 10 Headers and 10 Healers with a Cap on the No. 5 roper. A negative Coggins Test is required. To enter call Tanner Hunt at 870-577-9315.

            The annual Fair Horse Show is sponsored by Shaver Plumbing and Hardware will be held Tuesday night, July 24 in the fairgrounds arena.  The horse show will get underway at 6:00 p.m.  It will feature halter classes, showmanship, western pleasure, lead-line class for youth age 5 and under, trail classes and barrel racing and pole bending. Junior contestants will be competing for new Horsemanship awards this year and will be awarded to the Fulton County junior exhibitor who earns the most points in the Horse Show. The horse show is open to youth and adults.  Contact Christi Shaver at 870-371-0660 or Dustin Wright at 417-293-0890 for information on the horse show.

            Contestants are reminded that no horses are allowed on the fairgrounds until 4:00 p.m. on the day of the horse show and Coggins papers will be checked before they enter the grounds.

            Hall Rodeo LLC will produce two nights of rodeo action on July 25 and 26. The rodeo will start at 8:00 p.m. each night. Cline Hall is one of the top rodeo producers in the area and will have a fast paced show for rodeo fans. Call Hall at 501-412-3644 to enter and for more information. The rodeo is sponsored by Bank of Salem, FNBC Community Bankers, Freedom Ford, Main Street Tire & Lube, and United Country Realty Moody Agency.

            For a complete schedule of events for the Fulton County Fair, visit the fair  Facebook page or the website at  The fair will run July 23 – 28 with events throughout the week. The gate admission is the only charge for events except for carnival rides and games. 

Cathy Drew is a life long resident of the region that she loves to promote! As a matter of fact, she was born in Downtown Batesville in the late ’60s in one of the eight counties she now loves to encourage people to visit.
Drew is married to her husband of 27 years, Jeff Drew. Jeff and Cathy have a son, Jonathon (Jon) Drew and his wife Devyn Stewart and can’t leave out her grandson Jase Drew. Of course Drew can’t skip the other part of her family, the pets! Lady Bird (a stray that was welcomed into their home June 2012) and of course Howard – the puppy was compliments of Lady Bird shortly after arrival at the Drew home. They also have Kasha which Cathy inherited when your mother passed in 2016 and they adopted Bullet a stray in November of 2016 and the newest arrival Bullet a stray adopted into the family.

Drew, part of Ozark Gateway Region since 1990 while working at the ad agency (The Media Market Inc.) for the association where she helped produce their annual tabloid publication. She began work as the director of the Ozark Gateway Region June, 2000.