The 53rd annual Grand American Coon Hunt is based at the Orangeburg County Fairgrounds.

Friday, Jan. 5

• 7 a.m. -- Gates open

• 8 a.m.-6 p.m. -- Barns open

• 8-10 a.m. -- Bench Show entries taken for Registered, Dual Champion and Pairs in the Bates Building. A United Kennel Club Easy Entry card or registration certificate is needed.

• 10 a.m. -- Opening ceremonies in the Bates Building, and Bench Show begins

• 11 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Changes or corrections due on advanced entries for either Friday or Saturday nights, in the headquarters building corner office.

• 12 p.m. -- Confirm all advanced entries for either Friday night hunt, in the headquarters building corner office. A UKC Easy Entry card or registration certificate required to enter.

• 1 p.m. -- Treeing Contest

• 2 p.m. -- Deadline to confirm all entries.

• 3:30 p.m. -- Prayer/drawing out of casts at the headquarters building. Handlers must report to Stake.

 

Saturday, Jan. 6

• 3 a.m. -- Friday night scorecards must be returned to the headquarters building corner office.

• 7 a.m. -- Gates open

• 8 a.m.-6 p.m. -- Barns open

• 8-10 a.m. -- Bench Show entries taken for Champion, Grand Champion and Overall Grand American winner in the Bates Building. A UKC Easy Entry card or registration certificate is needed.

• 9 a.m. -- Presentation of trophies/Friday night winners' photos to be taken.

• 10 a.m. -- Entries close for Bench Show; Kids' Bench Show will be held before the licensed Bench Show begins.

• 11 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Changes or corrections due on advanced entries for Saturday night hunt, in the headquarters building corner office.

• 12 p.m. -- Confirm all advanced entries for Saturday night hunt, in the headquarters building corner office. UKC Easy Entry card or registration certificate is required to enter.

• 1 p.m. -- Treeing Contest

• 2 p.m. -- Deadline to confirm all entries.

• 3:30 p.m. -- Prayer/drawing out of casts at the headquarters building. Handlers must report to Stake.

Runner-up will receive a dog box from Clinch Mountain.

 

Sunday, Jan. 7

• 3 a.m. -- Saturday night scorecards must be returned to the headquarters building corner office.

• 3 a.m. (after scores and placements have been tabulated) -- Presentation of trophies/Saturday night’s winners’ photos to be taken.

• 3:30 a.m. -- Final Four will hunt to determine Grand American Overall Champion.

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