Petticoat Junction (1963–1970)

The County Fair 

Betty Jo's piglet and Bobbie Jo's voice are sure winners at the fair, but the piglet is a deadbeat when Bobbie's not singing. Can she be in two places at one time?


Paul Henning (created by), Lila Garrett | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bea Benaderet ... Kate Bradley
Edgar Buchanan ... Uncle Joe Carson
Linda Henning ... Betty Jo Bradley (as Linda Kaye)
Lori Saunders ... Bobbie Jo Bradley
Gunilla Hutton ... Billie Jo Bradley (credit only)
Rufe Davis ... Floyd Smoot
Smiley Burnette ... Charley Pratt
Bill Baldwin ... Salesman
Max Mellinger Max Mellinger ... Judge
Gail Bonney ... First Lady
Mabel Forrest ... Second Lady
Boyd Coons Boyd Coons ... Man (as Johnny Coons)
Jacqueline Malouf Jacqueline Malouf ... Muriel
Tim Rooney ... Douglas
Paul De Rolf Paul De Rolf ... Bruce (as Paul De Rolfe)


The annual county fair is soon approaching. Betty Jo is in charge of finding Hooterville High's cutest livestock contest entry, her choice of Everett the pig which doesn't go over well with her fellow committee members. Bobbie Jo will be singing in the talent contest, she who is concerned about her costume and keeping her vocal cords healthy until then. Uncle Joe is expecting to win all the prizes at the baseball throwing booth, which may result in a few broken windows at the hotel as he practices. And although she wasn't going to enter again, seven time cake baking winner Kate reconsiders when she learns that her arch enemy Cora Watson would probably win otherwise. Keeping whatever she will be baking as her entry a secret from all the other contestants is this year's challenge. Things don't look good for anyone from the hotel winning this year as Kate battles distraction after distraction while she tries to bake her cake, Uncle Joe's pitching arm doesn't seem to be very accurate, and... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

8 February 1966 (USA) See more »

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Filmways Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


References Green Acres (1965) See more »


Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Traditional children's song
[Bobbie Jo sings the song to Everett, and it is later heard on a recording made for Everett]
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