2016 Fair Schedule



July 16th - Saturday
8:30 – 2:30 4-H Exhibit Judging at Fairgrounds (Exhibit Hall & 4-H Building)
July 18th - Monday
Antique Tractors & Engine Display
Laser Alley
Chainsaw Carving
Kids Zone
7:00 – 9:00 Swine Weigh-In (Scale Area)
9:00 - 11:00 Poultry Check-in
9:00 Dog Show (Pavilion)
9:00 – 11:00 Sheep Weigh-In (Scale Area)
10:00 Rabbit Check-In (Barn)
11:00 Advanced Feeder Cattle Weigh-In & Scanning
11:00 Culinary Open Class Judging (Exhibit Hall)
11:00 Quilts Open Class Judging (Exhibit Hall)
1:00 Llama Show (Pavilion)
1:00 Advanced Feeder Pen Interviews at Stalls
1:00 Bottle Lamb/Goat Check-In
1:00 Pig Tail Contest (Free Stage)
1:00 Needlecraft Open Class Judging (Exhibit Hall)
2:00 – 3:00 Advanced Feeder Pen Conference - DAV Building
2:00 Holidays Open Class Judging (Exhibit Hall)
2:00 Fine Arts Open Class Judging (Exhibit Hall)
2:00 - 4:00 Bucket Bottle Calf Check-In
3:00 Cinnamon Roll Contest (Free Stage)
3:30 Bucket ‘O’ Junk Judging (FFA building)
4:00 Meat Goat Weigh-in/Check-in
5:00 Key Co-op BBQ (West of Free Stage)
6:00 Dairy Check-in by 6:00 in Dairy Barn w/superintendents
6:00 Bucket Bottle Calf Check -in by 6:00 in Bottle Barn with Superintendents
6:00 Queen Contest (Grandstand)
6:30 – 8:00 Beef Weigh-in/Check-in
7:00 Bill Riley Talent Show (Grandstand)
7:00 Bingo (Bingo Barn)
July 19th – Tuesday – FAMILY NIGHT
Any car after 4:00pm that brings 1 non-perishable food item will park for $1.00
Kenny’s Funland Carnival 5:00 – 10:00pm
Antique Tractors & Engine Display
Laser Alley
Chainsaw Carving
Kids Zone
9:00 Poultry Show (Sale Ring)
9:00 Open Bucket Bottle Check In
10:00 Family History Open Class Judging (Exhibit Hall)
10:30 Care Facility Open Class Judging (Exhibit Hall)
11:00 Hobby Open Class Judging (Exhibit Hall)
11:00 - 1:00 4-H Communication’s Judging (Free Stage)
11:30 Floriculture/Horticulture Open Class Judging (Exhibit Hall)
1:00 Junior Arts Open Class Judging (Exhibit Hall)
2:00 – 5:00 4-H Communications Judging (Free Stage)
2:00 - 4:00 4-H Horticulture Judging (4-H Building)
3:00 - 4:30 Bottle Lamb & Goat Interviews (DAV building)
4:00 – 6:00 Horse Check-in (Mandatory Horse Exhibitor Meeting at 6:00)
5:00 Channel Bio Seed Kid’s Day (east side of Pavilion) Serving Sandwich & Drink to the families
6:00 4-H & FFA Swine Show
7:00 USMTS Modified Tour Races
7:00 Bingo (Bingo Barn)
July 20th – Wednesday
Kenny’s Funland Carnival 5:00 – 10:00pm
Antique Tractors & Engine Display
Laser Alley
Chainsaw Carving
Kids Zone
7:00 Agriland FS Complimentary Pancake Breakfast
8:00 Bottle Lamb and Goat Show (Pavilion)
9:00 4-H & FFA Sheep Show (Pavilion)
9:00 – 12:00 4-H Working Exhibits (Free Stage)
1:00 – 2:00 Dairy Show (Pavilion)
1:00 - 3:00 Bucket/Bottle Calf Interviews (DAV Building)
2:00 – 4:00 Meat Goat Show
4:00 Children’s Coloring Contest (Free Stage)
5:30 Hula Hoop Contest (Free Stage)
6:00 4-H & FFA Rabbit Show (Sale Ring)
6:00 Ag Olympics (Pavilion)
7:00 Bingo (Bingo Barn)
7:00 IMCA Southern Iowa Fair Races with Hawkeye Dirt Tour
July 21st – Thursday
Kenny’s Funland Carnival – Wristband Hours 5-11pm - $25.00
Antique Tractors & Engine Display
Laser Alley
Chainsaw Carving
Kids Zone
8:00 – 4:30 Scavenger Hunt (4-H Office)
8:30 Advanced & Carcass Beef Awards (Pavilion)
9:00 4-H & FFA Beef Show
10:00 Children’s Cookie Decorating Contest (Free Stage)
1:00 4-H Bucket/Bottle Calf Show (To follow beef show)
2:00 Open Bucket Show
2:00 Horse Games Fun Show (Outdoor Arena)
3:00 4-H Pet Show (Free Stage)
5:00 - 6:00 MCARD & Mahaska County Farm Bureau BBQ & Bucket Auction (Pavilion) with Bucket O’Junk Auction at 5:45
6:00 Yarkosky & Company (Free Stage)
7:00 Bingo (Bingo Barn)
7:00 Donkey Races (Pavilion)
8:30 FREE Jake McVey Concert (Grandstand)
July 22nd – Friday
Kenny’s Funland Carnival – Wristband Hours 5-11pm - $25.00
Antique Tractors & Engine Display
Laser Alley
Kids Zone
8:00 4-H & FFA Horse Show (Outdoor Arena)
9:30 Children’s Cookie Stacking Contest (Free Stage)
11:00 Children’s Bubble Gum Blowing Contest (Free Stage)
2:00 Livestock Judging Contest (Pavilion)
3:00 Feeder Pen Re-Weigh
4:00 Children’s Joke Telling Contest (Free Stage)
4:00 State Fair Exhibitor Meeting (4-H Building)
4:00 Livestock Re-Weigh for Auction
5:00 Supreme Showmanship Contest (Pavilion)
7:00 Bingo (Bingo Barn)
7:30 Twin States Tractor Pull
8:00 Horses Released
July 23rd - Saturday
Kenny’s Funland Carnival – Wristband Hours 5-11pm - $25.00
Antique Tractors & Engine Display
Laser Alley
Kids Zone
6:30 Buyers Breakfast
8:00 4-H & FFA Livestock Auction
9:00 Antique Tractor Pull (Infield)
9:00 Diaper Derby
9:30 – 11:30 Mahaska County Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom (West of Free Stage)
10:00 Lions Club Free Vision Screening (Free Stage) Ages 6 month – 4 yr
11:30 Kiddie Tractor Pull Check-in (Free Stage)
12:00 Kiddie Tractor Pull (Free Stage)
5:00 County Open Cattle Show (Pavilion)
7:00 Bingo (Bingo Barn)
7:00 Full Rodeo & Fireworks
9:00 Livestock Released
9:00 – 10:00 Open Class Exhibits Released
July 24th – Sunday
10:30 – 1:00 Non-Livestock 4-H Exhibits Released (4-H Bldg & Exhibit Hall)
12:30 Harness Races
1:00 – 3:00 Open Class Exhibits Released
1:00 Draft Horse Obstacle Course & Hen House Pull
7:30 Gospel Concert featuring “The Benson Family Singers” and “Reconciled Quartet”
July 25th – Monday
LIVESTOCK MUST BE GONE
Exhibits must be gone by Noon.
10:00 - Noon Release of 4-H Projects in Exhibit Hall & 4-H Building
12:30 Harness Races