Daily Schedule – 2017

2017 Hamilton County Fair

Tuesday, July 25 – Sunday, July 30

100 Years of Farm, Family & Fun!

 

MONDAY before the Fair – July 24, 2017

4-H/FFA

8:30 am – 2:15 pm       4-H Exhibit Building Judging – see scheduled time for each club. Report to the Van Diest Building first to check in and pick up entry sheet.

Van Diest Building – Photography, Visual Arts, Science, Mechanics and Engineering, Ag & Natural Resources.

Judging in Ed Prince Building – 4-H Home Economics, Poster Art, Personal Development

4-H Clubs are scheduled below:

8:30 am Kamrar Komets, WHH

9:15 am – Freedom Flickers, Stratford Spirit

10:00 am – Boone Boosters, Cass Red Cardinals

11:00 am – Lyon Kings

12:00 pm – One Hour Break

1:15 pm – Clear Lake Sailors

9:00 am – 12:00 noon   Workday at Fairgrounds – Livestock barns and Exhibit Buildings – 4-H/FFA all Help

 

FAIR EVENTS

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm   Set up time for Commercial Exhibitors

 

 

TUESDAY of the FAIR – July 25, 2017

4H/FFA

7:30 am                       Check in Deadlines for Dog Obedience

8:00 am                       Dog Obedience Show/Judging-Show Arena

9:00 am – 8:00 pm     May Stall Horses – Check in 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm only

12:30 pm – 3:00 pm   Check in Poultry & Rabbits

12:30 pm                    Check in deadline for Pet Show – Crestview Nursing and    Rehabilitation Center Tent

1:00 pm                       Pet Show – Crestview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Tent

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm      Check in Horses (horses will be checked during this time only)

OPEN CLASS

8:00 am – 2:00 pm     Open Class Check in Photography, Textiles and Hobby Craft

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm     Check in for wine contest

7:00 pm                        Wine Contest – Floral Building

FAIR EVENTS

8:00 am – 5:00 pm     Setup time for Commercial Exhibitors

6:00 pm                      Midway Opens – Smith Amusements

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm    Armband Special Smith Amusements – $10.00

6:00 pm Hamilton County Fair Parade – 100 Years of Farm, Family & Fun from Downtown to Fairgrounds, Farmers Challenge in Show Arena following parade

 

 

WEDNESDAY of the Fair – July 26, 2017

4H/FFA

8:00 am                               Horse Show Showmanship and Performance Lots

8:00 am                               Poultry Show – Show Arena

8:00 am – 9:30 am            Check in 4-H Horticulture Exhibits in Van Diest Building

9:00 am – 11:00 am          Check in Market & Breeding Sheep – Weigh Market Sheep

10:30 am                              Judge 4-H Horticulture Exhibits in Van Diest Building

11:00 am                             Check in Goats (Meat & Dairy), Bottle Lambs, and Bottle Goats

11:00 am                              Rabbit Showmanship – Show Arena (will resume after Dress-up show class)

12:30 pm                            Rabbit Exhibitor Meeting with Show to follow in Show Arena

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm            Check-in Dairy Cow

4:30 pm                               Pride of Iowa in Ed Prince Building

6:00 pm                               Hogs may be penned (no hogs penned prior to this time)

OPEN CLASS

8:00 am – 12:00 pm          Check in for Products of the Kitchen and First Flower Show, Floral Hall

8:00 am – 12:00 pm          Check in for Field & Garden, Floral Hall

8:00 am – 1:00 pm            Check in for Fine Arts, Floral Hall

8:00 am                               Photography Judging, Floral Hall

9:30 am                               Textile Judging, Floral Hall

Following Textile Judging – Hobby Craft Judging, Floral Hall

1:00 pm                               First Flower Show Judging – Floral Hall

2:00 pm                               Products of the Kitchen Judging, Floral Hall

3:00 pm                               Field & Garden Judging, Floral Hall

FAIR EVENTS

8:00 am – 11:00 am          4-H Exhibits on display in Van Diest Building

11:00am – 7:00 pm           Coloring Mural – Ed Prince Building

Noon – 3:00 pm                 Coop Kids Zone – Coop Building

1:30 pm                               Spelling Bee with Iowa State Fair Queen – Ed Prince Stage

3:30 pm                               Pedal Pull, south of Coop Building

Sponsored by Hamilton County Farm Bureau

4:00 pm                               Midway Opens – Smith Amusements

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm            Hamilton County Fair Foundation Fundraiser Meal

7:00 pm Porker 40 Stock Car Races – Grandstand

 

THURSDAY of the Fair – July 27, 2017

4H/FFA

8:00 am                               Judging – Breeding & Market Sheep Show

Order of the show: Sr., Int., Jr., Beginning 1st year Showmanship, Breeding, Individual Market Lamb

Weight Classes, Champion Market Lamb

9:00 am                               Swine & Beef Must Be Penned

9:00 am                               Begin Weighing Swine & Market Beef

10:00 am                             Check-in for Bucket/Bottle Calves

12:00 (noon)                      Older 4-H Lamb BBQ

1:00 pm                               Horse Show Trail Lots

1:30 pm                               Goat Show (Meat & Dairy) – Show Arena

3:00 pm                               Dairy Cow Show – Show Arena

3:00 pm                               Bottle Lamb/Goat Interviews & Group Picture – Keith McCollough Plaza

4:00 pm                               Bottle Lamb/Goat Show – Show Arena

OPEN CLASS

10:00 am                             Fine Arts Judging, Floral Hall

FAIR EVENTS

6:30 am – 8:30 am            Pancake Breakfast sponsored by Hamilton County Fair Foundation, Crestview Nursing & Rehabilitation Tent

9:00 am – 6:00 pm            Creative Showcase Exhibits open for viewing- Floral Hall

9:00 am – 6:00 pm            Chain Saw Carving Artist

11:00am – 7:00 pm           4-H Exhibits on display in Van Diest Building

11:00am – 7:00 pm           All Commercial Exhibits Open

11:00am – 7:00 pm           Coloring Mural – Ed Prince Building

Noon – 3:00 pm                 Coop Kids Zone – Coop Building

2:00 pm                               Midway Opens-Smith Amusements

3:30 pm                               Pedal Pull, south of Coop Building

Sponsored by Hamilton County Farm Bureau

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm            Arm Bands on the Midway (all ages)

4:30 pm                               Quiz Bowl in Ed Prince Building

Harness Racing at 5:00 PM – Grandstand

Followed by Queen Coronation & Reunion at approximately 7:30 PM

 

FRIDAY of the Fair – July 28, 2017

4-H/FFA

8:00 am              Judge Junior Beef – Show Arena

Order of the show-Breeding Beef, Sr., Int., Jr. Showmanship, Beginning 1st year

Weight Classes, Selection of Champions, Adult Showmanship, then Celebrity Animal Show

Noon                   AUCTION REGISTRATIONS DUE

FOR SHEEP, POULTRY, AND RABBITS TO BE SOLD

***You must notify the Extension Office if planning to sell livestock in Auction***

3:30pm               Static Exhibits STATE FAIR SELECTION Pictures – Keith McCollough Plaza

4:30pm               Bucket/Bottle Calf Group Photo -Keith McCollough Plaza

5:00pm               Bucket/Bottle Calf Show-Show Arena

FAIR EVENTS

6:30 am – 8:30 am    Pancake Breakfast sponsored by Hamilton County Fair Foundation

9:00 am – 6:00 pm    Creative Showcase Exhibits in Floral Hall

9:00 am – 6:00 pm    Chain Saw Carving Artist

11:00am – 7:00pm    4-H Exhibits on display in Van Diest Building

11:00am – 7:00pm    All Commercial Exhibits Open

11:00am – 7:00 pm   Coloring Mural – Ed Prince Building

Noon – 3:00 pm         Coop Kids Zone – Coop Building

2:00 pm                       Midway Opens-Smith Amusements

3:30 pm                       Pedal Pull, south of Coop Building

Sponsored by Hamilton County Farm Bureau

 

7:00 pm IRCA Grand River Rodeo- Grandstand

 

SATURDAY of the Fair – July 29, 2017

4-H/FFA

8:00 am                       Judge Junior Swine – Show Arena

Order of Show: Sr., Int., Jr., Beg., Showmanship, Light, Middle, Heavy Weight Classes

*NEW 2016* immediately following Swine Show – “Little Bacon Bits”

Noon                           Older 4-H Pork BBQ

Noon                           AUCTION REGISTRATION DUE

FOR BEEF AND BUCKET/BOTTLE CALVES TO BE SOLD

2:30 pm                       4-H Reunion and Presentation of Extension’s 100 Year Anniversary Plaque in Ed Prince

4:00 pm                       AUCTION REGISTRATION DUE-

FOR HOGS TO BE SOLD if not selling the two heaviest weights

***You must notify the Extension Office & ALL Hogs (sale and non-sale) MUST have their

destination after the Fair recorded with the Extension Office***

OPEN CLASS

8:00am –12:00pm     Check in for Second Flower Show, Floral Hall

1:00 pm                       Second Flower Show Judging, Floral Hall

FAIR EVENTS

6:30am – 8:30am      Pancake Breakfast Sponsored by Hamilton County Fair Foundation

8:00 am- 3:00 pm      Pork Loin Contest

9:00am – 6:00pm      Creative Showcase Exhibits in Floral Hall

9:00am – 6:00 pm     Chain Saw Carving Artist

10:00 am                     Micro Tractor Pull – Ed Prince Stage

11:00am-8:00pm       4-H Exhibits on display in Van Diest Building

11:00am -8:00 pm     All Commercial Exhibits Open

11:00am – 7:00 pm  Coloring Mural – Ed Prince Building

Noon – 3:00 pm         Coop Kids Zone – Coop Building

2:00 pm                       Midway Opens – Smith Amusement

2:30 pm                        4H Reunion – Ed Prince

3:00 pm                        Archery Demonstration-Claude Horse Arena

3:00 pm                       Pork Loin Contest Judging

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm    Arm Bands on the Midway (all ages)

3:30 pm                       Pedal Pull, South of Coop Building

Sponsored by Hamilton County Farm Bureau

4:00 pm                       Bill Riley Talent Show-Ed Prince Stage

Saturday Night Classic Plus Kid’s Night

Hot Laps 6:00pm with Racing to follow

IMCA Late Models, Modified, Stock Cars, Sport Mods,

And Hobby Stock

Grandstand/Race Track

 

SUNDAY of the Fair – July 30, 2017

4-H/FFA

9:00 am                       Horse Show – Timed and Fun Events

11:00 am                     Hamilton County Fair Showdown – Show Arena

Chain Saw Auction following Showdown

1:30 pm                       Parade of Champions – Show Arena

4-H Fair Scholarships – Show Arena

Supreme Hamilton County Senior Showman Competition – Show Arena

5:00 pm-6:00 pm       Check out exhibits in Exhibit Building

6:00 pm                       Clean up Van Diest Building – Freedom Flickers & Boone Boosters

6:00 pm                       Release of all Non-Sale Livestock EXCEPT Swine

7:00 pm                       Non-Sale Swine Load Out

OPEN CLASS

5:00pm                        Open Class Exhibits Released

FAIR EVENTS

6:30 am –11:00 am   Pancake Breakfast Sponsored by Hamilton County Fair Foundation

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm    Creative Showcase Exhibits in Floral Hall

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm    4-H Exhibits on display in Van Diest Building

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm    All Commercial Exhibits Open

2:00 pm                       Midway Opens-Smith Amusements

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm    Arm Bands on the Midway (all ages)

4:00 pm                       Championship Pedal Pull – Coop slab

5:30 pm Eve of Destruction

Demolition Derby & Trailer Races- Grandstand

 

MONDAY after the Fair-July 31, 2017

7:00am- 8:00am        Donuts, Coffee, and Juice compliments of the Hamilton County Fair Foundation, Keith McCollough, Plaza

8:00am                        Junior Livestock Sale – Starting with the letter “H.”

Order of the 2017 Sale: Rabbits, Poultry, Swine, Sheep, Goats, Beef, Bucket/Bottle Calves

After the Sale             Clean up and Move Extension Office – WHH