2016 Fair Dates (all events, public and 4-H)
are Saturday, Aug. 20 – Sunday, Aug. 28

Complete schedule below!

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Aug
19
Fri
2016
4-H Projects
Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Optional drop off at community center

Aug
20
Sat
2016
4-H Entries Arrive
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Community Center Closed
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Judging of 4-H Exhibits
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Open class registrations (Non perishable only, no animals)
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
4-H Club Display Setup (optional)
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Community Center closes
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm
Aug
21
Sun
2016
ALL Open Class & 4-H Livestock Arrives
Aug 21 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Class & 4-H poultry, rabbits, pocket pets and fowl arrive
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pullorum Testing for all poultry
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
4-H Club Display setup
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Open Class Registration
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

All classes registration

Pony Pulls – Grandstand
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm

New date this year!

Draft Horse Pulls – Grandstand
Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm

New day of the week this year!

Community Center and all barns close
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm
Market Livestock record book judging
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm
Aug
22
Mon
2016
Community Center will be closed until judging is complete
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am
Open class judging (Community Center)
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am
4-H Animal Husbandry, Cloverbud and Open Class Swine Show
Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm
4-H Market Livestock Swine Show
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm
Aug
23
Tue
2016
New! Firefighter Show
Aug 23 all-day

The Fair welcomes the Firefighter Show to replace Nick’s Kids’ Show this year, offering kids the chance to see what it takes to be a firefighter!

Shows will take place throughout the day Tuesday, Aug. 23, through Saturday, Aug. 27, with three shows daily on the children’s stage area near the Fair office.

Senior Citizen & Handi-capable Day!
Aug 23 all-day
4-H Animal Husbandry, Cloverbud and Open Poultry Shows
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am
4-H Horses arrive
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am

Horses arrive by 9 a.m.

4-H Animal Husbandry, Cloverbud and Open Waterfowl Shows
Aug 23 @ 9:15 am

Follows poultry show, which begins at 9 a.m.

4-H Market Livestock Poultry, Turkey and Waterfowl Shows
Aug 23 @ 9:15 am

Follows the waterfowl show

Community Center open to the public
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
4-H English & Western Fitting & Showing (Horse Arena)
Aug 23 @ 11:00 am
4-H Horse Show – English
Aug 23 @ 11:15 am

Follows the English and Western show

4-H Reining Show (Horse Arena)
Aug 23 @ 11:15 am

Follows the English and Western shows

CARNIVAL RIDES OPEN!
Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm

The Skerbeck Family Carnival will roll into town again for another exciting year at the Fair!

For those who plan to ride many times during the week, consider purchasing a Mega Ride Band that’s good all day, every day! Bands are $60 in advance or $70 after Aug. 23. Call the Fair office at (231) 347-1010 to inquire!

Tuesday brings free gate admission to the Fair for senior citizens (60+) and handicapable visitors from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Second Time Around band, live music
Aug 23 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

On the stage behind the community center

4-H Animal Husbandry, Cloverbud & Open Class Lamb Show
Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm
4-H Market Livestock Lamb Show
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm
NEW! Thumb Tractor Pulls – Grandstand
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm

The Thumb Tractor Pulling Association will be putting on a show of might in the grandstand at 6 p.m.!

Admission: $10 for ages 13 & up

$5 for ages 5 to 12

FREE ages 4 and under

 

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Aug
24
Wed
2016
4-H Animal Husbandry, Cloverbud and Open Rabbit Shows
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am
4-H Animal Husbandry, Cloverbud and Open Pocket Pet Shows
Aug 24 @ 9:15 am

Follows rabbit show

4-H Market Livestock Rabbit Show
Aug 24 @ 9:15 am

Follows the Open Rabbit Show

Community Center open to the public
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
4-H Western Horse Show (Horse Arena)
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am
4-H Jumping Show (Horse Arena)
Aug 24 @ 11:15 am

Follows pleasure classes

4-H Patterns & Events (Horse Arena)
Aug 24 @ 11:15 am

Follows Jumping Classes

Carnival Rides Open!
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm

Wristband day – Kids ride for one price with a wristband!

Everybody’s A Kid Day – Ride for one price
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm

Wristband day for the carnival, noon to close!

Open Dog Agility Show CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm

THE DOG SHOW IS CANCELED DUE TO THE WEATHER

Pedal Pulling for kids!
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm

By the small animal barns

4-H Dog Show
Aug 24 @ 12:15 pm

Immediately following open dog agility show

4-H Animal Husbandry, Cloverbud and Open Exotic Show (horse arena)
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm
4-H Animal Husbandry, Cloverbud and Open Goat Show
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm
Kids’ Build with Home Depot
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free building projects for kids with Home Depot, on the back stage at the community center!

4-H Animal Husbandry, Cloverbud and Open Beef and Dairy Show
Aug 24 @ 3:00 pm
4-H Market Livestock Dairy Feeder & Jr. Beef Show
Aug 24 @ 4:00 pm
4-H Market Livestock Beef Show
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm
NEW! Silent Disco in the Grandstand!
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Admission price: Just $5 for ages 5-12 and $10 for 13 and up

NEW Silent Disco a fun new Fair experience in 2016! Dance the night away at the new Silent Disco Tent in the Grandstand arena. Choose your favorite music on your own wireless headphones (provided). All ages can have fun dancing and listening to one of the stations provided – even at your preferred volume!

 

4-H Speed Show (horse arena)
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm
Aug
25
Thu
2016
4-H Horse Trail and Bareback Show (Horse arena)
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am
Community Center Open to the Public
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Carnival Rides Open!
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm
Everybody’s a Kid Day Again – Ride One Price!
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm

Wristband day for the carnival, noon to close!

Market Livestock Auction
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm
Monster Truck Shootout! Grandstand
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm

Admission:

Ages 13 and up – $17 day of show, or 2 for $25 in advance

Ages 2-12 – $8 each

Under 2 – FREE!

 

Aug
26
Fri
2016
Community Center open to the public
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
4-H Horse Show – Dressage (horse arena)
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am
Carnival Dollar Day – All rides $1 noon to 6 p.m.
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

All rides are $1 from noon to 6 p.m.!

Carnival Rides Open!
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm
Autocross Racing!! Grandstand
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm

Admission:

Ages 13 and up – $10

Ages 5-12 – $5

Ages 4 and under – FREE!

4-H Alumni Reunion – Community Center back stage
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm

Join with fellow 4-H alumni on the stage out back behind the community center! Starting at 7 p.m.

Aug
27
Sat
2016
Community Center open to the public
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
4-H Horse Show – Games and Fun Events
Aug 27 @ 11:00 am
Carnival and Midway open
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm
Country Concert gates open! Entertainment for ages 21+
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm

New to the 2016: Entertainment tent for those 21 and older opens at 6 p.m.

The entertainment tent will not stay open for the entire concert; times will be posted on the grounds.

Performers are Love and Theft, starting at 7 p.m. and Parmalee, starting at 8:30 p.m.!

 

Two country music bands! First up: Love & Theft
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Hear the great music of Love & Theft as they open the concert, followed by Parmalee at 8:30 p.m.!

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Love and Theft

Country music band Parmalee takes the stage at 8:30 p.m.!
Aug 27 @ 8:30 pm

The second of two major country bands, Parmalee will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. after Love & Theft performs!

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Parmalee

Aug
28
Sun
2016
Community Center exhibits released
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

All community center exhibits released from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The community center will be closed for item pick up on Sunday. Any remaining exhibits as of Sept. 1, 2016, will be disposed of.

Carnival Opens – special armband pricing for last day
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

$15 armbands for riding all day til close