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Jackson County Fair starts Saturday

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JACKSON — The 146th annual Jackson County Fair begins Saturday with non-livestock exhibits. Livestock shows get underway at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, starting with the poultry show.

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This year’s fair has events for all ages, with Wednesday designated “Kids’ Day” and Friday “Senior Citizens’ Day” in addition to the numerous adult-oriented events in the beer garden.

The United Barrel Racing Association will take center stage Tuesday evening in the horse arena with an evening competition. Friday night offers dinner and a show with a rib-eye steak dinner starting at 5 p.m. followed by two concerts featuring Maiden Dixie and Lost Highway.

A full schedule of events follows:

Saturday

10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Judging of all 4-H General (Non-Livestock) Exhibits

Monday

2 p.m.-Midnight: Boxing Machine and Beer Garden by Bridget’s Bucksnort’s Brew Ha Ha and Grill

7 p.m.: 4-H Winners circle, Farm Family of the Year, Century Farm Presentation Olson Pavilion

7 p.m.: Strongest Man/Strongest Woman Contest, Beer Garden

Tuesday

8 a.m.- 6 p.m.: Open Class Judging

8:30 a.m.: 4-H Poultry Show, Olson Pavilion

Noon-Midnight: Boxing Machine and Beer Garden by Bridget’s Bucksnort’s Brew Ha Ha and Grill

1 p.m.: 4-H Rabbit Show, Olson Pavilion

5:30 p.m.: 4-H Dairy Goat Show, Olson Pavilion

5:30 p.m.: Kids Pedal Tractor Pull, Fair Village

6:00 p.m.: Creative Spirits Paint, Sip and Create, Beer Garden

6:30 p.m.: 4-H Dairy Show, Olson Pavilion

7 p.m.: United Barrel Racing Association Barrel Racing, Horse Arena

9 p.m.: Adult Bingo, Beer Garden, sponsored by Jackson Lions

Wednesday

Kids’ Day at the Fair

7:30 a.m.: 4-H Lamb lead, Olson Pavilion

8:30 a.m.: 4-H Sheep, Olson Pavilion

8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.: Prairie Ecology Bus Center, sponsored by Jackson SWCD

9 a.m.-Noon: Kids’ Day at the Fair Day Camp

Noon-9 p.m.: Commercial Displays Open

Noon-Midnight: Boxing Machine and Beer Garden by Bridget’s Bucksnort’s Brew Ha Ha and Grill

1 p.m.: FFA Sheep and Cattle Show, Olson Pavilion

2 p.m.: 4-H Meat Goat Show, Olson Pavilion

2-4 p.m.: Mini Arcade for Kids

3-6 p.m.: The DL Cajun Band, Fair Village

6 p.m. until gone: Free Sweet Corn Feed sponsored by the Corn Cob Open

6-8 p.m.: Guess My Brew, home brewing stands in the Beer Garden

7:30 p.m.: Lee Cole- MagiComedy, Grandstand

8:30 p.m.: Tripwire, Beer Garden Free Stage

Thursday

7 a.m.: FFA Swine Show followed by 4-H Swine Show, Olson Pavilion

9 a.m.:4-H Horse Show, Horse Arena

Noon-9 p.m.: Commercial Displays Open

Noon: 4-H Cat and Pet Show Judging, Beef Barn Office

Noon-Midnight: Boxing Machine and Beer Garden by Bridget’s Bucksnort’s Brew Ha Ha and Grill

4 p.m. until gone: Free Watermelon Feed sponsored by Pilot/Standard

5 p.m.: Pet Parade, Olson Pavilion

5-7 p.m.: Pork Chop Dinner, 4-H Food Stand

5-7 p.m.: Jackson Chamber of Commerce Business After 5, Beer Garden

5:30 p.m.: Spam Contest, Open Class Building

6 p.m.: Community Dog Show, Olson Pavilion

6 p.m.: Mechanical Bull Riding Contest and Cow Milking Contest, Beer Garden

7 p.m.: Brigade FMX Motor Cross Jumping Show, Grandstand

8 p.m.: Demo Derby, Grandstand

9 p.m.: Undercover, Beer Garden Free Stage

Friday, July 25

Senior Citizens Day —

free entertainment

throughout the day

8 a.m.: 4-H Beef Show, Olson Pavilion

10 a.m.-9 p.m.: Commercial Displays Open

11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Free Rolls, Jackson County Senior Citizens Center

Noon-Midnight: Boxing Machine and Beer Garden by Bridget’s Bucksnort’s Brew Ha Ha and Grill

2-5 p.m.: Carriage/Buggy Rides for Senior Citizens, sponsored by Jackson Livestock Exchange and Bucksnorts

2-5 p.m.: Ferris Wheel rides for Senior Citizens, sponsored by Cody Amusements

4-8 p.m.: 4-H Farmers Market (tentative)

5-7 p.m.: Ribeye Steak Dinner served at the 4-H Food Stand by Jackson and Cottonwood Beef Producers

7 p.m.: Maiden Dixie, Grandstand

10 p.m.: Lost Highway, Grandstand

Saturday, July 26

7 a.m.-Noon: Omelet Fundraiser, 4-H Food Stand

8:30 a.m.: 4-H Livestock Premium Auction and KWCA/JBS Auction, Olson Pavilion

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Perry Allen Bill Edlin Tractor Display Show

10 a.m.-9 p.m.: Commercial Displays Open

Noon: 4-H Premier Showmanship Contest, Olson Pavilion

Noon-Midnight: Boxing Machine and Beer Garden by Bridget’s Bucksnort’s Brew Ha Ha and Grill

12:30 p.m.: Go Kart Races, Hot Laps/Registration, Racing to Follow

1:30 p.m.: Perry Allen Memorial Tractor Parade

2 p.m.: 4-H Cloverbud Horse Show, Horse Arena

2:30 p.m.: Jackson Speedway Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Anderson Building

3 p.m.: Talent Show, Olson Pavilion, sponsored by Jackson County Fair Association

5:30 p.m.: Jackson County Open Class Sheep Show, Olson Pavilion

8 p.m.: Sprint Car Races, Grandstand

Sunday, July 27

9 a.m.: Saddle Club Horse Show, Horse Arena

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