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O’Brien County Fair begins Saturday

PRIMGHAR, Iowa — Saturday marks the kickoff of the 2014 O’Brien County Fair. The event will be at the O’Brien County Fair Grounds and ends July 25 with a teen dance. It features a mixture of livestock shows and other activities. 

Here is the full schedule of events:


9 a.m.: 4-H Non-livestock judging at Primghar Community Center

9 a.m.: Eighth annual Antique/Classic Tractor Ride

10:30 a.m.: Open Class craft judging

7 p.m.: Auto races sponsored by Primghar Jaycees


1 p.m.: Horse Show


9 a.m.: Rabbit Show

12 p.m.: Broiler Contest judging

12:30 p.m.: Live Poultry judging followed by baby chicks class

1:30 p.m.: Advanced Lamb Pen evaluation, Sheep Show (immediately following Pen Lambs), Goat Show (immediately following Sheep Show), Bottle Lamb Show (immediately following Goat Show)

5 p.m.: Dairy Show

5 p.m.: Bill Riley Talent Search Show

7:30 p.m.: Fair Queen and King coronation


7 a.m. to 10 a.m.: O’Brien County 4-H Foundation pancake breakfast

8 a.m.: Beef Show

9 a.m.: 4-H Exhibit Building opens (Special K’z the Clown entertainment in afternoon)

4 p.m.: Bottle/Bucket Calf Show

4 p.m to 8 p.m.: Kock’s Mini-Train and Ferris Wheel rides

6 p.m.: Pedal Tractor Pull

7:30 p.m.: Live entertainment by Six Appeal


7:30 a.m.: Swine Show

9 a.m.: Discovering 4-H Pet Show followed by 4-H Show

10:30 a.m.: Dog Show (or immediately following Pet Show)

2 p.m.: “Tie on an Apron” program with Myrna Heimensen in the Open Class Craft Building

3:30 p.m.: Quilt Turning Program in the Open Class Craft Building

3:30 p.m.: Livestock Judging Contest

5 p.m.: Bill Riley Talent Search

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.: O’Brien County Farm Bureau Watermelon Feed

7:30 p.m.: Auto Races sponsored by Primghar Jaycees


8:30 a.m.: Awards/announcements and livestock sale

9 p.m. to midnight: Teen Dance