Nobles County Fair 2022 Schedule

Livestock shows, carnival, concert and more planned.

2021 Nobles County Fair 4-H Poultry Show
4-H Cloverbuds exhibit in the poultry show during the 2021 Nobles County Fair. The exhibitors include Emma Hietbrink (from left) supporting her sister, Clara Hietbrink, of the Elk Tip Toppers, and Holden Clarke supported by his brother, Kaston Clarke, of the Graham Lake Braves. The judge is Larry Eichenberger.
(Tim Middagh / The Globe)
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WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Fair takes center stage in Worthington this week.

Following is the full schedule:

Thursday, July 28

1 p.m. - Horse Show at Jackson County Fair

Friday, July 29 


10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Performance Day and Foods Day judging, Worthington Christian Church, 1501 Douglas Ave, Worthington. The following will be judged: food and Nutrition, Food Preservation, Food Revue, Clothing & Textiles, Fashion Revue, Performing Arts, Public Presentations & Livestock Demonstrations.

The roundtable discussion with producers and conservation groups focused on the environmental programs in the expansive legislation, such as the Conservation Reserve Program. A new farm bill is set to be negotiated throughout next year.
Cases of fraud or alleged fraud have caused uncertainty and mistrust among some consumers in an industry that relies largely on the honesty of producers, processors and packagers to maintain the integrity of the industry.
Youth showcased their skills as crop scouts by identifying weeds, insects, forages and plant diseases as well by identifying the growth stages of corn and soybeans.

5:30 p.m.: Public Fashion Review & Performing Arts Show, Worthington Christian Church, Worthington.

Monday, August 1

8 a.m. - 4-H Dog Show (Hockey Arena)

5 p.m - 8 p.m. Entry of Open Class Foods, Fine Arts, Fancy Work, Fruits and Vegetables, Plants and Flowers

Tuesday, August 2

9 to 11 a.m.: Livestock Interviews

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Pre-fair judging of 4-H non-livestock exhibits, 4-H buildings


9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Entry of all Open Class foods, fine arts, fancy work, fruits and vegetables, plants and flowers.

Sept. 10 event planned in Worthington.
For incidents reported the evening of July 29 through the early morning of Aug. 2.
Deadline to apply is Sept. 1

Wednesday, August 3

10 a.m. to 9 p.m.: Exhibit buildings open

11 a.m.: 4-H Dairy Show in Olson Arena

3:30 p.m.: 4-H Poultry Show in Olson Arena

Merriam’s Midway Shows opens

6 p.m.: Free burger feed, Beer Garden

6:30 p.m.: Farm Family of the Year presentation


6:30 p.m.: 4-H Sheep Show, Olson Arena

7 p.m.: Nebraska Bush Tractor Pullers, grandstand

7 p.m.: Bean Bag Tournament

7 p.m.: 12th Anniversary MK5K, starts in front of Benton Hall

Thursday, August 4

8 a.m.: 4-H Beef & Co-op Calf Show, Olson Arena

10 a.m. to 9 p.m.: Exhibit buildings open

5 p.m.: 4-H Goat Show, Olson Arena

Merriam’s Midway Shows opens

6:30 p.m.: Antique Tractor Pull, Grandstand

7 p.m.: 4-H Rabbit Show, Olson Arena

7:30 p.m.: Matt Tennessen Band, Beer Garden

Friday August 5

8 a.m.: 4-H Swine and Co-op Swine Show, Olson Arena

10 a.m. to 9 p.m.: Exhibit buildings open

3:30 p.m.: 4-H Ribbon Sale, Olson Arena

Merriam’s Midway Shows opens

7 p.m.: Adam Schwind, Grandstand

9 p.m.: Josh Abbott Band, Grandstand

10:30 p.m.: Jeremy DeWall Band, Beer Garden

Saturday, August 6

10 a.m. to 9 p.m.: Exhibit buildings open

10 a.m.: 4-H Pet Show, Olson Arena

Merriam’s Midway Shows opens

Noon: Tri-State Beef Show, Olson Arena

6:30 p.m.: IMCA Racing, Grandstand

After the races: 80-HD Band, Beer Garden

Sunday, August 7

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Exhibit buildings open

10 a.m.: 4-H Inspirational Service, Olson Arena

12:30 p.m.: 4-H Premier Showmanship contest, Olson Arena

Merriam’s Midway Shows opens

1 p.m.: Kids Pedal Pull, in front of Benton Hall

1 p.m.: Barrel Racing, Outdoor Horse Arena

4 p.m.: 4-H Livestock released

4:30 p.m.: 4-H General Projects and Open Class Projects released

6:30 p.m.: 4-H Fair participants do clean-up of barns & 4-H buildings

Thursday, August 18

4 p.m.: Llama Show at Murray County Fair

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Julie Buntjer became editor of The Globe in July 2021, after working as a beat reporter at the Worthington newspaper since December 2003. She has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism from South Dakota State University.
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