southern iowa
Fair & Exposition
  • Mahaska County
  • Oskaloosa, IA
JULY 16-21, 2018
Barn Doors & Dirt Floors

Fair Schedule

  Sunday, July 15

7:30 PM
Gospel Concert

  Monday, July 16

Antique Tractors & Engine Display
Kids Zone
Jim's Pony Rides
7:00 AM
Advanced Cattle Feeder Pen Weigh-in at scale
7:30 - 9:30 AM
Swine Weigh-in at scale
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4-H Static Exhibit Judging in Exhibit Hall & 4-H Building
9:00 - 11:00 AM
Poultry Exhibits Check-in  Poultry Barn
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Sheep Weigh-in at scale
10:00 AM - Noon
Rabbit Check-in at cages
1:00 - 2:00 PM
4-H & FFA Bottle Lamb & Goat Check- in
1:00 PM
Pig Tail Contest- Free Stage
2:00 PM
Llama Show in Pavilion
5:00 PM
Key Co-Op BBQ west of Free Stage
By 6:00 PM
Dairy Check-in at Dairy stalls w/Superintendents
By 6:00 PM
4-H & FFA Bucket/Bottle Calf Check- in at Stalls with Superintendents
6:00 PM
4-H, FFA & Clover Kids Dog Show in Pavilion
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Beef Weigh-in/Check-in at scale, Breeding Beef  at West end of B/B Barn
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Exhibit Entries Received – Open Class(Exhibit Hall)
6:00 PM
Queen Contest – Free Stage
7:00 PM
Bingo (Bingo Barn)

  Tuesday, July 17

Carnival Opens
Antique Tractors & Engine Display
Kids Zone
West Texas Rattlesnake Show           
Jim’s Pony Rides
8:00 - 10:00 AM
Exhibit Entries Received – Open Class (Exhibit Hall)
9:00 AM
4-H & FFA Poultry Show Sale Ring
9:00 - 11:00 AM &
Noon - 2:00 PM
Communications: Educational Presentations, Share the Fun & Extemporaneous Speaking Judging at Free Stage
11:00 AM
Culinary Open Class Judging (Exhibit Hall)
11:00 AM
Quilts Open Class Judging (Exhibit Hall)
1:00 PM
Needlecraft Open Class Judging (Exhibit Hall)
2:00 PM
Holidays Open Class Judging (Exhibit Hall)
2:00 PM
Fine Arts Open Class Judging (Exhibit Hall)
3:00 - 4:30 PM
4-H & FFA Bottle Lamb & Goat Interviews in DAV Building
4:00 PM
Joke Telling Contest- Free Stage
4:00 - 6:00 PM
4-H & FFA Horse Check-in at Barns
5:00 PM
Channel Bio Seed Kid’s Day (East Side pavilion)
Serving Sandwich & Drink to the families
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Monster Arm Wrestling Weigh-In
6:00 PM
Monster Arm Wrestling- Free Stage
6:00 PM
Mandatory 4-H & FFA Horse Exhibitor Meeting in check-in area
6:00 PM
4-H & FFA Swine Show in Pavilion
7:00 PM
Bingo (Bingo Barn)

  Wednesday, July 18

Antique Tractors & Engine Display
Kids Zone
Jim’s Pony Rides
Sean Emery-  Funny Guy that Juggles
West Texas Rattlesnake Show
7:00 AM
Agri-land  FS Complimentary Pancake Breakfast (east side of Pavilion)
8:00 AM
4-H & FFA Sheep Show in Pavilion
9:00 AM
Jr. Arts Open Class Judging (Exhibit Hall)
9:00 AM - Noon
Communications: Working Exhibit Judging at Free Stage
10:00 AM
Family History Open Class Judging (Exhibit Hall)
10:30 AM
Care Facility Open Class Judging (Exhibit Hall)
11:00 AM
Hobbies Open Class Judging (Exhibit Hall)
11:30 AM
Floriculture/Horticulture Open Class Judging (Exhibit Hall)
12:30 - 1:45 PM
4-H & FFA Dairy Show in Pavilion
1:00 - 3:00 PM
4-H & FFA Bucket/Bottle Calf Interviews in DAV Building
3:00 PM
Coloring Contest
2:00 - 4:00 PM
4-H & FFA Meat Goat Show in Pavilion
4:00 - 5:00 PM
4-H & FFA Myotonic Goat Show in Pavilion
5:00 PM
Open Bucket/Bottle Show- Pavilion
5:30 PM
Hula Hoop Contest (Free Stage)
6:30 PM
4-H & FFA Rabbit Show in Sale Ring
7:00 PM
Bingo (Bingo Barn)
7:00 PM
USMTS Race- Grandstand

  Thursday, July 19

Antique Tractors & Engine Display
Kids Zone
Jim’s Pony Rides
Sean Emery-  Funny Guy that Juggles
West Texas Rattlesnake Show
5:00 AM
Swine on Truck, weather permitting
8:00 AM - Noon
4-H & FFA Beef Show in Pavilion (end time approximate)
10:00 AM
Cookie Decorating Contest – Free Stage
1:00 PM
4-H & FFA Bucket/Bottle Calf Show in Pavilion
3:00 - 4:00 PM
4-H & Clover Kids Pet Show at Free Stage
5:00 - 6:00 PM
4-H & FFA MCARD & Mahaska County Farm Bureau BBQ in Pavilion
5:45 PM
Bucket’o’Junk Auction in Pavilion
6:00 PM
Ag Olympics in Pavilion
7:00 PM
John Michael Montgomery Concert-Grandstand (Doors: 5:30 PM)
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  Friday, July 20

Antique Tractors & Engine Display
Kids Zone
Jim’s Pony Rides
Sean Emery-  Funny Guy that Juggles
West Texas Rattlesnake Show
Iron Will Exhibit
8:00 AM
4-H & FFA Horse Show at Outdoor Arena
9:30 AM
Cookie Stacking Contest
11:00 AM
Bubble Gum Blowing Contest – Free Stage
1:00 PM
Children's Story Time with Oskaloosa Librarian- Free Stage
1:30 - 2:00 PM
Livestock Judging Contest Registration in Pavilion
2:00 PM
Livestock judging Contest in Pavilion
3:00 - 4:00 PM
Feeder Pen Re-Weigh for Auction at Sale
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Livestock -Re-Weigh for Auction at Scale
5:00 PM
Supreme Showmanship Contest-Pavilion
7:00 PM
Redneck Rally Race- Grandstand
8:00 PM
Non-Auction Livestock Released

  Saturday, July 21

Antique tractors & Engine Display
Kids Zone
Petting Zoo
Sean Emery-  Funny Guy that Juggles
West Texas Rattlesnake Show
Iron Will Exhibit
8:00 AM
Livestock Auction (following Buyer’s Breakfast) in Sale Ring
9:00 AM
Diaper Derby/Decorated Diaper Contest – Free Stage
9:00 - 11:00 AM
Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom – West of Free Stage
10:00 AM
Horses Released
10:00 AM
Antique Tractor Pull- Infield
10:00 AM
Lions Club Free Kids Vision Screening
11:30 AM
Hawkeye Kids Pedal Power Pull Registration – Free Stage
Noon
Hawkeye Kids Pedal Power Pull - Free Stage
7:00 PM
Demo Derby
8:00 - 9:00 PM
4-H Exhibits Released (Exhibit Hall & 4-H Building)
8:00 - 9:00 PM
Open Class Exhibits Released (Exhibit Hall)

  Sunday, July 22

Animals must be gone by 5 PM
1:00 - 3:00 PM
4-H Exhibits Released (Exhibit Hall & 4-H Building)
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Open Class Exhibits Released (Exhibit Hall)
* SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE *
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