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Neighbors Growing Together | Aug 18, 2017

Washington County Fair starts July 17

By David Hotle | Jul 10, 2017

With the openings of the 2017 Washington County Fair less than a week away, Washington County 4-H Youth Coordinator Amy Green said while the mainstays of the fair will be returning this year, there will still be some fresh and new events.

Green said people can come to the fair and see the results of the hard work county 4-H’ers have been doing all year to prepare for the one week where it all cumulates. She said some of the pre-fair competiutions have already been held to make way for the displays of livestock and non-livestock projects. Green also said the Little Hands on the Farm event is also returning this year, which 4-H’ers will run to provide instruction on agricultural production to young people.

“The county council crew is also planning a new Friday afternoon activity called ‘An amazing race,’” Green said. “Its an interactive scavenger hunt for Friday afternoon. That starts at 1:30 p.m. and people will check in at the show room. We have a great number of our Clover Kids involved.”

She also said Thursday promises to be a great day. The day includes the award presentations to recognize people involved in thie fair. This year the hall of fame recipients will be Keith and Sara Murphy from Washington. Keith Murphy has been the livestock auction superintendent for about 50 years.

Green said initial sign-ups show there will be good numbers in each species class during the fair. She said the last hope for the fair is good weather.

 

The schedule of events for the fair includes:

Sunday, July 16

10 a.m.-6 p.m.-Chassis Dyno Demonstration-S. of Grandstand

1 p.m.-Truck & ATV Mud Run-S. of Grandstand

1-2:30 p.m.-Pallet Art Entry-Commercial Exhibit Bldg.

3-5 p.m.-Open Class Exhibit Entry

4 p.m.-4-H & FFA Dog Obedience Show*

6 p.m.-Garden Tractor Pull-Grandstand

7 p.m.-WASHINGTON CO. QUEEN CONTEST-Comm. Center

Intermission- 4-H Sr. Recognition

 

Monday, July 17

Strolling Shows at various times-Keith Leff & Farmer Bob

8 a.m.-Livestock check-in/weigh-in

9 a.m.-12 noon-Open Class Exhibit Entry

12:30 p.m.-4-H & FFA Livestock Judging Contest

1 p.m.-Open Class Exhibit Judging

2-5 p.m.-Get your picture with a “Pulling Tractor”

2:30 p.m.-Keith Leff Magic Show^

3:30 p.m. -4-H & FFA Goat Show**

Clover Kids Goat Show to follow

3:30 p.m.-Chainsaw Art Demonstration-W. of Commercial Exhibit Bldg.

4 p.m.-Pie Eating Contest^

4-7 p.m.-Little Hands on the Farm~

4:30 p.m.-Clover Kids Lego Build Off^

5:30 p.m. -Decorated Cowboy Boot Contest-^^

5:30 p.m. -Clover Kids “Great Gardeners Fest”^

5:45 p.m. -Chainsaw Art Demonstration-W. of Commercial Exhibit Bldg.

6 p.m.-4-H & FFA Dog Agility Show*

6 p.m. -Washington County Pee-Wee Cutie Contest^

6:30 p.m. -Antique Tractor Display

6:30 p.m. -Keith Leff Magic Show^

7 p.m. -SANCTIONED TRACTOR-TRUCK PULL-Grandstand

7:45 p.m. -Chainsaw Art Demonstration-W. of Commercial Exhibit Bldg.

 

Tuesday, July 18

Strolling Shows at various times-Keith Leff & Farmer Bob

8 a.m.-4-H & FFA Sheep Show*

Clover Kids Sheep Show to follow

8:30 a.m. -4-H & FFA Horse & Pony Show

9 a.m. -4-H & FFA Rabbit Show

11:30 a.m. -Chainsaw Art Demonstration-W. of Commercial Exhibit Bldg.

1-3 p.m. -Lego Land Building Station^^

1:30 p.m. -4-H & FFA Pet Show**

2 p.m. -4-H & FFA Dairy Cattle Show*

2:30 p.m. -Clover Kids Pet Show**

2:30 p.m. -Keith Leff Magic Show^

3 p.m. -Chainsaw Art Demonstration-W. of Commercial Exhibit Bldg.

3 -6 p.m. -American Red Cross Blood Drive

4 p.m. -4-H & FFA Breeding Beef Show*

4-7 p.m. -Little Hands on the Farm~

4-7 p.m.-4-H Shooting Sports Archery Booth-Southeast of Grandstand

4:30 p.m.-Oreo Stacking Contest^

5 p.m.-4-H Working Exhibits-basement

5 p.m.-Master Gardeners’ Presentation^^

“How to divide Perennials” & “Keep Petunia baskets from getting leggy.”

5:30 p.m.-Frog Jumping Contest^

5:30 p.m.-4-H & FFA Poultry Show

5:45 p.m.-Chainsaw Art Demonstration-W. of Commercial Exhibit Bldg.

6:30 p.m.-Keith Leff Magic Show^

7 p.m.-GRAND RIVER RODEO-Grandstand

8:30 p.m.-Karaoke^

 

Wednesday, July 19

Strolling Shows at various times-Keith Leff & Farmer Bob

8 a.m.-4-H & FFA Swine Show

9 a.m.-Rooster Crowing Contest

9-11 a.m.-Little Hands on the Farm

9:30 a.m.-Kids’ Day Activities

11 a.m.-Keith Leff Magic Show

12 noon-Carnival Tickets & Money Scramble

1-3 p.m.-Lego Land Building Station

2 p.m.-Chainsaw Art Demonstration-W. of Commercial Exhibit Bldg.

2:30 p.m.-Bubble Gum Contest

2:45 p.m.-Bingo

3 p.m.-4-H Share-the-Fun & Style Revue-Comm. Center

3-6 p.m.-Little Hands on the Farm~

3:30 p.m.-Children’s Pedal Pull Contest

3:30 p.m.-4-H & FFA Bucket Bottle Calf Show*

4 p.m. -Chainsaw Art Demonstration-W. of Commercial Exhibit Bldg.

4:30 p.m.-Clover Kids Rabbit Show

4:30 p.m.-Keith Leff Magic Show^

4:30 p.m.-Chassis Dyno Demonstration-S. of Grandstand

5 p.m.-Master Gardeners’ Presentation^^“Painting Gourds”

5:15 p.m.-Community Foundation of Wash. Co. Awards^

6 p.m.-1st year 4-H Member Recognition^

6:30 p.m.-Clover Kids Graduation^

6:30 p.m.-STATE FAIR TALENT SEARCH-Community Center

7 p.m.-Chainsaw Art Demonstration-W. of Commercial Exhibit Bldg.

7 p.m.-Painting Party

8 p.m.-The IV Play Band

 

Thursday, July 20

Strolling Shows at various times-Keith Leff & Farmer Bob

8 a.m.-4-H & FFA Market Beef Show & recognition of carcass cattle

9-11 a.m. -Little Hands on the Farm

12:30 p.m.-Chainsaw Art Demonstration-W. of Commercial Exhibit Bldg.

1-3 p.m.-Lego Land Building Station

1:30 p.m.-Keith Leff Magic Show

3 p.m.-Free Watermelon Feed-Sponsored by Wash. Co. Farm Bureau^^

3:15 p.m.-Chainsaw Art Demonstration-W. of Commercial Exhibit Bldg.

4 p.m.-4-H & FFA Mud Volleyball

4-7 p.m.-4-H Shooting Sports Archery Booth-Southeast of Grandstand

4:30 p.m.-Keith Leff Magic Show^

4:30 p.m.-Pride of Iowa-basement

5 p.m.-Master Gardeners’ Presentation

“Various Potting Mixes for Plants”

5 p.m.-Chainsaw Art Demonstration-W. of Commercial Exhibit Bldg.

6 p.m.-Nail Driving Contest

6 p.m.-Presentation of Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame, State Fair & Special Awards

6:30 p.m.-Chainsaw Art Auction

7 p.m.-MOTO CROSS-Grandstand

 

Friday, July 21

9 a.m.-Livestock Auction

9 a.m.-BBQ Cook-off Check-in

1:30 p.m.-4-H & FFA Tug-A-War

2 p.m.-”The Amazing Race”-Interactive scavenger hunt for all ages

2:30 p.m.-2 on 2 Basketball Tournament-W. of Dallmeyer Hall

4 p.m. -Horseshoe Pitching Tournament-Open Doubles

5 p.m.-Salsa, Wine & Craft Beer Check-in

5:30 p.m.-Tasting & Judging of Cooking Contest

Salsa, BBQ, Wine & Craft Beer

6:30 p.m.-Kids’ Demolition Derby-Grandstand

7 p.m.-DEMOLITION DERBY-Grandstand

Fireworks to follow

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