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Kearney County Fair
Start Date/Time: Sunday, July 22, 2018
End Date/Time: Thursday, July 26, 2018


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Tentative 2018 Kearney County Fair Schedule


Tuesday, July 17

8:30 a.m. Enter 4-H Clothing

1:00 p.m. 4-H Presentations

8:00 p.m. 4-H Public Fashion Revue and Talent Showcase


Saturday, July 21 

8-10 a.m. Enter all 4-H (non-livestock) exhibits

8-11 a.m.  Enter open class exhibits

Noon-6:00 Bake Sale

Sunday, July 22

5:00-8:00  Exhibit Building open to view 4-H displays

5:00 p.m. All Swine in Pens

6:00 p.m. Ranch Rodeo (horse arena-free to attend)

6:30 p.m. Swine Check-in

10 p.m. All livestock in Pens


Monday, July 23 

8:00  Exhibit building open for vendor set-up

9:00  Sheep/Goat Check-in followed by Beef

1:00 p.m. Small Animals, Rabbit Judging

5:00 p.m. Pee Wee Sheep Showmanship/Sheep Showmanship/Sheep Show/Goat Showmanship/Goat Show

6:30 p.m.  Kiddie Tractor Pull

8:00 p.m.  Mutton Bustin' in Horse Arena  

9:00 (or immediately after sheep show) Beer garden 


Tuesday, July 24

8:30 a.m. 4-H Swine Showmanship with Swine Show to follow

6:00 p.m. Carnival open

6-8 p.m.  Minden Optimist carnival ticket giveaway

6:30 p.m. Beef Showmanship—Blow and Go

8:30 p.m. Free family entertainment: Just Dance Recital   

9:00 p.m. (or immediately after beef showmanship) Beer garden


Wednesday, July 25

9:00 a.m. Beef Show (Market beef/feeder calves/dairy)

11 a.m. or immediately following the Beef Show—All sale cards due

3:00 p.m. Horticulture Contest

5:00 p.m. Bucket Calf Show and Overall Showmanship

5:00 p.m. Beer garden open

5:30-7:00 p.m.  Chamber of Commerce Ag BBQ

6:00-6:45 p.m.  Free family games on stage sponsored by the Minden Exchange Bank

6:00 p.m. Carnival open

7:30 p.m.  Pioneer Farm Family Awards/Open Class/Memorial Awards

8:00 p.m.  Free family entertainment: Keith Lerr (magician)

9:00 p.m.  release exhibits



Thursday, July 26

8:45 a.m. Herdsmanship Awards

9 a.m. Livestock Auction