Fair Schedule of Events

4:00-7:00pm: OPEN CLASS ENTRIES, Exhibit Building
All departments must be entered; check departments for time to bring articles.

8:00am-Noon: OPEN CLASS ENTRIES, Exhibit Building
All departments must be entered; check departments for time to bring articles.
(Farm & Garden Crops and Fruits will take entries until 3:00pm)
1:30 pm: 
Open Class Fine Arts & Photography Judging in Exhibit Building
5:00-7:00 pm: DRIVE OUT HUNGER FOOD DRIVE, NORTH ENTRANCE
Food Drive to benefit the Buffalo County Food Pantry. Donate 5 or more non-perishables and receive $5 off a carnival bracelet. Drop-off located at North Entrance look for the Midway Trucks! EXCLUDES VIP. VALID ONLY JULY 25th.
6:00-11:00 pm: Carnival Starts-
Wild Rider Wristbands Available: $60 All You Can Ride All Week Long! Limited Number of Passes Available. Passes available at the Fair Office.
6:00-9:00 pm: Commercial Exhibits open in the Exhibit Building
7:00 pm-Midnight: Kearney Volunteer Fire Department BINGO! Stand Open

9:00 am: Open Class Farm & Garden Crops Judging in Exhibit Building
10:00 am: Open Class Plants & Flowers, Food, Textile Judging in Exhibit Building
1:00-9:00 pm: Exhibit Building Open to view Open Class Exhibits
2:00-5:00 pm: Special Needs Day in the Expo Center, Ag Pavilion, Midway
Link up to Register and for additional details.
4:00-9:00 pm: Open Class Exhibits open in the Exhibit Building
5:00 pm: Business After Hours & Sponsor Party in the Buffalo Corral hosted by Buffalo County Farm Bureau – Live Music with Dave Lerbakken Solo Show
5:30 pm: 4-H Cake and Pie Auction in the Exhibit Building
6:00-9:00 pm: Commercial Exhibits open in the Exhibit Building
6:00-11:00 pm: Carnival Open
7:00 pm-Midnight: Kearney Volunteer Fire Department BINGO! Stand Open

9:00 am-9:00 pm: Open Class, 4-H, FFA Exhibits Open in the Exhibit Building and Extension Building
1:00-5:00 pm: Carnival Open – Reduced Price Session
4:00-9:00 pm: Commercial Exhibits open in the Exhibit Building
5:00 pm: Beer Garden open
6:00-11:00 pm: Carnival Open
6:00 pm: Free Concert in Buffalo Corral – Switchbak –
Please note the new Bag Policy for night of concert.
7:30 pm: Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias in the LandMark Implement Arena, Doors open at 6 pm, Tickets range from $35 to $55 plus fees. All seats are Reserved. Tickets on sale at www.etix.com
7 pm-Midnight: Kearney Volunteer Fire Department BINGO! Stand Open
10:00 pm:
Free Concert in Buffalo Corral – Switchbak

9:00 am: Draft Horse Competition in the Outdoor Arena
9:00 am-9:00 pm: Open Class, 4-H, FFA Exhibits Open in the Exhibit Building and Extension Building
**Time Change**10:00 am: Buffalo County Ag-ility Race, located at Exhibit Building – SIGN UP TODAY!
Noon-9:00 pm:
Commercial Exhibits Open in the Exhibit Building
1:00-5:00 pm: Carnival Open
5:00 pm: Beer Garden open
6:00-11:00 pm: Carnival Open
6:00 pm: Free Concert in Buffalo Corral – Switchbak –
Please note the new Bag Policy for night of show.
7:30 pm: Brantley Gilbert with Michael Tyler in the LandMark Implement Arena, Doors open at 6pm, Tickets range from $35 to $70 plus fees. Tickets on sale at www.etix.com
7:00 pm-Midnight: Kearney Volunteer Fire Department BINGO! Stand Open
10:00 pm: Free Concert in the Buffalo Corral – Switchbak

7:30 am: Cowboy Church in the Exhibit Building
10:00 am: Flower Clubs have display in place in Exhibit Building
Noon-9:00 pm: Commercial, Open Class, 4-H, FFA Exhibits Open in the Exhibit Building and Extension Building
1:00-5:00 pm: Carnival Open
1:00 pm: Pedal Tractor Pull in the Exhibit Building
1:00 pm: “American Strong” Veterans Tribute ShowFREE SHOW in Expo Center
Honoring our Veterans, U.S. Armed Forces and their Families
– First 500 receive a free meal
5:00 pm: Andersen Wrecking Demolition Derby in the Outdoor Arena – Advance Ticket Price: Adults $12, Children $7, Day of Show Tickets: Adults: $15, Children: $10. Tickets available in Advance at the Fair Office. Sponsored by Taco John’s
6:00-11:00 pm: Carnival Open
7:00 pm-Midnight: Kearney Volunteer Fire Department BINGO! Stand Open

6:00-11:00 pm: Carnival Open
5:00 pm: Pioneer Farm Family Awards, Good Neighbor Award at Round Robin in Ag Pavilion
7:00 pm-Midnight: Kearney Volunteer Fire Department BINGO! Stand Open

Tuesday July 24
8:00 am: 4-H Small Animal and Cat Show
9:00 am: 4-H Dog Show and Agility Course
5:00 pm: 4-H Horse Show – Timed Events

Wednesday July 25
8:00 am:
4-H Horse Show – Wide Variety of Events
9:30 am: 4-H Family and Consumer Science & Science and Technology Interview Judging
10:00 am: 4-H Horticulture/Floriculture & Crops Interview Judging
1:00-8:00 pm: 4-H Family and Consumer Science & Science and Technology Non-Interview Judging

Thursday July 26
4:00 pm:
4-H Dairy Goat Showmanship & Judging
1:00 pm: Cake Walk
5:30 pm: 4-H Decorated Cake & Pie Auction
7:00 pm: Lottery Goat Showmanship Contest

Friday July 27
8:00 am:
4-H Market Goat Judging
8:00 am: 4-H Sheep Showmanship
8:00 am: 4-H Breeding & Market Sheep Judging
8:00 am: Sheep Peewee Showmanship
5:30 pm: Barn Olympics at Pavilion

Saturday July 28
8:00 am:
4-H Market Beef Showmanship & Judging
8:00 am: 4-H Rabbit Showmanship & Judging
10:30 am: 4-H Clover Kids Show & Tell
7:00 pm: Lottery Pig Showmanship

Sunday July 29
8:00 am:
4-H Poultry Showmanship & Judging
8:30 am: 4-H Swine Showmanship & Judging

Monday July 30
10:30 am:
Clover Kid Bucket Calf Show
11:00 am: 4-H Bucket Calf Judging
12:30 pm: 4-H Breeding Heifer Judging
2:00 pm: 4-H Feeder Calf Judging
5:00 pm: Presentation of 4-H Outstanding Awards & Round Robin Showmanship Contest

Tuesday July 31
8:30 am:
4-H Livestock Auction
11:30 am: 4-H Appreciation BBQ

All Judging takes place in the Exhibit Building unless otherwise noted.
Sunday July 22
2:00 pm: Open Class Beer and Wine Judging

Tuesday July 24
4:00-7:00 pm:
Open Class Entries Check In – Exhibit Building

Wednesday July 25
8:00 am-Noon:
Open Class Entries Check In – Exhibit Building
1:30 pm: Open Class Fine Arts and Photography Judging

Thursday July 26
9:00 am:
Open Class Farm and Garden Crops Judging
10:00 am: Open Class Plants and Flowers, Foods, Textiles Judging
1:00-9:00 pm: Exhibit Building Open to view Open Class Exhibits

Friday July 27
9:00 am-9:00 pm:
Exhibit Building Open to view Open Class Exhibits

Saturday July 28
9:00 am-9:00 pm:
Exhibit Building Open to view Open Class Exhibits
10:00 am: Open Class Judging Decorated Cakes and Pies

Sunday July 29
10:00 am:
Flower Clubs have display in Exhibit Building
Noon-9:00 pm: Exhibit Building Open to view Open Class Exhibits

Monday July 30
9:00 am-3:00 pm:
Exhibit Building Open to view Open Class Exhibits
4:00-7:00 pm: Release of All Open Class Exhibits – NO EARLY RELEASE
4:00-7:00 pm: Open Class Premium checks released in Exhibit Building