Fair Schedule of Events

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 pm-Midnight : Kearney Volunteer Fire Department BINGO! Stand Open

4:00-9:00 pm : Open Class Exhibits open in the Exhibit Building
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
*NEW* 10:30 am-1:00 pm : Special Needs Day. Activities located in the Exhibit Building and Carnival Midway. Click the link for additional information.
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 – Please note the new Bag Policy for night of concert.
6:00-11:00 pm : Carnival Open
7:00 pm-Midnight : Kearney Volunteer Fire Department BINGO! Stand Open

9:00 am : Draft Horse Competition in the Outdoor Arena
9:00 am-9:00 pm : Commercial, Open Class, 4-H, FFA Exhibits Open in the Exhibit Building and Extension 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
2:00 pm : Buffalo County Ag-ility Race, located at Exhibit Building. Click the link to register and for additional information.
5:00 pm : Beer Garden open – Please note the new Bag Policy for night of show.
6:00-11:00 pm : Carnival Open
7:00 pm-Midnight : Kearney Volunteer Fire Department BINGO! Stand Open

7:30 am : Cowboy Church in the 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
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
5:00-7:00 pm :
Free Public BBQ Sponsored by Farm Bureau in the Exposition Center
5:00-6:30 pm : Galaxy of Stars on stage in the Exposition Center
6:30 pm : Pioneer Farm Family Awards, Good Neighbor Award in the Exposition Center
7:00 pm-Midnight : Kearney Volunteer Fire Department BINGO! Stand Open

Tuesday July 25
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 26
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 27
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 28
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 29
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 30
8:00 am :
4-H Poultry Showmanship & Judging
8:30 am : 4-H Swine Showmanship & Judging

Monday July 31
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 August 1
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.
Saturday July 22
10:00 am : Open Class Beer and Wine Judging

Tuesday July 25
4:00-7:00 pm :
Open Class Entries Check In

Wednesday July 26
8:00 am-Noon :
Open Class Entries Check In
1:00 pm : Open Class Textile Judging
1:30 pm : Open Class Fine Arts and photography Judging

Thursday July 27
9:00 am :
Open Class Farm and Garden Crops Judging
10:00 am : Open Class Plants and Flower Judging
1:00-9:00 pm : Exhibit Building Open to view Open Class Exhibits

Friday July 28
9:00 am-9:00 pm :
Exhibit Building Open to view Open Class Exhibits

Saturday July 29
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 30
10:00 am :
Flower Clubs have display in Exhibit Building
Noon-9:00 pm : Exhibit Building Open to view Open Class Exhibits

Monday July 31
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

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