Schedule of Events

10:00am-7:00pm: OPEN CLASS ENTRIES, Exhibit Building
All departments must be entered; check departments for time to bring articles.

1:30 pm: Open Class Fine Arts & Photography Judging in Exhibit Building

5:00-7:00 pm: Drive Out Hunger Food Drive
– North Entrance, look for the Midway Vehicle, bring 5 non-perishable items, receive $5 off your carnival wristband for Wednesday July 21st only

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

6:00-9:00 pm: Girls Night Out – Exhibit Building
Register for Sip, Shop & Stretch
— Enjoy sipping some Wine, Beer or Non Alcoholic Beverage of your choice while you stretch and unwind!
— Check out all the Popup Shops, Indoor Vendors & enjoy an evening of food and drink specials.

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
2:00-4:00 pm: Special Needs Day
   — Sign your special guest up here: Special Needs Day
Signup to be a volunteer here
4:00-9:00 pm: Open Class Exhibits open in the Exhibit Building
5:00-6:30 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
7:30 pm: DIAMOND RIO in the LandMark Implement Aren
–Doors open at 6:30 pm, Tickets are $14.99 + fees.
–Tickets on sale at www.etix.com.
Please note the updated Bag Policy for night of concert.
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
4:00 pm: Beer Garden open
6:00-11:00 pm: Carnival Open
6:00 pm: Free Concert in Buffalo Corral – Switchbak
7:30 pm: DUSTIN LYNCH with Ingrid Andress in the LandMark Implement Aren
–Doors open at 6:00 pm, Tickets range from $25-$65 plus fees.
–Tickets on sale at www.etix.com.
Please note the updated Bag Policy for night of concert.
7:00 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: Boozy Barre in the Beer Garden with Studios Group Fitness
Register here to reserve your spot.
9:00 am-9:00 pm: Open Class, 4-H, FFA Exhibits Open in the Exhibit Building and Extension Building
Noon-9:00 pm:
 Commercial Exhibits Open in the Exhibit Building
1:00-5:00 pm: Carnival Open
1:00-4:00 pm: Galaxy of Stars Spectacular – Expo Center
5:00 pm: Beer Garden open
6:00-11:00 pm: Carnival Open
6:00 pm: Free Concert in Buffalo Corral – Switchbak
–Dunk Tank, Unique Giveaways
Please note the updated Bag Policy for night of show.
7:00 pm-Midnight:
 Kearney Volunteer Fire Department BINGO! Stand Open

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
3:00 pm: FREE Cornhole Tournament
— Registration begins at 2:00 pm
3:00 pm: Gates open for Demolition Derby
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.
5:30 pm: Beer Garden Open
6:00-11:00 pm:
 Carnival Open
7:00 pm-Midnight: Kearney Volunteer Fire Department BINGO! Stand Open
7:30 pm: FREE Show with Judd Hoos in Buffalo Corral

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

8:30m: 4-H Sale Auction

Tuesday July 20
8:00 am: 4-H Dog Show and Agility Course
9:00 am: 4-H Small Animal and Cat Show

Wednesday July 21
8:30-11:30 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 22
4:00 pm: 4-H Dairy Goat Showmanship & Judging
1:00 pm: Cake Walk
5:30 pm: 4-H Decorated Cake & Pie Auction

Friday July 23
8:00 am: Lottery Goat Showmanship, Market Goat Showmanship & Market Goat Judging followed by Clover Kid Goat Show

Following the Goat Show; Sheep Showmanship, 4-H Breeding & Market Sheep Judging followed by Clover Kid Sheep Show at Pavilion 

Saturday July 24
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 25
8:00 am: 4-H Poultry Showmanship & Judging
8:30 am: 4-H Swine Showmanship & Judging

Monday July 26
10:30 am: Clover Kid Bucket Calf Show
11:00 am: 4-H Bucket Calf Judging
12:30 pm: 4-H Breeding Heifer and Jr. Bulls Judging
2:00 pm: 4-H Feeder Calf Judging
5:00 pm: Presentation of 4-H Outstanding Awards & Round Robin Showmanship Contest

Tuesday July 27
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 18
2:00 pm: Open Class Beer and Wine Judging

Tuesday July 20
4:00-7:00 pm: Open Class Entries Check In – Exhibit Building

Wednesday July 21
8:00 am-Noon: Open Class Entries Check In – Exhibit Building
1:30 pm: Open Class Fine Arts and Photography Judging

Thursday July 22
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 23
9:00 am-9:00 pm: Exhibit Building Open to view Open Class Exhibits

Saturday July 24
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 25
10:00 am: Flower Clubs have display in Exhibit Building
Noon-9:00 pm: Exhibit Building Open to view Open Class Exhibits

Monday July 26
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