Jefferson County 4-H fair opens Monday; check out complete schedule

Jefferson County Fair

2009 File--Easton Weems, 10, dresssed his calf as a rooster during the bucket calf costume contest at the fair.

The Jefferson County 4-H Ambassadors have been working to ensure the success of this year’s fair that will get under way Monday, reports ambassador Amanda Sales.Judging for many projects has taken place already and many more projects will be judged Monday along with the flag raising ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Following the ceremony, the sheep and goat shows take place.

On Tuesday, the bucket calf show starts at 8 a.m. as well as the project booth for all who participated in Ambassador Day Camps this summer. Also that morning are the poultry and swine shows.

Cloverbuds enter their projects from 1 to 2 p.m. as do those who are entering sunflowers from the ambassador’s school enrichment projects.

Tuesday night, the parade and royalty crowning take place with the parade beginning at 7.

Wednesday the rabbit and beef shows take place in the morning and the ambassadors will have games that afternoon from 2 to 4. At 5 is the Friends of 4-H picnic. Other happenings that night include the bucket calf parade, an awards ceremony, Entertainment Dance Company performance, and the pedal tractor pull.

Thursday morning are the dairy shows and livestock showmanship finals. At 1:45, the ambassadors will have the flag lowering ceremony. Thursday night activities include the livestock sale at 6 and the dance at 8:30. Special exhibits will also be on display.

Complete Fair Schedule:

Monday, August 1

8:00-10:00 a.m. Bucket Calf Consultation Judging–4-H Fairgrounds

8:00 a.m.-Noon Consultation Judging–4-H Fairgrounds
• Electric • Woodworking • Small Engines• Space Tech • Self Determined

8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Visual, Fiber, & Performing Arts Consultation Judging–4-H Fairgrounds
Food Consultation Judging–4-H Fairgrounds
Food Preservation Consultation Judging–4-H Fairgrounds

9:00-9:30 a.m. Honey Consultation Judging–4-H Fairgrounds

3:00-4:00 p.m. Sheep Entered (Weighed and Sonarayed)(Sheep Sale Order Numbers Drawn)

4:00-5:00 p.m. Goats Entered (Market Goats Weighed)(Goat Sale Order Numbers Drawn)

5:00-7:00 p.m. Swine Entered (Weighed & Sonarayed)(Swine Sale Order Numbers Drawn)

5:30 p.m. Flag Raising Ceremony–Ambassadors

6:00 p.m. Sheep Show

7:00 p.m. Meat Goat Show


Tuesday, August 2

8:00-10:00 a.m. Bucket Calf Show–4-H Fairgrounds
Beef Steer (Weigh-in and Sonarayed)(Beef Sale Order Numbers Drawn following show)
Day Camp Projects brought for Display to Ambassador Booth

9:00 a.m Poultry Show

10:00 a.m. Swine Show

10:30 a.m. Cake Decorating Consultation Judging–4-H Fairgrounds

10:00 a.m ALL ENTRIES IN PLACE Judging starts for projects not previously judged

10:30 a.m.- Noon Consultation Judging
• Entomology • Geology • Forestry

Noon-1:00 p.m. Consultation Judging • Wildlife

1:00 p.m Poultry Showmanship

1:00-2:00 p.m. Cloverbud Entries Due (Show & Tell)
Enter School Enrichment Project (Sunflowers)

5:00-10:00 p.m. Rock Climbing Wall–Kansas National Guard

6:15 p.m Royalty Candidates–Meet at east end of Broadway near former lumber yard (Look for Hollis Truck)

6:15 p.m PARADE LINE-UP–Maple St. (East end of Broadway)
Floats and motor vehicles–Line up south on Maple
Horses–Line up at Riverside Park north on Maple

6:30 p.m Judging of Parade Floats

7:00 p.m. 63rd ANNUAL PARADE–Valley Falls Chamber of Commerce

8:15 p.m. Memorial Bricks Dedication
Parade Winners Announced–Show Pavilion

8:30 p.m 4-H Royalty Crowning–Show Pavilion
Lions Club Bingo in Evening
Free Watermelon–Sponsored by the Valley Falls Chamber of Commerce

 Wednesday, August 3

8:00 a.m. Rabbit Show

8:30 a.m. Beef Steer–Heifer Show

9:30 a.m. Rabbit Showmanship
Noon Special Decorated Gift Baskets Entered by Noon

2:00-4:00 p.m. Ambassador Games

4:00 p.m. Special Decorated Gift Baskets Judged

5:00-8:00 p.m. Friends of 4-H Picnic (Tickets needed to attend.)

5:00-10:00 p.m. Rock Climbing Wall–Kansas National Guard

6:00 p.m. Homemade Cake & Ice Cream served by Valley Falls Vallerian Club

6:15-7:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony–Show Pavilion

6:30-7:30 p.m. Entertainment Dance Company, Nortonville

7:30 p.m. Bucket Calf Costume Parade
Pedal Tractor Competition (Follows Bucket Calf Parade; Registration taken earlier for competition)

Lions Club Bingo in evening

 Thursday, August 4

9:00 a.m. Dairy Goat Show

10:00 a.m. Dairy Show


1:45 p.m. Lowering of Flags–4-H Ambassadors

2:00 p.m. State Fair Pre-Entries Due in Fair Office

2:00-3:00 p.m. Exhibits Released except those “Selected For Display.”
Exhibits MUST be removed by 3 p.m. to have time to set up display and dance.

6:00 p.m. Gift Basket Silent Auction Bid Deadline

6:00 p.m Gift Basket Winners Awards Presentation
Auction of 4 Top Decorated Gift Baskets and 4-H Foundation Donor Recognition

6:00 p.m. Livestock Sale

6:00-10:00 p.m. Special Exhibits Display–Main Building

(May be picked up after 10 p.m. Thursday evening or on Friday morning, Aug. 5, at clean up)

8:30-11:30 p.m. Dance with D.J. Timmy ($3 single/$5 couple)

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