It's Fair Time!

Be sure to grab a copy of the Record's It's Fair Time! magazine. It's available in print throughout the region and online at under the "Guides" tab. It includes complete schedules of events for county fairs in Dawes, Sheridan and Sioux counties. 

*Open class halls open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. unless otherwise stated

*4-H Static Exhibits open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday

Wednesday, July 17

8:30 a.m. – 4-H Clothing/Fashion Show, 4-H Building

1-2 p.m. – 4-H FCS Life Challenge Contest, 4-H Building

4:30 p.m. – 4-H Presentation Contest, 4-H Building

7 p.m. – 4-H Fashion Show, 4-H Building

Friday, July 26

8 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Open Class Check-in, Dixie Eaton/Henkens Roberts Building

8 a.m. – 4-H Cat Show Check-in (Show starts at 8:30 a.m.), Vetter Building

12:30 p.m. – 4-H Dog Show, (Show starts at 1 p.m.), Vetter Building

Saturday, July 27

7 a.m. – Breakfast for horse show participants, families and spectators, Sponsored by Security First Bank of Crawford and Chadron, Arena

7:30 a.m. – 4-H Working Ranch & Performance Horse Show Check-in (Show starts at 8 a.m.), Arena

5 p.m. – Dawes County Fair Board Hog Wrestling and Pig Wrangler Auction, Arena

Sunday, July 28

2 p.m. – Dawes County Hall of Fame, Pioneer Farm & Good Neighbor Awards, Grandstand

3 p.m. – Lawn Mower Association Races, North 40 Track

3 p.m. – Tractor Weigh-in, Grandstand

4 p.m. – Antique Tractor Pull, Grandstand

4 p.m. – Hall of Fame Awards Reception, 4-H Dining Hall

Monday, July 29

8:30 a.m. – Doors open for 4-H Exhibit Check-in, 4-H Building

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – 4-H Static Exhibit Interview Judging, 4-H Building

2-4 p.m. – 4-H Decorated Cakes Judging, 4-H Building

2:30-4 p.m. – Stick Horse Races, Age 6 and under, Arena/Grandstand

5 p.m. – Free Barbecue, Sponsored by Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee, Bauerkempers and the Dawes County Ag Society, Grandstand

5 p.m. – Youth Rodeo, Arena

5-7 p.m. – 4-H Creative Chefs Silent Auction, 4-H Building

5:30 p.m. – Free popsicles, Farmers State Bank, Grandstand

5:30 p.m. – Free Watermelon, First National Bank North Platte, Grandstand

5:30 p.m. – 3D Archery Shoot, East end of race track

7 p.m. – 4-H Static Exhibits Open, 4-H Building

7 p.m. – 4-H Static Exhibit Silent Auction Open, 4-H Building

Tuesday, July 30

8-9 a.m. – 4-H Companion Animal Show Check-in, Vetter Building

9:30 a.m. – 4-H Companion Animal Show, Vetter Building, followed by 4-H Exotic Animal Show and 4-H Rabbit Show

Lunch Break, followed by 4-H Poultry Show, Vetter Building

4:30 p.m. – 4-H Static Award Photos for Champions/State Fair, 4-H Building

5:30-6:30 p.m. – Small Animal Education Hour, Earl’s Park

5 p.m. – Ranch Rodeo Cowboy Auction, Grandstand

5 p.m. – Hay Auction, Grandstand

6 p.m. – Ranch Rodeo and Bronc Match, Grandstand

Wednesday, July 31

8-10 a.m. – 4-H Swine Weigh-in and Check-in, North side of the Event Center

10-11 a.m. – 4-H Goat and Sheep Weigh-in and Check-in, North side of the Event Center

11 a.m. – Noon – 4-H Beef Weigh-in and Check-in, North side of the Event Center

12:30-2:30 p.m. – Fun with 4-H, Earl’s Park

1-3 p.m. – 4-H Bottle Lamb Interviews, North side of Vetter Building

3 p.m. – 4-H Swine Show, Vetter Building

5 p.m. – Tough Truck Registration, Arena

5:30 p.m. – Free Root Beer Floats, Security First Bank, Grandstand

5:30 p.m. – Tough Truck Driver Auction and Competition, Grandstand/Arena

Thursday, August 1

7 a.m. – Free Breakfast, Sponsored by First National Bank North Platte, Open Air Shelter

8 a.m. – Livestock Sale Photos for Swine, Event Center

8:30 a.m. – 4-H Sheep Show, Vetter Building, followed by 4-H Dairy Goat Show, 4-H Meat Goat Show, 4-H Bottle Lamb Awards, Livestock Sale Photos for Sheep, Goats, Small Animals

2 p.m. – 4-H Market Beef Show, Vetter Building, followed by Livestock Sale Photos for Beef

3-5:30 p.m. – 4-H Bucket Calf Interviews, Vetter Building

5 p.m. – Free Sno Cones, Chadron Federal Credit Union, Earl’s Park

5:30-6:30 p.m. – Goat, Sheep, Bucket Calf Education Hour, Earl’s Park

6 p.m. – Rubber Check Race and Team Auction, Grandstand/Arena

Friday, August 2

8:30 a.m. – 4-H Beef Showmanship, Vetter Building, followed by 4-H Dairy Cattle Show, 4-H Breeding Beef, Stocker Feeder and Bucket Calf shows

9 a.m. – Noon – Open Class Check-out

Noon – Small Animal Round Robin, Vetter Building

2 p.m. – Large Animal Round Robin, Vetter Building

4:30-6 p.m. – Livestock Buyers Social, Vetter Building

5:45 p.m. – Clover Kid Parade, Vetter Building

6 p.m. – 4-H Foundation Market Livestock Sale, Vetter Building

4-H Static Exhibit Silent Auction closes 30 minutes after sale

After Sale – 11:30 p.m. – Fair Dance, Vetter Building

Saturday, August 3

8 a.m. – Noon – Exhibit Check-out, Animals Released, Fairground Clean-up

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