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2023 Tentative Fair Schedule

Saturday, July 15, 2023

6:30 pm                     2023 Junior Miss/Fair Royalty Contest

Sunday, July 16, 2023

12:30 pm                  Communications Judging

5:00 pm                    4-H/FFA & Open K-3 Horse Show—Goehring Arena


Monday, July 17, 2023


Tuesday, July 18, 2023

8:30 am                    4-H Exhibit Judging Begins - Roberts Building (members/family only)

12-12:30                   Lunch Break for Judges

4:30 pm                    All Dogs, Cats, & Pets must be on the grounds for inspection

5:00 pm                    4-H/FFA & Open K-3 Cat Show - Roberts Building

                                 Following the Cat Show will be 4-H/FFA & Open K-3 Pet Show

                                 Following the Pet Show will be 4-H/FFA & Open K-3 Dog Show

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

All Day                      Village Folk School's "Paint the Fair"

8-12:00 pm               Weigh-In for Market Animals

2-6:00 pm                 All Non-Weigh-In Animals May Enter

3-5:30 pm                 Weigh-In for Market Animals

5:30 pm                    Farm Bureau Ultrasound of Market Animals

6:00 pm                    All 4-H/FFA animals must be in place

Thursday, July 20, 2023

All Day                     Village Folk School's "Paint the Fair"

8:00 am                    4-H/FFA Sheep & Open K-3 Sheep Show - Show Barn

1:00 pm                    4-H/FFA Meat Goat Show (or a half-hour after Sheep Show) - Show Barn  

3:00 pm                    4-H/FFA Dairy Goat Show (immediately after Meat Goat Show) 

6:00 pm                    4-H/FFA & Open K-3 Rabbit Show  - Rabbit Barn

6:00 pm                    Goehring Ranch Rodeo

Friday, July 21, 2023

All Day                     Villages Folk School's Paint the Fair

8:00 am                    4-H/FFA Swine Show - Swine Barn

3-4:00 pm                 Mid Summer Classic Swine Show Check-In - Swine Barn

4:00 pm                    4-H/FFA & Open K-3 Poultry Show - Poultry Barn

5:00 pm                    Village Folk School's Paint the Fair Art Exhibit - Under the Grandstand
5:30 pm                    Grandstands Open

5:30 pm                    Mid Summer Classic Swine Show - Swine Barn

6:00 pm                    Grandstand TBA

Saturday, July 22, 2023 - VAN BUREN COUNTY FARM BUREAU DAY

8:00 am                    4-H/FFA Beef Show - Show Barn

                                    Open K-3 Nursing Calf Show

                                 Dairy Cattle Show (immediately following)

10:00am-12:00pm    Open Meat Goat Show Check In

                                 Open Sheep Show Check In

1:30 pm                    Mid Summer Classic IMGA Open Goat Points Chase Show

                                 Immediately following the Goat Show

                                 Mid Summer Classic HYSLC Open Sheep Points Chase Show

5-7:00 pm                 Meal Served by Van Buren County Cattlemen

7:00 pm                    Duel in the Dirt Drag Races


Sunday, July 23, 2023 - KIDS DAY

8:00 am                    All livestock not being sold released

8-10:00 am               Battle on the Border check-In

8:30 am                    All Other 4-H exhibits released

9:00-9:30 am            Community Worship Service - The Fair View Barn

10:00 am                  State Fair Static Photos- Roberts Building

10:30 am                  Baby Contest (registration @ 10:00) - The Fair View Barn Farm Bureau Room

11:00 am                  Kids Games begin

12:00 pm                  Deadline for Sale Notice

12:00 pm                  Battle on the Border Open Beef Show (IJBBA Sanctioned)

3:00 pm                    Donkey Sort followed by Southeast Iowa Sanctioned Barrell Racing

2:00 pm                    Pedal Pull (Registration at 1:30 pm) 

Monday, July 24, 2023

4:00 pm                    Presentation of Marcie Carr Memorial Award - Outstanding Shepherd

5:30 pm                    Meal Served by Farm Bureau

7:00 pm                    4-H/FFA Livestock Sale

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