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2023 Fair Schedule
BEST DAYS OF SUMMER

(Program Subject to change)

SATURDAY, JULY 8 (Pre-Fair Events)
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.............Shelby County Open Dairy and Meat Goat Weigh-In
9:00 a.m.......................Shelby County Open Dairy and Meat Goat Show
11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Shelby County Open Sheep Weigh-In
1:00 p.m.......................Shelby County Open Sheep Show

SUNDAY, JULY 9 (Pre-Fair Events)
7:00 - 9:00 a.m..............Enter & Weigh Open Class Steers, Heifers, and Feeder Calves
9:00 a.m........................Enter 4-H/FFA Dogs and Open Class Dogs for Veterinary Inspection
                                     (Bring proof of vaccination)
9:15 a.m........................Open Class Dog Show
9:30 a.m........................4-H/FFA Dog Exhibitor’s Meeting
9:45 a.m.......................Judge 4-H/FFA Dogs
11:00 a.m.....................Open Class Steer, Heifer and Feeder Calf Show

TUESDAY, JULY 11 (Pre-Fair Events)
9:00 a.m........................Enter & Judge 4-H Static Exhibits - 4-H & Morgan Hall. Buildings close at 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m........................FFA Static Entry Judging starts at 9:00 with 4-H Clubs scheduled in Green Book
10:00 a.m......................4-H Baked Goods & Garden Sale

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12        
6:30 - 8:30 a.m.............Enter & Weigh 4-H/FFA Swine - Unload at dock and be inspected by veterinarian.
8:00 a.m.......................Opening Flag Raising Ceremony - Front Gate
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.....Bottle/Bucket Calf followed by Bottle/Bucket Calf Plus One Interviews-
                                    Extension Office, 906 6 th Street
9:00 -10:00 a.m............Enter & Weigh 4-H/FFA Sheep and Goats -
                                    Unload at dock and be inspected by veterinarian
9:00 -11:00 a.m............4-H Cake Decorating entries – 4-H Exhibit Building
8:45 a.m.......................4-H Table Setting Exhibitor’s Meeting
9:00 -11:00 a.m............4-H Table Setting – 4-H Exhibit Building
11:00 a.m.....................Willard Olson Swine Contest - 4-H Exhibit Building
11:15 a.m.....................Best of Iowa Contest Exhibitor’s Meeting
11:30 a.m.....................Best of Iowa Contest – Immanuel Lutheran Church
1:00 p.m.......................4-H Booths to be finished
12:00 - 6:00 p.m...........Enter Open Class Non-Livestock Exhibits
6:30 p.m.......................Judge Open Class Non-Livestock Departments (if not judging Thurs.)
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.............Enter 4-H/FFA Rabbits - All livestock must be inspected by the vet before
                                    going to their cage
4:30 - 7:00 p.m.............Enter & Weigh 4-H/FFA Market Beef, Breeding Beef, & Dairy -
                                    Unload at dock and be inspected by a veterinarian.
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.............4-H/FFA Horses will be checked in - All livestock must be inspected
                                    by the vet before going to stall.
6:00 p.m.....................Tractor Pull - Grandstand
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.............Enter 4-H/FFA Poultry and Rabbits

THURSDAY, JULY 13
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.............Enter & Weigh 4-H/FFA Breeding Beef Heifers, Beef Cows/Calves,
                                    Feeder Calves, Dairy Heifers & Cows in Production. All livestock is to unload at
                                    dock and be inspected by a Veterinarian.
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.............Enter 4-H/FFA Bottle/Bucket calves – Unload at dock and be inspected
                                    by a Veterinarian.
8:00 a.m.......................Poultry Exhibitor’s Meeting
8:30 a.m.......................Enter 4-H/FFA Cats & Small Pets (tent)
8:45 a.m.......................Cat and Small Pet Exhibitor’s Meeting
8:30 a.m.......................Judge 4-H/FFA Poultry (tent)
8:30 a.m.......................Judge Open Class Non-Livestock Departments (if not judging Weds.)
9:00 a.m.......................Judge 4-H/FFA Cats & Small Pets
9:00-9:30 a.m...............Enter Bottle Animals – Unload at dock and be inspected by a Veterinarian.
9:30 a.m.......................Judge 4-H/FFA Feeder Calves, Beef Cow/Calves, Breeding Beef, and Dairy Cattle
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m....Little Hands on the Farm Exhibit
10:30 p.m.....................Pie & Muffin Baking (Check Green Book for your scheduled time.)
12:30 p.m.....................Bottle/Bucket Calf and Bottle/Bucket Calf Plus One Exhibitor Meeting
1:00 p.m.......................Judge 4-H/FFA/Clover Kids Bottle Bucket Calf Show
2:30 p.m.......................Open Class Bottle Show
3:00-5:00 p.m...............Little Hands on the Farm Exhibit
4:00 p.m.......................Carnival
6:00 p.m.......................Shelby County Fair PARADE – ‘Best Days of Summer’’
7:00-7:30 p.m...............Strolling Act – The Flying Debris Show
7:30-9:00 p.m...............Little Hands on the Farm Exhibit
8:00-8:30 p.m...............Strolling Act – The Flying Debris Show
8:00 p.m.......................Show Ring: Crowning of 2023 Shelby County Fair Queen
                                    and Hall of Fame Recognition
9:00-9:30 p.m..............Strolling Act – The Flying Debris Show
4-H & Open Class Buildings open following judging to 10:00 PM
Nishna Valley Model Railroad Building open from 4:00 - 9:00 PM


FRIDAY, JULY 14
7:00 a.m........................All Exhibitor Breakfast by Agriland FS
7:45 a.m........................Swine Exhibitors Meeting
8:00 a.m........................Judge 4-H/FFA Swine
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m....Little Hands on the Farm Exhibit
12:30 p.m......................Rabbit Agility Exhibitor’s Meeting
1:00 p.m........................4-H Rabbit Agility – Tent
2:45 p.m........................4-H Working Exhibitors’ Meeting
3:00 p.m........................4-H Working Exhibits – Tent
3:00 - 6:00 p.m..............Little Hands on the Farm Exhibit
4:00 - 4:30 p.m..............Strolling Act – ‘The Flying Debris Show’
4:00 p.m........................Carnival
5:00 - 5:30 p.m..............Strolling Act - ‘The Flying Debris Show’
6:00 p.m......................Double S Extreme Bull Riding (horse arena)
8:00 - 8:30 p.m..............Strolling Act – ‘The Flying Debris Show’
8:30 p.m......................Concert - ‘Casey Muessigmann’
Dark............................Fireworks Show – Shooting off North of Grandstands

4-H & Open Class Buildings open 10:00 AM.- 9:00 PM

SATURDAY, JULY 15
8:00 a.m.........................Sheep, Goat and Rabbit Exhibitors Meetings
8:30 a.m.........................Judge 4-H/FFA Sheep, Goats & Rabbits
8:30 a.m.........................APPLE PIE MORNING - Senior Citizen Morning
                                      (Open Class Apple Pie Contest) - Tent
8:30 a.m..........................Registration for Shelby County Baby Contest - $1 entry fee (Starts at 9:00a.m.)
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m..........Show & Shine Car Show
9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.........Antique Tractor/Machinery Show
10:00 -10:30 a.m.............Strolling Act – ‘The Flying Debris Show’
10:00 - 11:30 a.m............Kids’ Games (by County Council)
10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.......Little Hands on the Farm Exhibit
11:00 a.m........................Bingo – Harlan Lions Club – Tent (following Apple Pie Morning)
11:30 a.m........................Horse Exhibitor Meeting (4-H and FFA)
11:30 a.m........................Stuffed Animal Show - Show Ring
12:00 p.m........................Judge 4-H/FFA Horses
12:00 p.m........................Pie/ Muffin Auction - Show Ring
1:30 p.m..........................Ag Olympics - Show Ring (following Pie/Muffin Auction)
2:00 p.m..........................Pee Wee Cookie Decorating Contest
3:00 p.m..........................4-H Presentations - Exhibit Building
3:00 p.m..........................Bill Riley Registration (4:00 pm Bill Riley Show)
3:00 - 3:30 p.m................Strolling Act – ‘The Flying Debris Show’
3:30 p.m..........................Harlan Community Band Performance - Tent
4:00 p.m..........................Bill Riley Talent Search (register at 3:00 pm)
4:00 p.m..........................Carnival
4:00 p.m..........................Shelby County Fair’s Cook-Off Contest
4:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.........Strolling Act – ‘The Flying Debris Show’
5:00 p.m..........................Registration for Mutton Busting
6:00 p.m..........................Mutton Busting - Show Ring
6:30 p.m..........................Races at Shelby County Speedway
7:00 p.m..........................Family Fun Night Games – Tent
4-H & Open Class Buildings open 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Nishna Valley Model Railroad open 1:00 - 9:00 p.m.


SUNDAY, JULY 16
7:30 a.m..........................Market Beef Exhibitors Meeting
8:00 a.m..........................Pen of Three Judging by Pens 4-H/FFA Market Beef to follow in Show Ring
9:00 a.m..........................Church Service - Tent
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m........Antique Tractor/Machinery Show
10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.......Little Hands on the Farm Exhibit
11:45 a.m........................4-H Style Show Exhibitor Meeting 12:00 Noon-Style Show Begins in the tent
12:45 p.m........................Share the Fun, Public Speaking and Extemporaneous Exhibitor Meeting –
                                       Tent Contest at 1:00 pm
3:00 p.m..........................Pedal Tractor Pull
4:00 - 5:00 p.m................Release 4-H/FFA Static Exhibits (must be removed by 5:30 pm.)
                                       Release Open Class Exhibits (must be removed by 5:30 pm.)
                                       Release 4-H/FFA Horses and all Livestock not being sold (must be removed by 5:30)
4-H & Open Class Buildings open 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Nishna Valley Model Railroad open 1:00-4:00 p.m.


MONDAY, JULY 17
5:30 pm....................4-H/FFA Livestock Auction
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