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Van Buren Youth Fair Event Schedule


June 15

Fair registration deadline

Saturday, July 15

6:00 am –  8:00 a.m.            Pullorum Testing

8:00 am – 10:00 a.m.           Enter Poultry

9:00 am – 2:00 p.m.            Judging of ALL STILL EXHIBITS

11:00 am – 1:00 p.m.          Enter Rabbits

12:00 Noon                        Dog Show

2:00 p.m. –   4:00 p.m.        Enter Pocket Pets

4:00 p.m.                            Pocket Pets Exhibitor’s Meeting


SUNDAY, July 16

6:30 am – 3:00 p.m.          Enter all Beef, Dairy, Sheep, Swine

8:00 am – 2:00 p.m.          Enter Draft Horses

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon    Enter Goats

10:00 am – 2:00 p.m.        Enter Horses

11:30 am                           Mandatory Rabbit Meeting

12:00 Noon                      Rabbit Judging, Barn #7

1:00 p.m.                          Goat Exhibitor’s Meeting (Goat Barn)

5:00 p.m.                          Horse Exhibitor’s Meeting

6:00 p.m.                          Livestock Exhibitor’s Meeting

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.      MLE Participants Enter Livestock

7:00 p.m.                         Gospel Music – Community Tent


MONDAY, July 17

MIDWAY OPENS at 6:00 p.m.

(Gate admission plus pay one price of $20.00 to ride from 6:00 p.m. to close)


Free admission for Veterans and Active Military until 6 p.m.

8:00 a.m.                        Goat Judging

9:00 a.m.                        Swine Judging

1:00 p.m.                       Armed Services Day Program

4:00 p.m.                       Cat Show

5:00 p.m.                       Booth Judging (Youth Building)

7:00 p.m.                       Youth Talent Show

TUESDAY,  July 18

MIDWAY OPENS at 1:00 p.m.

(Gate admission plus pay one price of $20.00 to ride from 1 p.m. to close)

8:00 a.m.                        Poultry Judging

8:30 a.m.                        Horse Fitting & Showing, Horse Arena

9:00 a.m.                        Beef Judging (Livestock Arena)

10:00 a.m.                      Pocket Pets Judging (Barn #7)

10:00 a.m.                      Open Adult Draft Horse/Mule/Pony Show

7:00 p.m.                       Hartford NTPA Nationals

Super Farm Tractors

4 Wheel Drive Pickups

Super Stock Combo



MIDWAY OPENS at 12:00 Noon

(Gate admission plus pay one price of $17.00 to ride from Noon to close)




8:30 a.m.                        English Horse & Pony Show (Horse Arena)

9:00 a.m.                        Sheep Judging (Livestock Arena)

10:00 a.m.                      Youth Draft Horse Show (Draft Horse Arena)

10:00 a.m.                      Farm Stock Tractor Pull

11:00 a.m.                      Ronald McDonald Magic Show

12:00 Noon                   Frog Jump & Turtle Race (Location: TBA)

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.    Science Blast – Community Tent

1:00 p.m.                       Dairy Judging (Livestock Arena)

3:00 p.m.                       Small Market Animal Buyer Registration

4:00 p.m.                       Small Market Animal Auction

(Goats, Gallon of Milk, Rabbits, Eggs, Poultry)

6:00 p.m.                       Large Livestock Showmanship Sweepstakes

Swine Only

7:30 p.m.                      Caroline Kole – Grand Stand



MIDWAY OPENS at 1:00 p.m.


Free Admission for Ladies (19 and over) and Seniors until 3 p.m.

(Gate Admission plus pay one price of $20 to ride from 1 p.m. to close)

8:30 am                          Western Horse & Pony Show (Horse Arena)

9:00 am                          Livestock Buyer Registration

10:00 am                        Livestock Auction

(Sheep, Swine, Milk, Beef, Beef Feeders, Dairy Feeders)

10:00 am – 12 Noon      Ladies Day Program (Community Tent)

1:00 p.m.                       Pony Pull (Draft Horse Arena)

1:00 p.m.                       Senior Citizens Program & Games

Entertainment by Jeff & Jim

7:00 p.m.                       SJO Motorcross

Grandstand Entertainment


FRIDAY, July 21

MIDWAY OPENS at 1:00 p.m.

(Gate Admission plus pay one price of $25 to ride from 1 p.m. to close)

12:01 a.m.                      Swine Exhibit Release – See Rule #27 on Page 34

8:30 am                          Trail & Gymkhana Show

9:00 am                          Small Animal Sweepstakes (Barn #7)

12:00 Noon                   Pedal Tractor Pull

1:00 p.m.                       Open Horse Pulling (Draft Horse Arena)

7:00 p.m.                       Super Kicker Rodeo Production

Grandstand Entertainment

10:00 p.m.                     Night Magic Fireworks Display


SATURDAY, July 22 

MIDWAY OPENS at 1:00 p.m.

(Gate Admission plus pay one price of $25 to ride from Noon to close)

9:00 am                          Large Livestock Jr/Sr Showmanship Sweepstakes

10:00 am                        Open Draft Horse/Mule/Pony Hitch Show

(Draft Horse Arena)

10:00 am                        Fun Horse Show (Horse Arena)

2:00 p.m.                        Mini-Horse Pulling Contest (Draft Horse Arena)

2:00 p.m.                        Cat & Dog Exhibitor Awards (Community Tent)

3:00 p.m.                        Horse Exhibitors Awards Program

3:00 p.m.                        Small Animal Exhibitor Awards (Barn #7)

Rabbits, Sweepstakes, Poultry, Goats, Pocket Pets

5:30 p.m.                        Livestock Exhibitors Awards Program

(Livestock Show Arena)

6:00 p.m.                        Youth Parade

7:00 p.m.                        Demolition Derby – See AD on Page 23


SUNDAY, July 23

Animal Exhibits release:  See Exhibitor Rules – Rule #7 on Page 29

Pick up non-animal Exhibits