2018 Schedule of Events

Saturday, June 9th  
5:00-9:00 pm: Friends of the Fair Banquet-Tickets are $25/person includes Steak Dinner, Live Auction and Band “First Name Basis” – Monona County Fairgrounds         



Monday, June 25th
 Fair Queen & Little Princess Competition Entry Deadline. Must be postmarked by June 25th – Rules & Entry forms at www.mononacountyfair.com

 

Saturday, June 30th 
 Bill Riley Talent Show Competition Entry Deadline – Rules & Entry forms at www.mononacountyfair.com



Thursday, July 5th  

  4-H Clothing Event Judging – Faith Lutheran Church, Onawa
  4-H Communications Judging – Faith Lutheran Church, Onawa


 

Monday, July 9th

8:00 am- Clean Up Day – Fairgrounds
6:00 pm- Bill Riley Talent Show Competition – West Monona High School, Calvin C. Ooten Auditorium.

 Sponsored by Brent McCall, Farm Bureau Agent
TBD  Preliminary Fair Queen and Little Princess Competition- Beef N Brew in Mapleton


 

Tuesday, July 10th  

10:00 am-7:00 pm- Giant Yard Games (Jenga, Yahtzee) Bags, Tic Tac Toe, Ladder Golf, Limbo, GaGa Ball
1:00-7:00 pm- Open Class Exhibit Check-In – Floral Hall (please note, all open class exhibits must be entered this day)
5:00 pm- 4-H & FFA Horse Show
5:00-7:30 pm- Livestock Check-In and Weigh-In
6:00-7:30 pm- Free Hot Dog Meal – Pit Concession Building- Sponsored by Monona County Extension & Women’s PEO Group   
           

 

Wednesday, July 11th 

8:00 am until gone- Free Rolls, Juice, and Coffee – Sponsored by Monona County Farm Bureau
8:00 am-3:00 pm- 4-H Conference Static Exhibit Judging – 4-H Exhibit Building & Multi-purpose A/C Building

 Ag & Natural Resources, Creative Arts, Family & Consumer Sciences, Personal Development, Science & Technology, Defined STEM, Horticulture & Agronomy, Discover 4-H, and Clover Kids
9:00 am-12:00 pm- Open Class Judging – Floral Hall
10:00 am-7:00 pm- Giant Yard Games (Jenga, Yahtzee) Bags, Tic Tac Toe, Ladder Golf, Limbo, GaGa Ball, Lawnmower Train
10:00 am-7:00 pm- Antique Tractor Show
1:30 pm- 4-H & FFA Bucket/Bottle Calf Interviews – Livestock Show Ring Office
3:00 pm- 4-H & FFA Bottle Lamb Interviews – Livestock Show Ring Office
4:00 pm- 4-H & FFA Dog Show – Show Ring
TBD- Pony Rides by Mane Attraction Pony Rides
7:00 pm- 2018 Monona County Fair Opening Ceremony – Grandstand
 Presentation of Colors by the Discover 4-H Club
 Opening Welcome from Chris Beedle, Monona County Fair President
 Recognition of the 2018 Monona County Fair Partners
 Bill Riley Talent Show Winners Presentation and Performance
Fair Quilt Auction – Double Irish Chain – Queen Size Courtesy of Ann Crawford, Sewing N’ Such
 Monona County Royal Court Recognition and Little Princess and Queen Crowning Ceremony
 4-H Pie Auction


 

Thursday, July 12th  – Farm Bureau Centennial Day   

7:00-9:00 am- 4-H & FFA Hog & Sheep Weigh-In
9:00-11:00 am- 4-H & FFA Market Beef Weigh-In
8:00 am until gone- Free Rolls, Juice, and Coffee – Sponsored by Monona County Farm Bureau
10:00 am-8:00 pm- Exhibit Buildings Open
10:00 am-8:00 pm- Giant Yard Games (Jenga, Yahtzee) Bags, Tic Tac Toe, Ladder Golf, Limbo, GaGa Ball, Lawnmower Train
10:00 am- Tulle Wreath Making Demonstration- Multi-purpose A/C Building
11:00 am -12:00 pm- Free Kids Make & Take Craft- Multi-purpose  A/C Building
11:30 am- Livestock Exhibitors Meeting – Show Ring
12:00 pm- Trash Tower Demonstration – Multi-purpose A/C Building
12:00 pm- Bidding Begins for 4-H Silent Auction – 4-H Exhibit Building
12:30 pm- 4-H & FFA Poultry Show – Livestock Show Ring
2:00 pm- 4-H Educational Presentations & Working Exhibits – Multi-purpose A/C Building
2:00 pm- Mapleton Tune Squad Show – Free Stage
3:00-6:00 pm- 4-H Safety and Education Shooting Sports Exhibition – East of Show Ring
3:30 pm- Open Class Bottle Lamb Show – Show Ring
 4-H & FFA Bottle Lamb Show – Show Ring
 4-H & FFA Sheep & Goat Show – Show Ring
TBD- Pony Rides by Mane Attraction Pony Rides
4:00-5:00 pm- 4-H Share the Fun – 4-H Exhibit Building
4:30 pm- Monona County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Demonstration – East of Show Ring
5:00 pm- Lindsay Lee’s Dance Show – Free Stage
5:00-6:00 pm- 4-H & FFA Pet Show & Open Class Pet Show (immediately following) – 4-H Exhibit Building
5:00-7:00 pm- Monona County Farm Bureau Free Meal for Fair Goers
5:30-6:30 pm- Yoga by Theresa Dehn – Multi-purpose A/C Building
7:00 pm- Live Concert-"Back Road Story" Opening Band “In the Mean Time” – $10 Adults, $5 Children


 

Friday, July 13th

7:30 am-  4-H & FFA Swine Show – Show Ring
After Prior Show-Swine Bonus Auction – Coordinated by Monona County Fair Association
8:00-9:00 am- Heritage Bank, Anthon, Coffee & Rolls – Show Ring
9:30-10:30 am- Onawa Chamber Coffee – 4-H Exhibit Building
10:00-6:00 pm-  B & R Chainsaw Sculptures
10:00 am-8:00 pm- Exhibit Buildings Open
10:00 am-8:00 pm- Giant Yard Games (Jenga, Yahtzee) Bags, Tic Tac Toe, Ladder Golf, Limbo, GaGa Ball, Lawnmower Train
10:00 am-8:00 pm- Bounce House, Bounce Obstacle Course and Ball Pit- $5 wristband for whole day
10:00 am – 8:00 pm- Petting Zoo by Kelsey’s Funny Farm
10:00 am – 8:00 pm-_Scavenger Hunt with Prize – Check in at Fair Office
11:00 am – 12:00 pm- Free Kids Make and Take Craft- Multi-purpose A/C Building
1:00-1:30 pm- Check-In for Livestock Judging Contest – Show Ring
1:30 pm- 4-H, FFA & Adult Livestock Judging Contest – Show Ring
2:00 pm - Mapleton Tune Squad Show – Free Stage
3:30 pm- 4-H & FFA Rabbit Show – Show Ring
3:30 pm- 4-H Educational Presentations & Working Exhibits – Multi-purpose A/C Building
TBD- Pony Rides by Mane Attraction Pony Rides
4:30-6:00 pm-  Meet & Greet Party- Meet the Outlaw Pullers (included in ticket price)

5:00-8:00 pm - Caricatures by Kim Boyle
6:00 pm- Lindsay Lee’s Dance Show – Free Stage
6:30-9:00 pm- String & Nail Art Class- “Iowa is Home” $40/person – Multi-purpose A/C Building
7:00 pm- Outlaw Tractor Pull – $25 Pits, Grandstand $15 Adults, $5 Children, Pre-k & under free (Meet & Greet Party begins at 4:30 pm, see above)


                                               

                                                                               

Saturday, July 14th  - KID’S DAY!

6:00 am- Cowbell 5K Registration, Race starts at 7:00 am – $20 for 5K, $10 for 1K, each participant will receive a Cowbell and pancake meal to follow
7:00-9:00 am- New Co-op Free Pancake Meal – Site TBD
8:00 am- Open Class Bucket Calf Show – Show Ring
 4-H & FFA Bucket Calf & Dairy Show – Show Ring

 4-H & FFA Beef Show– Show Ring
9:00 am – 10:00 am- Free Kids Make and Take Craft- Multi-purpose A/C Building
9:00 am – 12:00 pm- Special K the Clown- Giant Bubbles and Balloon Animals
9:00-10:0 am- Yoga by Theresa Dehn – 4-H Building
10:00 am- Lindsay Lee’s Dance Show – Free Stage
10:00 am-6:00 pm- B & R Chainsaw Sculptures
10:00 am-6:00 pm- Dunk Tank
10:00 am-8:00 pm- Exhibit Buildings Open
10:00 am-8:00 pm- Giant Yard Games (Jenga, Yahtzee) Bags, Tic Tac Toe, Ladder Golf, Limbo, GaGa Ball, Lawnmower Train
10:00 am-8:00 pm- Bounce House, Bounce Obstacle Course and Ball Pit- $5 wristband for whole day
10:00 am – 8:00 pm- Petting Zoo by Kelsey’s Funny Farm
10:00 am – 8:00 pm- Face Painting- by Kelsey’s Funny Farm

10:00 am – 8:00 pm-Caricatures by Kim Boyle
10:00 am – 6:00 pm- Geocaching with County Council
11:00 am-12:30 pm- Kid’s “Be You” Painting Class (Ages 8 and Up) $20/person – Multi-purpose A/C Building
1:00-2:30 pm- Ag Olympics – North of Show Ring
TBD- Inflatable Pony Hopper Races
TBD- Pony Rides by Mane Attraction Pony Rides
1:00-4:00 pm- Mommy and Me Flower Pot Painting Class – $30/Mom & Daughter – Multi-purpose A/C Building
2:00 pm- Pedal Pull Competition for Adults & Kids – Grandstand Sponsored by Farm Bureau Federation  
2:30-3:00 pm- FREE Ice Cream Bars – 4-H Exhibit Building
3:00 pm- Human Hungry Hippo Game
3:00 pm- Clover Kids Stuffed Animal, 4-H Awards Presentation, 4-H Style Show – 4-H Exhibit Building
4:30-5:30 pm- Pride of Iowa Judging, Youth & Adult – Multi-purpose A/C Building
4:40-6:30 pm- ISU Extension Rising Stars Interns Free Food Demo – 4-H Exhibit Building
5:30-6:30 pm- Pride of Iowa Samples (Open to the Public) – Multi-purpose A/C Building
7:00 pm-  Demolition Derby – $25 Pits, Grandstand $10 Adults,  $5 Children, Pre-k & under free
7:00-9:00 pm-  4-H County Council Teen Dance – Grades 6-8 Glow Party, $5.00/couples, $3.00 singles – Show Ring
9:30 pm-12:00 am- 4-H County Council Teen Dance – Grades 9-12 Glow Party, $5.00/couples, $3.00 singles – Show Ring


 

                                               

Sunday, July 15th

11:00 am- Parade Registration & Line-Up – Soccer Field (across from fairgrounds) Courtesy of the David McNeill Post & Unit #129 of the American Legion & American Legion Auxiliary
12:00-5:00 pm- Exhibit Buildings Open
12:00-5:00 pm- Giant Yard Games (Jenga, Yahtzee) Bags, Tic Tac Toe, Ladder Golf, Limbo, GaGa Ball, Lawnmower Train, Ball Pit
1:00 pm- Monona County Fair Parade
2:00 pm- Caricatures by Kim Boyle
2:00 pm-  Corn Hole Tournament $30 per team - Sponsored by InControl Electronics – Pit Area
2:00 pm- Pony Rides by Mane Attraction Pony Rides                                          
2:00 pm- Classic Car Club Car Show – South side of fairgrounds
2:00-4:00 pm- Rick Powell & Friends Country Western Show – Free Stage
2:00-4:00 pm- Scavenger Hunt with Prize – Check in at Fair Office
2:30 pm- Parade Winners Announced
2:30 pm- Horseshoe Pitching Contest
2:30-3:30 pm- 4-H County Council Toilet Bowl Races fundraiser
2:30-3:30 pm- 4-H Lego Club Exhibition – 4-H Exhibit Building
2:30-4:00 pm-  Bingo presented by Monona County 4-H Youth Council – Multi-purpose A/C Building
3:00 pm -Bidding Ends for 4-H Silent Auction – 4-H Exhibit Building
4:00 pm-  4-H & FFA Overall Showman Competition – Livestock Show Ring (Exhibitors check-in at 3:30)
5:00-6:30 pm-  Release of Open Class & 4-H Exhibits