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MANY ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR 2016 ADAMS COUNTY FAIR!
The 2016 Adams County Fair, July 8-13, will include something for everyone, from babies to senior citizens.
Friday, July 8, 5:00-7:00 p.m. the Adams County Fair will begin with a Kickoff BBQ by the Fair Board. The BBQ will be held in the Pavilion at the Adams County Fairgrounds and will feature the grilled hamburgers along with chips and drink for the meal. This meal will serve as a fundraiser for the Adams County Youth and 4-H/FFA Fair committee. On Friday night, you can also watch the 4-H fashion review and clothing selection show at 5:30 p.m. and the 2016 Adams County Fair Queen will be crowned at 6:30 p.m. New on Friday night this year beginning at 7:00 p.m. will be an Open Class Swine Show in the livestock arena and country and pop singer, Tyler Folkert performing at 7:30 p.m. in the grandstand. The 4-H/FFA exhibitor swimming party will be at the Swimming pool beginning at 8:00 and continuing until 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 9th, the Adams County Fair schedule includes judging of 4-H Family & Consumer Science, Creative Arts/Personal Development, Science & Engineering and Ag & Natural Resources exhibits in the 4-H building. Open Class entries in baking (ALL breads), visual arts, needlework, fine arts, photography, woodworking, flower arranging, floriculture, vegetables and fruits will also be judged on Saturday. There are special fun classes in the horticulture division including the largest vegetable and most unusual vegetable categories. Open class entries may be brought to the 4-H building on the Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and judging will begin at 2 p.m. There is no cost to enter and ribbons will be awarded to all exhibitors.
A bake sale of items that 4-Hers have brought in for exhibit judging will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until judging is complete in the 4-H Building.
There will also be an open class Care Facility Division again this year for items that are primarily the work of any resident of Corning Nursing & Rehab Center, Country Haven, Midwest Opportunities, or other area care facilities. Judging for this division will take place on Saturday afternoon, July 9th beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Again this year beginning at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 9th is an Open Class Dog Show. The event is open to area dog owners of all ages and will take place in the Pavilion just north of the 4-H building. Exhibitor’s dogs must have current rabies vaccinations. Dogs will be judged for either/or or both fun classes and basic obedience.
The Adams County Speedway will have 4-H/FFA Race Night for youth again this year. All 4-H and FFA exhibitors can receive free admission for this race by wearing their fair t-shirts and attending with a paying adult.
On Sunday morning, July 10th, beginning at 6:00 a.m. all 4-H and FFA livestock will be brought to the Adams County Fairgrounds for check-in. Also on Sunday morning, leaving the Fairgrounds at 8:00 a.m. will be an antique tractor “Tractor Ride”. The ride will be 30-40 miles long and will take about 4 hours. It will take participants south and west from the Fairgrounds to Brooks and then to J20 and a scenic wind turbine route. The final leg will be back to the Adams County Fairgrounds for the Antique Expo at the Fair.
The Adams County Antique Expo will begin at 10 a.m; the theme for this year is “Haying Equipment from the past”. The featured tractor in 2016 will be any and all “Red Tractors”, no matter the brand. Tractors and machinery of all makes are also welcome. Working demonstrations will be on display from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. At the 2016 “Antique Day”, there will also be a local version of the “Antique Road Show” beginning at 1:00 p.m. Those interested are invited to bring antiques to the pavilion for evaluation at this show. A “stump the Antiquers” show will also be held at the 1:00 p.m. program. The public is invited to bring antique objects that they can’t identify and let the “experts” tell them about what they have. Classic and Vintage Cars, trucks and motorcycles are also invited to the Antique Day show and will be on display from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The second year of a special class will also be at the 2016 Antique Day. The class is called “Homemade Yard Art”. Exhibitors are invited to bring their creations for display and one exhibit will be judged as “Best Of Show”. All exhibitors at Antique Day will be presented with a souvenir medallion for participating.
The Adams County Fair 4-H and FFA Youth Horse Show begins at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 10th and the 4-H Share-the-Fun show will start at 1:30 p.m. that same day. 4-Hers will also be doing “Working Exhibits” for judging between 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday. The public is encouraged to watch the working exhibits and take part in whatever 4-Hers are demonstrating or making.
At 3:00 p.m. Sunday in the livestock arena, the 4-H poultry broiler and fryer show will be held.
A little Miss and Mr. Adams County Royalty contest will be held in the pavilion beginning at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 10th. Classes include: Teeny Miss and Mr Adams County 6-24 months, Tiny Miss and Mr Adams County 2-3 years, Petite Miss and Mr Adams County 4-5 years, and Little Miss and Mr Adams County 6-8 years. Contestants must be in the age of the group they are participating in by July 1st, 2016. Rules for the competition can be picked up at the Adams County Extension office, 603 7th street in Corning or by calling 641-322-3184.
Sunday, July 10th from 5-7 p.m., the Adams County Extension Council will host an outside BBQ meal. Everyone is invited to try the $6 pulled pork sandwich, apple sauce, chips and drink meal served near the 4-H exhibit building at the fairgrounds. Proceeds will go to help fund Adams County Extension Youth programs.
In the pavilion on Sunday evening, the presentation of State Fair plaques will be held at 6 p.m. The Bill Riley Talent Show will follow. The Sprout Division begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Pavilion. Following the Sprout division, there will be the 4-H Endowment Fund recognitions and the announcement of the 2016 Adams County 4-H Hall of Fame recipient and the 4-H Youth Council cake and pie auction. After the auction The Bill Riley Senior Division will begin at approximately 8:00 p.m.
On Monday, July 11th, the Adams County 4-H & FFA Swine Show will be held beginning at 7:30 a.m. The Adams County 4-H Pets and Small Animal Show will follow the swine show and is scheduled to start at 11:00 a.m. Monday is also “Kids Day” in the pavilion at the Adams County Fair. It will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include many educational and hands-on activities for youth and their parents. “The Mind Wizard” will have programs at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Monday Linda Dietz will do “Hand Analysis” from 10-2 p.m. as well.
A “Texting Contest” will be held at the Adams County Fair on Monday at 10:00 a.m. Contestants are asked to register for the contest between 9 and 9:45 a.m.
An “Open Class” Pet show will be held in the pavilion beginning at 4:00 p.m. This show is open to exhibitors of all ages and may include such pets as cats, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, fish, snakes, turtles, etc. No dogs please in the open class pet show
The Adams County Kid Care Council will provide a meal for fair goers on Monday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. This meal is the Kid Care Council’s matching-grant fund-raiser for their activities throughout the year. The 4-H Youth Council will have an ice cream social beginning at 5:00 p.m. to go with the meal.
Also at 5:00 p.m. Monday, July 11th, the 4-H and FFA sheep and meat goat show will be held in the livestock show ring.
Other Monday evening fun at the Adams County Fair includes an All-Age Pedal Pull beginning at 5 p.m. Age divisions include 4-6 year olds, 7-9 year olds, 10-12 year olds and 13-15 year olds for both boys and girls. There are also, 16-50 year olds and 51-up year old divisions for men and women at this year’s pedal pull. A trophy will be awarded for the top winner in each division and each participant will receive a participation ribbon.
Monday night, July 11th entertainment at 7:00 p.m. in the grandstand at the Adams County Fair will be the ATV 180 Drag races. The pits will open for contestants at 5 p.m. and there will be trophies for all class winners and payout for full size classes.
Tuesday, July 12th activities at the Adams County Fair begin at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast served by the Adams County 4-H Endowment Fund Committee. The breakfast will be held at the 4-H lunch facility in the air conditioned 4-H exhibit building. All area residents are invited. Proceeds go to help fund scholarships for area 4-H youth.
Dairy Goat and Dairy Cattle judging begins at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12th. The 2016 Adams County Fair beef show will follow immediately after the Dairy show is completed. A Corning Area Chamber coffee will start at 10:00 a.m. on the Fairgrounds. Coffee and donuts will be available and free for all fair-goers.
The Adams County Fair 4-H Youth Dog Show begins at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the Pavilion. Also on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m., a Livestock Judging Contest will be held near the Fair livestock show ring. It is open to local and area 4-Hers and FFA chapters.
Tuesday is also “Agriculture Day" in the pavilion. There will be educational materials and displays for fairgoers to learn about today’s farmers and agricultural practices. Then from 5:00-7:00 p.m., a community barbecue will be held near the pavilion. This Tuesday BBQ is sponsored by the Adams County Rural Development Committee and will feature their traditional “Steak Sandwich” meal.
"Bottle-Bucket Buckaroos" is a popular event at the Adams County Fair. This is a chance for children 3 years old through 3rd grade to show a baby calf in a fun, non-competitive atmosphere. The “Buckaroos" will show in the livestock ring at 5:00 p.m. Calves can be either a steer or a heifer and will include costumed and non-costumed divisions.
Another new event at this year’s Adams County Fair is an Iowa Arm Wrestling competition. Registration for the competition is between 5 and 6 p.m. and the tournament begins at 6 p.m. Watch for more details on the event location on the Fairgrounds.
Tuesday night entertainment at the Adams County Fair is the Double S Bull Company “Extreme bull riding competition”. This is the sixth year at the Adams County Fair for the Double S Bull company show and price for admission is only $10 per person for ages 13 and over. Ages 6-12 can get in for $5 and 5 and under are FREE. A family pass can be purchased for $25 this year. The pass is good for two adults and their children. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Race Track Grandstands area and the gates will open at 7:00. A new feature at this year’s bull riding competition is Mutton Busting for kids, ages 4 to 6 years old. Registration for mutton busting will be at a table near the grandstand gate prior to the start of the bull riding competition.
Wednesday, July 13th is "Senior Citizens Day" in the pavilion and the 4-H Exhibit Building at the Adams County Fair. Senior Day includes a “Cookie Contest” at 9:00 a.m. in the pavilion with over $100 in cash prizes to the best bakers sponsored by KCSI radio station 95.3 FM in Red Oak. Divisions include: KCSI Sunshine cookies, Drop cookies, Bar cookies, No-Bake cookies, and Iced and Decorated cookies. There will also be entertainment in the pavilion beginning at 9:00 a.m. including “Chair Yoga”, Corning Gymnastics, Line and Square Dancing, and then a healthy living presentation by Megan King of CHI Health Corning. A $5 lunch of beef and noodles and mashed potatoes, green beans, and fruit cobbler will be available for all fairgoers from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the S.E. room of the 4-H building. At 12:00 noon, the Senior Citizen “Volunteer of the Year” award will be presented, a $500 non-traditional scholarship will be announced, and there will be more door prizes given away. Bingo for all will start at 1:00 p.m. in the S.E. room.
The 4-H and FFA Fair Livestock Auction will be held beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13th at the Adams County Fair. This is a chance to watch 4-H and FFA members show their animals one last time, fill your locker with meat, and help a youth build their college funds.
Entertainment this year, at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday night will be the Second Annual Iowa-Missouri Truck and Tractor Pullers Show in the Grandstands at the Adams County Fair. Admission is $10 for adults, 6-12 graders are $5, and 5th grade and under get in free.
Plan now to attend and enjoy the events at the 2016 Adams County Fair, July 8-13. There is always free admission to the fairgrounds in Corning and the 4-H Food stand is always open in the air-conditioned 4-H exhibit building.
Iowa State University and U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating Extension programs are available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, and disability.
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