July 26th – August 3rd

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Spin Down

Saturday, August 2, 7:00–10:00 PM

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The Secrets

Wednesday, July 30th , 7:00–10:00 PM

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Sellout

Thursday, July 31st , 8:00–10:00 p.m.

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Mowbashers

MOWBASHERS 2014 Lawnmower Demolition Derby Rules All drivers must wear a helmet, long pants, and closed toe shoes. The derby mower must be a factory available lawnmower. No...

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Horseshoe Tournament

 Wednesday July 30th 6:30pm Enter The 2014 Douglas County Fair Free Horseshoe Tournament: Entry Fee: Free. No cost to enter. Sign-Up: To sign-up contact Ivan Barnett at...

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Welcome to the 2014 Douglas County (KS) Free Fair!

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SEE IT all at the Douglas County Free Fair. It’s a great event for all ages in Lawrence, Kansas. Where everyone comes for Good old fashioned fun.
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2014 FAIR SCHEDULE

Saturday, July 19

9:00 a.m. 4-H Pet Show, Bldg. 21S

1:00 p.m.   4-H Dog Show, Bldg. 21N

 Monday, July 21

8:30 a.m. 4-H Fashion Revue Judging, Bldg. 21

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 4-H Clothing Consultation Judging, Dreher Building

Tuesday, July 22

7:00 p.m. 4-H Public Fashion Revue, Bldg. 21

Friday, July 25

7:00 p.m. Jackpot Barrel Racing Competition, Community Bldg.

Saturday, July 26

7:30 a.m. Superintendent’s Breakfast and Instructions, Deal Six Auditorium

8:30 a.m. Building Set-Up

8:00-8:45 a.m. 4-H Horse Show Check-in, Community Bldg.

8:50 a.m. 4-H Horse Show Orientation Meeting & Flag Ceremony, Community Bldg.

9:00 a.m. 4-H Horse Show, Community Bldg.

12 noon-12:30 p.m. 4-H Horse Show Check-in for those participating in racing events only

7:30 p.m. Mowbashers Mower Derby, Arena. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. All tickets $5

Sunday, July 27

8:30 a.m. Open Horse Show Check-in, Community Bldg.

9:00 a.m. Open Horse Show

6:00 p.m. Beef Tie-out Set-up, Ball fields

Monday, July 28

8:00 a.m. Set Up Community Building for Livestock

1:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Enter 4-H All non-livestock 4-H exhibits 

1:00 -6:00 p.m. Enter & Consultation Judging on 4-H Visual Arts, Heritage Arts, A Way with Waste, Crops, Horticulture, Flowers, Foods and Food Preservation, Photography, Project Displays, SpaceTech and Woodworking exhibits.

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Enter & Consultation Judging on all other 4-H exhibits

6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Enter Beef, Bucket Calves, Dairy, Dairy & Market Goats, Llamas, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep & Swine

Tuesday, July 29

7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Accept President’s Pie Baking Entries, Dreher Building

8:00 a.m. Poultry Show, Poultry Barn

8:00-9:30 a.m. Market Goat & Sheep Weigh-In

7:00- 10:00 a.m. Check-in for all non-livestock Open Class exhibits (Crops/Horticulture, Flowers, Fine Arts, Foods/Foods Preservation, Quilts)

10:00-12 noon Market Hog Weigh-In

10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Judging for all non-livestock Open Class exhibits

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Market Beef Weigh-In

2:00 p.m. Building 21 Open to the public

2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Food Sale, Building 21

6:00 p.m. 4-H/Open Dairy Show followed by 4-H/Open Dairy Goat & Meat Show Judging Arena

  1. Meat Goat Show – 4-H/FFA
  2. Showmanship Classes
  3. PeeWee Showmanship
  4. Breeding Meat Doe Goat Classes
  5. Meat Goat Classes

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Touch A Truck, Rodeo Arena

7:00 p.m. Ag Education Exhibit & Banners Judging

7:00-10:00 p.m. Musical performance by “Arnie Johnson & The Midnight Special”

 

Wednesday, July 30

BUILDINGS OPEN TO PUBLIC 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

7:30-9:30 a.m. Accept President’s Pie Baking Entries, Dreher Building

8:30 a.m. Llama Show, Judging Arena

9:00 a.m. Poultry Showmanship Contest, Poultry Barn

1:00-10:00 p.m. Petting Zoo, Bldg. 8

4:00–10:00 p.m. Pony Rides, Bldg 8

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Chef’s Challenge, Grass area south of stage

6:00-11:00 p.m. Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival Open

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Naturally Nutritious Food Festival, Bldg. 21

6:00 p.m. Swine Show in Judging Arena

  1. Showmanship Classes
  2. Pee Wee Showmanship
  3. Breeding Gilts
  4. Market Hog Show

7:00-10:00 p.m. Musical performance by “The Secrets”

7:00 p.m. Horseshoe Pitching Contest – Registration begins at 6:30 – Rodeo Arena

Thursday, July 31

BUILDINGS OPEN TO PUBLIC 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 

7:30-9:30 a.m. Accept President’s Pie Baking Entries, Dreher Building

8:00 a.m. Dairy Goat Milking Contest Milk Out

8:00 a.m. Rabbit Show, Judging Arena

  1. Meat Pen Rabbits
  2. Breeding Classes
  3. Rabbit Showmanship & Judging Contest

12 Noon Livestock Judging Contest, Judging Arena

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Horticulture Judging Contest, Bldg 2

  1. Consumer Judging Contest, Bldg. 2
  2. Photography Judging Contest, Bldg. 2
  3. Read-A-Thon, Bldg. 2

1:00–10:00 p.m. Petting Zoo, Bldg 8

4:00–10:00 p.m. Pony Rides, Bldg 8

6:00 p.m. Sheep Show – 4-H/FFA/Open in Judging Arena

  1. Showmanship Classes
  2. Pee Wee Showmanship
  3. Open Class Rams
  4. Breeding Ewes – 4-H/FFA/Open Class
  5. Market Lamb Show – 4-H/FFA

6:00-11:00 p.m. Family Night Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival

7:00 p.m. Renegade Mini-Tractor Pulling Contest – Rodeo Arena

8:00 p.m. Dairy Goat Milking Contest Milk Out

8:00-10:00 p.m. Musical performance, “SELLOUT” Black top area

Friday, August 1

BUILDINGS OPEN TO PUBLIC 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

7:30-9:30 a.m. Accept President’s Pie Baking Entries, Dreher Building

8:30 a.m. Bucket Calf Show followed by PeeWee Bucket Calf Showmanship

  1. Beef Show, Community Building
  2. Market Beef
  3. Showmanship
  4. Breeding Beef

1:00 p.m. AUCTION CARDS Due at Fair Board Office, Bldg 21S

1:00-10:00 p.m. Petting Zoo, Bldg 8

4:00–10:00 p.m. Pony Rides, Bldg 8

6:00 p.m. Bale Throwing Contest, Blacktop Area; co-sponsored by Douglas County Farm Bureau. Registration 5:30 p.m.

6:00-12:00 midnight Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival Open

7:30 p.m. Demolition Derby, Rodeo Arena, gates open at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 2

BUILDINGS OPEN TO PUBLIC 10 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

7:30-9:30 a.m. Accept President’s Pie Baking Entries, Dreher Building

9:00 a.m. Round Robin Showmanship Classic Final

9:00 a.m. Turtle Race, Stage Area on Blacktop

10:00 a.m. Pedal Tractor Pull, co-sponsored by Douglas County Farm Bureau, Black top area

10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, Bldg 8

11:00 a.m. Barnyard Olympics, Old Judging Arena

1:00-5:00 p.m. Family Day, Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival

1:00 -2:00 p.m. Release All Non Sale Beef & Bucket Calves

4:00 p.m. Antique Tractor Pull, Rodeo Arena

5:00 p.m. State Fair Entries Due in Extension Office

5:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony, Black top area in front of stage

5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival Open

6:30 p.m. 4-H Livestock Auction, Community Bldg

7:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. Musical performance by “Spin Down”

Sunday, August 3

8:00 – 10:00 a.m. RELEASE ALL EXHIBITS