Welcome to the 2016 Douglas County (KS) Free Fair!

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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2016 FAIR SCHEDULE

Saturday, July 16

9:00 a.m. 4-H Pet Show, Bldg. 21S

1:00 p.m. 4-H Dog Show, Bldg. 21N

Monday, July 18

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 19

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

Saturday, July 23

7:30 a.m. Superintendent’s Appreciation & Kickoff Breakfast, Bldg 2

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.

Sunday, July 24

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, Set Up Community Building for Livestock

Monday, July 25

1:00 – 7:00 p.m. Enter & Consultation Judging on all 4-H Visual Arts, Heritage Arts, A Way With Waste, Crops, Horticulture, Flowers, Foods and Food Preservation, Photography, Project Displays, SpaceTech, Woodworking and Ag Education exhibits. Enter 4-H Clothing Exhibits

1:00 – 7:00 p.m. Enter All Open Class Crops, Fine Arts, Flowers, Foods, Food Preservation, Horticulture & Quilts

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Enter & Consultation Judging on 4-H Banners, Cloverbuds, Energy Management, Entomology, Flowers, Forestry, Geology, & Home Environment exhibits

6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Dairy, Dairy & Market Goats, Llamas, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep & Swine. Entry time for Beef & Bucket Calves to be determined later

7:00 p.m. Consultation judging on Ag Education exhibits & Judging of Open Class Flowers

Tuesday, July 26

Building 21 & Dreher Building Open 3:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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

8:00 a.m. Poultry Show, Poultry Barn

8:00 a.m. Judging of all Open Class Crops, Fine Arts, Foods, Food Preservation, Horticulture & Quilts

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

10:00 a.m. Market Hog Weigh-In

12:30 p.m.  Market Beef Weigh-In

3:00 – 4:00 p.m Meet and Eat – Free snack for Kids 18 and Under at the Meeting Hall

3:00 – 9:00 p.m. Building 21 & Dreher Building Open to Public

3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Food Sale, Building 21

5:00 p.m. 4-H/Open Dairy Goat & Meat Goat Show Judging Arena, Meat Goat Show 4-H/FFA

  1. Showmanship
  2. Pee Wee Showmanship
  3. Breeding Classes for Dairy & Meat Goats
  4. Meat Goat Classes

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Touch A Truck”—Blacktop Area

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Homemade Ice Cream Contest – Meeting Hall

7:00-10:00 p.m. Musical performance By “Alferd Packer Memorial String Band”

Wednesday, July 27

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 Showman Contest, Poultry Barn

11:00 a.m. 4-H & Open Dairy Show

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Horticulture Judging Contest Bldg 2, Consumer Judging Contest, Bldg. 2, Photography Judging Contest, Bldg. 2, Reading Contest, Bldg. 2

1:00-10:00 p.m. Petting Zoo, Bldg. 8

3:00 – 4:00 p.m Meet and Eat – Free snack for Kids 18 and Under at the Meeting Hall

4:00–10:00 p.m. Pony Rides, Bldg 8

5:00 p.m. Swine Show in Judging Arena

  1. Showmanship
  2. Pee Wee Showmanship
  3. Breeding Gilts
  4. Market Hogs

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Chef’s Challenge, Meeting Hall

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Naturally Nutritious Food Festival, Bldg. 21

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

7:00 p.m. Renegade Hot Rod Garden Tractor Pull, Rodeo Arena

7:00 p.m. Judging of Naturally Nutritious Food Festival Exhibits (Public
sampling immediately following judging)

7:00-10:00 p.m. Musical performance by “Whiskey Rich”

Thursday, July 28

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 and Judging Contest

1:00 p.m. Livestock Judging Contest, Judging Arena (start with cattle)

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Farm Bureau Dunk Tank Food Drive, Black Top Area

1:00–10:00 p.m. Petting Zoo, Bldg 8

3:00 – 4:00 p.m Meet and Eat – Free snack for Kids 18 and Under at the Meeting Hall

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
  2. Pee Wee Showmanship
  3. Open Class Rams
  4. Breeding Ewes 4-H/FFA/Open Classes
  5. Market Lambs 4-H/FFA

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

7:00 p.m. Antique Tractor Pull, Rodeo Arena

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

7:00-10:00 p.m. Musical performance by “Kim & The Quake”

Friday, July 29                      

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, & Beef Show, Community Building

  1. Market Beef
  2. Showmanship
  3. 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

3:00 – 4:00 p.m Meet and Eat – Free snack for Kids 18 and Under at the Meeting Hall

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

Saturday, July 30

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

10:30 a.m. Pedal Tractor Pull, co-sponsored by Douglas County Farm Bureau, Black top area. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m.

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

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

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Release All Non Sale Beef & Bucket Calves

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

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 Building

7:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. Musical performance by SELLOUT”

7:30 p.m. “Mowbashers” Lawn Mower Demolition Derby – Rodeo Arena, Gates open at 6:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, July 31

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