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July 12-18, 2024

Marion County Fair Schedule

Head On Over to Knoxville, Iowa for the 2024 Marion County Fair!

Friday, July 12

Today's Sponsor:

6:00
Earliest livestock may arrive at Fairgrounds
8:00
Check In for Dog Obedience Show
8:30
Dog Show
9:00
Dyer-Hudson and Bingley Building Opens
9:00
Fruit & Grains, Seeds, Vegetables & Herbs Judging - Dept. C & D Open Class
10:00
Flower Arrangement Group 1 & Children’s Judging Dept E Open Class
11:00
Textiles Judging – Dept. F – Open Class
Noon
Bucket of Flowers Silent Auction, Bids Open, Dyer-Hudson
Kids Craft Corner – Tent Area
1:00
Arts, Crafts & Photo Judging - Dept. A – Open Class
2:00-3:00
STEAM’n Through the Hour-Coloring Contest
3:00 & 5:00
Absolutely Jim
3:00-6:00
Open Skate – Skate Pit
5:00-5:30
Goats in place and goat check-in and weigh-in
5:30
NO TRAILERS ALLOWED ON GROUNDS
5:30
All Swine in Place
5:30
Concert Gates Open
5:30-6:00
Dairy Check in - Exhibitors must be present during check in
7:00
Cooper Alan, Ashley Cooke and Dylan Schneider Concert
8:00
Dyer-Hudson and Bingley Building Close

Saturday, July 13

Today's Sponsor:

7:00
Sheep in Place; Check-in & Weigh-in
7:30-8:30
Poultry Check-in
8:00
Beef in Place
8:00-9:00
Beef Check-in & Weigh-in
8:30
Rabbits in Place
8:30-9:30
Rabbit Check-in
9:00
Meat Goat Show - Show Pavilion
9:00
Dyer-Hudson Building and Bingley Building Open
10:00
All Horses in Place
10:00
Bottle Animals
10:30
Culinary Judging, Dept. B – Open Class
11:00
Horse Trail Classes - Horse Arena
12:00-2:00
Face Painting by Knoxville FFA
12:30
Pitch Tournament
12:30
Kiwanis Kiddie Tractor Pull - Registration
1:00
Kiwanis Kiddie Tractor Pull
1:00-2:00
Dairy Check in - Exhibitors must be present during check in
1:30
Skill-A-Thon Check-in
2:00-3:00
STEAM’n Through the Hour-Loved it, Liked it, Tried it
2:00-4:00
Skill-A-Thon
2:00 & 4:00
Absolutely Jim
2:00-8:00
Toby the Balloon Dude
3:00-6:00
Open Skate
3:00
Check in Pet & Cat Show, Show Pavilion
3:30
Pet Show & Cat Show, Pavilion
4:30-5:30
Bingley Building-Rubber Band Cars
6:45
Sprint Car Races, (4-H Night), Introductions of Fair Queen
8:00
Dyer-Hudson Building and Bingley Building Close

Sunday, July 14

Today's Sponsor:

6:00
Swine Weigh-in
8:00
Church Service - Columbia Methodist Church – Show Pavilion
8:30
Horse Show, Horse Arena
9:00
Carcass Scanning Beef, Sheep and Goats
9:00
Clover Kid Pet Show Check-in
9:15
Clover Kid Pet Show
10:00
Clover Kid Bottle Lamb Check-in
10:00-11:00
Bingley Building-Cloverkids Coding with Beebots
10:15
Clover Kid Bottle Lamb Show
11:00
Open bucket Bottle Lamb Class
11:00
Dyer-Hudson Building and Bingley Building Open
11:00
Skid Steer Rodeo Sign-up – Farm Bureau Tent
11:00
Farm Bureau Partners of Choice Displays:
- Van Wall John Deere
- Titan Case IH Machinery
- Ulrich Ford
11:00
Knoxville Rural Fire Department Display
11:30-1:00
Marion County Cattlemen Lunch – Show Pavilion
12:00
Kids Craft Corner – Tent Area
12:00
Clover Kid Bottle Calf Check-in
12:15
Clover Kid Bottle Calf Show
12:00-2:00
Face Painting by Knoxville FFA
12:00-6:00
Toby the Balloon Dude
1:00
Open Class Bucket Calf Show
1:00
Farm Bureau Event – Under grandstand
- Free kids activities
- Free root beer floats
1:00
Bingo – Bingley Building
1:00
Farm Bureau Skid Steer Rodeo Operated by Bandstra Farms
1:00
Horticulture Judging – Dept. E - Open Class
2:00 & 4:00
Absolutely Jim
2:00-3:00
STEAM’n Through the Hour-Sprouting up Science
2:00-3:30
4-H Awards Presentation-Show Pavilion
2:30
Baby Contest Registration, Dyer-Hudson
3:00
Baby Contests, Dyer-Hudson
3:00-6:00
Open Skate
4:00-5:30
Little Hands on the Farm
4:30
Pee-Wee Showmanship
7:00
Duckworth Rodeo – Infield
8:00
Dyer-Hudson and Bingley Building Close

Monday, July 15

Today's Sponsor:

7:00
Agriland FS Breakfast Feed-Show Pavilion
8:00
Sheep Show
9:00
Dyer-Hudson Building and Bingley Building Open
10:00
Flower Arrangements Group 2 Judging Dept E Open Class
10:00-2:00
Toby the Balloon Dude
11:00-12:00
Bingley Building-Blender Bike Challenge
12:00
Kids Craft Corner – Tent Area
12:00-2:00
Face Painting by Knoxville FFA
2:00 & 4:00
Absolutely Jim
2:00-3:00
STEAM’n Through the Hour-Color Monster
2:30
Notification deadline for ... SELLING MARKET Animals
3:00
Poultry Show- Poultry barn
3:00-6:00
Open Skate
4:00-5:00
Bingley Building-Trivia Challenge
7:00
Impact Pro Professional Wrestling- Show Pavilion
7:00
Fun Horse Show
8:00
Dyer-Hudson and Bingley Building Close

Tuesday, July 16

Today's Sponsor:

7:00
Rabbit Show in Rabbit barn
8:00
Beef Show, Show Pavilion (Breeding Cow/Calf , Market)
9:00
Dyer-Hudson Building and Bingley Building Open
10:00-2:00
Toby the Balloon Dude
12:00
Kids Craft Corner – Tent Area
12:00-2:00
Face Painting by Knoxville FFA
1:00
4-H Bucket Calf Show
4-H Bucket Lamb & Goat Show
Immediately following 4-H Bucket Calf Show
1:00 & 3:00
Absolutely Jim
2:00-3:00
STEAM’n Through the Hour-Art Mistakes
3:00-4:00
Bingley Building-Explore Drones
3:30
Dairy Show Cattle & Goats
3:00-6:00
Open Skate
4:30
Barn Yard Olympics
5:30
Bucket of Flowers Silent Auction Ends – pick up @ Dyer-Hudson
7:00
Demo Derby-Grand Stand
8:00
Dyer-Hudson and Bingley Building Close

Wednesday, July 17

Today's Sponsor:

8:00
Swine Show- Show Pavilion
9:00
Dyer-Hudson Building and Bingley Building Open
10:00-12:00
Bingley Building-Breakout Boxes
12:00
Kids Craft Corner – Tent Area
1:00
4-H Foundation
1:00 & 3:00
Absolutely Jim
1:00-2:00
Bingley Building-Houseplant Propigation
1:15-4:00
4-H Exhibits released- Dyer-Hudson exhibits must be removed for exhibitors to receive premium
2:00
Livestock Costume contest, Show Pavillion
2:00-3:00
STEAM’n Through the Hour-Oil Spill Clean Up
2:00-6:00
Open Class Exhibits Released - Report to East door of Dyer Hudson
3:00-6:00
Open Skate
4:00
4-H State Fair Dyer Hudson Exh. Mtg. Dyer Hudson
5:00
Dyer-Hudson Closes
5:00-7:00
Appreciation Dinner –Show Pavilion, Marion County Bankers Association
6:00
4-H Foundation Recognition Events, Show Pavilion
Senior Member Recognition
Parade of Champions/Winners
4-H Bucket of Junk Auction
30 minutes after 4-H Recognition Events
All Non-Market Animals Released

Thursday, July 18

Today's Sponsor:

7:30
Buyers’ Appreciation Breakfast and Registration, Show Pavilion
8:30
Livestock Sale, Show Pavilion
(Market Livestock released following Sale)
All Livestock Exhibits Must Be Removed 1 Hour After The Sale Ends

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