2016 Barton County Fair
Schedule of Events


   Pre-Fair Events             
Sunday, June 26
8 - 8:30 AM 4-H Dog Show Registration (Expo III)
8:30 AM      4-H Dog Show & Agility (Expo III)

Wednesday, June 29
8:30 AM   4-H Clothing, Fiber Arts & Fashion Revue
                  Judging, 4-H Banners 
                  (Trinity Lutheran Church)
7:00 PM    Public Fashion Revue (Crest Theater)

Sunday, July 3
5:00 PM Set up Expo Grounds and Buildings
                 Helpers picnic after Setup
Last Minute Preparation to get your Projects and Entries ready for display!

                          25th ANNIVERSARY JUBILEE - OPENING DAY!

Wednesday, July 6
8:00 AM-12  Check in all exhibits
                      (Except perishables)
                      4-H & Open Class
8:30 AM        Judging of 4-H Foods
                      4-H Foods Sale after judging
10:30 AM     4-H Arts & Crafts judging
12:00 PM     Cloverbuds & 4-H Banner judging
 (Expo II)
2:00 PM        4-H Rabbit Show (Expo III)
4:00 PM       4-H Poultry Show (Expo III)
5:00-10 PM  Commercial Exhibits Open
                      (Expo I)
6:00-7 PM    Late Check in of Open Class Exhibits
                          (Except Food, Crops & Horticulture)
6:00 PM    **Mandatory Livestock Meeting** 
           (Expo III)
6:30 PM      4-H Youth Rally (Expo III)
7:00 PM     Free Stage Entertainment (Expo II)
                   Barn Yard Olympics (Between Expo II&III)
9:00 PM     Movie Night @ the FAIR sponsored by
             The City of Great Bend

Thursday, July 7
7:30 AM      Business Appreciation Breakfast /Chamber Coffee  (Expo II)
7:30-9:30 AM Check in Open Foods, Open &
               4-H Horticulture (Gardening & Flowers),
               Open & 4-H Crops
9:00 AM     4-H Swine Show
                          (Aaron's Repair Arena)
10:00 AM    Judging of Open Foods, Open &
                    4-H Horticulture (Gardening & Flowers)
                  Clothing, and Quilts, Open Arts & Crafts  
                   (Expo II)
11:00 AM    Judging of Open Photography & Rocketry
11:00 AM - 1 PM  Barton Co. Fair Ag Challenge of                    
                   Champions, FACS Judging,
      Livestock Skillathon Contest (Expo II)
1:00 PM      Judging of 4-H Project Display, Notebooks & Posters Photography, Reading, Home Environment, Self Determined, Wildlife, Rocketry, Energy Management, Entomology, Geology and Forestry and Open & 4-H Crops (Expo II)
2:00 PM      Judging of Open & 4-H
                    Woodworking; Judging of Open Ag Mech
                    (Expo II)
2:30 PM      4-H Livestock Judging    
5:00-10 PM   Commercial Exhibits Open (Expo I)
6:00 PM      4-H Bucket Calf Show (Expo III)
                   Dog Agility Demo (Expo III)
     Wagner’s Carnival         
6:00-8 PM   Free Stage Entertainment (Expo II)
8:00 PM       Christian Concert – Sidewalk Prophets
                      (Farmers Bank & Trust Stage)

Friday, July 8
7:30 AM      4-H Dairy Goat Show
                     (Aaron's Repair Arena)
9:00 AM      4-H Meat Goat Show
                     (Aaron’s Repair Arena)
11:00 AM    4-H Sheep Show
                     (Aaron's Repair Arena)
5:00 PM       4-H Beef Show
                     (Aaron's Repair Arena)
7:00 PM       Round Robin Practice
                     (Aaron’s Repair Arena)
5:00-10 PM Commercial Exhibits Open (Expo I)
6:00 PM       Wagner’s Carnival
6:30 PM       Fashion Show presented by
      Barton Co. 4-H - Free Stage (Expo II)
8:00 PM      Country Concert - Stoney LaRue /w special guest Forgotten Highway
                      (Farmers Bank & Trust Stage)

Saturday, July 9 
8:00 AM  4-H Horse Show (Outdoor Arena)
9:00 AM Registration Mutton Bustin’ and Kids
                Ranch Rodeo (Aaron's Repair Arena)
9:30 AM  Mutton Bustin’ and Kids Ranch Rodeo  
                 (Aaron's Repair Arena)
                 4-H Hand pets (Expo II)
10:00 AM    The Bernard J Ohnmacht Memorial
                     Shepherd's Lead 
                     (Aaron's Repair Arena)
10:30 AM    Open Class Sheep Check-in
11:00 AM    Open Class Sheep Show
                     (Aaron’s Repair Arena)
12:00 Noon  Antique Tractor Pull Registration
1:00 - 10 PM Commercial Exhibits Open (Expo I)
1:30 PM       Antique Tractor Pull
                     (North of Expo III)
1:30 PM        Open Class Animal Costume Class  (Aaron’s Repair Arena)
2:00 PM       Registration Kids Pedal Tractor Pull (Expo II)
2:30 PM       Kids Pedal Tractor Pull (Expo II)
Registration Adult Pedal Tractor Pull        (Expo II)    
                     Adult Pedal Tractor Pull Directly
                        after the Kids (Expo II)
3:00 PM       Back Seat Drivers Contest
                        (Commons Area)
5:00 PM      Community Bank Watermelon Feed
                                (Commons Area)
5 - 6:30 PM  Open Class Swine Check-in  (Expo  III)
6:00 PM        ATV Rodeo (Outside Arena)
6:00 PM        Wagner’s Carnival
6 - 8:00 PM   Free Stage (Expo II)
7:00 PM        Gary Ewing Memorial Open Class Swine Show (Aaron’s Repair Arena)
8:00 PM        Rock Tribute Concert - HELLS BELLS (a Tribute to AC) w/ special guest The Banned
                       (Farmers Bank & Trust Stage)
Sunday, July 10
8:30 AM      Sunrise Services
                   Non-Denominational
                    Sponsored by 4-H Council
                       (Free Stage)
                    Sunrise Breakfast after service
                       Sponsored by 4-H Holding Board
9:30 AM      4-H Small Animal Round Robin
                       (Aaron's Repair Arena)
10:30 AM    4-H Livestock Round Robin
                       Showmanship Contest
                       (Aaron's Repair Arena)
11:30 AM     4-H BBQ (Expo I)
                      (South of Expo III)
2:00 PM        4-H Showcase Awards
                       (Aaron's Repair Arena)
Farm Bureau Assn. Root Beer               
Float Social (Expo III)
2:30 PM        Sale of Champions
                       (Aaron's Repair Arena)
4:00 PM        Buildings Closed for Check out preparations
4:30 PM        Check out Exhibits
6:00 PM        Wagner’s Carnival (Special Sunday Performance)
Monday, July 11
All Day         Tear down and Storage
5:00 PM        Final Check Out of remaining
                     Exhibits and Clean up

*NOTE: The Barton County Fair is not responsible
for items not picked up at check out times.


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