2024 Fair Schedule

Sunday, June 2

4:00 PM County Fair Shooting Sports Contest (Izaak Walton)

Saturday, June 15

8:00 AM Fair Royalty Interviews (Polk County Extension Office)

Saturday, July 6

8:00 AM Clothing Event Judging (Polk County Extension Office)

Friday, July 12

4:00-7:00 PMClub Booth Set-up
Livestock Barns CLOSED until 5 pm due to insecticide application
5:00-8:00 PM Stall Assignments posted- tack may be moved in

Saturday, July 13

8:00 AM- 4:00 PM Horse arrive
8:00 AM Advanced Cattle Feeder Arrival
8:30 AM-3:00 PM 4-H & FFA Conference Judging (4-H Building)
9:00 AM Advanced Cattle Feeder Weigh/Scan (Sheep Barn)
9:00 AM-12:00 PM Open Class Entries (4-H Building)
12:00 PM Open Class Judging (4-H Building)
3:00 PM 4-H Building Closed
3:30 PM Cat Show (Jacobson Arena West Lobby)
4:00 PM Horse Check-in, Exhibitor Meeting to Follow
4:00-8:00 PM Poultry Arrival
5:00-9:00 PM Sheep and Goat Arrive- All Must Vet Check in Rock Island Parking lot
5:00-9:00 PM Sheep Weigh-in
5:00-9:00 PM Goat Weigh-in
6:00 PM Anything goes (Jacobson Arena)

Sunday, July 14

5:00 AM-8:30 AM Swine Arrive- All Must Vet Check in Rock Island Parking lot
5:00 AM-7:00 PM Cattle arrival
6:00 AM-8:00 AM Broiler & Turkey Arrival
8:30 AM Clover Dash 5K (Near 4-H Building)
9:00 AM Swine Weigh-in
9:30 AM Pedal Tractor Pull (Sheep Barn)
11:30 AM-12:45 PM County Fair Barbecue- Free will donation (4-H Building)
12:30 PM Clover Kid Graduation (4-H Building)
1:00 PM Livestock Scans
1:00 PM Polk County Fair Royalty Coronation (4-H Building)
3:00 PM Horse Show- Halter, Showmanship, and Trail (Jacobson Arena)
3:00-7:00 PM Rabbit Arrival
2:30 PM Open Class Poultry (Sheep Barn)
3:30 PM Poultry Show (Sheep Barn)
4:00 PM Bill Riley Talent Search (4-H Building)
7:00 PM Cattle Weigh-in (Sheep Barn)
8:00 PM 4-H Building Closed
9:00 PM Set-up Dog Show in Jacobson

Monday, July 15

8:00 AM Dog Show (Jacobson Arena)
9:00 AM Open Sheep Show (Sheep Barn Show Ring)
10:00 AM Communication Event (4-H Building)
10:00 AM Decorate-A-Bale Contest (Sheep Barn)
10:00 AM Breeding/Market Sheep Show (Sheep Barn Show Ring)
1:00 PM Horse Show (Jacobson Arena)
5:00 PM Pet Show (Jacobson Arena West Lobby)
6:00 PM Watermelon Feed Sponsored by Amanda and Aaron Johnson(East end of sheep barn)
6:00 PM Polk County Cattleman Cook-out (East end of sheep barn)
6:00 PM Goat Costume Class (Sheep Barn Show Ring)
6:30 PM Lead line & Horse Fun Show (Jacobson Arena)
7:00-10:00 PM Teen Dance (FFA Display Building)
8:00 PM 4-H Building Closed

Tuesday, July 16

7:00-10:00 AM County Council Pancake Breakfast (4-H Building)
8:00 AM Swine Show (Sheep Barn Show Ring)
8:00 AM Rabbit Showmanship (Sheep Barn)
9:00 AM Horse Show (Jacobson Arena)
10:00 AM Rabbit/Cavy Show & Open Show (Sheep Barn)
3:00 PM Open Class Swine Show (Sheep Barn Show Ring)
4:00 PM Open Meat Goat Show (Sheep Barn Show Ring)
4:30 PM Meat Goat Show (Sheep Barn Show Ring)
5:00 PM Fashion Show (4-H Building)
5:45 PM Shooting Sport Recognition (4-H Building)
6:00 PM Share the Fun (4-H Building)
8:00 PM 4-H Building Closed

Wednesday, July 17

8:00 AM Dairy Goat Show (Sheep Barn Show ring)
8:30 AM Advanced Cattle Feeders Interviews (Sheep Barn)
9:00 AM Horse Show Games (Jacobson Arena)
10:00 AM Advanced Cattle Feeders (Sheep Barn)
12:00 PM Open Class Dairy Goat Show (Sheep Barn Show ring)
12:00 PM Set-up Cattle Ring in Jacobson
1:00 PM Open Class Bucket/Bottle Calf Show (Jacobson Arena)
3:00 PM Cattle Show (Jacobson Arena)
8:00 PM 4-H Building Closed
8:00 PM Movie Night (13 years-12th grade) (4-H Building)

Thursday, July 18

8:00 AM- 12:00 PM Blood Drive (4-H Building)
9:00 AM Livestock Skill-A-Thon (Sheep Barn Show ring)
11:30 AM Horse Awards (Warm-up Arena)
1:00 PM Bacon Buddies (Jacobson Arena)
2:00 PM Supreme showmanship or following Bacon Buddies (Jacobson Arena)
4:00-5:00 PM Release of all Conference Exhibits
5:00 PM 4-H Building Closed
5:00 PM Release of Poultry and Rabbits
5:00 PM Release of all Livestock Exhibits & Tack

Friday, July 19

11:00 AM Auction Meal
12:00 PM Livestock Auction- Auction order:

4-H Exhibit Building Hours

Friday, July 12 |    4:00 pm -7:00 pm
Saturday, July 13 |    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday, July 14 |    8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday, July 15 |    8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, July 16 |    8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, July 17 |    8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday, July 18 |    8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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