2017 DAKOTA-THURSTON COUNTY FAIR SCHEDULE
                             (SCHEDULE IS NOT BINDING AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

                                ALL EVENTS ARE FREE UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

 

SUNDAY, July 30, 2017

4-H Cat Show ....................................................................................... Location: Thurston, NE 1:30 P.M.
Household Pets/Small Animals Show .................................................. Location: Thurston, NE 3:30 P.M.
4-H Dog Show ...................................................................................... Location: Thurston, NE 5:00 P.M. 
 


MONDAY, July 31, 2017


Rabbit & Poultry check-in ................................................................................................ 6:00-8:00 P.M.

 
TUESDAY, August 1, 2017

Rabbit Show/Open Class Show ................................................................................................ 8:30 A.M.
Poultry Show/Open Class Show (1/2 hour after Rabbit Show; no earlier than 12:30) .......... 12:30 P.M.
4-H and Vendor Booth Set-up .......................................................................................... 5:00-8:00 P.M.
Enter Open Class Products (except food & flowers) ........................................................ 6:00-7:00 P.M.
Barrel Racing ............................................................................................................................. 6:30 P.M.

 
WEDNESDAY, August 2, 2017

Enter Open Class ................................................................................................... 8:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Mandatory Superintendents & Judges meeting .............................................................. 8:00-8:30 A.M.
Exhibit Hall Judging/4-H Interviews ............................................................................ 9:00 A.M. – Noon
CloverKid Interviews ................................................................................................. 10:00 A.M. – Noon
Exhibit Hall Closed to Public ..................................................................................................... 1:00 P.M.
Open Class Products Judging ................................................................................................... 1:30 P.M.
Enter Beef, Sheep, Swine, Goats for 4-H & FFA ............................................................... 6:30-8:30 P.M.
4-H King & Queen and Little Prince/Princess Coronation – Exhibit Hall .................................. 7:00 P.M.

 
THURSDAY, August 3, 2017

Swine Show .............................................................................................................................. 8:00 A.M.
Exhibit Hall Hours – Open to Public .................................................................... 10:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Bucket Calf records due to 4-H Livestock Office ............................................................................. Noon
Goat Show ................................................................................................................................ 1:00 P.M.
Bucket Calf Show (1/2 hour after Goat Show: no earlier than 3:00) ........................................ 3:00 P.M.
Parade – Dakota Ave ................................................................................................................ 6:00 P.M.
BBQ – Free – West of Exhibit Hall ............................................................................................ 7:30 P.M.
“Tri-State Shootout” Tractor Pull ($5 admission) … Gates open at 5:00 P.M. .......................... 7:00 P.M.
4-H Horses must be stalled ..................................................................................................... 8:00 P.M. 

 
FRIDAY, August 4, 2017

Free Community Breakfast-Sponsored by Farms Pride ..................................... 7:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
Beef (Cow/Calf, Feeder Calf, Breeding Heifer & Market Beef) Show ...................................... 8:30 A.M.
Exhibit Hall Hours – Open to Public .....................................................................10:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Papa Bear Carvings (Chainsaw carvings) ..................................................................... Noon to 7:00 P.M.
Sheep Show (1 hour after Beef Show but no earlier than 2:30) .............................................. 2:30 P.M.
Wine & Beer Tasting Event (Sponsored by Hy-Vee) ........................................................ 5:00-8:00 P.M.
Pioneer Farm/Good Neighbor Awards (Rodeo Arena) ............................................................ 7:45 P.M.
Mutton Bustin’ (Rodeo Arena)..registration 6:30-7:00 P.M. .............................. Riding – 7:00-8:00 P.M.
Rodeo/Beer Garden ($5 admission) …Gates open 6:00 P.M. ........................... Event starts at 8:00 P.M.

 
SATURDAY, August 5, 2017
  --Kids & Family Day
4-H Horse Show ........................................................................................................................ 8:30 A.M.
Exhibit Hall Hours – Open to Public ..................................................................... 10:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Pedal Pull – Exhibit Hall .......................................................................................................... 11:00 A.M.
Papa Bear Carvings (Chainsaw carvings) ..................................................................... Noon to 7:00 P.M.
Kids Day Events ($5 admission) .............................................................................. 1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.
Kids Ranch Rodeo (Rodeo Arena)…..Registration 3:30-4:00 P.M. …..Events .................... 4:00-6:00 P.M.
Mutton Bustin’ (Rodeo Arena)…..Registration 5:30-6:00 P.M. …..Riding ........................ 6:00-7:00 P.M.
Mud Volleyball Tournament ................................................................................................... 12:00 P.M.
Jackpot Cattle Show – Open….weigh-in 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. ............................. Show starts at 3:00 P.M.
Pie Contest (Exhibit Hall), ****Pie sale by the slice after judging**** ................................... 1:00 P.M.
Music (Exhibit Hall) – The Country Flavor Band ........................................................................ 2:00 P.M.
Demolition Derby by CS Promotions ($5 admission)…Gates open at 2:00 P.M. ...................... 4:00 P.M.
4-H Style Revue & Awards Presentation – Exhibit Hall ............................................................. 6:00 P.M.
Pioneer Farm/Good Neighbor Awards (Rodeo Arena) ............................................................ 7:45 P.M.
Rodeo/Beer Garden ($5 admission) …Gates open 6:00 P.M. ........................... Event starts at 8:00 P.M.
Laser Tag (located near Open Horseshow Arena) .......................................................... 8:30-11:30 P.M.
4-H Sponsored Movie Night (FREE ADMISSION) ...................................................................... 9:00 P.M.

 
SUNDAY, August 6, 2017

Open Horse Show ..................................................................................................................... 9:00 A.M.
4-H Family Livestock Judging Contest .................................................................................... 10:30 A.M.
Exhibit Hall Hours – Open to Public .....................................................................10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Horseshoe Competition ............................................................................................................ 1:00 P.M.
Round Robin Showmanship ................................................................................................... 12:30 P.M.
Bonus Auction .......................................................................................................................... 4:00 P.M.
Jaripeo – Mexican Style Bull Ride……….Gates open at 2:00 P.M. ............................................. 4:30 P.M.

 
RELEASE OF STATIC EXHIBITS* (LOCATED IN THE EXHIBIT HALL) ........................................ 3:00 P.M
RELEASE OF LIVESTOCK EXHIBITS* ................................................................................... 5:30 P.M.
(OR IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE BONUS AUCTION)



*Premiums will be forfeited by the individual if exhibits (static and livestock) are removed prior to stated time.