2019 Grandstand Events

Thursday, July 11th

Outlaw Tractor Pull

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Thursday, July 11th

Outlaw Tractor Pull

Friday, July 12th

ATV Rodeo

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Friday, July 12th

ATV Rodeo

Saturday, July 13th

Demo Derby

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Saturday, July 13th

Demo Derby

2019 Monona County Fair Schedule of Events

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Monday, July 1st

 9:00 am Queen Contest Preliminaries – Beef n’ Brew in Mapleton (Finals July 10th at the Opening Ceremonies)  

Saturday, July 6th

Bill Riley Talent Show Competition Entry Deadline

Monday, July 8th

8:00 am Clean Up Day – Fairgrounds 


6:00 pm Bill Riley Talent Show Competition – West Monona High School, Calvin C. Ooten Auditorium Sponsored by Brent McCall, Farm Bureau Agent  

Tuesday, July 9th

 7:00-10:00 am Livestock Check-In and Weigh-In 


10:00 am-7:00 pm Giant Yard Games (Jenga, Yahtzee Bags, Tic Tac Toe, Ladder Golf, Limbo, GaGa Ball, Jump Pillow) 


1:00-7:00 pm Open Class Exhibit Check-In – Floral Hall (please note, all open class exhibits must be entered this day) 


5:00 pm 4-H & FFA Horse Show 


6:00-7:30 pm Free Hot Dog Meal – Pit Concession Building Sponsored by Monona County Extension & Women’s PEO Group 

Wednesday, July 10th

 8:00 am until gone____ Free Rolls, Juice, and Coffee – Sponsored by Monona County Farm Bureau, Farm Bureau Building 


8:00 am-3:00 pm 4-H Conference Static Exhibit Judging – Multi-purpose A/C Building Ag & Natural Resources, Creative Arts, Family & Consumer Sciences, Personal Development, Science & Technology, Defined STEM, Horticulture & Agronomy, Discover 4-H, and Clover Kids 


9:00 am-12:00 pm Open Class Judging – Floral Hall 


10:00 am-7:00 pm Giant Yard Games (Jenga, Yahtzee Bags, Tic Tac Toe, Ladder Golf, Limbo, GaGa Ball, Jump Pillow, Lawnmower Train) 


1:00 pm-4:00 Little Princess Contest – Monona County Extension Office 


1:30 pm 4-H & FFA Bucket/Bottle Calf Interviews – 4-H Fairgrounds Office, near Show Ring 


3:00 pm 4-H & FFA Bottle Lamb Interviews – 4-H Fairgrounds Office, near Show Ring 


4:00 pm 4-H & FFA Dog Show – Show Ring 


5:30-7:00 pm Free Local Foods Dinner – Sponsored by Niman Ranch and ISU Extension & Outreach 2019 Monona County Fair 


7:00 pm 2019 Monona County Fair Opening Ceremony – Grandstand Presentation of Colors by the Discover 4-H Club Opening Welcome from Chris Beedle, Monona County Fair President Recognition of the 2019 Monona County Fair Partners Bill Riley Talent Show Winners Presentation and Performance Monona County Fair Quilt Auction-Courtesy of Ann Crawford, Sewing N’ Such Monona County Royal Court Recognition and Little Princess and Queen Crowning Ceremony 4-H Pie Auction 


Following Opening Ceremonies (dusk) Free Outdoor Movie – “The Sandlot”  

Thursday, July 11th

 7:00-9:00 am 4-H & FFA Hog & Sheep Weigh-In 


9:00-11:00 am 4-H & FFA Market Beef Weigh-In 8:00 am until gone Free Rolls, Juice, and Coffee – Sponsored by Monona County Farm Bureau, near Show Ring 


10:00 am-6:00 pm B & R Chainsaw Sculpting 


10:00 am-8:00 pm Exhibit Buildings Open 


10:00 am-8:00 pm Giant Yard Games (Jenga, Yahtzee Bags, Tic Tac Toe, Ladder Golf, Limbo, GaGa Ball, Jump Pillow), Lawnmower Train 


11:00 am Free Succulent Demonstration- Multi-purpose A/C Building 


11:30 am Livestock Exhibitors Meeting – Show Ring 


12:00 pm Free Trunk Decoupage Demonstration –Multi-purpose A/C Building 


12:00 pm Bidding Begins for 4-H Silent Auction – 4-H Exhibit Building 


12:30 pm 4-H & FFA Poultry Show – Livestock Show Ring 


1:00 pm Free Joy Box Demonstration – Multi-purpose A/C Building 


2:00 pm 4-H Educational Presentations & Working Exhibits – Multi-purpose A/C Building 


3:00-6:00 pm 4-H Safety and Education Shooting Sports Exhibition – East of Show Ring 


3:00-6:00 pm________ Siouxland Ag in the Classroom Activity- Farm Bureau Building 


3:30 pm Open Class Bottle Lamb Show – Show Ring 4-H & FFA Bottle Lamb Show – Show Ring 4-H & FFA Sheep & Goat Show – Show Ring 


4:00-5:00 pm 4-H Share the Fun – 4-H Exhibit Building 


4:00-4:45 pm Just For Kix Free Dance Clinic! Open to ages Preschool - 12th grade (Free Stage)


4:30 pm Monona County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Demonstration – Show Ring (Weather pending) 


5:00 pm ____________ Lindsay Lee’s Dance Show – Free Stage 


5:00-6:00 pm 4-H & FFA Pet Show & Open Class Pet Show (immediately following) – 4-H Exhibit Building 


6:30 pm 4-H Ribbon Holder Sign – Multi-purpose A/C Building 


7:00 pm Outlaw Tractor Pull – $25 Pits, Grandstand $15 Adults, $5 Children, Pre-k & under free 

Mr. Legs Contest (During Tractor Pull)  

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Friday, July 12th - Farm Bureau Day

  7:00 am Pancake Breakfast – Sponsored by Cogdill Farm Supply 


7:30 am 4-H & FFA Swine Show – Show Ring After Prior Show Swine Bonus Auction – Coordinated by Monona County Fair Association 


9:00 am Heritage Bank, Anthon, Coffee & Rolls – Show Ring 


10:00-6:00 pm B & R Chainsaw Sculptures 


10:00 am-8:00 pm Exhibit Buildings Open 


10:00 am-8:00 pm Giant Yard Games (Jenga, Yahtzee Bags, Tic Tac Toe, Ladder Golf, Limbo, GaGa Ball, Jump Pillow), Lawnmower Train Scavenger Hunt (Start at Fair Office) 


11:00 am Guided Barn Animal Drawings – Multi-purpose A/C Building 


12:00-3:00 pm- Face Painting by Colors da Clown (Sponsored by Dave and Anne Radke)


1:00-1:30 pm Check-In for Livestock Judging Contest – Show Ring TBD ______ Caricatures by Kim Boyle 


1:30 pm 4-H, FFA & Adult Livestock Judging Contest – Show Ring 


3:00-7:00 pm- Balloon Twisting by Colors da Clown (Sponsored by Dave and Anne Radke)


3:30 pm 4-H & FFA Rabbit Show – Show Ring 


3:30 pm 4-H Educational Presentations & Working Exhibits – Multi-purpose A/C Building 


5:00-7:00 pm Balloon Animals


5:00-7:00 pm Monona County Farm Bureau Federation FREE Supper – Front of Farm Bureau Building 


6:00 pm Lindsay Lee’s Dance Show – Free Stage 


6:30 Create Your Own Sign Class – Multi-purpose A/C Building 


7:00 pm ATV Rodeo – $25 Pits, Grandstand $10 Adults, $5 Children, Pre-k & under free 

Saturday, July 13th –KID’S DAY!

 8:00 am Open Class Bucket Calf Show – Show Ring 4-H & FFA Bucket Calf & Dairy Show – Show Ring 4-H & FFA Beef Show– Show Ring 


9:00 am Pancake Breakfast – Sponsored by New Coop 


10:00 am-6:00 pm B & R Chainsaw Sculptures 


10:00 am-8:00 pm Exhibit Buildings Open 


10:00 am-8:00 pm Giant Yard Games (Jenga, Yahtzee, Bags, Tic Tac Toe, Ladder Golf, Limbo, GaGa Ball, Jump Pillow), Lawnmower Train 


10:30 am Story Time with Rapunzel – Multi-purpose A/C Building 


11:00 am Cupcake Walk – Multi-purpose A/C Building 


12:00-8:00 pm Gyro Extreme, Toxic Meltdown, Giant Twister, Human Whack-a-Mole, Mini Golf, Bounce Houses & more 


12:00 pm Horseshoe Pitching Contest 


1:00-2:30 pm Ag Olympics – North of Show Ring TBD Inflatable Pony Hopper Races TBD Caricatures by Kim Boyle TBD__________ Dunk Tank 


1:00-4:00 pm Face Painting – Carnival area 


2:00 pm Pedal Pull Competition for Adults & Kids – Grandstand; Sponsored by Monona County Farm Bureau Federation 


3:00 pm Human Battleship – Sponsored by Monona 4-H County Council; North of Show Ring 


2:30-3:00 pm FREE Ice Cream Bars – 4-H Exhibit Building 


3:00 pm Clover Kids Stuffed Animal, 4-H Awards Presentation, 4-H Style Show – 4-H Exhibit Building 


4:00-6:00 pm Special K the Clown 


4:30-5:30 pm Pride of Iowa Judging, Youth & Adult – Multi-purpose A/C Building 2019 Monona County Fair 


4:30-6:30 pm ISU Extension Rising Stars Interns Free Food Demo – 4-H Exhibit Building 


5:30-6:30 pm Pride of Iowa Samples (Open to the Public) – Multi-purpose A/C Building 


7:00 pm Demolition Derby – $25 Pits, Grandstand $10 Adults, $5 Children, Pre-k & under free Best Facial Hair (During Demo Derby) 


7:00-9:00 pm 4-H County Council Teen Dance – Grades 6-8 Glow Party, FREE – Show Ring 


9:30 pm-12:00 am 4-H County Council Teen Dance – Grades 9-12 Glow Party, FREE – Show Ring 

Sunday, July 14th

 11:00 am Parade Registration & Line-Up – Soccer Field (across from fairgrounds) Courtesy of the David McNeill Post & Unit #129 of the American Legion & American Legion Auxiliary 


12:00-5:00 pm Exhibit Buildings Open 12:00-5:00 pm Giant Yard Games (Jenga, Yahtzee Bags, Tic Tac Toe, Ladder Golf, Limbo, GaGa Ball, Jump Pillow), Lawnmower Train Scavenger Hunt – (Start at Fair Office) 


1:00 pm Monona County Fair Parade TBD Inflatable Pony Hopper Races 


2:00 pm Corn Hole Tournament $30 per team - Sponsored by InControl Electronics – Pit Area Band -First Name Basis – Playing in pit area during Corn Hole Tournament 


2:00-4:00 pm Special K the Clown 2:00-4:00 pm Rick Powell & Friends Country Western Show – Free Stage 


2:30 pm Parade Winners Announced 


3:00-4:00 pm________ Ag Activities for Kids, Young & Old – Farm Bureau Building, Sponsored by Monona County Farm Bureau Federation 


2:30-3:30 pm 4-H County Council Toilet Bowl Races fundraiser 


2:30-3:30 pm 4-H Lego Club Exhibition – 4-H Exhibit Building 


2:30-4:00 pm Bingo presented by Monona County 4-H Youth Council – Multi-purpose A/C Building 


3:00 pm Raffle Drawing for ATV/Trailer – Free Stage 


3:00-4:00 pm Ag Activities for Kids, Young & Old – East of Show Ring, sponsored by Monona County Farm Bureau Federation 


3:00 pm Bidding Ends for 4-H Silent Auction – 4-H Exhibit Building 


4:00 pm 4-H & FFA Overall Showman Competition – Livestock Show Ring (Exhibitors check-in at 3:30) 


5:00-6:30 pm Release of Open Class & 4-H Exhibits