Printable Fair Schedule:   2018 Nemaha County Fair Schedule

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2018 Nemaha County Fair Schedule

Sunday, July 8th –     6:00 pm  Set up/ cleanup at fairgrounds

Monday, July 9th      4H /FFA / Clover Kid Entry only

3:00 -7:00 pm     Pre-Fair Judging and Entry of FFA/ 4-H Home Economics & General   Areas Exhibits (Except Horticulture) . — Clover Kid projects entered and interviewed –4H building.

Tuesday July 10th       Open Class to Enter

5:00-8:00 pm       Open Class: entering in 4H building – All Home Economics & General areas exhibits –Including Garden Art Contest.  (Horticulture will be entered on Thursday morning in 4-H building.)

Wednesday July 11th

8:00 am      Open Class Judging in progress (4-H building – closed to the public)
5:00 pm      4-H Food Stand opens
5:00 -9pm   Fairgrounds Open for All Livestock. Livestock will be weighed as unloaded
9:00 pm        ALL livestock (4-H /FFA & Open Class) MUST BE IN PLACE 

Thursday July 12th

Lil Orv’s Carving    Thursday, Friday, Saturday

7:00 am           Band/music Boosters Food Stand opens for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (all four days)

8:00 am              Horse Show & check in – 4H/ Open Class
8:00 –10:00am   Horticulture/Beautiful Buckets- 4-H building
8:30-10 am         Entry of Open Class Horticulture Exhibits – 4-H Building
9 am-10 pm        4-H Building opens to Public  
10:00 am            4-H Shooting Sports-Archery–Ball Field Area
10:30 – 12:30pm Approx time -Judging open class begins after 4H judging is completed.

1:00 pm            Sheep Show & Meat Goat Show – 4-H / FFA & Open Class

4:00 pm            Rabbit Show –  4-H / FFA & Open Class – Livestock Arena  

5 – 10:00 pm     Commercial Building Open to the Public
5:30 pm    ATV & Tractor Driving Contest registration, practice, then contest 6:30

6:00 pm           River City Carnival on midway

Friday, July 13th

Lil Orv’s Carving    Thursday, Friday, Saturday
8:00 am            Swine Show – Livestock Arena – 4-H/ FFA & Open Class

9 am-10 pm      4-H Building opened
9 am –noon      4-H Shooting Sports/BB Gun Contest-Ball Field
10 am -10 pm   Commercial building -Opened to the Public

2:00 pm           Poultry Show (Waterfowl-Pigeons) – Livestock Arena  

6:00 pm           River City Carnival on the Midway

6:00 pm            Parade (From Courthouse to Fairgrounds)

                         Theme – “Freaky Friday”
                      After the Parade the Nemaha Co Extension will serve Ice Cream in the Open Air Building
7:30 pm           Dairy Goat Show/Pygmy/Other Goat Show -Livestock arena

8:00 pm             Pioneer & Heritage Farm Awards 
Free Grandstand Show – 

           Kevin Horner—Comedy Ventriloquism

Saturday July 14th

Lil Orv’s Carving    Thursday, Friday, Saturday

8:00 am             Bucket Calf Show / Beef Show

9 am-10 pm      4-H Building open to the Public

10 am–10pm     Commercial building -Open to the Public

10:30 am          Clover Kid Pet Show

11:00 am          Rocket Launch (weather permitting)

12:30 pm         4-H Top Award Pictures

1:00 pm           Horse, Dairy & Livestock Judging Contests-Livestock Arena

1-6:00 pm        River City Carnival on Midway (Kid’s day-discount tickets)

3:30- 8:30 pm -Balloon artist – Colors da Clown

6:15 pm   Little Tuggers Tractor Pull registration – Pull at   6:30pm
7:15 pm            FFA Ag Olympics

7- midnight       Beer garden –  No gate charge.

9:00-12:00        Dylan Bloom  Band 

Sunday July 15th

8:30 am      Faith at the Fair (a non-denominational service)-Open Air Building-                 (Brock Christian Church)
11 am               4-H & Commercial buildings -Open to the Public
12:30 pm         Livestock Buyers Meal
1:00 –6:00pm   River City Carnival on Midway- discounted tickets
1:30 pm          Presentation of McIninch Judging Trophy & 4H  Herdsmanship Awards
2:00 pm           4-H / FFA Livestock Premium Sale-Livestock Arena 
3:30 pm           Chain saw Wood Sculpture Auction –  Open Air Building
                      Proceeds of Auction Benefits Nemaha County Agricultural Society

5:00 pm           All Exhibits Released (4-H / FFA and Open Class).
(4-H Building Will Be Open For 1 Hour) 

Nemaha County Agricultural Society is not responsible for exhibits or items not picked up.

  Monday, July 16th     6:00 pm        Clean Up at the Fairgrounds

Open Class entry cards may be picked up at the UNL Extension Office/Nemaha County Courthouse / Needles I Quilt shop or online at

Open Class Premium money will be handed out on Sunday night at 5:00 pm.  Please remember to pick it up when you pick up your exhibits.

Premium money will be held for 1 week – after that the premium money will be forfeited.