Garfield County Fair & Rodeo

 

 

"Crazy Days,

Country Ways!"

September 15, 16, 17, 2017

Lots of Animals, Flower Exhibits, Clothing, Cattle, Swine and Sheep Shows, Crafts, Photography, Food and Produce Exhibits, Petting Zoo, Fair Dance, Parade, Car Show, Cowboy Church, Agricultural Museum, Live Demonstrations, Talent Performances, Live Music, Chicken Scramble, Lawnmower Races, Horse Show, Pie Contests, Family Rodeo, Great FOOD and So Much MORE!!!

Call 843-3701 or 843-1723 for information 

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS      

Thursday, September 7th
1:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Rodeo Call In Day! Call 509-843-1723 to enter.

Wednesday, September 13th
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Enter pre-registered poultry & rabbits.
*Register with Paula Kessler at least one week before fair. 509-751-6751.

Thursday, September 14th
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM: The Alibi will deliver food to the Beef Arena or the Fairgrounds Office. Call 843-5138 to place your order.
6:00 PM: 4-H Horse Show Games

Friday, September 15th
7:00 AM to 9:30 AM:  Enter flowers, fruit and vegetables
7:30 AM:  Biscuits and Gravy available at the Spinner’s Potato Booth
8:00 AM: Poultry and Rabbit Judging
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM:  Enter Cereal Grains and Hay. Hay to be delivered to Bldg. 2, East side roll up door.
8:30 AM:  4-H and FFA Livestock Judging
10:00 AM:  Exhibit buildings and concessions open
10:30 AM:  Open Beef Show, Jr. Breeding Classes followed by Senior Open Beef Heifer Classic.
11:00 AM: Cross Cut Saw Demo at the EWA Museum followed by ice cream making.
12:00 PM: Swine Show, Open Class followed by FFA and 4-H
1:00 PM: Beef Show, Beef Fitting & Showing demonstration with the beef judge, followed by Lil’ Pardners (Children under 4-H age), FFA and 4-H Market Steer Confirmation Classes. FFA Market Steer Fitting and Showing followed by 4-H Market Steer Fitting and Showing.                           
3:00 PM: Sheep Show immediately followed by the Goat Show
3:00 PM – 12:00 AM: Spinner’s Beer Garden is open with music. No outside beverages of any kind are allowed in the Beer Garden.
5:00 PM:  Exhibit Buildings close
5:30 PM: Fair Parade Downtown
8:00 PM: Free Movie Night sponsored by the 4-H. Guardians of the Galaxy 2, rated PG-13. Concessions will be sold. 

Saturday, September 16th
6:30 AM to 9:30 AM:  The Linda McKeirnan (Mrs. Eric) Honorary Cowboy Breakfast @ Spinners Hall, delivery available to the fairgrounds @ 7:00 AM between Beef Barn and Flower Buildings.
7:30 AM: Biscuits and Gravy available at the Spinner’s Potato Booth
8:15 AM: Swine Fitting and Showing demonstration with Judge.
8:30 AM: Swine Show, Open Class, FFA followed by 4-H.
9:00 AM: Beef Fitting and Showing demonstration with judge for feeder steer showman, followed by Lil’ Pardners 2nd optional showing.
9:30 am: Beef Show, FFA and 4-H Feeder Steer Confirmation Classes (alternate beginning with FFA; FFA Champion selected before 4-H Champion). FFA Feeder Steer Fitting and Showing (Freshman/Sophomore, followed by Junior/Senior); followed by 4-H Fitting and Showing Classes Senior, Intermediate, then Junior).
10:00 AM:  Exhibit buildings and concessions open
10:00AM to 4:00 PM:  Antique Farm Equipment Show – baseball field/EWA Museum
11:00: Cross Cut Saw Demonstration at the EWA Museum followed by ice cream making. 
11:00 AM: Sheep and Goat Show. Lamb Fitting and Showing demonstration with judge. FFA Fitting and Showing (Freshman/Sophomore, followed by Junior/Senior); followed by 4-H Fitting and Showing Classes (Senior, Intermediate, then Junior); followed by Open Class Fitting and Showing.
ROUND ROBIN – BEGINS IMMEDIATELY FOLOWING THE SHEEP/GOAT SHOW
Ag equipment museum exhibitions and seminars throughout the day. Signs will be posted with locations.

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM:  Grandstand Show: Music
12:00 PM – 12:00 AM: Spinner’s Beer Garden Open with music. No outside beverages of any kind are allowed in the Garden
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM: Horseshoe Tournament Registration, Tournament starts at 12:30 in the Spinner’s Beer Garden
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM:  Smiles the Clown will be next to the Spinner’s Potato Booth in the Food Court Area
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM: Sheep Fitting & Showing followed by Goat Fitting & Showing
1:30 PM:  Children’s events in front of the Grand Stand; Minute to Win it, Straw Search, Fair Themed Game
3:00 PM: WSU/Garfield County Extension serves cake and Ferdinand’s ice cream, Delbert Niebel Arena
4:00 PM: Presentation of FFA/4-H Livestock Awards in Swine Arena.
                  
Market Livestock Sale- All Grand Champions will sell first, followed by Reserve Champions in each barn. Sale order will be steers, goats, lambs, hogs.                     
5:00 PM:  Exhibit buildings close
7:00 PMTentative motorcycle and ATV races
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM: Teen Dance in Concession breezeway
7:30 PM to 12:00 PM:  Music in the Spinner’s Beer Garden

Sunday, September 17th
7:30 AM: Biscuits and Gravy available at the Spinner’s Potato Booth

8:00 AM:  Horse Show, 4-H followed by Open Class and Trail Show
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM:  Cowboy Church
11:00 AM:  Concession stands open, Exhibit Halls Open
11:00 AM:  Chicken Scrambles and Balloon Toss in front of the Grandstands
11:30 AM:  Dog Show in front of the Grandstands
1:00 PM:  Pomeroy Pony Punchers Rodeo in the Rodeo Arena
3:00 PM:  Contest winners announced at Rodeo Grounds Arena
4:00 PM: Exhibits may be removed. All Exhibits must be removed by 5:00 PM

**No dogs allowed in food area or under the Grand Stands.

**No outside beverages of any kind are allowed in the Beer Garden.

Call 843-3701 or 843-1723 for information
 

2017 ENTRY DATES AND TIMES

Home Economics Department
Tuesday, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
*Thursday, Baking and 4-H Only, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Fine Arts and Photography
Tuesday, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Cereal, Grain and Hay
Friday, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Hay entries are to be taken to Building #2, East side roll up door at EWA Museum

Vegetables and Fruits Department
Thursday, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Friday, 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Giant Pumpkin Contest
Thursday, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Flower Department
Friday, 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

4-H Home Economics Department
Tuesday, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursday, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Exhibit Halls are open 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

EXHIBITS MAY BE REMOVED SUNDAY AT 4:00 PM!
ALL EXHIBITS MUST BE REMOVED BY 5:00 PM SUNDAY!

2017 LIVESTOCK SCHEDULE

Thursday, September 14th
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM:
Weigh market hogs at swine barn scale. Exhibitors must bring quality assurance/health record papers and Check-in required feed.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM:
Weigh market lambs and goats at beef scale. All Sheep and goat market animal exhibitors must bring quality assurance health record papers.

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM:
Weigh market steers at beef scale. All steer exhibitors must present WA Haul Slip, proper proof of ownership and beef QA form at the time they cross scales. Contact Kayla Slaybaugh with questions. Exhibitors must bring quality assurance/health records papers.

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM: 
Weigh late arriving lambs/goats

*Note: Exhibitors must designate a market sale animal at time of weigh-in by “sale, turn or take-out”.

Friday, September 15th
7:30 AM:        
Pens and stalls of animals brought in on Thursday must be clean. Exhibitors must feed and water their own animals!

8:00 AM: Poultry and Rabbit Judging      
Animals to be shown on Friday must be on the grounds. 

8:30 AM:                   
4-H and FFA Livestock Judging event begins.

10:30 AM: Open Beef Show                 
Open Beef, Jr. Breeding Classes followed by Senior Open Beef Heifer Classic.

12:00 PM: Swine Show                 
Swine Show, Open, FFA, 4-H

1:00 PM: Beef Show                     
Beef Fitting & Showing demonstration with the beef judge, followed by Lil’ Pardner’s (children under 4-H age), FFA and 4-H Market Steer Confirmation Classes. FFA Market Steer Fitting and Showing followed by 4-H Market Steer Fitting and Showing.

3:00 PM: Sheep and Goat Show                      
Sheep Show, immediately followed by the Goat Show.

Saturday, September 16th
7:00 AM – 7:30 AM:
Weighing of 4-H & FFA Feeder Steers for show and Rate-of-Gain Contests. All stalls and pens must be clean. Exhibitors must feed and water their own animals!

8:15 AM:
Swine Fitting and Showing demonstration with Judge.

8:30 AM: Swine Show
Open class, FFA, followed by 4-H.

9:00 AM:
Beef Fitting and Showing demonstration with judge for feeder steer showman, followed by Lil’ Pardners 2nd optional showing.

9:30 AM: Beef Show
FFA and 4-H Feeder Steer Confirmation Classes (alternate beginning with FFA; FFA Champion selected before 4-H Champion).
FFA Feeder Steer Fitting and Showing (FR/Sophomore followed by Junior/Senior); followed by 4-H Fitting and Showing (Seniors, Intermediates and then Juniors).

11:00 AM: Sheep and Goat Show
Lamb Fitting and Showing demonstration with judge.
FFA Fitting and Showing (Freshman/Sophomore, followed by Junior/Senior); followed by 4-H Fitting and Showing Classes (Senior, intermediate, then Junior); followed by Open Fitting and Showing.

ROUND ROBIN – BEGINS IMMEDIATELY FOLOWING THE Sheep/Goat Show

3:00 PM:
WSU/Garfield County Extension serves Ferdinand’s ice cream and cake.

4:00 PM: Presentation of FFA/4-H Livestock Awards in Swine Arena.
MARKET LIVESTOCK SALE – ALL GRAND CHAMPIONS WILL SELL FIRST, FOLLOWED BY RESERVE CHAMPIONS IN EACH BARN. SALE ORDER WILL BE STEERS, GOATS, LAMBS, HOGS.

Sunday, September 17th

8:00 AM: Horse Show
4-H Horse Show begins in Horse Arena immediately followed by Open Horse and Trail Show.

9:00 AM
All stalls and pens must be cleaned. All exhibitors must feed and water their own animals.

4:00 PM
Fair Ends! All livestock & Horse Exhibitors must clean out their pens and stall areas before leaving the fairgrounds! Check out with your Barn Superintendent!

Note: Premium money may be withheld if animals are not cared for and/or pens/stalls are not cleaned on time each day. This includes being on time for pen duty assigned by Barn Superintendent.

 

 

                            
 

                                       

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