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FAIR SCHEDULE 

2024 Sr. & Jr. Fair Schedule of Events

Wednesday, August 7, 2024

1:00 PM Art/Hort: Open Art/Hort Project Drop Off (including baked goods & refrigerated items.) Ends at 8:00 PM

Thursday, August 8, 2024

8:00 AM Office: Secretary’s Office is open. Closes at 8:00 PM.

Art/Hort: Building closed for contest judging.

4:00 PM Poultry: Poultry Check-In Begins for Fancy Poultry, Market Ducks, Market Geese, Market Tom Turkeys and Market Hen Turkeys. Weigh-ins for Market Ducks, Market Geese, and Market Turkeys (both Toms and Hens) @ Poultry Barn. (Ends at 8:00 PM)

5:00 PM MCAS: Deadline to Purchase MCAS Memberships.

Rabbits: Breeding Rabbit Check-Ins @ Rabbit Barn (Echo Hills Dog Barn). Ends at 8:00 PM 

Swine: Gilt Pen Assignments @ Swine Barn. Ends at 9:00 PM

6:00 PM Shop & Crop: Deadline to have all projects in place @ Shop & Crop building.

8:00 PM Goats: Deadline to have all goats in their pens.

8:15 PM Goats: Mandatory Barn Meeting @ Goat Barn. Immediately followed by Weigh-Ins.

10:00 PM Beef: Deadline to have all Cattle on the grounds.

Sheep: Deadline to have all Sheep in place on the grounds.

Friday, August 9, 2024

12:01 AM  Swine: Gilts Begin to arrive. Ends at 10:00 AM

7:00 AM Fair Gates: Open. Admission $6. Kids 8 & Under = Free.

Swine: Gilt Pen Assignments @ Swine Barn. Ends at 10:00 AM

7:45 AM Sheep: Mandatory Barn Meeting @ Sheep Show Arena. Followed by Market Lamb weigh-ins/tag-ins.

8:00 AM Office: Open. Closes @ 8:00 PM.

8:30 AM Beef: Jr. Fair Beef Mandatory Meeting @ Beef Barn. Followed by Weigh-Ins.

9:00 AM Beef: Weigh-Ins: Market Steers & Heifers, Beef Feeder Calves, Dairy Beef Feeders, Jr. Fair Beef Breeding check-ins.

Poultry: Poultry Barn Meeting @ Poultry Barn.

Rabbit: Mandatory Meeting @ Rabbit Barn.

Shop & Crop: Building closed due to FFA Shop & Crop Judging. 

10:00 AM  Art/Hort: Christmas Tree Decorating & Tablescape Set-Up @ Duke Lundgard Building.

 Rabbit: Rabbit Royalty Competition @ Rabbit Barn.

 Swine: Entries begin for Miami County Born & Raised Open Gilt Show @ Swine Barn.

10:30 AM  Royalty: Miami County Fair Royalty Interviews - 2nd Round @ Entertainment Tent.

 Swine: Barn Meeting for Sr. Fair Gilt Show @ Swine Barn.

11:00 AM  Exhibition Buildings Open: Merchant’s Building, Horticulture Hall, Art Hall, & Jr. Fair Building (Duke Lundgard building). Closes at 10:00 PM.

Noon Grandstand: Opening Ceremonies. Followed by Miami County Fair Royalty Crowning at 1:00 pm.

 Horse: Open Horse Speed Show.

4:00 PM  Swine: Open Breeding Gilt Show.

5:00 PM  Rides: Jessup Rides Open on the Midway. Closes @ 10:00 PM. 

5:30 PM  Goats: Jr. Fair Market Kid Goat Show. 

6:00 PM  Dogs: Dog Royalty Competition followed by Obedience, then Grooming and Showmanship and Rally.

7:00 PM  Grandstand: KOI Drag Racing $20 Pits $10 Grandstand. 

11:00 PM  Fair Gates: Fair closes.

Saturday, August 10, 2024

6:00 AM Goats: Dairy Goats entered in items must be milked out @ Goat Barn.

7:00 AM Fair Gates: Open. Admission $6. Kids 8 & Under = Free.

Rabbits: Market Rabbit Project Weigh-Ins (Meat Pens & Single Fryers) @ Rabbit Barn. Ends at 7:45 AM.

8:00 AM  Office: Open. Closes @ 8:00 PM.

8:30 AM  Beef: Weigh-Ins for Open Dairy Beef Feeder Show.

9:00 AM  Dogs: Royalty Contest Awards. Followed by Obedience. Followed by Grooming & Showmanship & Rally.

 Goats: Jr. Fair Crossbred Doe Kids. Followed by AOB.  Followed by Dairy Breeding Goat. Followed by Goat Showmanship. Followed by Born and Raised Show.

 Horse: Open Horse Show. 

 Poultry: Jr. Fair Fancy Poultry Show: Large Fowl, Bantam Fowl, Fancy Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, and Guinea. Immediately followed by Showmanship.

 Rabbits: Jr. Fair Rabbit Show: Market Meat Pens, Market Single Fryers, 6-Class Rabbits, 4-Class Rabbits, and Homegrown Market Show.

10:00 AM  Swine: Open Class PeeWee & Adult Showmanship. Followed by Miami County Swine Born & Raised Show. 

10:30 AM  Art/Hort: Miami OAGC Fair Horticulture Flower Show Judging @ Hort Hall.

11:00 AM  Exhibition Buildings Open: Merchant’s Building, Horticulture Hall, Art Hall, & Jr. Fair Building (Duke Lundgard building). Closes at 10:00 PM.

Noon  4H: Jr. Foods & Nutrition Revue @ Duke Lundgard Building.

 Office: Deadline to pick up 2024 Parking Passes.

12:30 PM  4H: Senior 4 H Foods Nutrition Revue @ Duke Lundgard Building.

1:00 PM  Art/Hort: Public viewing of Miami OAGC Fair Horticulture Flower Show @ Hort Hall.

 Rides: Jessup Rides - Session 1 opens on the Midway. Closes @ 5:00 PM. 

1:15 PM 4H: Jr. Arts & Miscellaneous Project Reviews @ Duke Lundgard Building.

1:45 PM 4H: Followed by Senior 4-H Arts & Miscellaneous Project Reviews @ Duke Lundgard Building.

2:30 PM 4H: Junior 4 H Clothing Revue @ Duke Lundgard Building.

3:00 PM 4H: Senior 4 H Clothing Revue @ Duke Lundgard Building.

4:00 PM Beef: Open Dairy Beef Feeder Show. Followed by MC Born & Raised Dairy Feeder Steers. Followed by Beef Feeder Calves. Followed by MC Born & Raised Beef Feeder Calves. Followed by Jr. Fair Market Steer, Market Heifer, and Dairy Steers. Followed by MC Born & Raised Market Steer, Market Heifer, and Dairy Steers.

5:00 PM Horse: Deadline for Horse Height Changes.

6:00 PM 4H: Alumni Camp Reunion @ Duke Lundgard Building 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Grandstand: Darke County Tractor Pullers Assoc. Tractor Pulls $20 Pits $10 Grandstands

Rides: Jessup Rides - Session 2 opens on the Midway. Closes @ 10:00 PM. 

9:00 PM  Swine: Deadline to have Gilts removed from the grounds.

10:00 PM  Swine: Arrival Time for Barrows and must be on the grounds by 9:00 AM Sunday.

11:00 PM  Fair Gates: Fair closes.

Sunday, August 11, 2024

12:01 AM  Swine: Jr. Fair Market Barrows may begin arriving @ Swine Barn. Ends at 9:00 AM.

7:00 AM  Fair: Opens. Veteran’s & First Responders Day. Veterans, First Responders, and their spouses get in free with proper ID.

8:00 AM  Office: Open. Closes @ 8:00 PM.

 Sheep: Deadline to have Open Sheep Breeding animals on the grounds.

8:30 AM  Sheep: Guys & Gals Lead In Sheep Show @ Sheep Barn.

9:00 AM  Horse: English Showmanship, Ranch Showmanship, Western Showmanship, King of the Ring, Trail in Hand and Trail @ Horse Show Arena.

 Poultry: Jr. Fair Market Ducks, Market Tom Turkeys, Market Hen Turkeys, Market Geese @ Poultry Barn.

 Rabbits: Open Youth-Only Show Sponsored by the Miami County Rabbit Advisors @ Rabbit Barn.

 Sheep: Open Sheep Breeding Show

 Swine: All Barrows must be on the grounds.

9:30 AM  Beef: Registration begins for Open Class Beef Breeding Show

 Entertainment Tent: Worship Service via Cove Springs Church 

9:45 AM  Swine: Mandatory Swine Barn meeting @ Swine Barn.

10:00 AM  Swine: Barrow Weigh-Ins begin.

11:00 AM  Exhibition Buildings Open: Merchant’s Building, Horticulture Hall, Art Hall, & Jr. Fair Building (Duke Lundgard building). Closes at 10:00 PM.

Noon Beef: Open Beef Breeding Show. Followed by Born & Raised Show Beef Breeding. Followed by Jr. Fair Beef Showmanship. Followed by PeeWee and Adult Showmanship. @ Cattle Show Arena.

 Grandstand: Miami County Fair Veterans Ceremony

1:00 PM Corn Hole Tournament via Troy Horse Shoe Club @ Kenny’s Kourts (Troy Horseshoe Club Pitching Area). 

 Entertainment Tent: Gospel Fest: Cove Spring, The Sojourner, Jeremy Liles, & The Hamiltons.

 Rides: Jessup Rides - Session 1 opens on the Midway. Closes @ 5:00 PM. 

2:00 PM  4H: Still Project judging Awards Ceremony @ Duke Lundgard Building. 

6:00 PM  Poultry: Release of Market Tom Turkeys, Market Hen Turkeys, Market Ducks, Market Geese, and Fancy Poultry projects except Grand & Reserve Grand Champions.

 Rides: Jessup Rides - Session 2 opens on the Midway. Closes @ 10:00 PM. 

7:00 PM  Grandstand: Miami County Fair Kid’s Livestock Scramble $2 Admission.

8:00 PM  Grandstand: Julia Nevels in concert underneath Grandstand.

11:00 PM  Fair Gates: Fair closes.

Monday, August 12, 2024  (Kids Day 10am-1pm)

7:00 AM  Fair: Opens. Kid’s Day! 1 parent admitted for free with a child under the age of 10.

8:00 AM  Horse: Jr. Fair Questionable Horse Height Measuring @ Horse Show Arena. Ends at 8:30 AM.

Office: Open. Closes @ 8:00 PM.

9:00 AM  Horse: Western Day: Ranch Riding, Horsemanship, Ranch Horsemanship, Gaited Western Horsemanship, Ranch Pleasure, Western Pleasure, and Reining @ Horse Show Arena.

Sheep: Jr. Fair Market 4H or FFA Lamb Show. Followed by Jr. Fair Sheep Breeding. @ Sheep Show Arena.

9:30 AM  Swine: Deadline to enter for Jr. Swine Showmanship

10:00 AM  Kids Day Presented by Edison State Community College. Ends at 1:00 PM - 1 parent admitted for free with a child under the age of 10.

Rabbit: Buddy Ganger Outstanding Rabbit Exhibitor written test @ Rabbit Barn

11:00 AM  Exhibition Buildings Open: Merchant’s Building, Horticulture Hall, Art Hall, & Jr. Fair Building (Duke Lundgard building). Closes at 10:00 PM.

Swine: Jr. Swine Showmanship begins with the Senior Division down through the Junior Division. Followed by Swine Fun Day @ Swine Barn Show Ring. All 4-H and FFA kids are welcome.

1:00 PM  Grandstand: Kiddie Tractor Pull

 Rides: Jessup Rides - Session 1 opens on the Midway. Closes @ 5:00 PM. 

2:00 PM  MCAS: Miami County Agricultural Society Election of Officers @ Duke Lundgard building. Ends at 7:00 PM.

4:00 PM  Beef: Jr. Fair Dairy Feeder Steer Show. Followed by Jr. Fair Dairy Market Steer Show. Followed by Jr. Fair Beef Feeder Calf Show @ Cattle Show Arena.

Poultry: Jr. Fair Market Chicken & Hatched & Raised Check-Ins / Weigh-Ins @ Poultry Barn.

6:00 PM  Rides: Jessup Rides - Session 2 opens on the Midway. Closes @ 10:00 PM. 

6:30 PM  Grandstand: Harness Racing.

7:00 PM  Beef: Jr. Fair Market Steer & Heifer Show @ Cattle Arena.

Girl Scouts: Award Ceremony @ Duke Lundgard Building

8:00 PM  Poultry: All Market chickens must be in place in the Poultry Barn.

8:05 PM  Poultry: Poultry Barn Meeting @ Poultry Barn.

11:00 PM  Fair Gates: Fair closes.

Tuesday, August 13, 2024

7:00 AM  Fair: Opens.

8:00 AM  Horse: Jr. Fair Questionable Horse Height Measuring @ Horse Show Arena. Ends at 8:30 AM.

Office: Open. Closes @ 8:00 PM.

9:00 AM  Horse: English Day: Small Equine, Gaited English Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, East Gaited English Equitation, Hunt Seat Equitation, Driving, and Versatility @ Horse Show Arena.

 Poultry: Jr. Fair Market Chicken Show @ Poultry Barn. Hatched & Raised Show to follow immediately after.

 Sheep: Miami County Born & Raised Sheep Show. Followed by Jr. Fair Sheep Showmanship. Followed by PeeWee and Adult Showmanship. @ Sheep Show Arena.

10: 00 AM  Art/Hort: Miami OAGC Fair Artistic Flower Show Judging @ Hort Building.

 Dairy: Jr. Fair Dairy Cattle Show. Followed by Jr. Fair Dairy Junior and PeeWee Showmanship. @ Cattle Show Arena.

Exhibition Buildings Open: Merchant’s Building, Horticulture Hall, Art Hall, & Jr. Fair Building (Duke Lundgard building). Closes at 10:00 PM.

1:00 PM  Art/Hort: Miami OAGC Fair Horticulture Artistic Show - Public Viewing @ Hort Building.

3:00 PM  Swine: Jr. Fair Market Barrow Show @ Swine Barn Show Arena.

5:00 PM  Rabbits: Jr. Fair Cavy Show with Jr. Fair Rabbit Showmanship to follow immediately after @ Rabbit Barn.

 Rides: Jessup Rides - Opens on the Midway. Closes @ 10:00 PM. 

6:30 PM  Grandstand: Harness Racing.

11:00 PM  Fair Gates: Fair closes.

Wednesday, August 14, 2024

7:00 AM  Fair: Opens. Senior Citizen’s Day. Free admission for all those 65 and older.

8:00 AM  FFA: Jr. Fair Livestock Judging Contest @ Sheep Show Arena.

 Horse: Jr. Fair Questionable Horse Height Measuring @ Horse Show Arena. Ends at 8:30 AM.

 Office: Open. Closes @ 8:00 PM.

9:00 AM  Horse: Single Run Events: Ground Roping, Barrels, Poles, Stakes Race, Cones & Barrels, Key Hole Race, Speed & Control, and Costume Class. 

9:00 AM  King of the Ring Competition @ Goat Barn Show Arena.

10:00 AM  4H: Cloverbud Show & Tell. Followed by Cloverbud Graduation @ Duke Lundgard Building.

 Rabbits: Rabbit Costume Contest.

 Swine: Miami County Born & Raised Barrow Show.

 Exhibition Buildings Open: Merchant’s Building, Horticulture Hall, Art Hall, & Jr. Fair Building (Duke Lundgard Building). Closes at 10:00 PM.

11:00 AM  50 Year Wedding Anniversary Photo @ Hort building.

Noon:  FFA: Jr. Fair Livestock Judge Awards @ Sheep Show Arena.

 Senior Citizens: Luncheon @ Entertainment Tent.

1:00 PM  Beef: Beef Fun Day!

5:00 PM  Rides:  Jessup Rides - Opens on the Midway. Closes @ 10:00 PM.

5:30 PM  Grand and Reserve Champion Dinner with Exhibitors, their parents and Livestock Sale Buyers @ Goat Barn

7:00 PM Fitting Contest @ Cattle Barns

7:00 PM Grandstand: Smash-It Demolition Derby $10 Grandstand

8:00 PM Jr. Fair Dance @ Pence Pavillion (Beside Horse Arena)

11:00 PM Fair Gates: Fair closes.

Thursday, August 15, 2024

7:00 AM Fair: Opens. Kid’s Day! 1 parent admitted for free with a child under the age of 10.

8:00 AM Office: Open. Closes @ 8:00 PM.

9:00 AM Sale of Champions (Goat Barn - Sale Arena)

 Market Animal Exhibitor Premium Auction to immediately follow the Sale of Champions.

 2024 Auction Order

  1. Single Market Rabbit
  2. Pen of Market Rabbits
  3. Pen of Market Chickens
  4. Single Market Duck
  5. Single Market Turkey
  6. Single Market Goose
  7. Single Market Lamb
  8. Market Goats
  9. Dairy Feeder Steers
  10. Dairy Steers
  11. Beef Feeders
  12. Market Steers/Heifers
  13. Barrows

Release of Animals. No animals are to be released until the auction is over and the Committee over the barn has released the barn. Please see the “Release of Animals'' section in the Fairbook for more information.

11:00 AM  Exhibition Buildings Open: Merchant’s Building, Horticulture Hall, Art Hall, & Jr. Fair Building (Duke Lundgard building). Closes at 10:00 PM.

5:00 PM  Rides: Jessup Rides - Opens on the Midway. Closes @ 10:00 PM.

7:00 PM  Grandstand: Monster Trucks $10 Grandstand

11:00 PM  Fair Gates: Fair closes.

Friday, August 15, 2024

All DayCampers: 2024 Miami County Fair Campers are released. Dump Station is Open.

9:00 AM  Office: Opens. Closes at 5:00 PM.

5:00 PM  Vouchers: Deadline to redeem all vouchers. Must redeem at Miami County Fair Secretary’s Office.