Enjoyment for all at the fair
Fair season is quickly approaching with the fair dates being Thursday, July 22, through Monday, July 26.
The Nemaha County Fair will begin with the Horse Show on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Horse Arena.
Friday’s events will include the entry of all open class and 4-H exhibits before 10 a.m., followed by the judging of all the exhibits in the Community Building and open class. All 4-H food exhibits will be sold to the public beginning at 9 a.m., a Pork BBQ by the Pork Producers at 6 p.m. Come buy a decorated cake or Mayor’s breadbaskets that will be sold at 6 p.m. in the show arena.
The Hog Show will begin at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment will be Muttin’ Bustin’ at 7:30 p.m., followed by the Kraft Rodeo at the Horse Arena. Then at Skoch Park, “Kristine Kabbes & The Scallywags” will be in concert from 8 p.m. to midnight.
The public is invited to participate in the Pie Baking Contest on Saturday; all pies must be entered by 10 a.m. Categories include a one- or two-crust pie, with two age divisions (18 and younger, and 19 and older). Cash prizes will be awarded for the top two places in each category, as well as the top overall pie.
Saturday’s events include the Goat Show at 8:30 a.m. followed by the Sheep Show, and the Dairy Show at 10:30 a.m. The 4-H Council will be having a BBQ at 6 p.m. at the show arena, and the Beef Show begins at 6:30 p.m.
New this year will be a Corn Hole Tournament beginning at 1 pm. There will be carnival games and food trucks at Skoch Park in the afternoon. The Nemaha County 4-H Ambassadors will be selling root beer floats that evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Muttin’ Bustin’ will begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by the Kraft Rodeo at the Horse Arena. Then at Skoch Park, Sam Shilts will be in concert from 8 to midnight.
Events for Sunday include food trucks and carnival games at Skoch Park. The 4-H Fashion Revue will be at the Community Building beginning at 1:30 p.m. You don’t have to be a 4-Her to play the Barnyard Olympics in the arena at 3 p.m.
The annual parade begins at 6:30 p.m. The theme for this year’s parade is “The Fair Must Go On.” Parade attendees will have the privilege of hearing Topeka High Drum Line, but you also can come to the fair grounds and enjoy their concert at 7:45 p.m. Team Penning will begin at 8 p.m. at the Horse Area.
Monday’s activities are the Hand Pet Show at 8:30 a.m. in the Community Building. The Livestock Judging Contest will be at 9 a.m., with the Bucket Calf Show starting at 10:30 a.m. Our Round Robin Showmanship Contest will be at 1 p.m. A fundraiser meal at 5:30 p.m. by the Sabetha FFA Alumni will be at the show arena and the Livestock Premium Auction beginning at 7 p.m.
All 4-H and Open Class exhibits will be released at 3 p.m. on Monday.
The 4-H Council will have a concession stand open daily at 9:30 a.m. with a full menu in the Community Building.
The Community Building will be open Friday, Saturday and Monday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
If you have any questions about the Nemaha County Fair, please contact the extension office located at 1500 Community Drive in Seneca, or see our website for all details and forms at https://www.meadowlark.k-state.edu/4-h/seneca.html.
Hope to see you at the 2021 Nemaha County Fair and enjoy a weekend full of fun!