Nemaha County Free Fair begins next weekend

The Nemaha County Fair is quickly approaching, with the fair dates being July 25 – 29.

The fair will begin with the Horse show at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the Horse Arena.

Friday’s events will include the entry of all open class and 4-H exhibits by 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 noon, with 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 Micro-Reality Stock Car Racing and Inflatables at the fairgrounds.

Saturday’s events include the Sheep Show at 8 a.m. immediately followed by the Goat Show, the Bucket Calf Show at 11 a.m., and the Dairy Show at 12:30 p.m. The public is invited to participate in the Pie Baking Contest. All pies must be entered by 10 a.m. Categories include a one or two crust pie. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top two places in each category, as well as the top overall pie. The 4-H Council will be having a BBQ at 6 p.m. at the show arena, and the Beef Show beginning at 6:30 p.m. Team Penning this year will be on Saturday night, beginning at 7 p.m. The Nemaha County 4-H Ambassadors will be selling root beer floats that evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be Micro-Reality Stock Car Racing and Inflatables at the fairgrounds during the day and evening.

On Sunday, events include the 4-H Fashion Revue at the Community Building, beginning at 1:30. You don’t have to be a 4-Her to play the Barnyard Olympics in the arena at 3 p.m. Throughout the day, there will be food trucks, BM Freestyle Stunt Shows and Inflatables at the fairgrounds. The annual parade begins at 6:30 p.m. The theme for this year’s parade is “Boots, Buckles and Barrels of 4-H Fun.” Parade attendees will have the privilege of hearing the Topeka High Drum Line, but you can also come to the fairgrounds and enjoy their concert at 7:45 p.m. All youth are invited to participate in McCain’s Mutton Busting, beginning at 8 p.m. at the Horse Area.

Monday’s activities are the Cat, Dog and Hand Pet Show at 9 a.m. in the Community Building, the Livestock Judging Contest at 10 a.m., and the Round Robin Showmanship Contest at 2 p.m. A fundraiser meal at 6 p.m. by the Sabetha FFA Alumni will be at the show arena. The Livestock Premium Auction will be held at 7 p.m.

For food, 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.

All 4-H and Open Class exhibits will be released at 1 p.m. on Monday. Come enjoy a weekend full of fair activities!

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.

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