2017 Schedule of Events 

Board and Committee Meetings

Pre-Fair Deadlines

March 1st     All youth organization forms due (contact your fair board representative for more details).


June 3rd       School exhibits due


June 19th    ALL youth entry forms and money due from participating organization leaders (it is highly recommended they bring these to the work time June 20th). These can be delivered to the Mirage, Main Street Medford, by 6 PM. Late entries will be accepted until 7/7 and will incur a $5 fee. NO entries will be accepted after 7/7.


July 21st    Money due from clubs

August 21st  6 pm Open Public Forum meeting. Communtiy Center at the Fairgrounds.

All weekend!

FREE Admission to Grounds. FREE Parking. 

S&J Enterprizes Carnival 


Open class exhibition in Multipurpose Building

4H Food Stand

Farmers Union Junior Ice Cream Booth

Kiwanis Bingo

Cans for a Cause

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Noon-8:00 PM:            Open Class Entries accepted at Multipurpose Building
5:00-8:00 PM:              Youth Fair Entries accepted (static and animal) ; Cans for a                                                 Cause registered entry set-up**

7:00 PM:                       Beef weigh-in starts

                                                                                        ** Find pre-registration info online

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

​7:00 - 10:00 AM:           Open Class Entries accepted at Multipurpose Building

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM:      Cans for a Cause registered entry set-up**
8:00 - 11:30 AM:           Entries accepted for all Youth Fair Exhibits (static and animal)
NOON:                           Mandatory ALL Livestock Exhibitors Meeting in show ring
NOON:                           Open Class judging begins
12:30 PM:                      Livestock Weigh-In
3:00 PM:                        Sheep Judging

3-5:00 PM:                     Ag Adventure Tent
5:00 PM:                        Beef Judging

5:00 PM:                        Fair Officially Opens, Opening Ceremonies

5:00-10:00 PM              Co-op and Merchant Buildings open

5:00 - 9:00 PM              Wristband Rides 

5:00 - 11 PM                  "Thirsty Thursday" (7-8pm Power Hour) in the Beer Garden

5:00 - Midnight             DJ & Karaoke in the Beer Garden

5:30 PM                         Cans for a Cause judging begins

5:30 PM                         FREE  WHPA Horse Pull in the Grandstands

6:00 - 7:00 PM              5K Poker Run **

6:00 PM                        Kiwanis Bingo

Midnight                       Fair closes

                                                                                         ** Find pre-registration info online

Friday, July 27, 2018

8:00 AM                         Judging all departments in Exhibit Hall
8:00 AM                         Explorers face-to-face Judging in Exhibit Hall
8:30 AM                         Swine Judging

9:00 AM                         Poultry Judging
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM   Co-op & Merchants Buildings open

11:00 AM                       Rabbit Judging

1:00 PM                         Dairy Dessert Contest, Senior Nutrition site (K99/WIGM hosts)

1-6 PM                           Ag Adventure Tent

2:00 PM                         Goat Judging

3-5:00 PM                      Kids Pedal Tractor Pull by Exhibit Hall
6:00 PM                         MASS Market Animal Auction

6:00 PM                         Kiwanis Bingo

7:30 PM                         NTPA Tractor Pulls in Grandstand

                                        Admission: $12 (Under 12 is free)

9:00 PM - Midnight      DJ & Karaoke in Beer Garden

Saturday, July 28, 2018

8:00 AM                         Exotics Judging

9:00 AM                         Horse Pleasure Class
9:00 AM                         Dairy Judging
TBA:                               Over the Hill Dairy Contest to follow dairy judging

10 AM - 10 PM             Co-op & Merchants buildings open

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM     "Taylor County History Day" Events throughout the                                                             day/grounds

​1:00 - 5:00 PM              Wine/Beer Tasting Event **(in the Co-op Building)

1:00 PM                         Carcass Ultrasound

1:00 PM                         Medford K-9 Unit demo in the Entertainment Tent

1:00 - 6:00 PM              Ag Adventure Tent

2-3:00 PM                      Hypnotist in Entertainment Tent

5:00 - 9:00 PM              DJ/Karaoke in the Beer Tent

5:30 PM                         Mid State Pullers Truck, Tractor and Semi Pulls $12 (under12 is                                         free)

6:00 PM                        Kiwanis Bingo

                                                                                         ** Find pre-registration info online

Sunday, july 29, 2018

8:30 AM                          Horse Gymkhana Classes
8:30 AM                          Dog Judging in Dairy Show Ring
9:00 AM                          Cats/Small Animal Judging

10AM - 10PM                 Co-op & Merchant's bldgs open 

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM      Medford Knights of Columbus Waffles ($8 belgian waffle, and berries

                                        coffee/juice/milk, proceeds to Meford Barn Project

10 - Noon                      Dress an Animal Contest

                                       Coin Search - Show Ring

                                       Medford K-9 Unit demo in Dairy show ring

                                       FREE Ag Olympics in Dairy show ring  (Open to all youth, relays, tug a war, fun                                               activities)

10 Am- 12PM               Demo check in

11:00 AM                       Mr. Concertina playing in the Senior Nutrition site

12:00 PM                       Youth Talent Show **

Noon-4pm                    Wristband Rides ($15)

12:30 PM                      Power Wheels Demo Derby

12:30 PM                      Demo Derby drivers meeting

1:00 PM                         Kiwanis Bingo

1-5:00 PM                      Ag Adventure Tent

1:00 PM                         Peterson Promotions Demo Derby in the Grandstands $12 (under 12 is free)
5:00 PM                         MASS Animals released (subject to change per weather conditions)
5:30 PM                         All youth animal and static exhibits released

5:00 - 7:00 PM              Cans for a Cause take-down

                                                                                                                         ** Find pre-registration info online

2019 fair dates: July 25-28, 2019

(Preliminary schedule, All times are subject to change)