Kids Activities

2023 Information

Some of the many fun fair activities are especially created for KIDS!!!  This includes contests, entertainment, and animals!

Don’t forget – 4-H Rocket Demonstration north of the Grandstand, 9 a.m., Friday, June 30 – Come join the fun!

PEDAL TRACTOR PULL Saturday and Wednesday – See Pedal Tractor Pull Rules

BABY PERSONALITY CONTEST SUNDAY, June 25, Farm Bureau Building, $5 Entry Fee – See the Baby Contest Information.

Please do NOT arrive too early, as the building is not air conditioned.  Note times for each age class.

The CHILDREN’S BAKING CONTEST registration starts at 5pm on Sunday, June 25 – See the Baking Contest website for more information.


Noon – 10 p.m. Lil Hands on the Farm open
Noon – 10 p.m. 4-H Community & Family Arts Buildings Open; Blacksmithing demos – Bldg 6

1 p.m. Lil’ Wrangler – Sheep Show (Kindergarteners, 1st & 2nd graders) – Pavilion
1 p.m. Registration for Pedal Tractor Pull – Near Farm Bureau Bldg
2 p.m. Pedal Tractor Pull– East of Farm Bureau Building
2 p.m. Board Games – Extension Homemakers & Turning Point – Family Arts Building

3 p.m. (All day) Midway Opens – Kids Day $25.00 bracelets (no age limit)
3-4:30 p.m. 4-H Adventure Day Carnival – David Boll Theatre

6 p.m. Sonya’s Dance Zone – David Boll Theatre
6:30 p.m. Hot Dog Eating Contest – Farm Bureau (registration at 6 p.m.)
6:30 p.m. 4-H Horse & Pony Make up or Free day

7 p.m. Columbus Go-Karts – Grandstand

LIL’ WRANGLER SHOWS: For children who will enter or have completed kindergarten, first or second grade.  They must borrow animals which are already on the fairgrounds (and have been vet checked) from 4-Her’s or open class exhibitors.  No judging will occur, just participation.  Registration approximately 30 min. prior to the show will be required, including a signed parental/guardian consent and waiver of liability.  A nominal fee of $3 will be charged.  We will also have advance registration in the Fair Office starting the first Friday of the fair.

Beef, Dairy Beef & Starter Calf:  Thursday, June 29, 12:30 p.m. – Pavilion
Dairy: Thursday, June 29, 10 a.m. – Pavilion
Goats: Saturday, June 24 at 9 a.m. – Pavilion
Horses: Friday, June 30, 6:30 p.m. – Horse & Pony Arena
Poultry: Friday, June 23 at 8:30 a.m. – Pavilion
Rabbits: Sunday June 25 at 12:30 p.m. – Pavilion
Sheep: Wednesday, June 28, at 12:00 p.m. – Pavilion
Swine: Monday, June 26 at 1 p.m. – Pavilion