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Monday, June 29, 2009

Cherokee County Fair set for July 9-12

Plans and schedules are finalized for the 2009 Cherokee County Fair at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds Thursday through Sunday, July 9-12.

Family Crafts entry day is from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 7; and entry day Wednesday, July 8 is for 4-H Hogs from 6-8:30 a.m., Consumer Judging Contest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and entry and judging of 4-H Exhibits from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The 4-H Family Crafts Building is open daily except Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Commercial Building hours are noon to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, and 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday; and the Quail Valley Farms Interactive Petting Zoo is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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Enjoy the Midway - Blues Amusement will be back once again with rides and a midway for fairgoers to enjoy. Photo by Mike Leckband
The Fair officially opens Thursday, July 9 with a full day of fun and entertainment, including Open Swine Show; 4-H Beef, Sheep, Dairy, and Meat Goats entry day; Poultry & Pullorum testing, and Advanced Cattle; 4-H Swine Show and Showmanship; 4-H Rabbit Show and Showmanship; 4-H Poutry Show and Showmanship; 4-H horse Show; Pride of Iowa Contest; Presentation of Flags; and the famous Imperial Stunt Drivers appearing at 8 p.m. at the South end of the Fairgrounds.

Friday is jam-packed with various activities, including Open Bucket/Bottle Calf Show; 4-H Horse Show and Showmanchip; 4-H Dairy Show and Showmanship; District 4-H and FFA Livestock judging; Ashley Rassel Memorial Open Beef Show; Karicatures in Commercial Building; Exotic Animal Show; Cavaliers Drill Team Performance; Beef Producers serving Beef Burgers; Presentation of Flags; T&C Rodeo Company's Bull Riding at 7:30 p.m. with Fireworks to follow; Teen Dance in Activity Building at 9 p.m. sponsored by Godfather's Pizza.

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There are many 4-H events for both participants and spectators alike at the 2009 Cherokee County Fair. Photo by Mike Leckband
Saturday's full slate includes the 4-H Beef Show and Showmanship; Ladies Day sponsored by Cherokee Villa; 4-H Small Pet and Dog Obedience Show; Diaper Derby in Activity Building; Baby Costume Contest; Pedal Tractor Pull; Cherokee County Battle of the Bands - Nintendo Wii Rock Band Competition in Activity Building; Free Arcade Games in Activity Building sponsored by the Fair Board; Cletus Henke Magic Show; Sanctioned Tractor Pull - Main Stage; Karicatures in Activity Building; 4-H Advance Cattle Feeding Show; 4-H Clothing Revue in North 4-H Building; 4-H Sheep Show/Advanced Sheep; 4-H Meat Goat Show; Parade of 4-H Champions; Senior 4-H Awards Presentation; Bike Give-Away; Kid's Day; Por Producers grilling Pork Burgers' Presentation of Flags; and the popular Demo Derby at 6:30 p.m. Chain saw carvings will be auctioned off between the consolation and feature at the Demo Derby.

Includeed for Sunday are Church Service in Activity Building; 4-H Educational Presentations, Working Exhibits, and Extemporaneous Speaking in 4-H Buildings; Go-Kart Races; 4-H Family Horse Day; Bill Riley Talent Show in Activity Building; "Deal or No Deal;" Release of 4-H Exhibits and Animals; and the Crowning of the new Fair Queen at 5 p.m. on the Main Stage.

Cherokee County Fair Schedule

(All times are subject to change. Exhibitors will be notified of time changes.)

- - - Tuesday, July 7, 2009- - - - - -

6:00 -- 8:00 PM Family Crafts Entry

- - - Wednesday, July 8, 2009- - - - - -

Entry Day

6:00 - 8:30 a.m. Enter 4-H Hogs

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Consumer Judging Contest

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Entry & Judging of 4-H Exhibits

- - - - - - Daily - - - - - -

10:00 a.m. -- 9:30 p.m. 4-H & Family Crafts Buildings Open (except Sunday)

10:00 am -- 9:30 p.m. Commercial Building Hours (Saturday)

10:30 am -- 11:00 p.m. Quail Valley Farms Interactive Petting Zoo

12:00 pm -- 9:30 p.m. Commercial Building Hours (Thurs. Fri. & Sunday)

- - - - - - Thursday, July 9, 2009 - - - - - -

5:30 -- 6:30 a.m. Open Swine Show Weigh-in & Registration

7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Enter 4-H Beef, Sheep, Dairy, Meat Goats, Rabbits,

Poultry & Pullorum testing, Advanced Cattle Feeding

7:30 a.m. Open Swine Show

8:30 a.m. 4-H Swine Show -- Showmanship, Sr. & Jr. to follow -- Show Ring

1:00 p.m. 4-H Rabbit Show -- Showmanship, Sr. & Jr. to follow -- Show Ring

1 pm -- 3 pm KLEM live remote show

2:30 p.m. 4-H Poultry Show -- Showmanship, Sr. & Jr. to follow -- Swine Barn

4:00 p.m. 4-H Horse Show -- Games -- Horse Arena

7:00 p.m. Pride of Iowa Contest -- North 4-H Building

7:45 p.m. Presentation of Flags by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 888, American Legion Post 230 & VFW post 2253

8:00 p.m. Imperial Stunt Drivers -- South end of Fairgrounds

- - - - - - Friday, July 10, 2009 - - - - - -

9:30 a.m. Open Bucket/Bottle Calf Show -- Show Ring

10:00 a.m. 4-H Horse Show -- Showmanship, Sr. & Jr. -- Horse Arena

10:00 a.m. 4-H Dairy Show -- Showmanship, Sr. & Jr. -- Show Ring

11:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m. Registration for District 4-H & FFA Livestock Judging Contest

12:30 p.m. District 4-H & FFA Livestock Judging Contest -- Show Ring

2:00 -- 4:00 p.m. Ashley Rassel Memorial Open Beef Show Weigh-in & Registration

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Entry of Exotic Animals

5:00 -- 9:00 p.m. Kiracatures -- Commercial Building

4:00 p.m. Exotic Animal Show -- Show Ring

6:00 p.m. Cavaliers Drill Team Performance -- Horse Arena

6:00 p.m. Ashley Rassel Memorial Open Beef Show-Show Ring

6:00 p.m. Beef Producers serving Beef Burgers

7:15 p.m. Presentation of Flags by Veterans of America Chapter 888, American Legion Post 230 & VFW post 2253

7:30 p.m. T & C Rodeo Company presents Bull Riding Event-- fireworks to follow performance

9:00 p.m. Teen Dance --Activity Building - Unlimited Sounds by John Seel sponsored by Godfather's Pizza

- - - - - - Saturday, July 11, 2009 - - - - - -

9:00 a.m. 4-H Beef Show -- Showmanship, Sr. & Jr. to follow -- Show Ring

10:30 -11:00 a.m. Entry of 4-H Small Pets and Dogs -- South 4-H Building

10:00 a.m. Ladies Day with Darcy Maulsby -- "Cooking with Herbs from Your Kitchen Garden" sponsored by Cherokee Villa

11:00 a.m. 4-H Small Pet and Dog Obedience Show -- South 4-H Building

11:30 a.m. Diaper Derby -- activity building

11:45 a.m. Baby Costume Contest --age range 6 month to 14 months

Theme: "Looking Fine" -- come in your finest!

12:00 noon Pedal Tractor Pull Registration-Main Stage (ages 4-11)

12:00 noon -- 4 pm "Cherokee County Battle of the Bands" -- Nintendo Wii Rock Band Competition-activity building

12:00 noon -- 4 pm Free arcade games -- sponsored by Cherokee County Fair Board-activity building

12:30 p.m. Cletus Henke magic show

12:30 p.m. Sanctioned Pedal Tractor Pull -- main stage arena

1:00 p.m. -- 5 pm Kiracatures -- Activity Building

1:00 p.m. 4-H Advanced Cattle Feeding Show- Cattle Barn

1:30 p.m. 4-H Clothing Revue -- North 4-H Building

1:30 p.m. 4-H Sheep Show/Advanced Sheep Feeding-Show Ring

2:00 p.m. 4-H Meat Goat Show-Show Ring

3:30 p.m. Parade of 4-H Champions -- Show Ring

Senior 4-H Awards Presentation to follow

4:00 p.m. Bike give away -- Kids Day -- must be present to win

4:00 p.m. Pork Producers grilling Pork burgers by Main Arena

6:15 p.m. Presentation of Flags by Veterans of America Chapter 888, American Legion Post 230 & VFW post 2253

6:00 -- 10:00 P.M. "Text Live" available before and during Demo Event -- text messages-see them on the big screen

6:30 p.m. Demo Derby -- main arena

Chain Saw carvings will be auctioned off between the consolation and feature at the Demolition Derby

- - - - - - Sunday, July 12, 2009 - - - - - -

FREE GATE

9:30 a.m. Church Service -- Activity Building

11:00 a.m. 4-H Educational Presentations, Working Exhibits, Share the Fun,

& Extemporaneous Speaking -- North & South 4-H Buildings

12 p.m. Noon Hot Laps -- Go Kart races

1:00 p.m. 4-H Family Horse Fun Day -- Horse Arena

1:00 p.m. Bill Riley Talent Show-activity building

1:00 p.m. Go Kart Races -- Go Kart track -- south end of fairgrounds

3:00-5:00 pm "Deal or No Deal" -- Cherokee County version -- Main Stage

4:00-5:00 p.m. Release of 4-H Exhibits and Animals

5:00 p.m. Queen Crowning -- main stage-crowned by 2008 Cherokee County Fair Queen, Jessica Alesch



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