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Marcus Fair Aug. 9 -12

Friday, August 3, 2012

2012 marks 76 years of tradition that we've come to know and love as "The Marcus Community Fair". This annual event has always had a strong focus on family, and serves as a showcase of the talents of our youth, and others of all ages, by providing a means of education, exhibition, and competition. The Fair highlights our communities ties to agriculture, industry, and businesses; all of which provide the backbone to our community. The Fair has also become an annual reunion where old friends and family have an opportunity for reaquaintance, and remembrance.

2012 is the 28th straight year of free gate admission. Funding is made possible through various fundraiser's, county funding, state funding , grant writing, and by generous local supporters.

The Marcus Community Fair provides a significant economic impact on our community, and in turn, the State of Iowa.

A twenty-one member board works diligently year- round to find, promote, and schedule activities, and it works hard at maintaining an expanding fair grounds worthy of such an event. Other volunteers serve on committees and help us with numerous tasks during the Fair. Without this kind of support, the Fair we have today would not exist.

"Thank You" to all those who support and attend our 2012 Marcus Community Fair. Enjoy!

The Marcus Fair Board

Officers:

President: Kristi Letsche

VP: David Whited

Secretary: Jaci Seablom

Treasurer: Sheila Guntren

Fair Board Members

Term Expires 2012: LaRae Wendt, Clay Leavitt.

Term Expires 2013: Kirk Letsche, David Whited, Jeff Kollbaum, Sheila Guntren, Kristi Letsche, Jaci Seablom.

Term Expires 2014: Paul Wilkens, Kyle Tapper, Ric Collins, Bruce Rainboth, Brian Letsche, Tony Simons, Kris Weber, Cory Tapper, David Rupp, GeriLynn Specht, Joe Brady

Lifetime Fair Board Member: Milo Miller


2012 Marcus Fair Schedule

Starting Thursday, August 9

through Sunday, August 12

Admission: FREE


EXHIBIT BUILDINGS:

Thursday: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

(Closed for Parade at 4:00 PM)

Sunday: Noon - 8:00 PM

"The Barns" - Owned by Jr. Pearson

Saturday: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Sunday: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM


THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 - ENTRY DAY

1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Entries for Swine

3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Entry Day for Exhibit Buildings & Commercial Exhibits

Weigh-In for All Livestock

6:00 PM - Close

Smith's Amusements

6:00 PM

7:00 PM

Little Miss Marcus Fair Pageant

Babies On Parade

Induction of Hall of Fame Board Members

Cherokee Country Cruisers Perform


FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

ALL DAY

Woodcarver-Lynn Anderson

2:00 PM - CLOSE

Smith's Amusements

ALL AFTERNOON

Youth Football League Dunking Booth

9:00 AM

Junior Carcass Hog Show - Ogren Livestock Arena

9:00 AM - NOON

Judging in Exhibit Buildings

10:00 AM

Swine Show - Ogren Livestock Arena

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

2-5pm

Lamb Show - Ogren Livestock Arena

Back to School Style Show-Simply for Her- Centennial Hall

Art show and reception featuring Jessica Grage- Marcus Library

3:00 PM

Greased Pig Contest-Ball Field

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

MMC Cheerleader Bake Sale - Centennial Hall

5:00 - 7:00 PM

5:00 PM

Lions Club Pork Feed - North of Food Stand

CRMC Helicopter Landing and Tour-Ball Field

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Bingo - North of Food Stand

6:30 PM

Youth Parade - Hall of Progress

7:30 PM

Northwest Iowa Tractor Pullers - North of Ball Field

6:45 PM

7:00 PM

8:30/9 PM

9:00 PM

Cash Drawing - Hall of Progress

Dualing Pianos by 176 Keys Fun Pianos- Hall of Progress

Mechanical Bull Riding- Hall of Progress

Marcus Activity Club Street Dance and Beer Garden uptown- LockedNLoaded


SATURDAY, AUGUST 12

ALL DAY

Woodcarver-Lynn Anderson

2:00 PM- Close

Smith's Amusements

ALL AFTERNOON

Youth Football League Dunking Booth

7:00 AM

Registration for 5K Fun Run

8:00 AM

5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

9:00 AM

Beef Show -Ogren Livestock Arena

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Antique Farm Equipment Display - North of Ball Field

2-4pm

Art show featuring Jessica Grage- Mt. Pleasant Church

1:00-3:00 PM

Open Car Show- Ball Field-Sponser ABU BEKR Vintage Wheels

4:00 PM

Parade - Kirk Letsche 712-540-1084

6:00 PM

Release All Livestock

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Bingo - North of Food Stand

6:30 PM

Fall Sports Kickoff

6:45 PM

Auction of Wood Carvings - Hall of Progress

7:15 PM

7:30 PM

Cash Drawing - Hall of Progress

Impact Pro Wrestling/Action Theater- Hall of Progress


SUNDAY, AUGUST 12

2:00 PM- Close

Smith's Amusements

ALL AFTERNOON

Youth Football League Dunking Booth

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast - Community Center

10:00 AM

Mud Volleyball - West of the Church

10:00 AM

Western Pleasure and Gaming Events-Horse Arena

10:30 AM

Church Service - Hall of Progress

11:30 PM - 12:30 PM

Reg. Chicken/Rabbit Show - Ogren Livestock Arena

12:30 PM

Cooking School - Hall of Progress

12:30 PM

Kids Contests - Ball Field

12:30 PM

Mr Nick - Balloonist and Magician

1:30 PM

2-4pm

Chicken/Rabbit Show - Ogren Livestock Arena

Art show featuring Jessica Grage- Mt. Pleasant Church

3:00 PM

Vet Camp - Hall of Progress

2:30 PM

Bike Give-Away - Centennial Hall

2:30 PM

Pedal Power Pull - Centennial Hall

3:00 PM

Antique Tractor Pull - North of Ball Field

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

SMITH'S AMUSEMENTS -ARM BANDS $ 15.00

5:00 PM

Cash Drawing - Hall of Progress

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Lions Club Beef Feed - North of Food Stand

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Bingo - North of Food Stand

6:30 PM

Free Ice Cream - North of Food Stand

8:00 PM

Smith's Amusements Close


MONDAY, AUGUST 13

8:00 AM

FAIRGROUND CLEAN-UP

ALL VOLUNTEERS ARE WELCOME!



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