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The Perkins County Fair begins with the 4-H Dog Show Monday morning followed by five days packed with events. Food, kids activities and 4-H competition spotlight the week. Remember the FREE breakfast Thursday at 6 a.m. sponsored by Chamber. 


By Jan Rahn

Managing Editor

There’s nothing quite like a county fair—the food, the animals, the proud faces of 4-H’ers and their parents. This year’s Perkins County Fair has something old, something new, and something for you!

The fair board has worked hard putting together what promises to be a memorable week for all age groups. 

There are several activities scheduled, such as mutton bustin’, an inflatable carnival, races, tractor pedal pull, junior rodeo, mud volleyball, goat milking and dancing.

4-H shows and competitions are scattered throughout the week and family entertainment is scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.  

An inflatable carnival will be set up in the open space east of the buildings for kids of all ages, and a mechanical bull will be on the premises for those seeking a challenge. 

Daily Highlights

Monday: 9 a.m. 4-H Dog Show.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. 4-H Horse Show at fairgrounds arena.

Bicycle Safety/Bike Ride Around Grant sponsored by 

Pinnacle Bank starts at 9 a.m. in the Grant City Park. 

Kids can show their artistic talent around downtown with sidewalk chalk. 

Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. 4-H Style Show. 

Livestock check in and open class floral entries begin at 6 p.m.

A movie will be shown in the park at dusk: “Kung Fu Panda (PG) sponsored by Adams Bank and Trust and Hi-Line Co-op.

Thursday: Free breakfast by Chamber at 6 a.m.

9 a.m. Open class static, 4-H static and 4-H short livestock entries. 

Noon: Small animal/rabbit/poultry show. 

Livestock judging contest at 1:30. 

At 5 p.m. the inflatable carnival and mechanical bull will be in place. 

5:30 p.m. Sheep/goat/swine show.

Talent show for the whole family at 6:30.

Friday: 9 a.m. 4-H Beef Show.

Afternoon: 2 p.m.—trap shoot for all ages sponsored by the Straight Shooters 4-H Club at the trap range east of Grant. 2 p.m.—kids races; 3 p.m.—tractor pedal pull, 3 p.m.—mud volleyball.

5:30 p.m. Goat milking contest (one youth/one adult per team). 

6 p.m. Mutton Bustin’/jr. rodeo

Family show/hypnotist featuring Brian Imbus in evening from 7:30-8:30. 

9 p.m. “The Night Riders” local band will perform.

Saturday: 7 a.m. 5K or 10K Fun Run beginning at the park.

Parade at 10 a.m. through downtown followed by the 4-H barbecue at the fairgrounds. 

Afternoon: petting zoo; 1:30 p.m.—4-H awards; 3:45 p.m.—fair awards; 4 p.m. livestock sale.

6 p.m. FFA Farm Olympics and corn eating contest.

Musician Ben Treffer at 7 p.m., followed by “Heroes & Thieves” southern rock show at 9 p.m. 

Youth dance from 9 p.m.-midnight.