2018 BV County Fair preview

New this year is ATV Barrel Racing, Monday, July 9 at the grandstand.

Five local counties will team up to put on this event during the fair

season. Buena Vista is the first event of this series.

SATURDAY, JULY 7 
7:30-10:30 a.m.Livestock Weigh-ins (Fairgrounds) 
Noon-6 p.m. 4-H Static Judging (Alta Elementary Gym)
6 p.m. Crowning of BV Co Fair Queen, Little Miss & Mister (Very Interesting Building) 
7-9 p.m. Poultry and Rabbit Check-In (Small Animal Barn) 
7 p.m. WEST CENTRAL IOWA TRACTOR PULL (GRANDSTAND) 
 
SUNDAY, JULY 8 
OPENING DAY OF THE BUENA VISTA COUNTY FAIR!
7 a.m. Sunrise Church Service (Very Interesting Building) 
8 a.m. 4-H Sheep Show (4-H Show Ring) 
After Sheep show — 4-H Goat Show (4-H Show Ring)
10:30 a.m. Baby Contest (Very Interesting Building) 
12 p.m. 4-H Exhibit Building Opens (4-H Building) 
12:30 p.m. Clover Kids Art & Horticulture Showcase/Judging (4-H Building) 
12:30 p.m. IPTV Ruff Ruffman Science Camp Activities (4-H Building) 
1 p.m. McDERMOTT’S CARNIVAL OPENS! (Fairgrounds) 
1:30 p.m. Clover Kids Stuffed Animal Show (4-H Auditorium) 
2:30 p.m. Clover Kids Super Heroes Scavenger Hunt (4-H Auditorium) 
Sponsored by Buena Vista Regional Medical Center 
2 p.m. Pet Show (4-H Auditorium) 
3 p.m. DOMINATION SPORTS DEMO DERBY (GRANDSTAND) 
5 p.m. Pony Rides with a side of SAFETY! (4-H Horse Arena) 
7 p.m. Ladder Ball Tournament (Lawn West of 4-H Building) 
Sponsored by 4-H County Youth Council 
Dusk-9 p.m. Family Movie at Dusk, “Moana” (4-H Auditorium) 
Sponsored by 4-H County Youth Council 
 
MONDAY, JULY 9 
8 a.m. 4-H Swine Show (4-H Show Ring) 
1:30 p.m. 4-H BV County Corn Growers Quiz Bowl (4-H Auditorium) 
2 p.m. McDERMOTT’S CARNIVAL OPENS! (Fairgrounds) 
3 p.m. 4-H Rabbit Show (West End of Sheep Barn) 
6 p.m. Ag Olympics (4-H Show Ring) 
7 p.m. ATV BARREL RACING (GRANDSTAND) 
 
TUESDAY, JULY 10 
8 a.m. 4-H Beef Show (4-H Show Ring) 
After Beef Show — 4-H Dairy Show (4-H Show Ring) 
After Dairy show — 4-H Feeders and Background Beef Show (4-H Show Ring) 
12-5 p.m. Ladies Day (Very Interesting Building) 
12 p.m. 4-H Working Exhibits (4-H Auditorium) 
1 p.m. Clover Kids Poultry Show (West End of Sheep Barn) 
After Clover Kids — 4-H Poultry Show 
2 p.m. McDERMOTT’S CARNIVAL OPENS! (Fairgrounds) 
5 p.m. 4-H Horse Show (4-H Horse Arena) 
5:30 p.m. “Food from a FARMER” Meal (South Secretary Bldg Lawn) Free-will meal sponsored by: BV County’s Farm Bureau, Corn Growers, Pork Producers and Republican Central Committee 
7 p.m. Corn Hole Toss Tournament (East side of Track) 
Sponsored by 4-H County Youth Council 
 
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 
8 a.m. 4-H Dog Show (4-H Show Ring) 
Noon 4-H Overall Showmanship — Large & Small Animal (4-H Show Ring) 
2 p.m. McDERMOTT’S CARNIVAL OPENS! (Fairgrounds) 
2 p.m. 4-H Pie Making Contest & Auction (4-H Show Ring) 
4-H Share-the-Fun (4-H Show Ring)
4-H Auction & Style Show (4-H Show Ring) 
4 p.m. Show and Shine Car Show (Fairgrounds) 
4 p.m. 4-H Animal Exhibits Released (Animal Barns) 
5 p.m. Clean Animal Barns 
5 p.m. 4-H Static Exhibits Released (4-H Building) 
7 p.m. BUENA VISTA RACEWAY (GRANDSTAND) 
 
IPTV to bring Ruff Ruffman to BV Co. Fair July 8

Iowa Public Television, along with partner Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Buena Vista County, invites families to meet Ruff Ruffman, the canine host extraordinaire of PBS KIDS’ The Ruff Ruffman Show at the Buena Vista County Fair on Sunday, July 8. Ruff Ruffman will meet and pose for photographs with fans between 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. IPTV Education and ISU Extension staff will provide attendees an opportunity to play and learn together with educational games and activities that promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning.

BUENA VISTA COUNTY FAIR 2018 BABY CONTEST

The 2018 Baby Contest at the Buena Vista County Fair will be held on  Sunday July 8 in the Very Interesting Building. Registration is at 10 a.m. and the contest starts at 10:30 a.m. There are two age levels: Newborn-11 months and 12-24 months.
Here are the categories:
Newborn-11 months
Crawling (boys and girls), Costumes (boys and girls), Little Miss Mismatched, Little Mr.  Mismatched, Farmer Boy and Farmer Girl.
12-24 months
Walking (boy and girl), Costume (boy and girl), Little Miss Mismatched, Little Mr. Mismatched, Farmer Boy and Farmer Girl.