2016 Schedule of Events

GATES OPEN

Tuesday, August 29 – Saturday, September 2, Front gates open at 10 a.m. Side gates open at 7 a.m.

Friday, August 25

4:00-9:00pm Open and Junior Breeding Swine Entered, Swine Barn

6:00-9:00pm Chain/Commercial entered Junior Poultry (broilers, turkeys, leghorns, and golden sex links), Poultry Barn

 

Saturday, August 26

9:00am – 5:00pm Entries will be accepted in Clothing, Home furnishings, Household Arts & Needle Arts, Food Preservation, & Creative Arts/Crafts, Fine Arts, and Photography for Opens and Juniors. Club Educational booths will be set up. Table setting entries will be set up. Thompson Hall

9:00am Breeding Hog Show, Livestock Arena

9:00am Washington County Horse Show, UA Pauline Whitaker Arena

Noon Poultry judging (broilers, turkeys, leghorns & golden sex links), Poultry Barn

5:00pm Washington County Fair Pageant, Prairie Grove High School

Monday, August 28

All Day Judging in Thompson Hall/Culture Arts (Building closed to public except to enter Food Preparation entries; go directly to Food Preparation department and leave building as soon as entries completed.) Thompson Hall

8:00am – 12:00pm Entries will be accepted only in Food Preparation for Adults and Juniors Thompson Hall

8:00am – 9:00pm Open and Junior Livestock entries accepted Livestock Barns

8:00am – 9:00pm Poultry (Bantams & Standards) entries accepted Poultry Barn

9:00am – 7:00pm Open & Junior Agronomy judging Horticulture Hall

3pm Rabbits entries accepted Livestock Arena

4pm Beautiful Bunny Contest Livestock Arena

5pm Rabbit Show judging Livestock Arena

By 5:30pm Jr. Market Lamb Entries Sheep Barn

By 5:30pm Junior Livestock entries in place Sheep Barn

5:30pm Exhibitor’s Meal & Meeting Sheep Barn

6:00pm Weighing of Market Lambs Sheep Barn

6:00pm – 10:00pm Washington County Farm Bureau Women Committee Fun on the Farm Exhibit Thompson Hall

Tuesday, August 29

Hugg & Hall Family Night: Two Dollar Tuesday Night $2 Gate $2 Rides

8:00am – 12:00pm Open and Junior Livestock entries accepted Livestock Barns

8:00am – 12:00pm Junior & Open Agronomy judging (Closed until judging is complete) Horticulture Hall

9:00am Junior Poultry (Bantams & Standards) Judging Poultry Building

9:30am Dairy Cattle Judging Livestock Arena

10:00am 2016 WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR EXHIBITS OFFICIALLY OPEN Fairgrounds

Noon Remaining Junior Livestock entries in place. Fairgrounds

Noon Judging of Breeding Sheep Livestock Arena

2:00pm – 4:00pm Weighing of Market Hogs Livestock Barn

3:00pm Weighing of Meat Goats Goat Barn

5:00pm Midway Opens

5:00pm to Close Free Petting Zoo Sponsored by Farm Credit

5:00 pm Hambone Express Pig Races, nightly, Sponsored by Downstream Casino

6:00pm Market Lambs and Showmanship Livestock Arena

6:00pm Weighing Market Steers & Commercial Heifers Livestock Barn

6:00pm – 9:00pm Washington County Farm Bureau Women Committee Fun on the Farm Exhibit Thompson Hall

Wednesday, August 30

LIVESTOCK SHOW DAY SCHOOL DAY: STUDENTS ADMITTED FREE THROUGH 3 P.M.

8:00am Hog Show Livestock Arena

8:30am Dairy Goat Judging (Junior & Open) Sheep/Goat Barn

10:00am GATES OPEN Fairgrounds

10:00am – 1:00pm Washington County Farm Bureau Women Committee Fun on the Farm Exhibit Thompson Hall

10:00am – 2:00pm Fleece to Fashion Thompson Hall

1:00pm Meat Goat Show Livestock Arena

4:00pm Beef Showmanship, Commercial Heifers, Breeding Beef Judging followed by Market Steer Judging, Junior Livestock Arena

5:00pm Midway Opens

5:00pm to Close Free Petting Zoo Sponsored by Farm Credit

Nightly, Hambone Express Pig Races, Sponsored by Downstream Casino

6:00pm – 9:00pm Washington County Farm Bureau Women Committee Fun on the Farm Exhibit Thompson Hall

9:00pm SALE ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED Fair Office

ALL SUPERINTENDENTS MUST MEET IN THE FAIR OFFICE AT 9:00PM, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 TO FINALIZE SALE ORDER.

Thursday, August 31

SENIOR CITIZEN DAY: 62 OR OLDER ADMITTED FREE FROM 10 A.M. – 5 P.M.

University of Arkansas Night: Free Entry with UA I.D. 5pm to Close

10:00am GATES OPEN Fairgrounds

12:00pm Open Beef Livestock Entries in place Livestock Barn

5:00pm – 6:30pm Livestock Buyers Dinner – open to Exhibitors and buyers participants of the Fair at $5/plate Livestock Arena

5:00pm Midway Opens

5:00pm to Close Free Petting Zoo Sponsored by Farm Credit

Nightly,  Hambone Express Pig Races, Sponsored by Downstream Casino

6:00pm – 9:00pm Washington County Farm Bureau Women Committee Fun on the Farm Exhibit Thompson Hall

6:30pm 4-H & FFA Livestock Auction – Sponsor: Washington County Fair Association Livestock Arena

7:00pm-9:00pm 4-Wheeler Rodeo, Rodeo Arena

Friday, September 1

10:00am GATES OPEN Fairgrounds

10:00am Open Beef Show Livestock Arena

5:00pm All Jr. Exhibitors Award Picnic Livestock Arena

5:00pm Midway Opens

5:00pm to Close Free Petting Zoo Sponsored by Farm Credit

Nightly,  Hambone Express Pig Races, Sponsored by Downstream Casino

6:00pm – 9:00pm Washington County Farm Bureau Women Committee Fun on the Farm Exhibit Thompson Hall

6:30pm Ladies and Gents Lead Sheep Barn

7:00pm Livestock Beauty Pageant Livestock Arena

7:00pm  Lawnmower Pull Rodeo Arena

8:00 pm Washington County Sheriff’s K-9 Demonstration, Livestock Arena

10:00pm – 2:00am MIDNIGHT MADNESS, $20 Armbands Midway

Saturday, September 2

9:00am GATES OPEN Fairgrounds

9:00am Youth Dog Show Livestock Arena

10:00am Pen of Champions Pictures Livestock Arena

10:00am – 2:00pm Dutch Oven Cook-Off Front Gate

10:00am – 8:00pm Washington County Farm Bureau Women Committee Fun on the Farm Exhibit Thompson Hall

11:00am Adult Sheep Showmanship Livestock Arena

Noon Midway Opens

12:00pm Junior Beef Showmanship followed by Grooming Competition Livestock Arena

2:00pm Farmhand Olympics, Livestock Arena

Noon to Close Free Petting Zoo Sponsored by Farm Credit

Nightly, Hambone Express Pig Races, Sponsored by Downstream Casino

6:00pm Youth Talent Contest Livestock Arena

6:30pm Mutton Bustin Rodeo Arena

7:30pm LJ Jenkins Bull Riding Tour Rodeo Arena, Sponsored by Legacy Bank, Springdale Tractor and Superior Automotive Group

10pm – Close Sizzling Saturday Armbands $20, Midway

8:00pm – 10:00pm Release Exhibits

Sunday, September 3

2:00pm – 4:00pm Thompson Hall/Cultural Arts/Horticulture Hall releasedSunday, September 3

Learn More About the 2017 Washington County Fair

Carnival Midway

Carnival Midway

Carnival Midway opens at 5pm each day, except for Noon on Saturday! Come visit the LARGEST midway in Northwest Arkansas!

Buckin' at the Fair

Buckin' at the Fair

Saturday, September 2nd @ 7:30 pm for the LJ Jenkins Bull Riding Tour at the Washington County Fair

Sponsored by: Legacy Bank, Springdale Tractor and Superior Automotive Group

Mutton Bustin’ 6:30pm

Washington County Fair Pageant

Washington County Fair Pageant

Entries are now being accepted! Deadline to enter: August 24, 2017

The 2017 Washington County Fair Pageant is open to girls ages 0-21 years who reside in Washington County. The teen and miss winners will also compete in the Arkansas State Fair Queen Contest in October.