2017 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

Sunday, August 27

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Rabbit Entries Accepted Rabbit Barn

Monday, August 28

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

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

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

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

8:00 am Rabbit Show  Rabbit Barn

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

5:30 pm30pm 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

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

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

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

9:30 am Dairy Cattle Judging Livestock Arena

10:00 am 2017 WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR EXHIBITS OFFICIALLY OPEN Fairgrounds

Noon Remaining Junior Livestock entries in place. Fairgrounds

Noon Judging of Breeding Sheep Sheep Barn

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

3:00 pm Weighing of Meat Goats Goat Barn

5:00 pm Midway Opens

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

Nightly, Hambone Express Pig Races, Sponsored by Downstream Casino

5:30 pm Beautiful Bunny Contest Rabbit Barn

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

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

6:00 pm Market Lambs and Showmanship Livestock Arena

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

Wednesday, August 30

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

8:00 am Market Hog Show Livestock Arena

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

10:00 am GATES OPEN Fairgrounds

1:00 pm Meat Goat Show Livestock Arena

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

5:00 pm Midway Opens

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

Nightly, Hambone Express Pig Races, Sponsored by Downstream Casino

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

9:00 pm SALE ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED Fair Office

ALL SUPERINTENDENTS MUST MEET IN THE FAIR OFFICE AT 9:00 PM, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30 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. 5 pm to Close

10:00 am GATES OPEN Fairgrounds

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

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

5:00 pm Midway Opens

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

Nightly,  Hambone Express Pig Races, Sponsored by Downstream Casino

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

Friday, September 1

10:00 am GATES OPEN Fairgrounds

10:00 am Open Beef Show Livestock Arena

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

5:00 pm Midway Opens

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

Nightly,  Hambone Express Pig Races, Sponsored by Downstream Casino

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

6:30 pm Ladies and Gents Lead Sheep Barn

7:00 pm Livestock Beauty Pageant Livestock Arena

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

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

10:00pm – 1:30 am MIDNIGHT MADNESS, $20 Armbands with a Pepsi Product Can Midway

Saturday, September 2

9:00 am GATES OPEN Fairgrounds

9:00 am Youth Dog Show Livestock Arena

9:00 am Horseshoe Pitching Contest Rodeo Arena

10:00 am Pen of Champions Pictures Livestock Arena

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

11:00 am Adult Sheep Showmanship Livestock Arena

Noon Midway Opens

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

2:00 pm Farmhand Olympics, Livestock Arena

Noon to Close Free Petting Zoo Sponsored by Farm Credit

Nightly, Hambone Express Pig Races, Sponsored by Downstream Casino

7:00 pm LJ Jenkins Bull Riding Tour Rodeo Arena, Sponsored by Legacy Bank, Springdale Tractor and Superior Automotive Group

10pm – Midnight Sizzling Saturday Armbands $20, with Pepsi product can 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 @ 7:00 pm for the LJ Jenkins Bull Riding Tour at the Washington County Fair

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

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.