2018 Schedule of Events

Gates Open

Tuesday, August 21 – Saturday, August 25, Front gates open at 10 a.m. Side gates open at 7 a.m.

Friday, August 17

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 18

9:00 am – 5:00 pm 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

9:00 am Breeding Hog Show, Livestock Arena

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

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

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

Sunday, August 19

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Rabbit Entries Accepted Rabbit Barn and Poultry Entries Accepted, Poultry Barn

Monday, August 20

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 Opens 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 pm Jr. Market Lamb Entries Sheep Barn

By 5:30 pm Junior Livestock entries in place

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

5:30 pm Weighing of Market Lambs Sheep Barn

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

Tuesday, August 21

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 & Open Poultry (Bantams & Standards) Judging Poultry Building

9:30 am Dairy Cattle Judging Livestock Arena

10:00 am 2018 WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR EXHIBITS OFFICIALLY OPEN Fairgrounds

10:00 am to 9:00 pm Free Petting Zoo Sponsored by Farm Credit

Noon Remaining Junior Livestock entries in place. Fairgrounds

11:00 am Judging of Breeding Sheep Sheep Barn

Noon Remaining Junior Livestock entries in place, Fairgrounds

1:00 pm Meat Goat Show, Livestock Arena

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

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

5:00 pm Midway Opens

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Washington County 4-H Presents Demonstrations and Hands-on Activities with Free Crafts Thompson Hall

Nightly, All American Lumberjack Show, Sponsored by Hugg and Hall Equipment

5:30 pm Beautiful Bunny Contest Rabbit Barn

6:00 pm Market Lambs and Showmanship Livestock Arena

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

Wednesday, August 22

LIVESTOCK SHOW DAY SCHOOL DAY: STUDENTS ADMITTED FREE UNTIL 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

10:00 am to 9:00 pm Free Petting Zoo Sponsored by Farm Credit

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 – 7:00 pm Washington County 4-H Presents Demonstrations and Hands-on Activities with Free Crafts Thompson Hall

Nightly, All American Lumberjack Show, Sponsored by Hugg and Hall Equipment

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 22 TO FINALIZE SALE ORDER.

Thursday, August 23

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 Sponsored by:

10:00 am GATES OPEN Fairgrounds

10:00 am to 9:00 pm Free Petting Zoo Sponsored by Farm Credit

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

4:00 pm Premium Sale Exhibitor Mandatory Meeting, Livestock Arena

5:00 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 – 7:00 pm Washington County 4-H Presents Demonstrations and Hands-on Activities with Free Crafts Thompson Hall

Nightly, All American Lumberjack Show, Sponsored by Hugg and Hall Equipment

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

Friday, August 24

10:00 am GATES OPEN Fairgrounds

10:00 am to 9:00 pm Free Petting Zoo Sponsored by Farm Credit

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 – 7:00 pm Washington County 4-H Presents Demonstrations and Hands-on Activities with Free Crafts Thompson Hall

Nightly, All American Lumberjack Show, Sponsored by Hugg and Hall Equipment

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-9:00 pm 4-Wheeler Rodeo, Sponsored by Freedom Power Sports, Rodeo Arena

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

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

Saturday, August 25

9:00 am GATES OPEN Fairgrounds

10:00 am to 9:00 pm Free Petting Zoo Sponsored by Farm Credit

9:00 am Youth Dog Show Livestock Arena

9:00 am – 1:00 pm Dutch Oven Cook-Off Front Gate

9:00 am Horseshoe Pitching Contest Rodeo Arena

11:00 am Adult Sheep Showmanship Livestock Arena

Noon Midway Opens

Noon Round Robin Showmanship Livestock Arena

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm Kids Fest Livestock Arena

3:00 pm Farmhand Olympics, Livestock Arena

Nightly, All American Lumberjack Show, Sponsored by Hugg and Hall Equipment

7:00 pm Youth Talent Contest

7:00 pm LJ Jenkins Bull Riding Tour Rodeo Arena, Sponsored by Nabholz Construction and Meek’s Lumber

10 pm-Midnight Sizzling Saturday Armbands $20, with Pepsi product can Midway

8:00pm – 10:00pm Release Exhibits

Sunday, August 26

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Thompson Hall/Cultural Arts/Horticulture Hall released