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2019 Fair Schedule

Please use the schedule below and check back during the fair for daily schedule updates. If you would like a copy of the schedule as a PDF please use this link: 2019 Franklin County Fair Schedule (PDF)

MONDAY, JULY 15

9:00 am - 4-H Exhibit Building Set-Up
4-7 pm - Open Class Entry-Exhibits Bldg.

TUESDAY, JULY 16

8 am–2:30 pm - 4H & FFA ENTRY & JUDGING-EXHIBITS BLDG.
7:30-11 am - OPEN CLASS ENTRY-CULTURAL BUILDING
10:30-11:30 am – TRACTOR RIDE REGISTRATION, LINEUP, AND MEAL – GRANDPA’S FARM
12 – 4 pm – GRANDPA’S FARM TRACTOR RIDE
4 pm – PARADE LINEUP AT HIGH SCHOOL PARKING LOT
5 pm– FAIR PARADE SPONSORED BY GREATER FR. CO. CHAMBER
6-9 pm – POULTRY BLOOD TESTING & ENTRY
6 pm – OZARK AMUSEMENTS OPEN
7-9 pm – OZARK AMUSEMENTS – WRISTBANDS $10
7-9 pm – LIVESTOCK ENTRY
6:30–9:30 pm – KRAFT BROTHERS PLAYING IN BEER GARDEN

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, FIRST BANK HAMPTON DAY

Money Machine – Fun Games – Pleasant Hill
6:30-11 am – LIVESTOCK ENTRY
8:30 am – HORSE EXHIBITOR MEETING-ARENA West Lot
9 am – 4H/FFA HORSE SHOW – ARENA – West Lot
9 am-9 pm – EXHIBITS BUILDING OPEN
9-11 am – CLOVER KIDS ENTRY – Exhibits Building
11 am-1 pm – CLOVER KIDS EXHIBITS JUDGING – Exhibits Building
10 am – FLAG CEREMONY - North Country Landscaping Pergola
10 am-9 pm – COMMERCIAL EXHIBITS OPEN
10 am- 9 pm – PLEASANT HILL OPEN - GENERAL STORE ACTIVITIES
10 am-7 pm* AG LEARNING CENTER - Livery @ Pleasant Hill
10 am - FOOD TEMPERATURES & HANDLING SAFETY - Pleasant Hill -  Sponsored by Franklin General Hospital
12 - 2 pm – BEEF, SHEEP & SWINE WEIGH IN
12 pm – APPLE PEELING CONTEST – Van Wall Tent
12:30 pm – MUSICAL CHAIRS – Van Wall Tent
1 pm – FOOD TEMPERATURES & HANDLING SAFETY-Pleasant Hill -  Sponsored by Franklin General Hospital
1 pm – IOWA FALLS/ALDEN DANCE TEAM – Pleasant Hill
2 pmSCOTT’S MAGIC SHOWNorth Fairgrounds
2-4 pm – 4H “HAPPY TREES” PAINTING CLASS
2-5 pm – MUSIC (TBA) – Mort's Water Gazebo - Sponsored by Townsend Winery
2:30 pmRAY THOMPSON-HYPNOTISTVan Wall Tent
3 pm – SPELLING BEE – Pleasant Hill School
3 – 5 pm - FRANKLIN FARMHANDS – GRANDPA’S FARM
4 pm – MOTHER/DAUGHTER & FATHER/SON LOOK ALIKE CONTEST – Van Wall Tent
4 pm – OZARK AMUSEMENTS OPEN
5 pm – 4H/FFA EXHIBITORS MEETING (except horse) - Show Arena
5 pmRAY THOMPSON, HYPNOTISTVan Wall Tent
5 pmSCOTT’S MAGIC SHOW - North Fairgrounds
5-9 pm - KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BINGO – Midway
6 pm – GRANDSTAND GATES & BEER GARDEN OPEN
7 pmHEUER RODEO Grandstand

THURSDAY, JULY 18 - FRANKLIN CO. FARM BUREAU DAY

Serving Hundreds of Free Burgers - Scavenger Hunt – Ag Trailer
7:30-11am – OPEN CLASS (Floriculture & Horticulture) Entry
8 am – SWINE SHOW – Show Arena
8:30 am – HORSE EXHIBITOR MEETING - ARENA - West Lot
9 am – KIDS OPEN HORSE & PONY SHOW - ARENA - West Lot
9 am-9 pm – EXHIBITS BUILDING OPEN
10 - noon – CLOVER KIDS COOKIE DECORATING-Exhibit Bldg.
10 am – 4H/FFA HORSE SPEED EVENTS - ARENA - West Lot
10 am – 9 pm – COMMERCIAL EXHIBITS OPEN
10 am – 9 pm – PLEASANT HILL OPEN - GENERAL STORE ACTIVITIES
10 am – COOKING FOR KIDS: QUICK LUNCH IDEAS – Pleasant Hill -  Sponsored by Franklin General Hospital
10 am-7 pm* AG LEARNING CENTER - Livery @ Pleasant Hill
10 am-7 pm – * AG TRAILER - Livery @ Pleasant Hill -  Sponsored by Franklin County Farm Bureau
10 am-7 pm – SCAVENGER HUNT BEGINNING @ AG LEARNING CENTER -  Sponsored by Franklin County Farm Bureau
12 pm – HULA HOOP CONTEST – Van Wall Tent
12 pm – BURGER FEED (Hundreds of Free Burgers) - Van Wall Tent -  Sponsored by Franklin County Farm Bureau
12-5 pm – FRANKLIN FARMHANDS – Grandpa’s Farm
1 pm – SHEEP SHOW – FOLLOWED BY GOAT SHOW – Show Arena
1 pm – OLD TIME FARMING – Grandpa’s Farm
1 pm – COOKING FOR KIDS: QUICK LUNCH IDEAS – Pleasant Hill -  Sponsored by Franklin General Hospital
1-4 pm – HARRIMAN NIELSEN HOUSE OPEN
2 pmSCOTT'S MAGIC SHOW-North Fairgrounds
2 pmRAY THOMPSON, HYPNOTISTVan Wall Tent
2 pm – OZARK AMUSEMENTS OPEN
2-4 pm – CLOVER KID’S S.T.E.M. FEST & ROCKET LAUNCH – Exhibits Building
2-5 pm – TWO JUHLS & A GEM-Mort’s Water Gazebo -  -  Sponsored By Townsend Winery
2:30 pm – BLACKSMITH DEMO – Pleasant Hill
2:30 pm – GUNNY SACK RACES – Pleasant Hill
3 pmLITTLE MISS & LITTLE PRINCESS CORONATIONVan Wall Tent
3 pm – SPELLING BEE – Pleasant Hill School
4-7 pm - ISU CONSERVATION STATION -  -  Sponsored by Franklin County Farm Bureau
5 pmFAIR QUEEN CORONATIONVan Wall Tent -  Sponsored by Hy-Vee Food Store
5-7 pm – OZARK AMUSEMENTS - WRISTBANDS - $15
5-9 pm – KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BINGO – Midway
5:45 pmWILD WEST SHOOT OUTPleasant Hill
6:00 pmRAY THOMPSON, HYPNOTISTVan Wall Tent
6:00 pm – SCOTT'S MAGIC SHOW – North Fairgrounds
6:30 pm – GRANDSTAND GATES & BEER GARDEN OPEN
8:00 pmJIMMIE ALLEN WITH RUNAWAY JUNEGRANDSTAND

FRIDAY, JULY 19 – UNITED BANK & TRUST COMPANY DAY

Serving 1000 Pork Sandwiches until goneVan Wall Tent
8 am – BEEF SHOW – Show Arena 4h Bucket Calf Show Follows Beef Show - Followed By Dairy Show
9 am – RABBIT SHOW – Rabbit/Poultry Tent
9 am-9 pm – Exhibits Building Open
9:30 am – OLD TIME FARMING – Grandpa’s Farm
10 am – VEGGIE 500 DECORATING - Exhibits Building
10 am-7 pm* AG LEARNING CENTER - Livery @ Pleasant Hill
10 am – 9 pm - COMMERCIAL EXHIBITS OPEN
10 am – 9 pm – PLEASANT HILL OPEN - GENERAL STORE ACTIVITIES
10 am – SERVING SIZES & DIABETES PREVENTION – Pleasant Hill -  Sponsored by Franklin General Hospital
11:15 am – VEGGIE 500 RACES - Exhibits Building
12 pmUBTC - PORK SANDWICH FEED- Van Wall Tent
TIME TO BE DETERMINED: Dog/Sheep TrialsArena @ Grandpa's Farm
12-5 pm – FRANKLIN FARMHANDS – Grandpa’s Farm
1 pm – MUSICAL CHAIRS – Van Wall Tent
1 pm – 4H EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS – Exhibits Building
1 pm – OLD TIME FARMING – Grandpa’s Farm
1 pm – SERVING SIZES & DIABETES PREVENTION – Pleasant Hill -  Sponsored by Franklin General Hospital
1-4 pm – HARRIMAN NIELSEN HOUSE OPEN
2 pmSCOTT'S MAGIC SHOW-North Fairgrounds
2 pmRAY THOMPSON, HYPNOTISTVan Wall Tent
2 pm – OZARK AMUSEMENTS OPEN
2-5 pm – TWO JUHLS & A GEM – Mort’s Water Gazebo -  -  Sponsored by Townsend Winery
2:30 pm – BLACKSMITH DEMO – Pleasant Hill
2:30 pm – RUBBER CHICKEN THROWING CONTEST – Pleasant Hill
3 pm – H-D CHEERLEADING CAMP – Van Wall Tent
3 pm – SPELLING BEE – Pleasant Hill School House
3-7 pm – PHEASANTS FOREVER KIDS ACTIVITIES-East Gate Area
4 pm – WATER BALLOON THROWING – Pleasant Hill
4 pm – 4H WORKING EXHIBITS – Exhibit Building
5 pm – RISING SUN KARATE KIDS – Van Wall Tent
5:45 pmWILD WEST SHOOT OUTPleasant Hill
5-9 pm – KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BINGO – Midway
6 pmSCOTT'S MAGIC SHOW-North Fairgrounds
6:30 pmRAY THOMPSON, HYPNOTISTVan Wall Tent
7 pm – GRANDSTAND GATES & BEER GARDEN OPEN
8:30 pmDENNIS DEYOUNG & The Music of StyxGrandstand

SATURDAY, JULY 20 – FLINT HILLS RESOURCES DAY

Giveaways
8 am – OPEN BUCKET CALF, OPEN FEEDER PIG, OPEN BOTTLE LAMB & GOAT – Show Arena
8:30 am – TRACTOR & PICKUP WEIGH IN – Grandpa’s Farm
9 am-9 pm – EXHIBITS BUILDING OPEN
9:30 am – TRACTOR & PICKUP PULL – Grandpa’s Farm -  Sponsored by Kruger Seed
10 am-7 pm* AG LEARNING CENTER - Livery @ Pleasant Hill
10 am – 9 pm – COMMERCIAL EXHIBITS OPEN
10 am – 9 pm – PLEASANT HILL OPEN - GENERAL STORE ACTIVITIES
10 am – HORSE POWER THRESHING MACHINE – Grandpa’s Farm
10 am – SKIN CANCER AWARENESS – Pleasant Hill -  Sponsored by Franklin General Hospital
10 am – 3 pm – FRANKLIN FARMHANDS – Grandpa’s Farm
10:30 am – PEDAL PULL WEIGH IN (No entries after 11) Van Wall Tent
11 am – MILLER’S PEDAL PULL  -  Sponsored by Plastic Recycling Products
12 pmSCOTT'S MAGIC SHOW North Fairgrounds
12:30 am – REGISTRATION FOR LIVESTOCK JUDGING – Show Arena
1 pm – LIVESTOCK JUDGING CONTEST
1 pm – HAMPTON FIRE DEPT. DEMO – South of Show Ring
1 pm – OLD TIME FARMING – Grandpa’s Farm
1 pm – CAKE WARS – Exhibits Building
1 pm – CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT – Exhibits Building
1 pm – OZARK AMUSEMENTS OPEN
1-2 pm – SKIN CANCER AWARENESS – Pleasant Hill -  Sponsored by Franklin General Hospital
1-9 pm- KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BINGO – Midway
1-4 pm – HARRIMAN NIELSEN HOUSE OPEN
2 pmSCOTT'S MAGIC SHOWNorth Fairgrounds
2 pmRAY THOMPSON, HYPNOTISTVan Wall Tent
2 pm – SPIN ART – GENERAL STORE – Pleasant Hill
2 pm – HORSE POWER THRESHING MACHINE – Grandpa’s Farm
2-4 pm – OZARK AMUSEMENTS WRISTBANDS - $15
2-5 pmBILLIE HENDREN BAND-Mort’s Water Gazebo -  Sponsored by Townsend Winery
2 pm – REGISTER FOR SCRAMBLES (NO ENTRIES AFTER 2:30 pm) – North of Show Ring
2:30 pm – ANIMAL & COIN SCRAMBLES – Show Ring -  Sponsored by First Bank Hampton
2:30 pm – BLACKSMITH DEMO – Pleasant Hill
3 pmRAY THOMPSON, HYPNOTISTVan Wall Tent
3-4 pm –LET'S SALSA! CONTEST - Exhibits Building
3-3:45 pm – REGISTRATION FOR FARM CHORE RELAYS - ARENA-West Lot
4 pm – CUTEST BABY CONTEST (up to 18 mo.) – Van Wall Tent
4 pm – FARM CHORE RELAYS – ARENA – West Lot
5-7 pm – FR. CO. CATTLEMEN STEAK SANDWICH FEED - Van Wall Tent
5:45 pmWILD WEST SHOOT OUTPleasant Hill
6 pmSCOTT'S MAGIC SHOWNorth Fairgrounds
6:30 pm – GRANDSTAND GATES & BEER GARDEN OPEN
8 pmBLACKHAWK WITH BEN & NOEL HAGGARD - Grandstand

SUNDAY, JULY 22– FIRST SECURITY BANK & TRUST DAY

Giveaways
9 am-5:30 pm – EXHIBITS BUILDING OPEN
9 am – 4H CLOTHING EVENT STYLE SHOW followed by 4Her’s HAVE TALENT – Van Wall Tent
9:30 am – OLD FASHIONED FARMING – Grandpa’s Farm
10 am-7 pm* AG LEARNING CENTER - Livery @ Pleasant Hill
10 am – 8 pm – COMMERCIAL EXHIBITS OPEN
10 am – 8 pm – PLEASANT HILL OPEN – GENERAL STORE ACTIVITIES
10 am – HORSE POWER THRESHING MACHINE – Grandpa’s Farm
11:00 - SUNDAY WORSHIP WITH THE SNYDER FAMILYShow Ring  -  Sponsored by Franklin Co. Ministerial Assoc.
11 amEL GATO DANCING HORSE & KELLYPleasant Hill
12 pmSCOTT'S MAGIC SHOWNorth Fairgrounds
12 pm – BUCKET OF JUNK SILENT AUCTION BIDDING CLOSES-East Gate Area
12-3 pm – FRANKLIN FARMHANDS – Grandpa’s Farm
1 pm – POULTRY SHOW-Rabbit/Poultry Tent
1-2 pm – DUCT TAPE DESIGNS CHALLENGE – Exhibits Building
1 pmBILL RILEY TALENT SHOW-Van Wall Tent
1 pm – IOWA DRAFT HORSE OVERLOAD PULL – Grandpa’s Farm
1 pmEL GATO DANCING HORSE & KELLYPleasant Hill
1 pm – OZARK AMUSEMENTS OPEN
1-7 pm – KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BINGO – Midway
2 pmSCOTT'S MAGIC SHOWNorth Fairgrounds
2 pm – 4H & OPEN DOG SHOW – Show Arena
2-4 pm – OZARK AMUSEMENTS WRISTBANDS $15
2-5 pm – MUSIC (TBA) - Mort’s Water Gazebo -  Sponsored by Townsend Winery
2:30 pm – HORSE POWER THRESHING MACHINE – Grandpa’s Farm
2:30 pm – BLACKSMITH DEMO – Pleasant Hill
4:00 pm – HERDSMANSHIP & PREMIER EXHIBITOR AWARDS (show tent)
4 pmAUCTION OF CHAINSAW SCULPTURES – GARY KEENAN -  Sponsored by ReadyLift Equipment Rental
5 pm – SCOTT'S MAGIC SHOW – North Fairgrounds
5 pmEL GATO, DANCING HORSE & KELLYPleasant Hill
5:30-6:30 pmYOUTH & OPEN CLASS EXHIBITS RELEASED
4:30 pm – GRANDSTAND GATES & BEER GARDEN OPEN
5:30 pmGUNDERSON RACING-FIGURE 8 & CRUISER CARS - Grandstand
Activities Daily Include: Spin Art ($4.00), Friendship Bracelets, and PomPom making all day.
* Special thanks to Franklin County Farm Bureau for helping make the Ag Learning Center possible!

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