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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

By Staff | Jul 17, 2009

BOONE – July 15 to 20: Boone County Fair; July 17: Beef show, 9 a.m.; pen of three show, 2 p.m.; ag olympics, 4 p.m.; pre-4-H rabbit show, 6 p.m. and demolition derby, 7:30 p.m., all at the Boone County Fair; July 18: Market sheep show, 8 a.m., with breeding sheep, meat goat and dairy goat show to follow; poultry show, 2 p.m.; pre-4-H bucket/bottle calf and lamb show, 2:30 p.m.; stock truck pull, 5 p.m. and talent show, 8 p.m., all at the Boone County Fair; July 19: Horse pull, 11 a.m.; pedal-tractor pull, 1:30 p.m.; open beef show, 3 p.m.; 4 p.m. free sweet corn feed and 7 p.m. combine demolition derby, all at the Boone County Fair; July 20: Livestock sale, 9 a.m., at the Boone County Fair; July 20: Upper Midwest Manure Handling Expo – set for safety, efficiency and technology this fall, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Central Iowa Expo near Boone.

BUENA VISTA – Buena Vista County Fair continues; July 17: 4-H/FFA swine show, 7:30 a.m.; livestock show, 2 p.m.; ag olympics, 4 p.m.; small animal show, 5:30 p.m. and Rondini show, 7 p.m., all at the Buena Vista County Fair; July 18: 4-H/FFA dairy show, 8:30 a.m.; 4-H/FFA beef show, 9 a.m.; junior feeders and background beef show, noon; kids pedal pull, 1:30 p.m.; overall showmanship, 4 p.m. and demolition derby, 7 p.m., all at the Buena Vista County Fair; July 19: Little Miss and Queen contest, 12:30 p.m.; open swine show, 1 p.m.; Ballet Folkloric, 5 p.m. and T&C Rodeo, 6:30 p.m., all at the Buena Vista County Fair.

CALHOUN – July 20: Manson Farmers Market, 4 p.m. on 10th Ave., in Manson; July 23: Calhoun County Farmers Market, 3:30 p.m., on the east side of courthouse square in Rockwell City.

CARROLL – July17-19: Carroll County Fair continues; July 17: Swine show, 8 a.m.; poultry and rabbit show, 2 p.m.; antique tractor pull, 6 p.m.; Battle of the Bands, 7 p.m.; Teen AGtivities, 7 p.m. and Texas Hold’em, 7 p.m., all at the Carroll County Fair; July 18: Sheep and goat show, 8 a.m.; parade, 11:30 a.m.; garden tractor pull, noon; co-ed mud volleyball, 1 p.m.; pedal tractor pull, 1:30 p.m.; Terry the Magic Guy, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.; Figure 8 races, 7 p.m., and Karaoke, 8 p.m., all at the Carroll County Fair; July 19: Beef, dairy and bucket calf show, 8 a.m.; tractor ride around Carroll County, 9 a.m.; open class horse show, 10 a.m.; coed dodge ball tournament, 11:30 a.m.; and bonus auction, 7 p.m., all at the Carroll County Fair.

CERRO GORDO – July 22-26: North Iowa Fair; July 22: Dog obedience, 9 a.m., and horse novelty show, 7 p.m., at the North Iowa Fair; July 23: Junior swine show, 8 a.m.; livestock show, 2 p.m.; dairy cattle show, 5:30 p.m.; 4-H Bits n’ Spurs Drill Team performs, 6:30 p.m., and open bucket/bottle calf show, 7 p.m., at the North Iowa Fair; July 24: Junior horse show, 8 a.m.; Junior sheep show, 8:30 a.m., and poultry show, 5 p.m., all at the North Iowa Fair.

CLAY – July 21: 4-H Achievement Day, 8 a.m., at the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer; July 22: Farmland leasing meeting, 1:30 p.m., at the Clay County Fairgrounds.

CRAWFORD – July 18: Communications judging, 9 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison; July 20: Trucker Quality Assurance training, 10 a.m., at the Crawford County Extension office in Denison; July 20: Pork Quality Assurance Plus training, 1 p.m., at the Extension office; July 23: Crawford County Extension Council meeting, 7 p.m., at the Extension office.

DALLAS – July 23: Child care and preschool guide to managing food allergies, 7 p.m. Contact Betsy Myers at (515) 993-3813.

DICKINSON – July 23: 4-H Safety and Education in Shooting Sports meeting, 6 p.m., at the Izaak Walton League in Arnolds Park.

EMMET – July 23-26: Emmet County Fair; July 23: Horse show, 12:30 p.m.; sheep show, 4 p.m.; tractor pull, 6:30 p.m., and Fashion Show and Fair Queen contest, 7:30 p.m., all at the Emmet County Fair; July 24: Swine show, 7 a.m.; poultry show, 11 a.m.; rabbit show, 2 p.m.; pet show, 3:30 p.m.; beef showmanship, 4 p.m.; draft horse rides, 5 p.m.; sheep showmanship, 5:30 p.m.; swine showmanship, 7 p.m.; roping contest and calf scramble, 7 p.m.; and talent show, 7 p.m., all at the Emmet County Fair.

FRANKLIN – July 17: Franklin County Farmers Market, 5 p.m., at Town Square in Hampton; July 17-19: Franklin County Fair continues; July 17: Beef show, 9 a.m.; rabbit show, 8 a.m.; ag olympics, 4 p.m.; fair queen coronation, 5 p.m.; Clay Walker with Mark Chesnutt, perform, 8 p.m., and fireworks, 10:30 p.m., all at the Franklin County Fair; July 18: Swine show, 8 a.m.; Old Time Farming demonstrations, 9:30 a.m.; pedal tractor pull, 11 a.m.; livestock show, 1 p.m. and Jo Dee Messina and The Lost Trailers perform, 8 p.m., all at the Franklin County Fair; July 19: Open pet show, 10:30 a.m., followed by 4-H pet show; alumni livestock show, 11 a.m.; talent show, 1 p.m.; tractor backing contest, 1:30 p.m.; 4-H and open dog show, 2 p.m.; demolition derby and cruiser car races, 5 p.m., all at the Franklin County Fair.

HAMILTON – July 20-26: Hamilton County Fair; July 21: Dog obedience show, 8 a.m.; kids pet show, 10:30 a.m.; pet show, 1 p.m.; model horse show, 1:30 p.m.; and fair parade, 6 p.m., all at the Hamilton County Fair; July 22: Horse show, 8 a.m.; poultry show, 8 a.m.; 4-H horticulture judging, 10 a.m.; rabbit show, 1 p.m.; and Quiz Bowl competition, 4:30 p.m., all at the Hamilton County Fair; July 23: Breeding and market sheep show, 7:30 a.m.; goat show, 3 p.m.; bottle lamb show, 5 p.m. and Pride of Iowa, 5 p.m., all at the Hamilton County Fair; July 24: Breeding and market beef show, 8 a.m., at the Hamilton County Fair; July 25: Market swine show, 8 a.m., at the Hamilton County Fair; July 26: Horse show games, 9 a.m., and parade of champions, 1:30 p.m., both at the Hamilton County Fair; July 27: Livestock auction, 8 a.m., at the Hamilton County Fair.

HANCOCK – July 22-26: Hancock County Fair; July 22: Fair princess contest, 5:30 p.m.; Hancock County Fair Queen contest, 6 p.m.; kids’ rodeo, 6:30 p.m.; youth/teen dance, 7 p.m. and movie night, 9 p.m., all at the Hancock County Fair; July 23: 4-H/FFA lamb and sheep show; 4-H garden and crop show, 1 p.m.; poultry show, 2 p.m.; 4-H/FFA horse and pony games, 3:30 p.m.; Share-The-Fun, 4:30 p.m.; Teen Challenge competition and games, 5:30 p.m.; and the Johnny Holm Band in concert, 9 p.m., all at the Hancock County Fair; July 24: 4-H/FFA beef show, 8:30 a.m.; 4-H/FFA dairy show, 8:30 a.m.; open flower show, noon; open textile show, 1 p.m.; 4-H/FFA dog obedience show, 1:30 p.m.; rabbit show, 3:30 p.m.; 4-H/open bucket/bottle calf show, 5:30 p.m.; beef barbecue, 5:30 p.m.; and stock/sprint car races, 7 p.m., all at the Hancock County Fair;

HARDIN – July 19: Hardin County Community Endowment Foundation meeting, 5 p.m., at the Scenic City Empress Boat Club in Iowa Falls; July 23: Annie’s Project, 6:30 p.m., at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls.

HUMBOLDT – July 21-27: Humboldt County Fair; July 21: Harness racing, 6 p.m.; and bingo, 6:30 p.m., both at the Humboldt County Fair; July 22: 4-H/FFA horse and pony show, 10 a.m.; carnival, 5 p.m.; and Deal or No Deal, 7 p.m., all at the Humboldt County Fair; July 23: Lynn Anderson, a chainsaw artist, 9 a.m.; carnival 4 p.m.; free watermelon feed, 5 p.m.; domino toppling show, 6 p.m.; and 4-H Style Show, Little Miss and Mr. Contest, and fair queen coronation, 7 p.m., all at the Humboldt County Fair; July 24: 4-H/FFA sheep show, 8 a.m.; 4-H/FFA goat show, 9 a.m.; 4-H/FFA beef show, 9:30 a.m.; 4-H/FFA poultry show, 1:30 p.m.; 4-H/FFA rabbit show, 2 p.m.; and Impact Pro Wrestling, 7 p.m., all at the Humboldt County Fair.

IDA – July 18: Communications Day, 8 a.m., at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ida Grove; July 19: Dog obedience, 7:30 p.m., at the Ida County Fairgrounds in Ida Grove.

MARSHALL – July 17-18: Central Iowa Fair continues; July 17: 4-H/FFA beef show, 9 a.m.; beef barbecue, noon; dog obedience, 4:30 p.m.; and 4-H games, 6 p.m., all at the Central Iowa Fair; July 18: 4-H/FFA swine show, 7:30 a.m.; Farm Bureau scavenger hunt, 10 a.m.; pork barbecue; supreme showman contest, 4 p.m., and banner auction, 5 p.m., all at the Central Iowa Fair.

O’BRIEN – July 18-23: O’Brien County Fair; July 18: 4-H non-livestock judging at Primghar Community Center, 8:30 a.m.; third annual antique/classic tractor ride, 9:30 a.m.; and auto races, 7:30 p.m., all at the O’Brien County Fair; July 19: Horse show, 1 p.m.; poultry check-in, 3 p.m.; sheep weigh-in, 4 p.m.; swine weigh-in, 5 p.m.; and rabbit check-in, 6 p.m., all at the O’Brien County Fair; July 20: Rabbit show, 9 a.m.; broiler contest, 12:30 p.m.; poultry show, 1 p.m.; dairy show, 5 p.m.; dog show, 6 p.m.; and 4-H Fashion Revue/ Clothing Selection style show, O’Brien County Fair Queen and King Coronation and Share-The-Fun acts, 7:30 p.m., all at the O’Brien County Fair; July 21: Beef show, 8 a.m.; children’s entertainment, 2 p.m.; bottle and bucket calf show, 4 p.m.; ice cream social, 5 p.m.; and pedal pull, 6 p.m., all at the O’Brien County Fair.

OSCEOLA – July 17-18: Osceola County Fair continues; July 17: Feeder calf, cow-calf, breeding heifer, market beef and bucket and bottle calf show, 8 a.m.; dairy show, 1 p.m.; rabbit show, 3 p.m.; 4-H barbecue, 5 p.m.; and Ray Thompson hypnosis and more show, 7 p.m., all at the Osceola County Fair; July 18: Sheep show, 9 a.m.; super showmanship, 11:30 a.m.; mud volleyball, ag olympics, greased pig and dog agility in the afternoon and Shaun Mayer in concert, 8 p.m., all at the Osceola County Fair; July 19: Demolition derby, 4 p.m., at the Osceola County Fair.

PALO ALTO – July 23-26: Palo Alto County Fair; July 23: Dog obedience show, 10 a.m.; 4-H horticulture judging, 10 a.m.; rabbit show, 11 a.m.; dog agility show, 1 p.m.; poultry show, 2 p.m.; livestock show, 4 p.m.; Clover Kid king/queen, 6:30 p.m.; 4-H Style Show/awards program/county council installation, 7:15 p.m.; fair queen crowning, 7:45 p.m. and Share the Fun, 8 p.m., at the Palo Alto County Fair; July 24: Hog show, 8 a.m.; bucket/bottle calf interviews, 1 p.m.; horse show, 1:30 p.m.; bucket/bottle calf show, 4 p.m.; bucket/bottle lamb interviews, 4:30 p.m.; bucket/bottle lamb/sheep show; and comedian Fred Bevill, 8 p.m. at the Palo Alto County Fair.

PLYMOUTH – July 17: Fair entry deadline due into the Plymouth County Extension office in Le Mars; July 22: Child Care Center Directors’ Support Group, 10 a.m., at 4 Brothers in Le Mars.

POCAHONTAS – July 15: Dog obedience and dog agility show, 4:30 p.m., at the Pocahontas County Fairgrounds; July 17-20: Pocahontas County Fair continues; July 17: Swine showmanship followed by swine show, 7:30 a.m.; open farm and garden show, noon; 4-H/FFA garden show, noon; lamb burger supper, 5 p.m.; sheep showmanship followed by sheep show, 6 p.m.; and open horse show, 6 p.m., all at the Pocahontas County Fair; July 18: Beef showmanship followed by market beef, breeding beef and feeder calf show, 9:30 a.m.; 4-H bucket calf show followed by open Junior bucket calf show, 11 a.m.; 4-H pet show followed by open pet show, 1 p.m.; 4-H horse show, 4 p.m.; and Cow Pie Bingo, 7 p.m., all at the Pocahontas County Fair; July 19: Fair olympics, 2 p.m.; baby crawl, 3 p.m.; closing ceremony, 6 p.m.; and teen dance, 8:30 p.m., all at the Pocahontas County Fair; July 20: Livestock auction, 8:30 a.m., at the Pocahontas County Fair.

SAC – July 21: Beef pen of three show, 5:30 p.m., at Harold Peyton’s farm near Sac City.

SIOUX – July 21: Farm Bill informational meeting, 5:30 p.m., at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon; July 22: Manure Hauling Expo in Boone (a bus will be leaving Center Mall in Sioux Center at 6 a.m.)

STORY – July 24-29: Story County Fair; July 24: English Performance horse show, 5 p.m., at the Story County Fair.

WOODBURY – July 17: Farmland leasing meeting, 1:30 p.m., at Bluff’s Area Family Center in Sergeant Bluff; July 21: Families and books, 10 a.m., at the Midtown Family Community Center in Sioux City; July 21: Family Child Care Environmental Rating Scale training, 6:30 p.m., at the AEA in Sioux City; July 22: Drama camp, 12:30 p.m., at the Midtown Family Community Center in Sioux City; July 23: Canning and freezing fruits and vegetables, 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Woodbury County Extension office in Sioux City.

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