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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

By Staff | Jul 24, 2009

BOONE – July 25: Environmental Interest Club meeting, 9 a.m., at the Boone County Landfill in Boone; July 27: Post-fair evaluation meeting, 7 p.m., at the Boone County Extension office in Boone.

BUENA VISTA – July 28: food safety meeting, 5:30 p.m., at the Gingerbread House in Storm Lake.

CALHOUN – July 27: Pesticide applicator testing, 10 a.m., at the Calhoun County Extension office in Rockwell City; July 27: Manson Farmers Market, 4 p.m., on 10th Ave. in Manson; July 30: Calhoun County Farmers Market, 3:30 p.m., at the Extension office.

CARROLL – July 28: ServSafe meeting, 8:30 a.m., at the Carroll County Extension office in Carroll.

CERRO GORDO – July 24-26: North Iowa Fair continues; 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; July 25: Junior beef show, 8:30 a.m.; rabbit show, 9 a.m., and Junior goat show, 10 a.m., all at the North Iowa Fair; July 26: 4-H pet show, 1:30 p.m.; 4-H style show, 4 p.m., and 4-H award show, 4:30 p.m., all at the Cerro Gordo County Fair.

CHEROKEE – July 27: Cherokee County Extension Council meeting, 7 p.m., at the Cherokee County Extension office in Cherokee; July 30: Farmers Market, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Depot in Cherokee.

CLAY – July 28: Farm Bill informational meeting, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., at the Clay County Extension office in Spencer.

CRAWFORD – July 25: Tractor pull and pickup pull at the Crawford County Fairgrounds in Denison; July 26: 4-H/FFA dog show, 1:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds; July 28 to Aug. 3: Crawford County Fair; July 29: 4-H/FFA poultry show, 9 a.m.; 4-H/FFA horse show, 11 a.m.; 4-H/FFA livestock judging, 3 p.m. and Youth U-Fit-It contest, 6 p.m., all at the Crawford County Fair; July 30: Open class swine show, 7:30 a.m.; Junior rabbit show, 4 p.m.; Bill Riley Talent Show, 7 p.m.; Over the Boarder band, 9 p.m., all at the Crawford County Fair; July 31:Goat and sheep show, 9 a.m.; communications judging, 2:30 p.m.; and sprint car race, 7 p.m., all at the Crawford County Fair.

DICKINSON – July 28: Growing in the Garden, 9 a.m., at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji.

EMMET – July 24 to 26: Emmet County Fair continues; 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; July 25: Beef show, 8 a.m.; NW Iowa Horse Show, 9 a.m.; kids tractor pull, 3 p.m.; dog show, 3 p.m.; llama show, 4 p.m.; ATV pull, 4 p.m.; draft horse rides, 5 p.m.; and Jerrod Niemann’s performance, 7 p.m.; all at the Emmet County Fair; July 26: 4-H livestock judging contest, 8:30 a.m.; 4-H barnyard rumble, 10:30 a.m.; 4-H and open class bucket/bottle calf and lamb show, noon; fair parade of champions and awards program, 3:30 p.m.; 4-H/FFA market livestock premium auction, 5:15 p.m.; and teen dance, 8:30 p.m., all at the Emmet County Fair.

FRANKLIN – July 24, 28, 31: Franklin County Farmers Market, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Town Square in Hampton.

HAMILTON – July 24 to 26: Hamilton County Fair continues; 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 24 to 26: Hancock County Fair continues; 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, 1:30 p.m.; rabbit show, 3:30 p.m.; 4-H/open bucket/bottle calf show, 5:30 p.m.; beef BBQ, 5:30 p.m.; and stock/sprint car races, 7 p.m., all at the Hancock County Fair; July 25: 4-H/FFA swine show, 8 a.m.; APR all breeds dog show, 8 a.m.; antique tractor pull, 10 a.m.; 4-H and open cat and pet show, 1:30 p.m.; skid loader rodeo, 2 p.m.; 4-H style show, 3 p.m.; kids pedal pull, 3 p.m.; tractor tour parade, 3:30 p.m.; pork barbecue, 5:30 p.m.; and bus and train races, Homegrown Daredevils, 7 p.m., all at the Hancock County Fair.

HARDIN – July 30: Annie’s Project meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls; July 30: Regional Extension Council meeting, 7 p.m., at the Story County Extension office in Nevada.

HUMBOLDT – July 24 to 27: 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; July 25: 4-H/FFA swine carcass and market show, 8 a.m.; car show, 11 a.m.; horseshoe tossing, 11 a.m.; horticulture open show, 1 p.m.; 4-H pet show, 2 p.m.; open class pet show, 2:30 p.m.; skid loader rodeo, 4 p.m.; and tractor and pickup pull, 7 p.m., all at the Humboldt County Fair; July 26: Motocross, 11 a.m.; pedal tractor pull, 1 pm.; Bingo, 6:30 p.m.; and Tough Truck Challenge, auction, fireworks and Extreme Motocross, 7 p.m., all at the Humboldt County Fair; July 27: Humboldt District Fair Livestock auction, 9 a.m., at the Humboldt County Fair.

IDA – July 29 to Aug. 2: Ida County Fair; July 29: Horse show, 9 a.m. and livestock contest, 5:30 p.m., both at the Ida County Fair; July 30: Sheep show, 8 a.m.; 4-H bottle/bucket calf show, 1 p.m.; rabbit show, 1:30 p.m.; dairy, goat show, 2 p.m. and Share the Fun, 8 p.m.; all at the Ida County Fair; July 31: Beef show, 8 a.m.; Future Calf showman for grades 1 through 3, noon; bottle calf show for youth kindergarten and under, noon; pen of 3 judging, 1 p.m.; poultry show, 2 p.m.; and style show, 6 p.m., all at the Ida County Fair.

MARSHALL – July 29: Summer program, 10 a.m. at Le Grand Library.

PALO ALTO – July 24 to 26: Palo Alto County Fair continues; 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, 8 p.m.; comedian Fred Bevill, 8 p.m., all at the Palo Alto County Fair; July 25: Beef show, 8:30 a.m.; horse show (halter, performance), 9 a.m.; pet show, 1:30 p.m.; pedal pull, 3 p.m.; Cow Pie Bingo, 4 p.m.; Peace Officer’s BBQ, 5 p.m.; Ag Olympics, 6 p.m.; and dairy show, 8 p.m., all at the Palo Alto County Fair; July 26: Pony Express open class horse show, 11 a.m.; Go Kart races, 1 p.m.; all premium livestock auction, 2 p.m.; and teen dance, 9 p.m., at the Palo Alto County Fair.

PLYMOUTH – July 29 to Aug. 2: Plymouth County Fair; July 29: 4-H/FFA rabbit show, 1 p.m.; 4-H/FFA livestock contest, 2 p.m.; bucket calf show, 6 p.m.; king and queen crowning, 7 p.m.; Impact Pro Wrestling, 8 p.m.; and teen dance, 9 p.m., all at the Plymouth County Fair; July 30: 4-H/FFA horse show, 8 a.m.; 4-H/FFA sheep show, 8:30 a.m.; Bill Riley show, 5:30 p.m.; Tuff Truck, 6:30 p.m.; and Lumber Jacks, 8 p.m., at the Plymouth County Fair; July 31: 4-H/FFA dog show, 8 a.m.; 4-H/FFA dairy goat show, 5 p.m.; tractor and mini-rod pull, 6:30 p.m.; cooking school, 7 p.m.; and country western dance with lessons, 9 p.m., all at the Plymouth County Fair.

SAC – July 28: ACRE meeting, 10 a.m., at the American National Bank in Sac City; July 30 to Aug. 2: Sac County Fair; July 30: Pride of Iowa/working exhibits, 8 a.m.; sheep show, 8 a.m., followed by poultry show; horse show, 10:30 a.m.; goat show, 11 a.m.; and rabbit show, 1 p.m., all at the Sac County Fair; July 31: Market swine show, 8 a.m.; dairy show, 1 p.m.; livestock contest, 2 p.m.; 4-H dog show, 5 p.m.; and pet show, 6:30 p.m., all at the Sac County Fair.

SIOUX – July 28: Senior Day and Aging in Place Expo, 9 a.m., at NCC in Sheldon; July 29: dairy crisis workshop, 1 p.m., at the Sioux County Extension office in Orange City.

STORY July 24 to 29: Story County Fair; July 24: English performance horse show, 5 p.m., at the Story County Fair; July 25: Horse show, 8:30 a.m.; Clover Kids small pets fun show, 11 a.m.; other small pet judging, 11:30 a.m.; cat show, 1:30 p.m.; Dr. Doolittle Parade, 4:30 p.m.; 4-H barbecue, 6 p.m.; celebrity milk off, 7 p.m.; pre-teen 4-H dance, 8 p.m.; and 4-H teen dance, 9:30 p.m., all at the Story County Fair; July 26: Dog show, 1 p.m. 4-H reunion, 2 p.m.; horse team penning, 6:30 p.m.; and a goat milk out, 7 p.m., all at the Story County Fair; July 27: Goat show, 9 a.m.; sheep show, 9 a.m.; sheep show, 1 p.m.; Boer/meat goat show, 3 p.m.; and 4-H horse fun show, 6 p.m., all at the Story County Fair; July 28: Beef show, 8:30 a.m.; rabbit show, 9 a.m.; poultry show, 2 p.m.; bottle/bucket calf show, 5:30 p.m. and Story County Cattlemen’s Cow Chip Bingo and ice cream social, 7:30 p.m., with guest speaker Bill Northey, all at the Story County Fair; July 29: Swine show, 8 a.m.; model horse show, 8 a.m.; horse time events, noon; supreme showmanship, 5 p.m.; and ribbon auction, 6:30 p.m., all at the Story County Fair.

WOODBURY – July 28: Families and Books, 10 a.m., at the Midtown Community Center in Sioux City.

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