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Greene County 4-H Fair Kicks Off Saturday
Updated June 24, 2016 6:25 AM | Filed under: Event
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(BLOOMFIELD) - According to Malea Huffman, County Extension Director of the Purdue Extension, the fair will start with a tractor driving contest at the northeast field.

There will be three events for the tractor driving contest including agriculture tractors, lawn and garden tractors and z-turn tractors.

The contests will involve varying courses for the contestants to drive on.

Winners from the tractor competition will move onto an area competition in August.

The dog show on Saturday will consist of obedience demonstrations, agility competition and costume competition.

On Sunday, there will be a rifle match taking place on the southwest corner of the fairgrounds.

On Tuesday, there will be a cat show at 6:30 p.m. in the community building and a fashion revue Wednesday morning.

Private evaluations for the fashion revue will be held at 8:30 a.m. for grades eight to 12 and 9 a.m. for grades three to seven. The public revue will take place at 7 p.m., where awards will be presented.

4-H Fair Events Schedule

Saturday, June 25

  • 9 a.m.: Tractor Driving Contest, Northeast Field
  • 10 a.m.: Dog Show, Commercial building
  • 2 p.m.: Archery shoot (fun shoot)
  • 6 p.m.: Shotgun (East field)

Sunday, June 26

  • 2 p.m.: Rifle match, range on the Southwest corner of Fairgrounds
  • 2 p.m.: Greene County Queen Contest, Community building

Tuesday, June 28

  • 6:30 p.m.: Cat show, Community building

Wednesday, June 29

  • 8:30 a.m.: Private fashion revue (grades 8-12), Community building
  • 9 a.m.: Private fashion revue (grades 3-7), Community building
  • 7 p.m.: Public 4-H fashion revue, Community building

Saturday, July 2

  • 2 p.m.: Rifle match, rain make-up

Wednesday, July 6

  • All day: B.E.S.T. Bicentennial sculpture pour
  • 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Greene '16 Bicentennial Community Picnic, all welcome

Thursday, July 7

  • 8 a.m.: Camper check-in thru 4 p.m. July 10
  • Back room set-up

Friday, July 8

  • 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Project check-in, free bracelet for 4-H members-Community building (see Leaders)

Saturday, July 9

  • 6 a.m. - noon: Animal check in
  • 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.: Cook-off check-in
  • 9 a.m. - noon: Open Class Fair check-in, Community building
  • Noon - 2 p.m.: Poultry and rabbit check-in
  • 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Community building open to view projects
  • 4 p.m.: Registration for car show
  • 4 p.m.: Junior Leader ice cream social, outside of Community building
  • 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Community building open
  • 5 p.m.: Car show
  • 5 p.m.: Live bands, free, north of barns (bring lawn chairs/blankets)
  • 6 p.m.: Tractor Pull, admission for adults, $10; ages 7-12, $5; 6 and under free, $4 for4Her's with bracelet

Sunday, July 10

  • To compete in 4-H Beef, Goat, Rabbit, Sheep and Swine Shows, MINI's must be enrolled in 4-H and completed kindergarten to second grade.
  • 9 a.m.: Dairy goat show
  • 1 p.m.: B.E.S.T. Mural Dedication--West Entry, 2016 Indiana Bicentennial Project
  • 2 p.m.: Mini 4-H Barn Tours offered by Jr. Leaders, meet by announcers booth in arena
  • 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Community building open to view 4-H projects
  • 4 p.m.: Beef Market show
  • 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Commercial building open
  • 5:30 p.m.: 4-H Meat goat show
  • 7 p.m.: ATV (side by side), outdoor arena, $10 per person

Monday, July 11

  • 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.: Community building open
  • 8 a.m.: 4-H Poultry showmanship and egg judging
  • 8 a.m.: 4-H Horse and pony show (both arenas)
  • 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.: 4-H Rabbit showmanship
  • 4:30 p.m.: 4-H Swine show
  • 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Commercial building open
  • 6 p.m.: Baby contest, commercial building. Sponsored by Little Angels Daycare and Preschool, Bloomfield
  • 6 p.m.: Archery demo at range
  • 7 p.m.: Homemaker's cooking contest, community building--"Cooking with Peanut Butter"

Tuesday, July 12

  • 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.: Community building open
  • 8 a.m.: Poultry (Minis)
  • 9 a.m.: Poultry show
  • 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.: Robotics Club demo, Community building
  • 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Commercial building open
  • 5:30 p.m.: 4-H Beef and dairy show and showmanship
  • 6 p.m.: Little Mr. and Miss, Commercial building, sponsored by Little Explorer's Daycare, Bloomfield
  • 6 p.m.: Antique tractor parade
  • 6:30 p.m.: Horse and pony drill team
  • 7 p.m.: 4-H Horse and pony contesting
  • 7 p.m.: Silly safari, Commercial building
  • 8 p.m.: Pedal tractor pull, pull strip

Wednesday, July 13

  • To compete in 4-H Beef, Goat, Rabbit, Sheep and Swine Shows, mini's must be enrolled in 4-H and completed grades K through 2nd grade.
  • 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.: Community building open
  • 8 a.m.: Mini 4-H rabbit show
  • 9 a.m.: 4-H Rabbit show
  • 10 a.m.: Mini horse and pony
  • Noon: Rotary hot dog lunch--free to all 4-Her's
  • 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.: Robotics Club demo, Community building
  • 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Commercial building open
  • 5:30 p.m.: 4-H sheep show
  • 6 p.m.: Farmer olympic outdoor arena (teams only pay)
  • 8 p.m.: Mudd volleyball (teams only pay)
  • 10 p.m.: Final deadline for 4-H livestock sale entries

Thursday, July 14

  • 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.: Community building open
  • 10 a.m. - noon: Watermelon seed spitting and more, sponsored by Junior Leaders
  • Noon - 4 p.m.: WET hillbilly slide, east hill
  • Noon: 4-H Rocket launch, east field
  • 4:30 p.m.: 4-H Award ceremony, indoor horse arena
  • 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Commercial building open
  • 6 p.m.: Round robin begins, indoor horse arena
  • 7:45 p.m.: Antique tractor recognition
  • 8 p.m.: Hog wrestling contest, outdoor arena. Admission: adults, $10; Ages seven to 12, $5; six and under free, 4-Her's with bracelet, $4. Sponsored by Greene County General

Friday, July 15

  • 5 a.m. - 11 a.m.: 4-H animals released (non-sale)
  • 8 a.m. - noon: Exhibits released, Community building
  • 4 p.m.: Livestock buyer registration
  • 5:30 p.m.: Livestock auction
  • All livestock must be removed from Fairgrounds


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