Van Buren County Fair
Keosauqua, Iowa

July 15-23, 2018

Copyright ¬© Richelle Runyon. All rights reserved.

2018 Van Buren County Fair Schedule

Food vendors include: Sweet & Saucy, the Methodist Food Stand, Sweet P's, Cheese

                                         Curds, and the Meyers Family

Thursday, July 12-

9:00am - Clothing Event judging, Roberts Building

Sunday, July 15 -

1:00pm - Communications Judging, Roberts Building

6:30pm - Gospel Sing, Roberts Building

Monday, July 16 -

6:30pm - Queen, Jr. Miss, & Princess Contest, Roberts Building

Tuesday, July 17 -

8:30am - 4-H Judging, Roberts Building (members and family only)

5:00pm - 4-H/FFA & Open K-3 Cat Show, Roberts Building

                 Pet Show in Show Barn

                 Following cat show - 4-H/FFA & Open K-3 Dog Show, Show Barn

Wednesday, July 18 -

9-11:00am - Weigh-in for market animals (also from 3-6:00pm)

9-12:00pm - Open Class check-in, Roberts Building

12:00pm - All non-weigh-in animals may enter

12:00pm - All Open Class judging

3-6:00pm - Weigh-in for market animals

5:00pm - Ultrasound, starting with sheep and goat

Thursday, July 19 - 

All day - Petting Zoo

8:00am - All 4-H/FFA animals must be in place

8:00am - 4-H/FFA & Open K-3 Sheep Show, Show Barn

1:00pm - 4-H/FFA Meat Goat Show (or 1/2 hour after Sheep Show), Show Barn

3:00pm - 4-H/FFA & Open K-3 Dairy Goat Show (immediately after Meat Goat Show)

5:00pm through 7:00pm Friday - Plien Air at the Fair contest throughout the gounds and

                 gallery under the grandstand

5:00pm - (free!) Bob Bohm Family Magic Show, Horse/Swine Barn

6:00pm - 4-H/FFA Horse Show, Grandstand (if raining, Show Barn)

8:00pm - (free!) Bob Bohm Family Magic Show, Horse/Swine Barn

Friday, July 20 -

All day - Petting Zoo

8:00am - 4-H/FFA Swine Show, Swine Barn

3:00pm - 4-H/FFA & Open K-3 Poultry Show, Poultry Barn (or 1/2 hour after conclusion of Swine Show)

5:00pm-7:00pm - Plein Air at the Fair art judging, under the grandstand

                                 Other paintings will be available for purchase. Contest is graciously sponsored by the Village Folk
                                  School. More information can be found at

7:00pm - Twin States Truck & Tractor Pull, Grandstand

Saturday, July 21 -

All day - Petting Zoo

All day - Bounce house provided by Farm Bureau

8:00am - 4-H/FFA Beef Show, Show Barn

                 Open K-3 Nursing Calf Show

                 Open 4th - 12th grade Bottle Calf Show

                 Dairy Cattle Show

3:00pm - 4-H/FFA & Open K-3 Rabbit Show, Rabbit Barn (or 1/2 hour after conclusion of Beef Shows)

5:00pm - Meal served by Van Buren County Cattlemen

7:00pm - Stumptown, followed by The Boys, Grandstand, sponsored by Farm Bureau

                         One ticket covers both shows. Arm band is required for the beer tent area - must be over 21


Sunday, July 22 - Kids Day

All day - Petting Zoo

‚ÄčAll day - Bounce house provided by Farm Bureau

8:00am - All livestock not being sold released

8:30am - All other 4-H and Open Class exhibits released

9-9:30am - Community Worship Service, Office Shelter

9:30am - Registration for Baby Contest, Office Shelter

10:00am - Baby Contest, Office Shelter

10:00am - State Fair Exhibit photos, Roberts Building

10:30am - Kids Day games begin

12:00am - Deadline for sale notice

1:00pm - Mud Dodge Ball

2:30pm- Pedal Pull Sign-In, Office Shelter

3:00pm - Pedal Pull, Office Shelter

4:00pm - Goat Dressing Contest

5:30pm - Goehring Family Ranch Rodeo, Grandstand

Monday, July 23

4:00pm - Presentation of Marcie Carr Memorial Award

   Oustanding Shepherd

5:30pm - Meal Served by 4-H Youth Council & FFA

7:00pm - 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale



Hwy 1 N Keosauqua IA 52565 US