Welcome to The Montgomery County Fair

July 14 - 21, 2024

About the Montgomery County Fair

Since 1956, the Montgomery County Fair has been a celebration of family values and ethical standards. Located in Red Oak, Iowa, it is the home to countless attractions and events in Southwest Iowa.

For more information about renting the fair building, please call Nancy Nelson at 712-789-0517

Montgomery County Fair
2023 Officers & Members

OFFICERS

Andrew Herzberg
President

David Jenkins
Vice President

Nancy Jo Nelson
Treasurer

Kerry Confer
Secretary

Amy Liddell
Immediate Past President


MEMBERS

Andy Larson
Alec Thomas
Don Nippert
Allen Porter
Gerald Sederburg
Canden Johnson
Tanner Allensworth
Andy Vial
Julie Wolfe
Kevin Bruning
Eva Coughlin
Caleb Orme
Cam Pryor
Danny Olson

Brian LaRotte

MEMBERS

Matt Confer
Brian Carlson
Brenda Vrba
Mark Confer
Craig Archer
Ryan Gray
Katie Olson
Trevor Gohlinghorst
Jason Sickles
Ryan Sundermann
Ben Peterson
Shawn Gohlinghorst
Brian Christensen
Joe Dykes
Chris Bozwell

Fair Timeline

Friday, July 14

 

5:30 PM - Red Oak Chamber & Industry Association “After Hours” - Livestock Pavilion Hosted with the Fair Board, Red Oak Ambassadors, Mills/Montgomery County Cattlemen, and Montgomery County Farm Bureau

Sunday, July 16

 

12:00 PM - Pre-Fair Set Up Lunch hosted by the Red Oak Ambassadors - Gold Fair Bldg.
1:00 PM - Fair Set Up

Monday, July 17

8:00 AM - 4-H/FFA Horse Show Entry Time – Horse Show Arena
9:00 AM - 4-H/FFA Horse Show – Horse Show Arena
3:00 PM - Awardrobe Clothing Event Judging – Wilson Performing Arts Center
4:30 PM - 4-H Table Setting Event Judging and Display – Wilson Performing Arts Center
5:00 PM - Educational Presentations, Extemporaneous Speaking & Working Exhibits – Wilson Performing Arts Center
7:00 PM - Program and Announcement of Awards: Fashion Show Participants & Share the Fun – Wilson Performing Arts Center

 

Tuesday, July 18

 

9:00 AM - Entry and judging of 4-H Ag & Nat. Resources, Creative Arts, Family and Consumer Sciences, Personal Development & STEM Exhibits – 4-H Exhibit Bldg.
4:00-6:00 PM - Enter, weigh-in and check papers for 4-H/FFA Poultry – Livestock Pavilion
6:30 PM - 2023 Fair Welcome: Andrew Herzberg, President Montgomery Co. Fair Board – Fairgrounds Auditorium
Montgomery County Fair Hall of Fame
Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame
Presentation of County Youth Council Scholarship
Rotary Club "Service Above Self" Awards
Presentation of John Hossle Scholarship
Bake Sale of Food and Nutrition Exhibits
Announcements and Crowning of Fair Queen
4-H Pie Auction
Following the Welcome - Religious Rally – Fairground Auditorium
8:00 PM - Montgomery County Youth Council Gaga Ball Tournament – Gaga Ball Pit

Wednesday, July 19

6:30-7:30 AM - Enter and weigh-in 4-H/FFA Meat and Dairy Goats—Sheep/Goat Barn
7:30-8:30 AM - Enter and weigh-in 4-H/FFA Market & Breeding Sheep – Sheep/Goat Barn
8:00 AM - 4-H/FFA Dog Check In - White Commercial Building by YMCA
8:30 AM - 4-H/FFA Dog Show - White Commercial Building by YMCA
8:30-10:00 AM - Enter and weigh-in 4-H/FFA Swine – Livestock Pavilion
8:30-10:00 AM - Enter Open Class Flower Show, Baking, Garden, Photography, Arts & Crafts - 4-H Exhibit Bldg.
10:00 AM - Open Class Judging: Flower Show, Baking/Cake Decorating, Garden, Photography, Arts/Crafts – 4-H Exhibit Bldg.
Noon-9:00 PM - 4-H Exhibit and Commercial Building Open
1:00 PM - 4-H/FFA Poultry Show – Livestock Pavilion
5:30 PM - 4-H Night—Fairgrounds Auditorium
State Fair Static Awards
Top Communications Acts & Share the Fun
Clover Kids Graduation
6:00-7:30 PM - Enter and weigh-in 4-H/FFA Rabbits – Livestock Pavilion
7:00-9:00 PM - Bingo – 4-H Exhibit Bldg.
7:00-8:30 PM - Enter and weigh-in 4-H/FFA Market & Breeding Beef – Beef Barn
8:30-9:00 PM - Weigh-in 4-H Bucket/Bottle Calves – Scale area of Beef Barn

 

Thursday, July 20

 

7:00-9:00 AM - Montgomery County Farm Bureau Breakfast for Exhibitors/Families
8:00 AM - 4-H/FFA Sheep Show – Livestock Pavilion
Morning Cookies & Drinks from Farm Credit Services for Exhibitors
9:00 AM–9:00 PM - 4-H Exhibit Building Open
12:00 PM - 4-H/FFA Meat & Dairy Goat Show – Livestock Pavilion
Noon-9:00 PM - Commercial Building Open
Noon-10:00 PM - Mid-MO Fun Inflatables - Near the Grandstand Arena
Throughout Day - Meyer's Petting Zoo
Throughout Day - Kid's Zone – Old White Commercial Building by YMCA
Throughout Day - Kiddie Train
2:00-4:00 PM - Balloon Creations – 4-H Exhibit Bldg.
4:30 PM - Register for 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Contest – Livestock Pavilion
5:00 PM - 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Contest – Livestock Pavilion
5:00 PM - Magic Show – 4-H Exhibit Bldg.
7:00-9:00 PM - Sip & Paint with Corky Canvas and Pudgy Pumpkin Patch - Fairgrounds Auditorium
7:00-10:00 PM - Villisca Lion's Kiddie Ferris Wheel – Fairgrounds Midway
7:30 PM - ATV Race – Grandstand Arena

Friday, July 21

8:00 AM - 4-H/FFA Swine Show – Livestock Pavilion
Morning Cookies & Drinks from Farm Credit Services for Exhibitors
9:00 AM–9:00 PM - 4-H Exhibit Building Open
Throughout Day - Critter Close-Ups - White Building (11:00, 1:00, 3:00)
Throughout Day - Meyer's Petting Zoo
Throughout Day - Kid's Zone – Old White Commercial Building by YMCA
Throughout Day - Kiddie Train
Noon-9:00 PM - Commercial Building Open
Noon-10:00 PM - Mid-MO Fun Inflatables - Near the Grandstand Arena
1:00 PM - 4-H/FFA Rabbit Show – Livestock Pavilion
1:00-4:00 PM - Senior Citizens Day Bingo – Fairgrounds Auditorium
Sponsored by Montgomery County Fair Board & Montgomery County YMCA – An afternoon of bingo with prizes, entertainment and refreshments. All senior citizens are welcome to come join us for this free afternoon!
1:00-5:00 PM - Caricature Artist Wayne Sealy – 4-H Exhibit Building
4:30-6:30 PM - Balloon Creations & Magic Show starting at 5:30 – 4-H Exhibit Bldg.
5:00 PM - Mechanical Bull Ride - Grandstand Area
5:00-7:00 PM - Mills/Montgomery Cattlemen's Association steak supper - Fairgrounds Auditorium
7:00-9:00 PM - Bingo – 4-H Exhibit Bldg.
7:00-10:00 PM - Villisca Lion's Kiddie Ferris Wheel – Fairgrounds Midway
7:30 PM - FREE Bull Ride – Grandstand Arena
9:00 PM - Music by County Music Artist Jason Pritchett (following Bull Ride)

 

Saturday, July 22

 

9:00 AM - 4-H/FFA Beef Show – Livestock Pavilion
9:00 AM-9:00 PM - 4-H Exhibit Building Open
8:30 AM Registration 9:00 AM - Show Baby Contest - Fairgrounds Auditorium
Throughout Day - Meyer's Petting Zoo
Throughout Day - Kid's Zone – Old White Commercial Building by YMCA
Throughout Day - Kiddie Train
Throughout Day - Critter Close-Ups - White Building (11:00, 1:00, 3:00)
7:00-9:00 PM - Bingo – 4-H Exhibit Bldg.
Noon-9:00 PM - Commercial Building Open
Noon-10:00 PM - Mid-MO Fun Inflatables - Near the Grandstand Arena
12:30-2:00 PM - Pudgy Pumpkin Patch Gift Shop Demonstrations – Fairgrounds Auditorium
1:00-2:00 PM - (Bring in Pies)
2:00-2:30 PM - (Judging)
2:30-3:30 PM - (Social)
Baked Apple Pie Contest – sponsored by the Montgomery Co. Farm Bureau and the Montgomery County Fair Board. Bring your baked apple pie to be judged with prizes awarded in several categories.
**FREE Pie/Ice Cream - Fairgrounds Auditorium
1:00-4:00 PM - Balloon Creations & Magic Show starting at 3:00 – 4-H Exhibit Bldg.
1:00-5:00 PM - Caricature Artist Wayne Sealy – 4-H Exhibit Building
2:00 PM - Supreme Showmanship—Livestock Pavilion
4:00 PM - Open Pet Show – Livestock Pavilion
7:00-10:00 PM - Villisca Lion's Kiddie Ferris Wheel – Fairgrounds Midway
7:00-10:00 PM - Nite Riders Band - Fairgrounds Auditorium
7:30 PM - Demolition Derby –Grandstand Arena
8:00-10:00 PM - Release of livestock not being sold at auction—Superintendent check-out
9:30 PM - Release Commercial Exhibits

Sunday, July 23

9:00-10:00 AM - Check in Open Class Bucket/Bottle Babies – Scale area of Livestock Pavilion
10:00 AM - Clover Kids' Animal Share Show – Livestock Pavilion
11:00 AM - Open Class Bucket/Bottle Babies Show – Livestock Pavilion
Noon - FFA Pedal Pull - Fairgrounds Auditorium
Registration begins @ 12:00 - Pull begins @ 12:30
Noon-3:00 PM - Release of livestock not being sold at auction—Superintendent check-out
12:30-2:30 PM - Release of 4-H, FFA and Open Class Exhibits
**Clubs are responsible for cleaning their areas!**
1:00 PM - 4-H/FFA Watermelon Feed - Livestock Pavilion
2:00 PM - Auction of Chain Saw Carvings - Livestock Pavilion
2:15 PM - Livestock Auction – Livestock Pavilion
Following Sale - Clean Up
**Immediately After Livestock Has Been Loaded**
6:00-11:00 PM - Mobile Axe Throwing - Grandstand Arena
4:00-8:00 PM - Iowa Corn Trailer - Grandstand Arena area
*SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE*

 

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