Monday, July 23  Queen/Princess Contest Entries Due

For more information please contact:

Judy Reece 402-376-1879 or Barb Harms at 402-376-3069.

Friday, July 27    Queen/Princess Contest

1:00 p.m.      Check-in at the Fairgrounds

                     behind the Crow's Nest for pictures.

2:00 p.m.      Queen's Walk

6:30 p.m.      Meet & Greet followed by speeches, modeling

                     & media interviews at Mid-Plains CC

Saturday, July 28    Queen/Princess Contest

8:00 a.m.      Personal Interviews

10:30 a.m.    Horsemanship at the Fairgrounds

Afternoon     Crowning of Queen & Princess

Friday, August 3

6:30 p.m.      Trap Shoot-off

Saturday, August 4

9:00 a.m.      BB, Air Rifle, Archery & .22 Shoot-off

Sunday, August 5

9:00 a.m.      Junior Rodeo

Monday, August 6

10:00 a.m.     Open Horse Show

Tuesday, August 7

8:30 a.m.      Check-in & ID Horses

9:00 a.m.      4-H Horse Show

Wednesday, August 8

2:00 p.m.      4-H Static Entries & Interview Judging

5:00 p.m.      Open Class Entries

6:00 p.m.      Best Dressed Pet Contest

Thursday, August 9

9:00 a.m.      Dog Show (Pavilion)

10:00 a.m.    Market Beef Check-in & Weigh, Dairy Heifers, Breeding

                     Heifer Check-in

11:00 a.m.     Market Goat, Sheep & Swine Check-in & Weigh

12:30 p.m.     Companion Animal, Poultry, Rabbit & Clover Kid

                      Animal Show & Tell Check-in (Pavilion)

1:00 p.m.      Companion Animal, Poultry, Rabbit & Clover Kid

                      Animal Show & Tell (Pavilion)

3:00 p.m.      Bucket Calf & Dairy Goats & Breeding Goats Check-in

3:30 p.m.      Bucket Calf Show (Pavilion)

7:00 p.m.      Parade

Friday, August 10

9:00 a.m.      Nebraska State Rodeo Slack

9:00 a.m.      Swine, Sheep, Dairy Heifers, Market Goats, Dairy Goats

                     & Breeding Goats Show (Pavilion)

10:00 a.m.      Trade Show open until 7:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m.     4-H Building/Exhibits open until 10:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m.     Scavenger Hunt "4-H Themed" until 6:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.      Market Heifer & Steer Show (Pavilion)

3:00 p.m.      4-H Music Entertainment ("Annie" Songs - Pavilion)

4:00 p.m.      Team Fitting/Salesmanship Contest (Pavilion)

5:30 p.m.      Fashion Show (Pavilion)

7:00 p.m.      Mutton Busters

7:30 p.m.      Nebraska State Rodeo

Saturday, August 11

7:00 a.m.      Feeder Calves Weigh-in, Breeding Heifer Calves

                     & FFA Bulls Check-in

7:00 a.m.      CCH Foundation Pancake Breakfast open until 10:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m.      4-H Building/Exhibits open until 10:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m.      Stocker Feeder, Breeding Heifer, FFA Bull Show

                     Beef Showmanship (Pavilion)

9:00 a.m.      Art Workshop - Landscapes in the 4-H Building

10:00 a.m.    Trade Show open until 6:30 p.m.

10:00 a.m     Scavenger Hunt "Patriotic Theme" until 6:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m.    Turtle Races

1:00 p.m.      Round Robin (Grand & Res Champs for Horse, Swine,

                     Sheep, Beef) (Pavilion)

2:00 p.m.      Kids Ranch Rodeo

4:00 p.m.      "Friend of 4-H" Presentation/Livestock Sale (Pavilion)

6:00 p.m.      Chamber of Commerce Watermelon Feed

7:00 p.m.      Mutton Busters

7:30 p.m.      Nebraska State Rodeo

9:30 p.m.      Dance to the Sheila Greenland Band (Old Show Barn)

                     until 1:00 a.m.

Sunday, August 12

9:00 a.m.      Cowboy Church (Pavilion)

9:00 a.m.      Art Workshop - Landscapes in the 4-H Building

10:00 a.m.     Borderline Tractor Pullers Tractor & Truck Pull

12:00 p.m.     Ranch Rodeo

12:00 p.m.     4-H Building/Exhibit open until 4:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m.      Heartland Series Tractor & Truck Pull

3:00 p.m.      Paul Goodwin Horseshoe Tournament

4:30 p.m.      4-H & Open Class Exhibit Hall pick-up until 5:00 p.m.

   Mac's Amusements Carnival On-Site!

Advance tickets on sale at the

Valentine Visitor's Center.

Dance to the

Sheila Greenland Band

Saturday, August 11

9:30 p.m. -1:00 a.m.

Click to view the 2018 Fair Tab

Don't forget to find your turtles for the turtle races on Saturday, August 11

Make sure they are not Blanding or Snappers. Please do not get them off the Scenic River designation. And of course, please make sure to remember where you picked them up so you can return them to their neighborhoods!!!

2018 Fair Tab
Sheila Greenland Band


tentative Schedule of events

PO Box 365, 120 S Green St, Valentine, NE 69201, USA

Cherry County


Trade Show Entertainment

Friday, August 10

10:00 a.m.     Brett Burress

11:00 a.m.     Brett Burress & Family

12:00 p.m.     Gage Sandoz

1:00 p.m.       Anne Clark & Gracey Taylor

2:00 p.m.       Eve Millar

3:00 p.m.       "Annie Songs"

4:00 p.m.       Chris Douglas

5:15 p.m.       Style Show

Saturday, August 11

9:30 a.m.      Turtle Registration

10:00 a.m.    Turtle Races

11:00 a.m.     Phoenix Force Dance Crew

12:00 p.m.     Pete Salters

1:00 p.m.       Lorraine Worth

2:30 p.m.       Turner Tinant

4:00 p.m.       4-H Livestock Sale

5:30 p.m.       Lorraine Worth