tentative Schedule of events

Don't forget to find your turtles for the turtle races on Saturday, August 10

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!!!

2019 Fair Tab


audi car simulator

Purchase a $5 raffle ticket for a chance to ride in the actual Audi car.

Tickets are sold at

Sandhills Oil, Heart City Drug

and New Directions Chiropractic.

Must be present to win each day!

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

Click to view the 2019 Fair Tab

Dance to the music

of the

Twin River Band

Saturday, August 10

$5.00 Cover Charge

   Mac's Amusements Carnival On-Site!

Advance tickets on sale at the

Valentine Visitor's Center.

Cherry County


Thursday, July 18  Queen/Princess Contest Entries Due

For more information please contact:

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

Friday, July 26    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 27    Queen/Princess Contest

8:00 a.m.      Personal Interviews

10:30 a.m.    Horsemanship at the Fairgrounds

Afternoon     Crowning of Queen & Princess

Friday, August 2

6:30 p.m.      Trap Shoot-off

Saturday, August 3

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

Sunday, August 4

9:00 a.m.      Junior Rodeo

Monday, August 5

10:00 a.m.     Open Horse Show

Tuesday, August 6

9:30 a.m.      Check-In & ID Horses

10:00 a.m.    4-H Horse Show

Wednesday, August 7

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 8

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 9

8:00 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.

11:00 a.m.     Ventriloquist

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

2:00 p.m.       Ventriloquist

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

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

7:30 p.m.      Nebraska State Rodeo

Saturday, August 10

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

9:30 a.m.    Turtle Races Registration, race at 10:00 a.m.

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.

11:00 a.m.    Ventriloquist

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

                     Sheep, Beef) (Pavilion)

1:00 p.m.      4-H Robotics

2:00 p.m.      Ventriloquist

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

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

7:30 p.m.      Nebraska State Rodeo

Sunday, August 11

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

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

10:00 a.m.    WRRA Women's Ranch Rodeo/Open Ranch Rodeo

12:00 p.m.     Ranch Rodeo

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

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.