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Kent County Youth Fair 2012

For complete schedule and information visit www.kcfg.org

Kent County Fair Grounds
225 South Hudson
Lowell, MI 49331

 

Parking is just $6 per day or $18 for the whole week.
** No Gate Fee **

Friday August 3

10:00 AM Dog Showmanship & Obedience ; The Well Mannered Dog

 

Saturday August 4

10:00 AM-3:00 PM Still Exhibit Judging; Showboat Automotive Free Entertainment Tent

 

Sunday August 5

2:30 PM Explorer Recognition, Showboat Automotive Free Entertainment Tent

4:30 PM-6:30 PM Live Music with Benett; Showboat Automotive Free Entertainment Tent

4:30 PM-6:30 PM Pork Dinner, Event Tent

6:30 PM Opening Ceremony and Royal Court Coronation, Showboat Automotive Free Entertainment Tent

 

Daily Activities

8:00 AM-11:00 PM Fair Hours, however most of the barns will close at 10:00 PM.

1:00 PM-9:00 PM Save A Life Tour – High Tech Alcohol Awareness Simulator; Times for the Video & Discussion 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM Foreman Building

1-5 PM, 6-10 PM Bingo, Bingo Tent

Daily Children’s Barn Yard, By Entrance

Daily Exhibitor Show & Tell Tent, Check tent for schedule, By Children’s Barnyard

Daily Chain Saw Carver & Silent Auction, Check for times; By Entrance

Daily Draft Horse & Tractor Shuttles, Parking Lots

Daily Bountiful Arts & Crafts Exhibition, King Gallery

3 PM, 5 PM, 7 PM My Adventure Theater, additional performances Thursday & Saturday at 1 PM; Next to children’s barnyard

 

Monday August 6 – Heroes Day

All Day Heroes’ park free! Active military, Veterans, Fire, Police and EMT’s show your ID at the gate for free parking and The Kent County Youth Fair thanks you for your service

9:00 AM Horse Judging: Fitting & Showing; Horse Arena

9:00 AM-2:00 PM Off Road Vehicle Safety Class. Presented by: Kent County Sheriff Department; Please register at www.kcfg.org; King Building

9:30 AM Goat Judging: Showmanship. Breed and Market Classes Costume Contest follows; Reath Barn

Noon-2:00 PM Youth Talent Contest Registration; Showboat Automotive Free Entertainment Tent

2:00 PM Horse Judging: Grand & Reserve Showmanship; Horse Arena

3:00 PM Horse Explorers: Explorer Fitting & Showing; Horse Arena

3:30 PM Horse Explorers: Explorer 7 & 8 Year Old Riding Pattern; Horse Arena

4:00 PM Cavy Breed & Showmanship; Rabbit Tent

5:00 PM Antique tractor pull weigh in; TSC Track

5:00 PM-Close Carnival Rides Open: Wristband Special $14.00;

*MEGA PASS SPECIALS

Any 5 Days – $50.00, a savings of at least $33.00

Any 3 Days – $36.00, a savings of at least $17.00

*Non-transferable *No rain checks *No refunds

Available at Fair Business Office; Midway/Carnival

6:00 PM Rabbit Breed Judging; Rabbit Tent

6:00 PM Swine Showmanship; Reath Barn

6:00 PM Community cake & coffee honoring & celebrating our heroes; Community Tent

6:00 PM Horse Judging: Senior/Horsemasters Presentations; Horse Arena

6:30 PM Youth Fashion Show; Showboat Automotive Free Entertainment Tent

7:00 PM Antique tractor pull: Open event; TSC Track

7:00 PM Youth Talent Contest. Special Thanks: St Cecilia Music Center; Showboat Automotive Free Entertainment Tent

7:30 PM Horse Judging: Contesting: Down & Back; Poles; Horse Arena

 

Tuesday August 7 – Grandparent’s Day

8:00 AM Horse Judging: Jumping; Ground Poles; Horse Arena

9:00 AM Poultry Judging; Poultry Barn

9:00 AM Swine Judging: Market Class Explorer Showmanship Following; Reath Barn

10:00 AM-11:00 AM Free Grandparent Refreshments, Community Event Tent

10:00 AM-2:00 PM Boating Safety Class, Presented by: Kent County Sheriff Department; Please register online at www.kcfg.org; King Building

Noon-2:00 PM Reading for Rides. Kids read and ride for free. Please go to www.kcfg.org for more information and to print the required form.  Midway/Carnival

12:30 PM Performing Arts Vocal & Instrumental: Registration; Showboat Automotive Free Entertainment Tent

1:00 PM Performing Arts Vocal & Instrumental Judging; Showboat Automotive Free Entertainment Tent

Noon-4:00 PM Free Blood Pressure Check; Event Tent

2:00 PM Cattle Fitting Clinic, Team Fitting Contest; Beef Arena

2:00 PM-Close Carnival Rides Open: Wristband Ride Special $18.00

$2.00 off Carnival coupon available at many locations in Kent County or visit www.kcfg.org to print coupon; Carnival coupon is good for Tuesday ONLY.

MEGA PASS SPECIALS* Midway/Carnival

2:00 PM-3:00 PM Free Grandparent Refreshments, Community Event Tent

2:30 PM Kari’s Koncert for Kids!! A very special concert for kids featuring the Kari Lynch Band. Showboat Automotive Free Entertainment Tent

3:30 PM Horse Judging: Hunter Hack; Horse Arena

4:00 PM Dog Agility Registration; Football Field

4:00 PM Horse Explorers: Stick Horse Construction; King Building

4:30 PM Dog Agility Judging; Football Field

5:00 PM Rabbit Judging: Showmanship; Rabbit Tent

5:30 PM Horse Explorers: Stick Horse Parade; Midway to Horse Barns/Arena

6:00 PM Horse Explorers: Stick Horse Event; Horse Exercise Arena

6:30 PM Horse Judging: English & Western Pleasure; Horse Arena

7:00 PM Pony Pull; TSC Track

7:00 PM Kris Hitchcock and Small Town Son- Country Music. Showboat Automotive Free Entertainment Tent

9:00 PM Sky lantern tribute to Ron Wenger Launch a sky lantern in tribute to the man who dedicated so much of his time and love to the Fair and it’s kids. Sky lanterns will be available for a voluntary donation which will go to the ALS Association of Michigan.; Midway

 

Wednesday August 8 – Community Day

All Day Michigan Association of Veterinary Medicine – Science, Animals, Medicine and YOU! Children’s Barnyard

8:00 AM Beef Steer Market Classes; Beef Arena

8:00 AM Horse Judging: Hunt Seat & Dressage Seat Equitation; Horse Arena

8:30 AM-10:00 AM Performing Arts: Storytelling, Puppetry & Theater Judging; Showboat Automotive Free Entertainment Tent

10:30 AM-12:00 PM Performing Arts: Dance and other evaluations; Showboat Automotive Free Entertainment Tent

11:00 AM Horse Judging: Hunt Seat, Western & Saddle Seat Riding Patterns; Horse Arena

12:30 PM-2:00 PM Performing Arts: Clown Judging; Showboat Automotive Free Entertainment Tent

1:00 PM-5:00 PM Michigan Blood Center Blood Drive – Get on the bus! Please call 1-866-MIBLOOD to make an appointment.; South Entrance

1:00 PM Feeder Beef Judging & Beef Breed Heifer Show (time approx. following lunch break); Beef Arena

1:00 PM Goat Milking Contest, Goat Team Fitting & Trail Classes; Reath Barn

2:00 PM Beef Fitting Clinic, Team Fitting Contest; Beef Arena

2:00 PM-Close Carnival Rides: Wristband Ride Special $18.00

MEGA PASS SPECIALS* Midway/Carnival

4:00 PM Horse Judging: Saddle Seat Pattern & Equitation; Horse Arena

4:00 PM Sheep Judging: Market, Showmanship & Breed; Reath Barn

6:00PM Rabbit & Cavy Costume Class & Adult Showmanship; Rabbit Tent

6:30 PM Horse Explorers: Explorer Stick Horse Event; Horse Exercise Area

7:00 PM Draft Horse Pull. Using Barnyard Rules; TSC Track

7:00 PM Sisters Wilene - Sweet Country.  Showboat Automotive Free Entertainment Tent

 

Thursday August 9 – Agriculture Day

All Day Michigan Association of Veterinary Medicine – Science, Animals, Medicine and YOU!; Children’s Barnyard

8:00 AM Horse Judging: Dressage Tests; Horse Arena

8:00 AM Beef Showmanship; Beef Arena

9:00 AM-11:00 AM Goat Quiz Bowl; Showboat Automotive Free Entertainment Tent

10:00 AM Rabbit & Cavy Explorer; Rabbit Tent

1:00 PM-3:00 PM Youth Variety Show; Showboat Automotive Free Entertainment Tent

2:00 PM Horse Judging: Western & Gymkana Equitation; Horse Arena

2:00 PM-Close Carnival Rides: Wristband Ride Special $18.00

MEGA PASS SPECIALS*

Midway/Carnival

2:00 PM Livestock Sale: Small Animals, Reath Barn

3:30 PM Livestock Sale. Sale Order: Swine, Sheep, Feeder Calf, Gallon of Milk, Beef; Reath Barn

4:00 PM Horse Judging: Reining; Horse Arena

6:00 PM Garden Tractor Pull: Open Event; TSC Track

6:30 PM-8:30 PM West Michigan Bluegrass Music Association Presents: Steam Powered Blue Grass & The Patchwork Band; Showboat Automotive Free Entertainment Tent

6:30 PM Horse Explorers: Stick Horse Event; Horse Exercise Area

7:00 PM Extrication Demonstration: Presented by: Lowell Fire Dept.; Next to Foreman Building

7:00 PM Horse Judging: Contesting: Flag; Cloverleaf; Horse Arena

 

Friday August 10 – Handi-Capable Day

All Day Michigan Association of Veterinary Medicine – Science, Animals, Medicine and YOU!; Children’s Barnyard

8:00 AM Horse Judging: Trail; Horse Arena

10:00 AM Dairy Showmanship Classes. Dairy Type Classes immediately following; Reath Barn

11:30 AM Horse Explorers: Stick Horse Event; Horse Arena

11:00 AM-2:00 PM Handi Capable Day – Carnival Rides & Luncheon for Special Needs Individuals. Lunch is from 11 AM to 1 PM, rides are from Noon to 2:00 PM.

Please register online at www.kcfg.org; King Building & Carnival

1:00 PM Horse Judging: Grand & Reserve Equitation; Horse Arena

2:00 PM Goat Parent Funbowl Class; Reath Barn or Rabbit Tent

2:00 PM-Close Carnival Rides: Wristband Ride Special $18.00; Midway/Carnival

2:00 PM-4:00 PM Teen Leadership Judging; Event Tent

2:30 PM Tractor Driving Contest; TSC Track

3:00 PM Horse Judging: Versatility; Horse Arena

6:00 PM Cow Pie Bingo Ticket Sales; Beef Barn

6:30 PM-10:30 PM Country Karaoke With Diva Productions; Showboat Automotive Free Entertainment Tent

6:30 PM Horse Judging: Team Performance; Horse Arena

7:00 PM Extrication Demonstration. Presented by: Lowell Fire Dept.; Next to Foreman Building

7:00 PM Cow Pie Bingo, Silent Auction; Beef Arena

8:00 PM-11:00 PM Family Dance with Lia’s Line Dancing & Dance Moves; Reath Barn

 

Saturday August 11 – Kids Day

8:30 AM Showmanship Sweepstakes; Reath Barn

9:00 AM Horse Award Ceremony; Showboat Automotive Free Entertainment Tent

9:00-11:00 AM The Grillin Guys Live radio broadcast; Near the fair office

11:00 AM Xtreme Cowboy Race – Youth Division; Horse Arena

Noon-11:00 pm Carnival Rides: Wristband Ride Special $18.00

$1 per ride from Noon to 6:00 PM

Special Food & Game Discounts; Midway/Carnival

1:00 PM Saturday Afternoon Fun! Come on out and have some good ol fashioned fun; Showboat Automotive Free Entertainment tent

2:00 PM Ice Cream Social. Hosted by the Milky Way 4-H Club, Free, While supplies last; Midway

3:00 PM Puff the Dragon Pedal Pull: Youth Classes; Midway

5:00 PM Xtreme Cowboy Race – Open Division; Horse Arena

7:00 PM Scott Thompson Band – Country Music the way you like it! Showboat Automotive Free Entertainment Tent

10:00 PM Release of Auction Sheep, Swine & Beef

11:00 PM Kent County Youth Fair Closes for 2012 Release of all other Exhibits

 


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