I love a good fair! The food, the rides, the sights, the sounds. Less so on the smells. With all the livestock, it smells pretty awful. BUT! That doesn't stop the fair from being fun. I can't wait to head out to the Marion County Fair this weekend in Palmyra (I'll be there in an official capacity on Thursday evening). This will help me decide what to see and do. Now I just have to decide which candy bar I want deep fried. Visit the Marion County Fair website for more info about the fair.
Tuesday, August 1st
3:00 PM Horses in Place -4H & FFA members only
2:00 PM Sesqui Building set-up Exhibitors
4:00 PM 4H/FFA Horse Show
5:30 – 6 PM Sign up for Baby Contest - Talent Stage
6:15 PM Baby Contest starts - Sponsored by Stout Farms - Talent Stage
5:30 – 7:30 PM Art Show Registration - Floral Hall
6:00 – 10:00 PM Carnival Rides - Arm Bands - Pay One Price (Tuesday - Saturday)
6:00 PM Garden Tractor Pull
6:30 PM Tractor Pull - Sponsored by North River Old Iron Club - Arena *No Alcohol

Wednesday, August 2nd
8:00 AM 4-H/FFA Poultry - in Place
9:00 AM 4-H/FFA Poultry Show
11:00 AM 4-H/FFA Goats – in Place
1:00 PM 4-H/FFA Goats Show
2:00 PM 4H/FFA Sheep - in place -show to follow
4:00 – 10:00 PM Art Show -Floral Hall
5:00 PM 4-H/FFA Sheep Show
Pee Wee Show to follow after Sheep Show
5:30 PM 4-H/FFA Rabbit – in place
6:00 PM 4-H/FFA Rabbit Show
6:00 – 10:00 PM Carnival Rides - Arm Bands - Pay One Price
6:00 PM Karen’s School of Dance -Talent Stage
6:30 PM All Swine - In Place
6:30 PM 4-Wheeler Practice - Arena
7:00 PM Burnt Toast - Talent Stage - Sponsored by Budget Inn
8:00 PM 4-Wheeler Races - Sponsored by Buffy Peters - Arena

Thursday, August 3rd
8:30 AM 4-H/FFA Swine Show - Showmanship/Breeding/Market Swine
3:00 – 6:30 PM Super cross Sign-in – Arena
4:00 PM Art Show - Floral Hall
4:30 PM Country Cured Ham & Bacon - check in Sesquil Building
5:30 PM Cured Ham & Bacon Judging
5:00 PM Pedal Power Sign up - Show Barns
6:00 – 10:00 PM Carnival Rides - Arm Bands - Pay One Price
6:00 PM 4H/FFA Cattle in place
6:30 PM Steer weigh-in
6:30 PM Super cross practices - Arena
5:30 PM Pedal Power registration
7:00 PM Pedal Powered Tractor Pull - Sponsored by Palmyra Young Farmers, B&S Insurance, North River Old Iron Club - Show Barns
7:00 PM - Bridge Krik - Sponsored by Pat Mastin with Jordan Essentials - Talent Stage
7:15 PM Cindy Powell’s Black Belt Karate Demonstrations - Midway
8:00 PM Super cross Races - Sponsored by Buffy Peters - Arena

Friday, August 4th
8:30 AM 4-H/FFA Beef Cattle Show Breeding/Showmanship/Market Steers/Heifer
12:00 PM Dairy Cattle - in Place Dairy Show to start immediately following Beef show
4:00 – 10:00 PM Art Show - Floral Hal
5:00 PM Sign-in for Demolition Derby - Arena
6:00 – 10: 00 PM Carnival Rides - Arm Bands - Pay One Price
4:00 PM Pee Wee Calf Show - Sponsored by: Lions Club - Show arena - Goat building
6:00 PM Clover Kid Small Animal Show - Show arena
6:00 – 10:00 PM Carnival Rides - Arm Bands - Pay One Price
7:30 PM Demolition Derby - Sponsored by Palmyra Jaycees - Arena

Saturday, August 5th
8:00 AM Antique Tractor Poker Run - Sponsored by the North River Old Iron Club - by Floral Hall
9:00 AM Livestock Sale
12:00 PM Sesqui Building Exhibits released
12:00 PM Horse Shoe Tournament sign up
After sale – Building and Fairgrounds Clean up
1:00 PM Horse Shoe Tournament by Men’s Ball Field
1:00 PM Tractor Games - Sponsored by North River Old Iron Club - by the lake
6:00 – 10:00 PM Art Show - Floral Hall
6:00 – 10: 00 PM Carnival Rides - Arm Bands - Pay One Price
7:00 PM Truck & Tractor Pull- Sponsored by Palmyra Young Farmers - Arena
7:00 PM Amateur Talent Contest - Talent Stage