Events Schedule

 

 

 

2016 Benton County Fair

Daily Schedule of Events


There are lots of activities being finalized yet for the fair...keep checking back!!

*Website has the latest information over printed material*

 

2016 Fair Schedule

 

 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

9:30 am 4-H Dog Show - Show Arena

 

Monday, August 1, 2016

 

9:00 am - 10:30 am 4-H Conference Judging for exhibits for livestock families

10:30 am - 4:30 pm 4-H Conference Judging for all other exhibitors

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Commercial/Discovery/Heritage Buildings Set-Up

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm Open Class Craft/Agricultural Exhibits - Entry Day ** New in 2016 - Entry Day on Monday not on Tuesday!!

 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

 

 

8:30 am Open Class Craft/Ag Exhibit Judging - Ag Craft Building (Will open when judging is completed)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm  Commercial/Discovery/Heritage Buildings Set-Up

9:00 am  4-H Swine Judging - Show Arena

10:00 am 4-H Demonstrations - Cottonwood Stage

10:00 am, 1 & 3 pm Ag in the Classroom - FFA Barnyard

12:00 pm - 9:00 pm Commercial/Discovery/Heritage Buildings Open

12:00 pm - Midnight Beer Garden Opens

12:00 pm, 2 & 4pm Slew Foot Family - Music - Cottonwood Stage

1:00 pm  4-H Beef Judging - Show Arena

1:00 pm, 2:30 & 4pm MN Raptor Center - Activity Area

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm Foci MN Center for Glass Art - Heritage Square

1:00 pm, 3 & 5pm Brian Richards - Magic - Cottonwood Stage

5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Bingo - Lions Building

5:00 pm - 11:00 pm  Midway Open - Regular Admission

5:30 pm  Vehicle Extraction - Sauk Rapids Fire Department - Activity Area

6:00 pm  4-H Lamb Lead - Show Arena

6:30 pm 4-H Sheep Judging - Show Arena

7:00 pm St. Cloud Music Academy - Music - Cottonwood Stage

7:00 pm  Motocross - Grandstand

8:00 pm - Midnight Johnny Holm - Beer Garden Stage - Sponsor: McKay's Dodge

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

 

8:00 am  4-H Dairy Goat Judging - Show Arena

9:30am 4-H Dairy Judging - Starting with showmanship - Show Arena

10:00 am - 9:00 pm Commercial/Discovery/Heritage Buildings Open

10:00 am, 1 & 3 pm  Ag in the Classroom - FFA Barnyard

11:00 am - 2:00 pm  Farm Bureau Scavenger Hunt - Little Red Barn

12:00 pm - Midnight Beer Garden Open

12:00 pm, 2 & 4pm Halls of Magic - Cottonwood Stage

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm  Foci MN Center for Glass Art - Heritage Square

1:00 pm  Miniature Horse Show - Horse Arena

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Midway Opens - $25. Armbands - All Rides/All Ages

1:00 pm, 3 & 5 pm Slew Foot Family - Music - Cottonwood Stage

1:00 pm, 2:30 & 4 pm Raptor Center - FFA Barnyard

1:00 pm, 3 & 6 pm Pig Races-Leader Racing Pigs - Activity Area

1:00 pm, 3, 5 & 7 pm - Doug Ohman MN Author - Heritage Square

5:00 pm - Midnight Midway Open - Regular Admission

5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Bingo - Lions Building

6:00 pm  Premiere Showmanship Contest - Show Arena

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  Walzateers - Music - Cottonwood Stage

7:00 pm 4-H Livestock Auction - Show Arena

7:30 pm Demolition Derby - Grandstand

8:00 pm - Midnight Tripwire - Beer Beer Garden Stage

 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

 

8:00 am - 4-H Poultry Judging - Show Arena

10:00 am - 9:00 pm  Commercial/Discovery/Heritage/Ag Craft Buildings Open

10:00 am, 1 & 3 pm Ag in the Classroom - FFA Barnyard

10:30 am  4-H/FFA Tractor Driving Contest - Grandstand Pit Area

12:00 pm - Midnight Beer Garden - Open

12:00 pm  4-H Aerospace Show - Horse Arena

12:00 pm, 2 & 4 pm Wendinger Band - Cottonwood Stage

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Midway Open - Regular Admission

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm  Reptile & Amphibian Discovery Zoo - FFA Barnyard

12:00 pm, 2 & 4 pm Pig Races - Leader Racing Pigs - Activity Area

12:00 pm, 2 & 5 pm Doug Ohman- MN Author - Heritage Square

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm  Foci MN Center for Glass Art - by Heritage Building

1:00 pm  4-H Rabbit Judging - Show Arena

1:00 pm, 3 & 5 pm Halls of Magic - Cottonwood Stage

2:00 pm Century Farms Recognition/AgStar Grant Presentation - Cottonwood Stage

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm  4-H Livestock exhibits released - Barns cleaned/Buildings closed

5:00 pm Open Class Livestock/Horses Check In - Livestock Barns

5:00 pm - 11:00 pm  Bingo - Lions Building

6:00 pm  Truck Pull - Grandstand

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm  Midway Open - $25. Armbands - All Rides/All Ages

6:00 pm  Horse Barn Opens - Animals Checked In

6:00 pm  Beaus & Bells Square Dancing - Cottonwood Stage

7:00 pm  Talent Show - Cottonwood Stage

8:00 pm - Midnight  IV Play - Beer Garden Stage

Friday, August 5, 2016

 

9:00 am  4-H Horse Pleasure Show with Cloverbuds - Horse Arena

9:00 am Open Class Poultry Show - Poultry Barn

9:00 am  4-H Small Pets Show with Cat & Exotic Show - Cottonwood Stage

9:30 am  Open Class Sheep Show - Show Arena

10:00 am - 9:00 pm  Commercial/Discovery/Heritage/Ag Craft Buildings Open

10:00 am, 1 & 3 pm Ag in the Classroom - FFA Barnyard

10:00 am - 11:00 am  Livestock Demonstrations - In front of Livestock Barns

11:00 am  4-H Lama Show - Show Arena

11:00 am - 7:00 pm The Reptile Sideshow - Activity Area

12:00 pm, 2 & 4 pm  Brian Richards - Magic - Cottonwood Stage

12:00 pm  Midway Opens - Regular Admission

12:00 pm - Midnight  Beer Garden Open

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm  Reptile & Amphibian Discovery Zoo - FFA Barnyard Area

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Midway - $25. Armbands - All Rides/All Ages

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm  Foci MN Center for Glass Art - Heritage Square

1:00 pm, 3 & 5 pm Thank A Farmer - Info Magic Show - FFA Barnyard

1:00 pm  Cribbage Tournament - Beer Garden

1:00 pm & 3 pm Friends in Harmony - Music - Cottonwood Stage

3:00 pm Free Corn Feed - Sponsor: Benton-Sherburne Corn Growers

5:00 pm - Midnight Midway - Regular Admission

5:00 pm  4-H Fashion Revue - Cottonwood Stage

5:00 pm - 11:00 pm  Bingo - Lions Building

5:00 pm  Tractor Pull - Antique/Out of Field/Modifieds & Semis - Grandstand

7:00 pm  Police K9 Dog Demonstration - Activity Area

7:00 pm  Talent Show - Cottonwood Stage

8:00 pm - Midnight  The Farmer's Daughters - Beer Garden Stage

Saturday, August 6, 2016


8:00 am  Open Class Goat Show - Show Arena

9:00 am  4-H Horse Judging/Horse Training Game Show/Judging - Horse Arena

9:00 am Open Class Rabbit Show - Rabbit Barn/Outside

9:00 am Open Class Pigeon Show - Poultry Barn

9:00 am - 3:00 pm  Remote Control Car Racing - Full Throttle Raceway - Activity Area

10:00 am  Rooster Crowing Contest - Cottonwood Stage

10:00 am, 1 & 3 pm Ag in the Classroom - FFA Barnyard

10:00 am - 9:00 pm  Commercial/Discovery/Heritage/Ag Craft Buildings Open

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Home Depot - Make It & Take It - FFA Barnyard

10:30 am  Kids Pedal Tractor Pull - By FFA Barnyard(Registration begins at 9:30 am)

11:00 am  Open Class Dairy Show - Show Arena

11:00 am, 1 & 4 pm  Jack & Kitty - Variety Show - Cottonwood Stage

11:00 am - 2:00 pm  Farm Bureau Scavenger Hunt - Little Red Barn

12:00 pm - Midnight  Beer Garden Open

12:00 pm, 3 & 6 pm Monroe Crossing - Music - Cottonwood Stage

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Midway Open - $25. Armbands/All Rides

12:00 pm - 11:00 pm  Bingo - Lions Building

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm   Foci MN Center for Glass Art - Heritage Square

1:00 pm, 3 & 5 pm Thank A Farmer - Info Magic Show - FFA Barnyard

4:00 pm Open Class Lama Show - Show Arena

5:00 pm - Midnight Midway Open - Regular Admission

6:30 pm  Demolition Derby - Grandstand

7:00 pm  Talent Show Finals - Cottonwood Stage

8:00 pm - Midnight 32 Below - Beer Garden Stage

Sunday, August 7, 2016


10:00 am 4-H Horse Grand Entry Parade, Cloverbuds & Horse Fun Show - Horse Arena

10:00 am, 1 & 3 pm  Ag in the Classroom - FFA Barnyard

10:30 am Lama Fun Time - Livestock Barn Area

11:00 am Open Class Beef Show - Show Arena

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Midway Open - Family Matinee/Special Ticket Prices

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Commercial/Discovery/Heritage Buildings Open

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Beer Garden - Outdoor games and half price tap beer

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Ag Craft Building Open - will close at 4 pm to prepare for exhibit release

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Bingo - Lions Building

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  Military Day Auction - Beer Garden

12:00 pm, 2 & 4 pm  Jack & Kitty - Variety - Cottonwood Stage

1:00 pm, 1:30 & 3:00 pm  Thank A Farmer - Info Magic Show - FFA Barnyard

1:00 pm & 3:00 pm  Granite City Cloggers - Cottonwood Stage

1:00 pm  Canine Agility of Central MN - Dog Show - Activity Area

5:00 pm All exhibits released - Closing of the 104th Annual Benton County Fair

 

The Tunnel 2 Towers 9/11 Exhibit is open daily during the week of the fair.


**Scheduled activities are subject to last minute changes or substitutions. **


See you next year!!