Events Schedule

 

2015 Benton County Fair

Daily Schedule of Events

 

 

 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

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

 

Monday, August 3, 2015

 

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

 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

 

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 - 7:00 pm  Open Class Craft/Agricultural Exhibits - Entry Day

12:00 pm - Midnight Beer Garden Opens

12:00 pm, 2 & 4 pm Rhinestone Duo - Music - Cottonwood Stage

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

1:00 pm, 3 & 5 pm Wendinger Band - Old Time Music - Cottonwood Stage

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

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

5:00 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

6:30 pm Wild West Show - Wild Creek Entertainers - Activity Area

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

7:00 pm  Motocross - Grandstand

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm  Maiden Dixie - Beer Garden Stage - Sponsor: McKays

9:00 pm - 10:30 pm  Chris Hawkey - Beer Garden Stage - Sponsor: McKays

 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

 

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

8:30 am  Open Class Craft/Agricultural Exhibit Judging - Ag Craft Building

( Building opens when judging is completed)

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

10:00am  The Wall That Heals - Opening Ceremony

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 pm Doug Spartz - National Recording Americana - Cottonwood Stage

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

1:00 pm  Miniature Horse Show - Horse Arena

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Midway Opens - $20. Armbands - All Rides

1:00 pm, 3 & 5 pm  Iron Will Exhibit - Activity Area

1:00 pm, 3 & 5 pm  Vocal Perspective - Music - Cottonwood Stage

1:00 pm, 3, 5 & 7 pm Doug Ohmann - MN Author - Heritage Building

4:00 pm & 6:00 pm Bob Everhart - Music - Cottonwood Stage

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

6:30 pm  Wild West Show - Wild Creek Entertainers - Activity Area

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

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm  Karen & The Legends of Country - Music - Cottonwood Stage

7:30 pm  Demolition Derby - Grandstand

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

 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

 

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 & 2pm The Hillbilly Silly Science Spectacular Show - Cottonwood Stage

12:00 pm, 2 & 5 pm Doug Ohmann - MN Author - Heritage Building

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

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

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 & 3:00 pm  Bob Everhart - Music - Cottonwood Stage

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

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm  Friends of Harmony - Music - Cottonwood Stage

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 - $20. Armbands/All Rides

6:00 pm  Horse Barn Opens

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

7:00 pm  Talent Show - Cottonwood Stage

8:00 pm - Midnight  Tripwire - Beer Garden Stage

8:30 pm The Hillbilly Silly Science Spectacular Show - Cottonwood Stage

 

Friday, August 7, 2015

 

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

9:00 am  4-H Small Pets Show with Cat Show following - 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 - 9:00 pm  Lyndon Johnson Agate Display - Heritage Building

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

12:00 pm, 2 & 4 pm  The Halls of Magic Show - 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 - $20. Armbands/All Rides

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

1:00 pm  Cribbage Tournament - Beer Garden

1:00 pm & 3 pm The Hillbilly Silly Science Spectacular Show - Cottonwood Stage

2:00 pm & 4 pm  The Halls of Magic Show - Cottonwood Stage

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

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm  Art As U Like It - Make It & Take It - FFA Barnyard

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/Modified - Grandstand

7:00 pm  K9 Dog Demonstration - Activity Area

7:00 pm  Talent Show - Cottonwood Stage

8:00 pm - Midnight  Coyote Wild - Beer Garden Stage

8:30 pm - 11:30 pm  Rhinestone Duo - Cottonwood Stage

 

Saturday, August 8, 2015


8:00 am  Open Class Goat Show - Show Arena

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

Judging and Western Heritage Demonstration to follow game show

9:00 am  Open Class Rabbit Show - Rabbit Barn

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

10:00 am  WVAL 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 - 9:00 pm  Lyndon Johnson Agate Display - Heritage Building

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  Honey Extraction - Tri County Beekeepers - Heritage Building

11:00 am, 2 & 5 pm  The Halls of Magic 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 Acoustic Smoke - Music - Cottonwood Stage

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Midway Open - $20. Armbands/All Rides

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

1:00 pm & 4:00 pm  St. Anthony Main - Acapella Group - Cottonwood Stage

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm  The White Keys - Beer Garden Stage

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 Shalo Lee - Beer Garden Stage

8:30 pm - 11:30 pm  Karen & The Legends of Country - Cottonwood Stage


Sunday, August 9, 2015


9:30 am  5K Rooster Fun Run - Sponsor: GNP

10:00 am  4-H Horse Grand Entry Parade and Drill Team - Cloverbuds and

Horse Fun Show to follow - Horse Arena

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

10:00 am  Non-Denominational Service - Red Letter Band - Beer Garden Stage

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

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

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Lyndon Johnson Agate Display - Heritage Building

12:00 pm  Military Day opening ceremony at flags on north end of 4-H Exhibit

Building with parade past The Wall to Beer Garden Stage. Music

provided by The Red Letter Band

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  St. Cloud VA Art Show and Military Day Auction

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

1:00 pm & 3:00 pm  Brodini - Magic Show - Cottonwood Stage

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

2:00 pm  Honey Extraction - Tri County Beekeepers - Heritage Building

2:30 pm  Mighty Lawn Mower Racing/MN Lawn Mowing Racing Assoc - Grandstand

4:00 pm The Wall That Heals - Closing Ceremony

5:00 pm All exhibits released - Closing of the 103rd Annual Benton County Fair


See you next year!!