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Here’s what you need to know about the Madison County Fair

The Madison County Fair will take place from Tuesday, July 25, through Sunday, July 30.
The Madison County Fair will take place from Tuesday, July 25, through Sunday, July 30.

The Madison County Fair will take place this week from 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Tuesday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday at Lindendale Park, 2025 Park Hill Drive, Highland.

The fair includes product displays, livestock, arts and crafts, carnival rides, food and live music.

Discounted armbands for carnival rides will be available before the fair only in the fair office. The wristbands will be honored: 5-11 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 3-11 p.m. Friday, 2-11 p.m. Saturday. A special promotion for fair rides will take place from 1-7 p.m. Sunday. Buy one, get one free with a food drive donation, minimum 2 items, to be donated to local food pantries in Madison County. Present canned goods at the ride ticket booth to participate.

Parking information

Daily parking — $5 per day.

Fair week parking pass — $15.

Livestock exhibitor pass — $10 to be paid when entries are submitted.

Camping — $20 per day or $75 for all week.

Tuesday, July 25: Senior Citizen Day — Parking will be half price for seniors (65 and older) until 5 p.m. with ID verification.

10 a.m. — Opening ceremonies.

10 a.m. — 4-H dairy show in the show barn.

10 a.m. — Exhibits and 4-H Exhibits open in the expo hall and dance hall.

2 p.m. — 4-H dog show in the swine barn.

5 p.m. — Carnival rides open. Discounted armbands must be purchased before opening day

6 p.m. — ‘I.T.P.A. Truck and Tractor Pull’ in the arena: Pit open at 3 p.m. Pit pass $20. Stands open 5 p.m. Box seats $15. Adults $12. Kids free.

7 p.m. — 4-H dog show in the show barn.

7 p.m. — Harvest Drive Band will perform in the main pavilion.

9 p.m. — Exhibits and 4-H exhibits close.

11 p.m. — Carnival rides close.

Wednesday, July 26: Disability Awareness Day sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

8 a.m. — Judging: pigeons in the poultry barn.

9 a.m. — Judging: dairy cattle in the show barn.

9 a.m. — Judging: poultry in the poultry barn.

10 a.m. — Exhibits and 4-H exhibits open in the expo hall and dance hall.

10 a.m. — Disability Day activities begin.

5 p.m. — Carnival rides open.

6 p.m. — 4-H rabbit show in the 4-H barn.

7:30 p.m. — ‘CBar Rodeo’ in the arena: Pit open at 3 p.m. Pit pass $30. Stands open 5:30 p.m. Box seats $15. Adults $12. Kids free.

7 p.m. — Flipside Band will perform in the main pavilion.

9 p.m. — Exhibits and 4-H exhibits close.

11 p.m. — Carnival rides close.

Thursday, July 27: Public Safety Awareness Day — Parking half price until 5 p.m. for police, firemen, and EMT with ID verification.

10 a.m. — Exhibits and 4-H exhibits open in the expo hall and dance hall.

12:30 p.m. — 4-H poultry show in the 4-H barn.

5 p.m. — Carnival rides open.

6 p.m. — Judging: rabbits in the poultry barn.

7 p.m. — 4-H goat show in the sheep barn.

7 p.m. — 4-H fashion revue in the main pavilion.

7:30 p.m. — Combine demolition derby in the arena: Entry fee $35. Pit open at 3 p.m. Pit pass $20. Stands open 6:30 p.m. Box seats $15. Adults $12. Kids free.

8 p.m. — Beaucoup Bottom Band will perform in the main pavilion from 8-midnight.

9 p.m. — Exhibits and 4-H exhibits close.

11 p.m. — Carnival rides close.

Friday, July 28: Agricultural Awareness Day and Pork Producers Barbecue Day sponsored by Farm Credit Services.

8 a.m. — 4-H swine show at the swine barn.

9 a.m. — 4-H beef show at the show barn.

10 a.m. — Exhibits and 4-H exhibits open in the expo hall and dance hall.

10 a.m. — Train show opens in the dance hall.

11 a.m. — ‘Pork Producer’s Barbecue’ day.

1 p.m. — 4-H ‘Super Showmanship’ contest in the show barn following beef and swine 4-H shows.

5 p.m. — Carnival rides open.

7 p.m. — Car and lawn mower demolition derby in the arena: Entry fee $40. Pit open at 4:30 p.m. Pit pass $20. Stands open 6 p.m. Box seats $15. Adults $12. Kids free.

7:30 p.m. — 4-H livestock auction in the swine barn.

8 p.m. — Buffalo Road Band will perform at the main pavilion from 8 p.m.-midnight.

9 p.m. — Exhibits and 4-H exhibits close.

11 p.m. — Carnival rides close.

Saturday, July 29: Military Appreciation Day — Parking $1 until 5 p.m. with active/retired/veteran military identification.

8 a.m. — 4-H sheep show in the sheep barn.

9 a.m. — Open beef steer show in the show barn.

9 a.m. — Open sheep show following the 4-H show in the sheep barn.

10 a.m. — Exhibits and 4-H exhibits open in the expo hall and dance hall.

10 a.m. — Train show opens in the dance hall.

12:30 p.m. — 4-H cat show in the 4-H barn.

1:30 p.m. — ‘Miss Madison County Queen’ pageant in the school auditorium.

2 p.m. — Farm Follies sponsored by the Madison County young farmers.

2 p.m. — Carnival rides open.

6:45 p.m. — ‘Scott Wernle & Kyle Roberts Memorial Street’ stock race in the arena: Pit open at 3 p.m. Pit pass $30. Stands open 5:30 p.m. Box seats $15. Adults $12. Kids free.

8 p.m. — Black Top Boulevard Band at the main pavilion from 8 p.m.-midnight.

9 p.m. — Exhibits and 4-H exhibits close.

11:30 p.m. — Carnival rides close.

Sunday, July 30: Family Fun Day.

8 a.m. — Open breeding beef stock show.

8:30 a.m. — Open swine show at the swine barn.

10 a.m. — Exhibits and 4-H exhibits open.

10 a.m. — Train show opens at the dance hall.

10 a.m. — Church service at the main pavilion hosted by the Mosaic Church of Highland.

Noon — 4-H tractor driving contest at the 4 diamonds.

Noon — ‘Little Miss’ pageant at the pavillion.

1-7 p.m. — Carnival rides: buy one get one free with food drive donation.

1 p.m. — ‘Miss Pigtail’ contest. Registration from 12:30-1 p.m. at the main pavilion.

1:30 p.m. — Pedal tractor pull. Registration from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the main pavilion.

7 p.m. — Exhibits and 4-H exhibits close.

7 p.m. — Food vendors start to close.

Further information: See the complete Fair Book at www.madcofair.com.

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