The Wayne County Fair is fast approaching! Dates are set for July 28 - Aug. 3. You may view a copy of the 2020 Fair book on the Wayne County Fair website by going to www.waynecofair.com or the Iowa State University website at www.extensioniastate.edu/wayne. For $5 you may purchase a copy of the book by contacting Lisa Moore at Corydon State Bank.

Since printing of the fair book, we have had to go with a modified fair. Rules have not changed however entry times may have.  

The health and safety of the community is and always will be the highest priority in providing the Wayne County Fair. In the interest of public health, the fair is working on implementing procedures to follow the guidelines with social distancing, added signage, additional hand-washing stations and increased cleaning/sanitizing procedures. We understand that each family will need to assess their own situation with regards to participation at the fair. We truly respect their decisions and wishes as we proceed forward to fair time.

FFA and 4H static exhibits will be entered and judged on Monday, July 27.

Open Class exhibits will be entered on Tuesday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Event Center. Those exhibits will be released on Sunday, July 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. No early release of items will be allowed! We are asking participants to park on the south side of the Event Center to pick up these exhibits.

Commercial booths may be set up on Tuesday, July 28 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and released Sunday, Aug. 2 from 8 to 10 p.m. Contact Angie Enright at 641-895-4331 for more information.

There will be a free movie and popcorn on Wednesday evening at 8:30 p.m. No admission will be charged.

The fair officially kicks off on Thursday, July 30.  The sheep show will begin at 8:30 a.m.  Goats, pets and dogs will also be shown throughout the afternoon. Evening events include Iowa State University awards and presentations, kids’ pedal tractor pull, the queen, prince and princess contests, and watermelon feed sponsored by the Bob Dodson family.  Laser tag will be held in the main arena beginning at 8 p.m.

The swine will be shown Friday morning with rabbits and poultry to follow in the afternoon. Wayne County Foundation will give a presentation at 6 p.m., followed by Wayne County Heritage and Century Farm awards. The Outlaw Truck Tractor Pull will wow the audience in the main arena beginning at 7 p.m.

Saturday morning will be filled with the breeding heifer, dairy cattle, cow/calf, market beef/feeder calf and bucket bottle calf shows. Halter and performance classes for the equine will begin at 1 p.m.  Duckworth Rodeo Productions will hold a full rodeo both Saturday and Sunday nights.

Melanie Halferty will lead church service Sunday at 8:30 a.m. on center stage. The horse show which includes speed and fun events starts at 9 a.m.  Wayne County Farm Bureau will again host Mutton’ Bustin’ prior to the rodeo.

The annual Buyer Appreciation Supper, sponsored by Wayne County Cattlemen, and livestock auction will be held Monday evening, Aug. 3.

A full schedule of events will be published in upcoming weeks.  For up-to-date information check the Wayne County Fair website and Facebook page. 

Season passes are $30 each and may be purchased at Corydon State Bank and Great Western Bank in Corydon, Peoples Bank in Seymour or at the gate any day of the fair.  Daily admission to the fair is $9 per day (fourth grade and under is free) and will go to $15 after 5 p.m. Friday, July 31 – Sunday, Aug. 2. There is no admission on Wednesday. 

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