Dixon County Fair begins July 29


The 107th annual Dixon County Fair is set to begin Wednesday, July 29 and run through Sunday, Aug. 2.

Activities get underway on Wednesday with open class and 4-H entry and judging. The rabbit and poultry judging will take place.

A free breakfast, sponsored by Farmer's Pride, kicks off Thursday's schedule. The 4-H Horse Show, Open Class Beef Show and 4-H Bucket Calf, Return Bucket Calves and Pee-Wee Calf Show will take place that day also.

A free barbecue begins at 5 p.m. and will be followed by the presentation of Pioneer Farm Family Awards, 4-H Volunteer Awards and a Kiddie Tractor Pull.

The 4-H and Open Class Beef Show are scheduled for Friday, July 31, as well as 4-H Dog, Cat and Companion Animal judging.

The day concludes with McKay Bull Riding.

Activities taking place on Saturday, Aug. 1 include the 4-H and Open Class Sheep and Goat Shows, the Northeast Nebraska Pullers Association Farm Tractor Pull at 11 a.m. and the live auction of metal artist sculptures at 6:45 p.m.

The Outlaw Tractor Pull begins at 7 p.m. that day.

The final day of the fair, Sunday, Aug. 2 begins with a Sunrise Worship Service at 8 a.m. 

Other events on the schedule include the 4-H and Open Class Swine Show, the Elite Showmanship Contest and a Car Show from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The 4-H Style Revue, Music Show and Presentations begin at 2:30 p.m.

The fair wraps up with the traditional Demolition Derby at 6 p.m.

The Love-A-Lop Children's Petting Zoo will be on the fairgrounds Thursday through Sunday and a wide variety of antique machinery will be on display.

For more information, visit the fair's website, dixoncountyfair.com