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103rd Parke County Fair Schedule

The Parke County 4-H Fair will be held July 7 through the 14 at the Parke County Fairgounds. Below you will find the schedule of events taking place.

Friday, July 7, 2023

Daily Co-Sponsor: Big Iron Auctions and

Scott Pet Products

2 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Early Bird Open Class Check In Crafts/Hobbies, Fancy Work, Farm Crops, Fine Arts, Food Preservation Garden Produce, Honey, Maple Syrup, Molasses and Sorghum, Metal and More, Photography and Quilts

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. – 7th Annual Riverton Parke FFA Hog Roast

6 p.m. – Parke County Fair Queen and Princess Pageant – Cow Palace

Pageant Deliberation – Little Miss and Mister Contest

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Rabbit Check-In

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Daily Sponsor: Ceres Solutions and

Land O’ Lakes

7 a.m. to noon – Swine Check-In

8 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Open Class Check-In Crafts/Hobbies, Fancy Work, Farm Crops, Fine Arts, Food Preservation Garden Produce, Honey, Maple Syrup, Molasses and Sorghum, Metal and More, Photography and Quilts

9 a.m. to noon – Goats and Sheep Check-In

9 a.m. – 4-H Dog Show – Commerical Building

9 a.m. – 4-H Rabbit Show – Rabbit Barn

Noon to 3 p.m. – Beef Check-In

1 p.m. – Open Class Judging

1 p.m. – Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull – REMC Pavillion

1 p.m. – 4-H Rocket Launching and Flight Judging

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Poultry Check-In

3 p.m. – 4-H Archery Exhibition Shoot – Commerical Building

3 p.m. – Fashion Revue – Cow Palace

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Llama and Alpaca Check-In

5 p.m. to 9 p.m. – 4-H Community Building Open

7 p.m. – Rodeo

Sunday, July 9, 2023

Daily Sponsor: Derek Cleghorn, Pioneer Seed

Show Arena Day Sponsor: Co-Alliance

9 a.m. to noon – 4-H Horse and Pony Check-In

10 a.m. – Swine Showmanship

11:30 a.m. – 4-H Poultry Show – Poultry Barn

After the Poultry Show – Mini 4-H Poultry Show

1 p.m. – 4-H Rocket Launching (rain date)

1 p.m. to 7 p.m. – 4-H Community Building Open

1 p.m. – 4-H Swine Gilt Show – Cow Palace

1 p.m.  to 5 p.m. – Car Show – Midway

4 p.m. – Mini 4-H Horse and Pony Show – Arena

7 p.m. – Vesper Services/Gospel Sing – REMC Pavillion

Monday, July 10, 2023

Daily Sponsor: Co-Alliance

Show Arena Day Sponsor: Purple Ribbon Seeds

8 to 11 a.m. – Open Class Check-In Baking, Culinary, Flowers, Plants, and Herbs, Potpourri

8 a.m. to 9 p.m. – 4-H Community Building Open

9 a.m. – 4-H Horse and Pony Show Western – Arena

9 a.m. to noon – Receive all other 4-H Exhibits (Baking for Fun, Foods, Food Preservation, Flowers, Garden, Crops)

9 a.m. – 4-H Sheep Show – Cow Palace

1 p.m. – Judge 4_H Foods, Food Preservation, Baking for Fun, Flowers, Garden and Crops

1 p.m. – Open Class Judging

1 p.m. – 4-H Swine Barrow Show – Cow Palace

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Parke Masonic Lodge #8 Fish Fry

5:30 p.m.  to 8 p.m. – Commercial Building Open

7 p.m. – 4-H Bake Sale – 4-H Building

8 p.m. – Parke Heritage FFA Cornhole Tournament – Cow Palace

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Daily Sponsor: Samantha Mager, Farm Bureau

Show Arena Day Sponsor: Parke County Farm Bureau

8 a.m. to 9 p.m. – 4-H Community Building Open

9 a.m. – 4-H Horse and Pony Show English and Costume Class

10 a.m. – 4-H Goat Show – Cow Palace

5 p.m. – Mini 4-H Rabbit Show – Rabbit Barn

5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Commercial Building open

7 p.m. – 10 Year Member Recognition and Exhibit Hall Awards Presentation – Cow Palace

7 p.m. – Monster Truck Show – Derby Track Area

5 p.m. – Pit Party – Gates open at 4 p.m.

8:30 p.m. – Talent Show – Cow Palace

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Daily Sponsor: AHW

Show Arena Day Sponsor: Illiana AgWorks Autumn Mager

8 a.m. to 9 p.m. – 4-H Community Building Open

Noon – 4-H Dairy Show – Cow Palace

1 p.m. – 4-H Beef Cattle Show – Cow Palace

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Kids 4Fun Day – West of REMC Pavillion

5 p.m. – 4-H Horse and Pony Show Gaming – Arena

5 p.m. to 9 p.m. – National Night Out – Midway

5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Commercial Building Open

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Live Music “Chaylyn Thompson” – Midway

7 p.m. – Mini 4-H Goat, Sheep and Llama Show – Cow Palace

Thursday, July 13, 2022

Daily Sponsor: NUCOR

Show Arena Day Sponsor: First Farmers Bank of Terre Haute

8 a.m. to 9 p.m. – 4-H Community Building Open

10 a.m. – 4-H and FFA Master Judging Contest

Noon – 4-H Llama and Alpaca Show – Cow Palace

1 p.m. – 4-H Cat Show – 4-H Building

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Crop Update Meeting room PARP Points Available

2 p.m. – 4-H Little Critters Show – 4-H Building

5 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Kid Games/Inflatables (held over from NNO) – Midway *closed during parade

5:30 p.m.  to 8 p.m. – Commercial Building Open

7 p.m.  to 9 p.m. – Live Music “Chaylyn Thmpson” – Community Tent

7:30 p.m. – 4-H Master Showmanship Contest – Cow Palace

Friday, July 14, 2023

Daily Sponsor: First Financial Bank

Show Arena Day Sponsor: Mitchell Farms

6 a.m. to Noon – Release All Cattle, Sheep, Swine, Goats, Rabbits, Alpacas and Llamas

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. – 4-H Community Building Open

11 a.m. to noon – Check-In Homemaker’s Baker’s Best PEACHES

1 p.m. – Homemaker’s Program Safely Preserve Produce

4 p.m.  to 8 p.m. – All 4-H Exhibits are Released

2 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Release all Open Class Exhibits – 4-H Building

6:30 p.m. – 4-H Livestock Auction – Cow Palace

7 p.m. – Illiana Pullers Association Truck and Tractor Pull