Massac County Youth Fair starts July 13


Friday, July 13 – Saturday, July 21
Massac County Youth Fair

Youth Fairgrounds, 4476 Korte Rd., Metropolis

Youth from the 13 southernmost counties in Illinois bring their best projects and livestock to show at the fairgrounds located by MCHS. There are many events to check out, some geared toward kids and some toward adults, but all toward fun. Parking and admission are free for all events, although donations are always welcome.

The Youth Fair booklet is available at the Massac County Farm Bureau, 1436 W. 10th Street in Metropolis. Registration form to enter livestock and exhibit hall items is  in the booklet. Exhibitors are requested to send in registration forms by July 1st so that an adequate amount of space for animals and exhibits can be assured.

Thu.-Sat. July 12-14exhibit-hall
Exhibit Hall
Thu. 9 AM-Noon and 5-8 PM
Fri. 4-7 PM
Sat. 10 AM-Noon
Theme this year is “200 Years of Agriculture in Illinois” in honor of Illinois’ Bicentennial. You can enter up to two entries per class this year.

toy-tractorFri.-Sat.  July 13-14
31st Annual Farm Toy Show

Fri. 6-9 PM
Sat. 9 AM-2 PM
Farm and construction toys, trucks, cars, crafts, and more. Free admission, donations accepted.  to be given away. Donate to the Youth Fair for your chance to win Minneapolis Moline pedal tractor. For details, click here.

tractor showSat.-Sun.  July 14-15
23rd Annual Tractor and Old Machinery Show
Sat.  8 AM-9 PM
Sun.  8 AM-3:30 PM
Tractors – Implements – Engines – Horse-drawn Tools. No admission charge, donations accepted. Tractor games, fun activities and food. Parade on Saturday at 6 p.m. through town and Sunday at 2 p.m. on fairgrounds. For details, click here.

Tue. July 17farm follies
Farm Follies
6:30 PM
This competition consists of two-member teams that compete in three brackets: Beginners (5 and under), Intermediate (6-9), Juniors (10-13), and Seniors (14 and over). Juniors and Seniors compete in four activities. The contest is held in the Horse Arena. Cash award will be given to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place teams in all brackets. Spectators welcome. No entry fee.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Friday, July 13

  • 6-9 PM – Farm Toy Show

Saturday, July 14

youth fair rabbit

  • 8 AM-Dark – Tractor and Machinery Show
  • 9 AM – Ducks and Rabbits Show
  • 9 AM-2 PM – Farm Toy Show
  • 1 PM – Pedal Tractor Pull (ages 12 & under)
  • 4 PM – Horse Show
  • 6 PM – Tractor and Machinery Parade through Metropolis

Sunday, July 15

  • 8 AM-3:30 PM – Tractor and Machinery Show
  • 1:30 PM – Tractor and Machinery Parade on fairgrounds

Adam and Lauren Pride show off their cow and show boxMonday, July 16

  • 9 AM – Dairy Cattle Show
    – followed by Goat Wether Show
    –  followed by Goat Show
  • 10 AM – Dairy Delights: free ice cream & activities for everyone while ice cream lasts
  • 6 PM – Dog Show

Watermelon youth fairTuesday, July 17

  • 5 PM – Watermelon Bust
  • 6:30 PM – Farm Follies, and Food Auction

Wednesday, July 18

  • 2 PM – Children’s Games
  • Dusk – Movie Night

Youth fair kids chasing greased pig croppedThursday, July 19

  • 8 AM – Swine Show
    –  followed by Sheep Show
  • 9 AM-Noon – Exhibit Hall open
  • 2 PM – Children’s Games
  • 5-8 PM – Exhibit Hall open
  • 6 PM – Stick Horse Show (ages 0-6)
  • 8 PM – Greased Pig Contest, and Cow Pasture Plop

Friday, July 20

  • 6:30-8:30 AM – Free Country Breakfast (or until food is gone)
  • 9 AM – Beef Show
  • 2 PM – Children’s games
  • 4-7 PM – Exhibit hall open
  • 5 PM – Cat Show
  • 6 PM – Beef Night

Saturday, July 21FFA

  • 8 AM – FFA Show
  • 10 AM-Noon – Exhibit Hall open
  • 11 AM – Market Swine Show
    – followed by Steer Show
    – followed by Wether Show

Sunday, July 22

  • 4 PM – Rain date for Horse Show

For information, visit website or Facebook.