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Dayton Fair schedule of events

on August 05, 2013 10:45 AM

DAYTON — The 2013 Dayton Fair will be held Aug. 9 to 18.

Rides operate from 5 p.m. until closing Monday, 3 p.m. until closing Tuesday through Friday and 1 p.m. until closing Saturday. A safety break will be conducted from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. daily. An $8 stamp is required for all grandstand shows beginning after 3 p.m. daily. Absolutely no admission refunds. The schedule:


Receiving main exhibit building entries (non-livestock)

Noon to 7 p.m.: Departments 10 through 22 will be received for exhibit.


Judging main exhibit building entries

9 a.m.: Judging departments 10 through 22 main exhibit building open to superintendents, judges and authorized fair personnel

3 p.m.: Mini pony pull


8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Receiving all livestock entries. All market hogs will be weighed at time of unloading.

1 p.m.: Horse and pony pulling contest, grandstand

4 p.m.: All 4-H/FFA animals open class livestock, dairy and horses must be on grounds.

4 to 6 p.m.: 4-H alumni picnic

7 p.m.: Vesper services, featuring Randy Paul, grandstand

8 p.m.: Crowning of 2013 Dayton Fair queen


8 a.m.: Weigh-in time for 4-H, FFA and open class market steers, lambs and goats

10 a.m.: Judging of light horses and pony halter, showmanship, horse arena

3 p.m.: Fair officially opens

5 p.m.: Amusement rides open; judging light horse game show, horse arena

6:30 p.m.: Judging on foot carcass classes, livestock and swine arenas

7:30 p.m.: Minivan/compact cars demolition derby, grandstand


9 a.m.: Judging draft horse and halflinger halter, horse arena; judging youth decorating showmanship and under saddle classes, one hour after halter; judging dairy cattle, 4-H/FFA and open show, livestock arena

Noon: Judging market goat, 4-H/FFA and open show, swine arena

1 p.m.: Judging market sheep, 4-H/FFA and open, livestock arena; Judging breeding sheep, 4-H/FFA and open, following market show

6:30 p.m.: Judging draft horse and halflinger cart, horse arena; judging swine showmanship, swine arena

7 p.m.: Farm tractors and keystone mini V-8 tractors and open street semis, grandstand


9 a.m.: Judging swine 4-H/FFA and open show, swine arena; judging horse costume class, horse arena

Noon: Judging draft horse and halflinger hitch classes, horse arena; harness racing, grandstand

1 p.m.: Judging beef, 4-H/FFA and open show, livestock arena; judging breeding goat, 4-H/FFA and open show, swine arena

4:30 p.m.: Community pet show, free stage

5:30 p.m.: Grand cavalcade and six horse hitch, grandstand

6:30 p.m.: Mini horse fun show, horse arena; judging shepherd’s lead line contest, livestock arena

7 p.m.: Power Pulling Productions presents Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, grandstand: Limited pro/super farm tractors; super stock 4x4 trucks; 6300 open 4x4; 7700 open 4x4


9 a.m.: Judging light horses, performance classes, horse arena

Noon: Harness racing, grandstand

6:30 p.m.: Junior livestock auction, livestock arena

7 p.m.: 4X4 mud bog, grandstand


9 a.m.: Judging light horse youth show, horse arena

10 a.m.: Premier showman contest, livestock arena

1 to 3 p.m.: 4-H and vocational ag contest, swine arena

2 p.m.: Animal dress up contest, livestock arena

6 p.m.: Freestyle performance to music, horse arena

7:30 p.m.: Demolition derby, grandstand


9 a.m.: Equine fun show, horse arena; AG Olympics (formerly Family Day Events), livestock arena; sketching contest, report to fair office for materials

4 p.m.: Hog-calling contest, free stage

8 p.m.: Randy Houser, grandstand; fireworks to follow, grandstand

Midnight: Release of livestock, dairy and horse exhibits


8 a.m. to noon: Release 4H/FFA livestock; release of all main exhibit building entries

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