4-H Fair Day 6: A busy day for the kids on the midway and in the judging areas

It’s beautiful day to grab a fistful of tickets and enjoy some rides — but Wednesday is all about Kids’ Day.

For all kids, midway rides only require 1 ticket from 1 p.m. until the 11 p.m. closing. For smaller children, a Super Special Kiddieland Wristband is available for $12, which can be used from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There’s also a full schedule of children activities in Heritage Park, the Youth Ag Education Tent, Young Macdonalds Farm, and the 4-H Dairy Barn, Poultry Barn and the Cat/Dog building.

Commercial Building Exhibits again open at 10 a.m. with midway rides set to rev up the motors at 1 p.m., and there’s a senior youth talent competition at 6 p.m. at the Heritage Park Stage.

And the finale act for the 4-H Fair grandstand cuts loose as Loverboy & Survivor take the stage for a night of classic 80s and 90s rock and roll sounds.


With their trademark red leather pants, bandannas, big rock sound and high-energy live shows, Loverboy has sold more than 10 million albums. Their string of hits includes, in addition to the anthem “Working for the Weekend,” such arena rock staples as “Lovin’ Every Minute of It,” “This Could Be the Night,” “Hot Girls in Love,” “The Kid is Hot Tonite,” “Turn Me Loose,” “When It’s Over,” “Heaven In Your Eyes” and “Queen of the Broken Hearts.”

Joining Loverboy is yet another legendary 80’s rock band, Survivor. Survivor is embarking on their next chapter with a new member who has seemingly given new life to one of rock ‘n’ roll’s preeminent bands. With 21-year-old Nashville resident Cameron Barton assuming lead vocalist duties, the group will take their trademark arena rock sound, including the epic anthem, “Eye of the Tiger,” to their loyal and devoted fan base.

The Loverboy & Survivor performance is set for 7:30 and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

In The 4-H Barns

Swine judging begins early morning in the Sheep/Swine Arena,

  • Rabbit Show, 9 a.m. — Rabbit Barn
  • Saddle Club Western Performance, 9 a.m. — Saddle Club Arena
  • Llama Obstacle Judging, 9 a.m. — Beef/Dairy Arena
  • Poultry Egg Cook-off, 10 a.m. — Poultry Barn
  • Goat Agility Judging, 2 p.m. — Goat Barn
  • Lamb Judging, 4 p.m. — Lamb Barn

WEATHER: A mix of sun and a few clouds, expected high of 84.

What you should know about Day 6:

  • K9 Crew Trick Dog Show, 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. — A comedic collection of dog skits and stunts at the Family Entertainment Center
  • Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 8 p.m. — High-wire pirate themed performances at the Jayco Family Fun Center
  • Timberworks Lumberjack Show, 3 p.m, 6 p.m., 8 p.m. — The power and skill of some of the nation’s top lumberjacks at the Hollyhock Entertainment Center.

Fairgrounds Information:

  • Handicap parking is available at Gate 2 and Gate 7, with permit displayed
  • Bicycle and motorcycle parking located near Gate 2. Bikes are not permitted within the inner grounds of the Fair.
  • Parking trams are available on the fairgrounds and are free of charge. Trams operate daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m in the east parking area.
  • Wheelchair rental is available at the 4-H Fair office.
  • Designated smoking areas are available.

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