The 2019 Adams County Fairfest is right around the corner, promising competition, entertainment and memorable times for all ages.

The fair itself opens Wednesday on the Adams County Fairgrounds, 947 S. Baltimore Ave., and continues at full steam through July 21. Activities conclude on July 22 with the annual 4-H livestock premium auction sponsored by the Adams County 4-H Council and Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Council.

Here’s a schedule of what is planned, beginning with the parade set for Saturday.

July 13

9 a.m.: Registration for the Fairfest parade in downtown Hastings

10 a.m.: Fairfest parade in downtown Hastings

July 15

7:30-10 a.m.: 4-H static exhibit entry

10 a.m.: 4-H static judging

Noon to 8 p.m.: Open Class exhibit entry

1-5 p.m.: 4-H food sale

July 16

4 p.m.: Animal Entry Day

July 17

8 a.m.: 4-H swine show

8 a.m.: Rabbit show

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.: 4-H and Open Class exhibits available for viewing, Activities Building

1-3:30 p.m.: Senior Citizen Day (with bingo), north end of Activities Building

2:45 p.m.: Entomology and insect identification contest in the large north conference room

5-10 p.m.: Ed Shed open, 4-H Youth Center

5-10 p.m: Fairfest Marketplace (vendor displays) open

5-10 p.m.: Outside displays and food vendors open

5:30 p.m.: Opening ceremonies followed by wooden nickel drawings, Windmill Park

6-11 p.m.: Carnival open on midway

8:30 p.m.: Shenandoah concert at the grandstand

10:30 pm.: Beer Money Band in the beer garden

July 18

8 a.m.: Sheep show

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.: 4-H and Open Class static exhibits open for viewing

2 p.m.: Cat show and small animal show

5-10 p.m.: Ed Shed open, 4-H Youth Center

5-10 p.m.: Fairfest Marketplace open

5-10 p.m.: Outside displays and food vendors open

— 5:30 p.m.: 4-H presentation contest

— 6-11 p.m.: Carnival open on midway

— 7:30 p.m.: Aaron Watson concert, with special guests Jason Pritchett and Kyle Morgan

— 10:30 p.m.: Beer Money Band in beer garden

July 19

— Throughout day: Quickdraw Caricatures on the fairgrounds

— 8 a.m.: Beef show

— 8 a.m.: Market broilers and poultry show

— 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.: 4-H and Open Class static exhibits open for viewing

— 3 p.m.: Ice cream in a can contest

— 4 p.m.: Ice cream in a bag contest

— 5-10 p.m.: Ed Shed open, 4-H Youth Center

— 5-10 p.m.: Fairfest Marketplace open

— 5-10 p.m.: Outdoor displays and food vendors open

— 6-11 p.m.: Carnival open on midway

— 7:30 p.m.: David Lee Murphy and Sawyer Brown concert

— 10:30 p.m.: DJ Bridwell in beer garden

July 20

— Throughout day: Quickdraw Caricatures on fairgrounds

— 8 a.m.: Goat show

— 8 a.m.: Horse show non-timed and timed events

— 9 a.m.: Dog show

— 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.: FAirfest Marketplace open

— Noon to 10 p.m.: Outdoor displays and food vendors open

— Noon: Therapeutic horse show

— 4:30 p.m.: Carnival open on midway

— 5-10 p.m.: Ed Shed open, 4-H Youth Center

— 7:30 p.m.: Hairball concert, with opening act Judd Hoos

— 10:30 p.m.: Jesse Karr Band and Blue Mesa, beer garden

July 21

— 8 a.m.: Junior leader pancake feed

— 9:15 a.m.: Junior leader church service

— Noon: Round-robin livestock showmanship and livestock judging

— 1-7 p.m.: 4-H and Open Class exhibits open for viewing

— 1-7 p.m: Fairfewst Marketplace open

— 1 p.m.: Kids’ pedal tractor pull, Windmill Park

— 1-10 p.m.: Outdoor displays and food vendors open

— 4:30-10 p.m.: Carnival open on midway

— 5-10 p.m.: Ed Shed open, 4-H Youth Center

— 5 p.m.: Demolition derby

— 9:30 p.m.: 4-H Dance

July 22

— 9 a.m.: 4-H livestock auction

— 1-2:30 p.m.: Release of 4-H exhibits

— 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Release of 4-H exhibits

— 5-7 pm.: Release of Open Class exhibits

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