July 10 - 14, 2024 •

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Adair County Fair

Fair Events

Antique Tractor & Car Show

Fair admission FREE to one person per entry.
Contact: Tim Foster (641) 745-5220

Baby Contest

Contact: Shawna Abell (641) 745-9834
Costume Theme: CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Personality

Age categories are based on the age of the child on the day of the show.

Babies may be entered in both costume and personality BUT will be awarded a trophy in only one category.

The judges decision will be final.

Adair County Residents

Girls Costume

  • 0-5 months; 6-12 months; 13-18 months; 19-24 months

Boys Costume

  • 0-5 months; 6-12 months; 13-18 months; 19-24 months

Miss Personality:

  • 0-5 months; 6-12 months; 13-18 months; 19-24 months

Mr. Personality

  • 0-5 months; 6-12 months; 13-18 months; 19-24 months 

Out of County Residents

Girls Costume

  • 0-24 months

Boys Costume

  • 0-24 months

Miss Personality:

  • 0-24 months

Mr. Personality

  • 0-24 months

Demo Derby
presented by R&R Total Destruction Promotions

Full Size Light Weld

1st Place $1500
2nd Place $800
3rd Place $500
4th Place $200
5th Place $150

80s & Newer Hobo

1st Place $1200
2nd Place $600
3rd Place $400
4th Place $200
5th Place $100

80s & Newer Compacts

1st Place $1000
2nd Place $500
3rd Place $250
4th Place $150

Entry Fee: $25 car and driver
Pit Pass: $10/person

All cars MUST be inspected 1 hour prior to start time

For rules go to randrpromotions.com
For info call (515) 971-1328

Farm Bureau Cookout Contest

Contact: Karen Stamper (515) 418-1872 or Adair County Farm Bureau (641) 343-7070

The fair queen entry period is over.

Figure 8 Races
presented by Vais Promotions

Front-Wheel Drive Stock (FWD Stock)

1st Place   $500
2nd Place  $250
3rd Place   $100
4th Place   $60
5th Place   $40

Front-Wheel Drive Open (FWD Open)

1st Place   $500
2nd Place  $250
3rd Place   $100
4th Place   $60
5th Place   $40

 

Old School Rear-Wheel Drive Stock

1st Place   $300
2nd Place  $200
3rd Place   $100

Rear-Wheel Drive Stock (RWD Stock)

1st Place   $500
2nd Place  $250
3rd Place   $100
4th Place   $60
5th Place   $40

Rear-Wheel Drive Open (RWD Open)

1st Place   $500
2nd Place  $250
3rd Place   $100
4th Place   $60
5th Place   $40

Entry Fee: $35 driver
Pit Pass: $10/person

For rules: Vais Promoting: Figure 8 Racing Audubon, Mo Valley & Guthrie Center on Facebook

For more info call                        Joe Vais: 712-304-0876

Little Miss & Little Mister

Contact: Katie Huff (515) 250-8223

  • Must be 5 to 8 years old by September 1.
  • Limited to Adair County residents.
  • A contestant may win only once.
  • Judging will be on appearance, poise, personality and interview. The judges will be looking for a neat, natural little girl and boy, not miniature adults.
  • The Little Miss and Little Mister are expected to attend daily fair activities.
  • The Little Miss and Little Mister may receive a wristband good for daily fair admission, it must be requested in the secretary’s office.

Monster Arm Wrestling Tournament

Men’s Right Hand

Bantamweight 130 lbs & under
Flyweight 131-150 lbs
Lightweight 151-175 lbs
Middleweight 176-200 lbs
Heavyweight 201-235 lbs
Super Heavyweight 236 lbs & over

Men’s Left Hand

Flyweight 150 lbs & Under
Lightweight 151-175 lbs
Middleweight 176-200 lbs
Heavyweight 201 lbs & over

Women’s Right Hand

Bantamweight 130 lbs & under
Flyweight 131 -150 lbs
Lightweight 151-175 lbs
Middleweight 176 lbs & over

Women’s Left Hand

Flyweight 150 lbs & under
Lightweight 151 lbs & over

Open 3D Archery Tournament by Adair County Hot Shots

Contact: Josh Rardin 641-990-9530

Ages 9 years and up

$10 for 18 and older

$5 for 17 and under

Medals and Trophies for each class.

3 age divisions:

CLASS 1: 9-12 years old

CLASS 2: 13-17 years old

CLASS 3: 18 and older

Open Jackpot Fun Horse Show

High Point Awards based on Horse & Rider pair per age Division: Riders 14 years & under OR Riders 15 years & over.

JACKPOT 30-20-10

Entry Fee: $2 per class OR $20 all day per hourse & rider pair

  • Not responsible for accidents – NO stallions allowed
  • Judge’s decision is final – Unruly horses will be excused from ring
  • No rough handling of horses will be tolerated
  • Must enter one class ahead so payback can be configured
  • Sign-up required for high point – One high point entry per horse & rider
  • Youths (18 years & under) are required to wear helmets (even lead line)
  • All participants are encouraged to wear helmets while riding

Open Halter

  1. Showmanship – 9 & Under
  2. Geldings
  3. Mares
  4. Open Pony Halter – (Ponies 57” & Under)

Performance

  1. Bareback Ride-A-Buck – 14 & Under
  2. Bareback Ride-A-Buck – 15 & Over
  3. Lead Line – 9 & Under (one entry fee)
  4. Break-A-Gait – 14 & Under
  5. Break-A-Gait – 15 & Over
  6. Walk Trot – 9 & Under (horse size-open)
  7. Western Pleasure – 14 & Under
  8. Western Pleasure – 15-25 years
  9. Pony Western Pleasure – (Ponies 57” & Under)
  10. Western Pleasure – Jack Benny (26 & Over)
  11. Western Pleasure – 2, 3, & 4 year old horses
  12. Match Pair Western Pleasure – Open (2x entry fee)
  13. Egg Race – 14 & Under
  14. Egg Race – 15 & Over
  15. Musical Horses – Open (2x entry fee)
  16. Boot Race – 14 & Under
  17. Boot Race – 15 & Over
  18. Key Hole Race – 14 & Under
  19.  Key Hole Race – 15 & Over
  20. Poles – 14 & Under
  21. Poles – 15 & Over
  22. Scramble Race – 14 & Under
  23. Scramble Race – 15 & Over
  24. Flag Race – 14 & Under
  25. Flag Race – 15 & Over
  26. Barrels – 14 & Under
  27. Barrels – 15 & Over
  28. Panty Hose Race – Open (2x entry fee)
  29. Jumping Figure 8 – 14 & Under
  30. Jumping Figure 8 – 15 & Over

Cowgirl Queen Contest

Iowa State Fair Contest Rules apply. 

Sponsored by the Adair County Saddle Club (must be a paid member prior to the contest).

Contact: Mandy Breheny at (641) 221-0705

Pedal Pull

Boys and Girls compete together in the following age groups:

  •     3 years old
  • 4-5 years old
  • 6-7 years old
  • 8-9 years old

Participation ribbons to all contestants.
Trophies are awarded to winners in each class.

Pigtail Contest

Contact: Grace Evans (641) 745-5318
Sponsored by: Adair County Pork Producers

Trophies will be awarded.
Everyone receives participation ribbon.
May enter age classes OR most original, not both.

Age Classes:

  • 0-3 years old
  • 4-6 years old
  • 7-9 years old
  • 10-12 years old
  • 13-15 years old

Two pigtails NOT braided, with hair parted from near the forehead down the center to the back, with a band next to the scalp and another one at the end of the pigtail. Length of pigtail will be the distance from one band to the other.

Most Original:

  • 0-7 years
  • 8-15 years

NO measuring, anything goes, may be braided.

Vendors

All vendors & vendor workers are required to pay gate admission.

Vendor Fees

  • Non-Profit Indoor Varied Industries Building: No Fee
  • Non-Profit Outdoor: $100
  • Other Vendors: Indoor Varied Industries Building: $25
  • Other Vendors: Outdoor: $200