Missouri Valley Park    Missouri Valley, IA

2023 Harrison County Fair Program/Schedule
"“Spy Your Potential”"

(Program Subject to Change)


June 15, 2023

5:00 p.m. 4-H Entries due online in 4-H Fair Entry


FFA Entries must be made by contacting the Harrison County Extension Office



1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 4-H Exhibit Building open for 4-H County Council and 4-H Jr. Council 

to clean 4-H Building and set-up



8:00 a.m. Park Campers at Fairgrounds in Missouri Valley

1:00 p.m. Set-up day at Harrison County Fairgrounds in Missouri Valley

1:00 to 4:00 p.m. 4-H Exhibit Building open to all 4-H clubs to decorate club booths 

(including Clover Kids booths)


Tuesday, July 18, 2023 

6:30 p.m. Crowning of “Little Miss Harrison County”

(Free Entertainment Tent) on the fairgrounds

7:15 p.m. 4-H Scholarships and 4-H Hall of Fame Announced on the Fairgrounds

Fair King/Queen Announced on the Fairgrounds 

(Flowers donated by M J’s Flowers & Balloons)


Wednesday, July 19, 2023

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 4-H Livestock Entry & Weigh-in (cattle, sheep, goats, dairy cattle)

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 4-H & Open Class Swine Entry

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 4-H Poultry testing (poultry will be tested before checking in)

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 4-H Poultry check-in (in the poultry barn)

12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Open Class Exhibit Entry Day

12:00 p.m. 4-H Family & Consumer Sciences, Personal Development

and Creative Visual Arts, 4-H Science, Technology, Engineering and

Mechanics, Ag and Natural Resources, Animal Science, 

Horticulture and Photography Exhibits judging begins

Tall Corn Contest entries may arrive with regular static exhibit entries

1:00 p.m. Discovering 4-H Static Exhibits judging begins

2:00 p.m. Clover Kids Exhibits judging begins

5:30 p.m. (approx.) 4-H Building is closed while state fair selections are made

6:15 p.m. 4-H Pizza Party – Bingo Area

Sponsored by Harrison County Soil & Water Conservation  - District

7:00 p.m. Weigh-in 4-H Swine (Exploring Swine participants present)

7:00 p.m. Open Class Exhibits must be in place – 

(except baked items, plants, and flowers)

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Open Mic Karaoke (Free Entertainment test)

7:15 p.m. Ag-Lympics – Show Ring


Thursday, July 20, 2023

8:00 a.m. Open Class Judging – Garden, Art, Hobbies, Textiles

(Grooms’ Hall closed during judging)

9:00 a.m. 4-H Goat Show

4-H Sheep Show – begins one hour after goat show ends

10:00 a.m. 4-H Educational Presentations judging begins

10:00 a.m. Open Class plants and flowers & food and nutrition exhibits must be in place

10:00 a.m. Open Class Judging – Food & Nutrition & Flowers

(Grooms’ Hall closed during judging)

After the sheep show 4-H Dairy Cattle Show

1:30 p.m. 4-H Dogs must be checked in at Little Willow Dog Park

1101 West Superior Street (just north of the fairgrounds)

2:00 p.m. 4-H Dog Show at Little Willow Dog Park (just north of the fairgrounds)

3:30 p.m. 4-H Extemporaneous Speaking Contest check-in and prep (4-H Building)

4:00 p.m. 4-H Extemporaneous Speaking Contest (4-H Building)

6:00 p.m. 4-H Style Show (4-H Exhibit Building)

5:00 p.m. Farm Bureau Member Dinner/Annual Meeting (Free Entertainment Tent)

7:30 p.m. Evening Grandstand Event – Rodeo

Grandstand Admission:  

Adult $10.00 – Age 12 & under $5.00 – Age 5 and under – Free



Friday, July 21, 2023

8:30 a.m. Open & 4-H Feeder/Bucket/Bottle Calf Entry/Classification at Scales

9:00 a.m. 4-H Beef Show

Following beef show 4-H Feeder Calves, 4-H Bucket/Bottle Calves & Open Bucket/Bottle Calves

9:00 a.m. 4-H Table Setting Contest (4-H Building)

TBA Judge 4-H Booths

10:00 a.m. Presentation of Care Center premiums & Seniors/Care Center Coffee

1:00 -5:00 p.m. 4-H Apple Pie and Muffin Baking Contest – held in the

Missouri Valley High School - Family & Consumer Sciences Classroom Kitchen

1:30 p.m. 4-H Exploring Swine Class at the Swine Barn

6:00 p.m. 4-H Cat Show (4-H Building)

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Open Class Swine Entry and Weigh-in

7:00 p.m. 4-H Share the Fun (4-H Exhibit Building)

7:30 p.m. Evening Grandstand Event – Concert

Brad Morgan

Midwest Country Music Organization’s 2022 Male Vocalist of the Year

With Monica Austin

Grandstand Admission:  

Adult $10.00 – Age 12 & under $5.00 – Age 5 and under – Free

Saturday, July 22, 2023

7:30 a.m. 4-H Horses must check in at the Missouri Valley Fairgrounds Arena

8:00 a.m. 4-H Horse Show begins at the Missouri Valley Fairgrounds Arena

9:00 a.m. 4-H Swine Classes followed by 4-H Swine Showmanship, and then the 

Open Class Swine Show

10:30 a.m. Harrison County Fair Parade – 2023 theme is “Spy Your Potential”

12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Farmer’s Market (under the Free Entertainment Tent)

1:00 p.m. Farm Bureau Pedal Tractor Pull (by the concession stand by grandstand entrance)

3:30 p.m. 4-H Poultry Showmanship judging 

4-H Poultry Show follows (CLOSED SHOW)

Exhibitors may talk to the judge after the show’s completion

4:00 p.m. Clover Kid’s Stuffed Animal Show (4-H Building)

5:30 p.m. 4-H Rabbits check in at the show ring

6:00 p.m. 4-H Rabbit Show (show ring)

7:00 – 11:00 p.m. Rick Powell and Friends (Free Entertainment Tent)

7:30 p.m. Evening Grandstand Event – Figure 8 Races

Grandstand Admission:  Adult $10.00 – age 12 & under $5.00 – age 5 and under – Free

9:00 p.m. 4-H Pool Party

Sunday, July 23, 2023

10:30 a.m. Church Service (location on the fairgrounds to be determined)

12:00 p.m. Sign up for Open Fun Horse Show

12:00 p.m. 4-H Working Exhibits judging begins (4-H Building)

12:30 pm 4-H Share-A-Goat, 4-H Share-A-Sheep, 4-H Share-A-Beef – Show Arena

1:00 p.m. Open Fun Horse Show begins

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Free Concert in the Park – Rock and Roll Cowboyz

and Beer Garden - Grandstand Area

2:30 p.m. State Fair Exhibits photo (4-H Building)

2:45 p.m. 4-H Pie/Muffin Pick-up & Line-up (at 4-H Building)

3:00 p.m. 4-H Apple Pie & Muffin Auction – Show Arena (time approx.)

Following the auction the winners of the Fair Board Gift Baskets will be announced

4:45 p.m. Line up for Parade of Champions – Show Arena – after Pie & Muffin Auction

5:00 p.m. Parade of Champions – Show Ring

5:30 p.m. Overall Livestock Exhibitor Announced – Show Ring

5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Open Class exhibits released and open class premiums paid out

6:00 p.m. Quilt Turning (4-H Building)

8:00 p.m. Livestock is Released – cattle and tack load from swimming pool parking lot

8:00 p.m. 4-H Static Exhibits released in 4-H Exhibit Building (see also Monday release time)

Monday, July 24, 2023

8:00 to 8:30 a.m. 4-H Static Exhibits released in 4-H Exhibit Building (see also Sunday release time)

and building tear-down

8:30 a.m. Fairgrounds Clean-Up – everyone is expected to participate

12:00 p.m. Campers may leave fairgrounds


Little Miss Contest
Tuesday July 18, 2023 Crowning 6:30pm

Open Mic Karaoke
Wednesday July, 19 2023

Rick Powell and Friends
Saturday, July 22, 2023
7 pm - 11:00 pm


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