Sunday, August 9, 2015

The Kent County Youth Fair is this week



The Kent County Youth Fair is this week.  Last year Mark and I went to this - we went on the last day so all the carnival rides weren't open and the place was rather quiet.  
But it was so much fun to see the pigs, chickens, guinea pigs, alpacas, and go through the fair barns to see the youth entries.  Pies baked and pictures colored. Lots of blue ribbons.
When I was a kid, I entered some things.  Although I can't remember what.... a loomed pot holder perhaps.
Or maybe some homemade banana bread.  Kids get very excited to create items to show at the fair.  I should dig up my pictures.
Location:  Kent County Youth Fair, 225 S Hudson, Lowell MI 49331 
Here's the schedule:

Sunday, August 9th
 2:30pm Explorer Recognition. Special thanks to 4-H Council
4:30pm-6pm Pork Dinner... bbq pork or chicken($6.50) or hot dog($4)...
Sponsored by Pinkney Hill Meat Company. Thanks to The Grillin Guys for helping out, too!
6:30pm Opening Ceremony & Royal Court Coronation. Sponsored by Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce
7pm Goat Team Fitting 8pm Horse Kick-Off Event
Monday, August 10th Heroes' DaySponsored by Pinkney Hill Meat CompanyHeroes' park free! Active military, Veterans, Fire, Police and EMT's show your ID at the gate for free parking and The Kent County Youth Fair thanks you for your service.
9am Horse Judging: Showmanship9am - 1pm Off Road Vehicle Safety Class. Class is free but pleaseregister here. Presented by Kent County Sheriff Department9:30am Goat Judging: Showmanship. Breed and Market Classes Costume Contest followsNoon-2pm Youth Talent Contest Registration. Click here to see the rules and get an entry form. 1:00 - 5:00 PM Bingo, Brought to you by Lowell Moose Lodge
1pm Racing Pigs. Sponsored by Portland Federal Credit Union1pm Cavy Breed & Showmanship2pm Horse Judging: Grand & Reserve Showmanship4pm-7pm Michigan Blood Center Blood Drive - Get on the bus! Please register here to make an appointment, using sponsor code KCYF or stop by the bus.3pm Horse Explorers: Explorer Showmanship and Riding 4pm Racing Pigs. Sponsored by Portland Federal Credit Union
5pm Antique Tractor Pull Weigh In5pm Carnival Rides OpenWristband Special $14.00; MEGA PASS SPECIALSAny 5 Days - $50.00, a savings of at least $33.00Any 3 Days - $36.00, a savings of at least $17.00*Non-transferable *No rain checks *No refundsAvailable at Guest Services5pm Rabbit Breed Judging6pm-10pm Bingo. Brought to you by Lowell Moose Lodge5pm Rabbit Breed Judging6pm Swine Showmanship6pm Horse Judging: Senior/Horsemasters Presentations6:30pm Youth Fashion Show7pm Racing Pigs. Sponsored by Portland Federal Credit Union
7pm Antique tractor pull: Open event. Track Events Sponsored by Robinson Equipment.7pm Youth Talent Contest. This contest is open to kids who are 19 or under on January 1st 2014. Cash prizes. Note you must sign up between noon and 2 pm to take part in the contest. Click here for more info. Special Thanks to St Cecilia Music Center.
7:30pm Horse Judging: Contesting: Poles and Down & Back
Tuesday, August 11th Reading for Rides DaySponsored by WGVU & Friends of the Fair. See the entire list of sponsors here.
10am-8pm The college of veterinary medicine is back this year!8am Horse Judging: Jumping9am Poultry Judging9am Swine Judging: Market Class Explorer Showmanship following lunch break
9am-2pm Boating Safety Class. The class is free, but pleaseregister here. Presented by Kent County Sheriff Department11:30pm Performing Arts Vocal & Instrumental: RegistrationNoon Performing Arts Vocal & Instrumental JudgingNoon Horse Judging: Hunter HackNoon-4pm Reading for Rides & Book ExchangeEnjoy the carnival for free with completed registration form! Restrictions Apply. Please see the Reading for Rides page for complete details. Sponsored by WGVU and Friends of the Fair.
1pm Racing Pigs. Sponsored by Portland Federal Credit Union.1pm-5:pm Bingo. Brought to you by Lowell Moose LodgeNoon-4pm Free Blood Pressure Check1:30pm Horse Judging: Hunt Seat Ground Poles2pm Cattle Fitting Clinic, Team Fitting Contest2pm Carnival Rides Open: Wristband Ride Special $18.00$3.00 off Carnival coupon available at many locations in Kent County; Carnival coupon is good for Tuesday ONLY.MEGA PASS SPECIALSAny 5 Days - $50.00, a savings of at least $33.00Any 3 Days - $36.00, a savings of at least $17.00*Non-transferable *No rain checks *No refundsAvailable at Guest Services3:30pm Horse Judging: Hunter Hack4pm Racing Pigs. Sponsored by Portland Federal Credit Union.
4pm Dog Agility Registration4pm Goat Trail Class4pm Horse Judging: Saddle Seat4:15pm The Illusionist, Tom Coverly4:30pm Horse Explorers: Stick Horse Construction4:30pm Dog Agility Judging5pm Rabbit Judging: Showmanship5:30pm Horse Explorers: Stick Horse Parade6pm-10pm Bingo. Brought to you by Lowell Moose Lodge7pm Racing Pigs. Sponsored by Portland Federal Credit Union.
7pm Club KCYF with the MidWest Dueling Pianos7pm Horse Judging: Pleasure: Hunt Seat, Western
Wednesday, August 12th Community DaySponsored by King Milling Local non-profits join us at fair from 2pm to 7pm
10am-8pm The college of veterinary medicine is back this year! 8am Beef Steer Market Classes8am Horse Judging: Hunt Seat Equitation8:30am-10am Performing Arts: Storytelling, Puppetry & Theater Judging9am Goat Milking Contest9am Dairy Market Judging: Showmanship, Market, Explorer9am Horse Judging: Hunt Seat, Saddle Seat, and Western Riding Patterns10:30am-Noon Performing Arts: Dance and other evaluations12:30pm-2pm Performing Arts: Clown Judging 1pm-5pm Michigan Blood Center Blood Drive... Get on the bus! Make an appointment here, using sponsor code KCYF, or stop by the bus!
1pm-5pm Bingo. Brought to you by Lowell Moose Lodge1pm Racing Pigs. Sponsored by Portland Federal Credit Union1pm Feeder Beef Judging & Beef Breed Heifer Show (time approx. following lunch break)2pm Rabbit & Cavy Individual Quiz Bowl and Breed Identification2pm Carnival Rides Open. Wristband Ride Special $18.00MEGA PASS SPECIALSAny 3 Days - $36.00, a savings of at least $17.00*Non-transferable *No rain checks *No refundsAvailable at Guest Services2pm-7pm Visit local kid oriented non-profits4pm Racing Pigs. Sponsored by Portland Federal Credit Union
4pm Horse Judging: Reining and Bareback4pm Sheep Judging: Market, Showmanship & Breed5pm Dodge Ball Tournament! Teams of 5 will work their way to the top!5pm Alpaca Obstacle Course6pm-10pm Bingo. Brought to you by Lowell Moose Lodge6pm Rabbit & Cavy Costume Class & Adult Showmanship6:30pm Horse Explorers: Explorer Stick Horse Reining Event6:30pm Horse Judging: Contesting: Speed & Action and Keyhole7pm Kari Lynch Band7pm Racing Pigs. Sponsored by Portland Federal Credit Union
7pm Draft Horse Pull Using Barnyard Rules. Track Events Sponsored by Robinson Equipment.
Thursday, August 13th Agricultural DaySponsored by Portland Federal Credit Union8am Horse Judging: Dressage Tests8am Beef Showmanship9am-11am Goat Quiz Bowl10-2pm The college of veterinary medicine are back this year!10am Rabbit & Cavy ExplorerNoon Horse Judging: Equitation: Dressage Seat; Western; GymkhanaNoon Livestock Sale: Small Animals Sale Order: Rabbit, Poultry, Goats followed by the Sale of Champions; Large Animals Sale approximately 2pm. Sale Order: Swine, Sheep, Feeder Calf, Gallon of Milk, Beef followed by the Sale of Champions. Buyers dinner sponsored by Pinkney Hill Meats.1pm Racing Pigs. Sponsored by Portland Federal Credit Union1pm- 5pm Bingo. Brought to you by Lowell Moose Lodge1pm-3pm Youth Variety Show2pm Carnival Rides Open. Wristband Ride Special $18.00MEGA PASS SPECIALSAny 3 Days - $36.00, a savings of at least $17.00*Non-transferable *No rain checks *No refundsAvailable at Guest Services4pm Racing Pigs. Sponsored by Portland Federal Credit Union6pm The Tractor Games Check-In. Bring your tractor to fair and compete in various timed events. Click here for more info.6pm-10pm Bingo. Brought to you by Lowell Moose Lodge6:30pm Horse Explorers: Stick Horse Contesting Event 6:30pm Horse Judging: Contesting: Flag and Cloverleaf7pm-9:45pm West Michigan Bluegrass Music Association Presents Steam Powered Blue Grass & Out of the Blue. Bluegrass at its best!7pm The Tractor Games. Open to the public. Bring your own tractors and compete or watch as tractors of all sizes compete in various fun events! Sponsored by Clarksville Steam and Gas Engine Association.7pm Extrication Demonstration. Presented by Lowell Fire Dept.
Friday, August 14th HandiCapable DaySponsored by the Hesche Family8am Horse Judging: Trail10am Dairy Showmanship Classes Dairy Type Classes immediately following
11am Rabbit Agility & Cavy Obstacle Course11am-2pm Handi Capable Day - Carnival Rides & Luncheon for Special Needs Individuals. Lunch is from 11am to 1pm with rides from Noon to 2pm.Attending is free but please register here so we can get a head count for lunch.Noon Horse Explorers: Stick Horse Trail Event1pm-5pm Bingo. Brought to you by Lowell Moose Lodge1pm Racing Pigs. Sponsored by Portland Federal Credit Union1pm Horse Judging: Grand & Reserve Equitation2pm Goat Parent "Fun bowl" Class2pm Carnival Rides Open Wristband Ride Special $18.002pm-4pm Teen Leadership Judging2:30pm Tractor Driving Judging3pm Alpaca Showmanship (including Explorers)3pm Horse Judging: Versatility4pm Racing Pigs Sponsored by Portland Federal Credit Union
6pm-10pm Bingo. Brought to you by Lowell Moose Lodge6pm Horse Explorer Stick Horse Team Games6pm Cow Pie Bingo Ticket Sales6:30pm-10:30pm Country Karaoke With Diva Productions6:30pm Horse Judging: Team Performance Games7pm Racing Pigs. Sponsored by Portland Federal Credit Union
7pm Extrication Demonstration Presented by Lowell Fire Dept.
7pm Cow Pie Bingo, Silent Auction8pm-11pm Family Line Dance with Lia's Line Dancing & Dance Moves.Sponsored by Showboat Automotive
Saturday, August 15th Kids' DaySponsored by Meijer9am-Noon $1 parking with 3 or more non-perishable food items. All food items will be donated to the food pantry at F.R.O.M. All Day Scavenger Hunt Get your official scavenger hunt page at guest services or print it here. Everyone who completes the hunt will be put into a drawing to win one of several bicycles. Sponsored by "Fry Guy"!
8:30am Showmanship Sweepstakes9am Horse Awards Ceremony10am Little Britches Rodeo - SlackNoon Carnival Rides OpenBOGO Free Wristbands Noon until 2pm!!Wristband Ride Special remainder of day: $18.00Noon-5pm Live & Local. Check out some great local youth bands1pm-5pm Bingo. Brought to you by Lowell Moose Lodge1pm Racing Pigs. Sponsored by Portland Federal Credit Union2pm Ice Cream Social. Hosted by the Milky Way 4-H Club. Free while supplies last.2pm Alpaca Costume Classes2pm Little Britches Rodeo - Rodeo fun for everyone!3pm Racing Pigs.  Sponsored by Portland Federal Credit Union
3pm Princess Tea Party3pm Puff the Dragon Pedal Pull: Youth Classes5pm-8pm Release of Horses5pm Racing Pigs. Sponsored by Portland Federal Credit Union
6pm Little Britches Rodeo - Main Event6-10pm Bingo. Brought to you by Lowell Moose Lodge7pm Truck Stop Cobras7pm Racing Pigs. Sponsored by Portland Federal Credit Union
9pm Release of Breeding Stock & Still Exhibits10pm Release of Market Animals11pm Kent County Youth Fair Closes for 2015. Release of all other Exhibits
Source: http://kcyf.org/fair-schedule/

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