Queen Crowning, Livestock, Black Smoke: It’s Fair Week In Dearborn County

Posted On June 16, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

Livestock barn at the Dearborn County 4-H and Community Fair

Livestock barn at the Dearborn County 4-H and Community Fair

(Dearborn County, Ind.) – The first of southeast Indiana’s county fairs opens its midway to visitors Monday.

The 2014 Dearborn County 4-H and Community Fair holds its Opening Day ceremonies at the fairgrounds in Lawrenceburg starting at 5:00 p.m. Monday’s fair admission is only $6 per person with the price increasing to $8 for Tuesday through the end of the fair on Saturday.

Admission to the fair includes all the grandstand events, rides, musical entertainment, educational shows and more. Door prizes totaling $200 to $300 in value will be awarded each night.

The midway opens at 5:00 p.m. each evening of the fair, except on Saturday when it will open at 4:00 p.m.

As much as rides and shows, the fair is known for showcasing 4-H projects which members have worked hard on over the past year. 4-H members began checking in their animals over the weekend.  The first show, the poultry show, begins bright and early and 8:00 a.m. Monday.


The fair royalty contest starts at 7:00 p.m. followed by the queen pageant at 7:30.

For those looking for some uncommon entertainment, there’s a blowin’ coal competition and truck show. Spectators can watch as pickup truck owners are invited to show off the amount of black smoke they can blow out of their tailpipes or stacks.

A schedule of highlighted fair events is below. You can view the full fair schedule and find more information at www.DearbornCountyFair.com.


Monday, June 16 – Opening Day

2:00 PM       Youth Livestock Judging Contest

5:00 PM       Opening Ceremony

6:00 PM       Frog Jumping

6:30 PM       Poultry Cooking Demonstration

7:00 PM       4-H Royalty Contest

7:00 PM       Blowin’ Coal Competition

7:30 PM       Dearborn County Fair Queen Pageant


Tuesday, June 17 – Kid’s Day

8:00 AM       4-H Rabbit Show

4:00 PM       Demonstration & Public Speaking Contest, Read Creative Writing

5:00 PM       4-H Public Fashion Revue

6:00 PM       Cincinnati Zoo Birds (17)

7:00 PM       4-H Swine Show

7:30 PM       Family Fun Night begins


Wednesday, June 18 – Family Day

8:00 AM       Pygmy Fiber Class & Dairy Goat Show

10:00 AM-2:00 PM       BBQ Luncheon

3:00 PM       Boer Does & Market Kid Show

3:30-5:30 PM       Entries for Cherry Contest & Pies for Prizes

6:30 PM       Grain Demo of soybeans, corn, wheat by Whitewater Milling

7:00 PM       Baby Contest

7:30 PM       Lawn Mower Races

7:30 PM       Pedal Tractor Pull

7:30 PM       4-H Sheep Show

8:30 PM       Pie Auction


Thursday, June 19 – Recycle Day

10:00 AM       4-H Pocket Pet Show (3)

11:00 AM       4-H Cat Show (3)

3:00 PM       Alpaca/Lama Show (11)

4:00 PM       Dairy Show

5:00 PM       4-H Beef Heifer Show followed by 4-H Market Beef Show

6:00-7:00 PM       Cincinnati Zoo Birds

6:00-7:30 PM       Kids in the Kitchen

6:00 PM       Muddy Madness kids events

6:30 PM       Beef and Dairy Demo

7:00 PM       Muddy Hog Round-up


Friday, June 20 – Farmer Appreciation Day

10:00 AM       Supreme Showmanship Contest

3:30-6:30 PM       4-H Chicken Dinner

5:00 PM       Midway and Rides Open

6:30 PM       Kiwanis 4-H Livestock Sale

7:00 PM       Dearborn County Idol Elimination Round


Saturday, June 21 – Family Fun Day

8:30 AM       4-H Exhibit Hall Participation and Awards Program

10:00 AM       Clover Bud Showmanship Clinic

6:00 PM       Dog Obedience Demonstration

7:00 PM       Dearborn County Junior Idol

7:00 PM       Quad Drags

8:00 PM       Dearborn County Idol Finals

11:00 PM       Door Prize Drawing and Grand Prize Drawing