2014 Open Class Division

Open class division provides an opportunity for anyone in Riley County and adjoining counties to share their talents with the public. Refer to download section for listing of classes.

4-H Bake Sale

There's nothing better than fresh homemade baked goods! Cakes, cookies, breads and pies will be available.

Wednesday, July 23, 4-7 pm
Thursday, July 24, 8 am until they are gone.

Proceeds from the sale benefit the Riley County 4-H Council

Blue Valley Pork Producers BBQ

Friday, July 25
5:00-7:00 pm
Pottorf Hall Patio

Enjoy a pork burger, baked beans, chips, ice cream and drink.

Idol Contest

Enjoy live nightly entertainment by local musicians in the tent located south of Pottorf Hall. The 9th annual Riley County Idol Contest will give local entertainers an opportunity to show off their talent and earn a chance to win a $100 prize. Signup and Information

Kaw Valley PRCA Rodeo

July 24, 25, and 26
8:00 p.m. performances
Kick up your heels at the 38th Annual Kaw Valley Rodeo.
Advanced Prices: To be announced
Gate Prices: To be announced
For more details, visit www.kawvalleyrodeo.com

Military Family Night

July 24, 2014
5:30 p.m. - Free picnic at Cico Park
8:00 p.m. - Free Admission to the Rodeo for military members and families with a ticket. Limited number of tickets available.

For more information contact Alison at janet@manhattan.org for details.

National Night Out

National Night Out is a national program with one-of-a-kind neighborhood outreach that brings people together in support of safer communities. This year Manhattan's National Night Out will be held at the Riley County Fair. Join Target, RCPD, Manhattan Fire, Mercy Regional Health and Riley County EMS at the Riley County Fair Grounds on Monday, July 28, 5-8 pm. More information will follow

Open Quilt Block

New for 2014 Quilt Block contest. Two themes for quilt block 1) Party on the Prairie and 2) Design of your own. Your choice of fabric and color and each block will be 12 1/2" from raw edge to raw edge. Do not quilt the block. Blocks will be judges on originality and workmanship. Judging will be done in two age divisions - Ages 19 and under and ages 20 and up. !st and 2nd place will be awarded in each age division.

Entry will be Friday, July 25 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and exhibits can be picked up on Monday, July 28 after 7:00 p.m.

Open Shepherds Lead

Registration ends Thursday, July 24; 12:00pm (noon)
Show: Friday July 25 at 7:00 p.m. Hulburt Show Arena, CiCo Park

The purpose of a lead class is to present sheep in the most attractive manner. Sheep and handler will wear garments purchased or constructed of at least 60% wool.

Pee Wee (Ages 5 and under)
Junior (Ages 6-9)
Intermediate (Ages 10- 14)
Senior (Ages 15- 20)
Adult (Ages 21 and older)

Ottaway Amusements Carnival

July 24-28 Open nightly from
6:00-10:00 p.m.

Ottaway Amusements operates one of the nation's best carnivals and they are coming to the Riley County Fair! Pepsi Wristband nights are available every night - Ride all rides between 6pm - 10pm
for $23.00. Single tickets prices will be announced at a later date

Peach Pie Contest

Peach Pie Baking Contest
Sunday, July 27
1:00 p.m.

1. Open to anyone wishing to bake an peach pie
2. Entries must include a recipe. Pie must be checked in by 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 27
3. Bring pie in disposable pie pan - pans will not be returned
4. Judging is based on appearance, presentation, crust, texture and flavor
5. Pies will be in two divisions: Traditional - Peach only or Peach & other
6. Pies cannot contain any raw/uncooked eggs; pies must be able to stand at room temperature (no refrigeration will be available)
7. Following judging, pies will be sold by the slice to the public. All proceeds will go to Riley County 4-H. If you wish to bake a pie and not have it judged, we will be happy to accept it and sell it to raise money for Riley County 4-H.
8. Winners will be announced immediately after judging has taken place. Besides the glory of having made the best homemade pie, winners will receive a prize from Eastside & Westside Markets.

Pedal Tractor Pull

Thursday, July 24
Hurlburt Hall, CiCo Park
Registration begins at 7:00 p.m.
Pull begins at 7:30 p.m.

Youth ages 4-12 are invited to participate in the Pedal Tractor Pull. Contestants use their own pedal power to drive a pedal tractor pulling a weighted skid. Everyone receives a prize! Winners in each age group are eligible to compete at the Kansas State Fair in September.

Riley County Fair Parade

The Parade will be Thursday, July 24 at 6:00 p.m. Parade route will be from the Manhattan Town Center to City Park. Staging area for parade entries will be in the parking lot SE of Sears at the Manhattan Town Center.

Local organizations, businesses, groups and politicians are invited to take part in the parade. Parade entry is open to all interested parties. No pre-entry is required. Entrants should check in with parade marshals by 5:30 p.m. to reserve a space in the parade. The parade marshals will be wearing orange vests. Parade entrants need to be aware that city ordiances prohibit the throwing of candy and other items from vehicles. Items may be handed to parade spectators.

The Amazing Fair Race

This year we will be hosting the Amazing Fair Race on July 26th starting at 2:15 p.m. in Hurlburt Arena. This event is designed to challenge the minds of all who paricipate. The race will consist of different clues, each leading to a new location around the fair grounds. The first three teams to complete the challenge will receive prizes. Teams can be made of 2-3 people, with children under the age of seven needing at least one team-member over the age of sixteen. Pre-register online Signup and Information

All events will take place at the Riley County Fair Grounds unless otherwise noted.
phone: (785) 537-6350
fax: (785) 537-6353
email: info@rileycountyfair.com
Riley County Fair Board
110 Courthouse Plaza
Manhattan, KS 66502
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