2015 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 22, 4-7 pm
Thursday, July 23, 8 am until they are gone.

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

Blue Valley Pork Producers BBQ

Friday, July 24
5:00-7:00 pm
Pottorf Hall Patio

For $7.00 you can enjoy a pork burger, baked beans, chips, ice cream and drink.

Cherry Pie Contest

Cherry Pie Baking Contest
Sunday, July 26
1:00 p.m.

1. Open to anyone wishing to bake an cherry pie
2. Entries must include a recipe. Pie must be checked in by 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 26
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 - Cherry only or Cherry & 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.

Family Barnyard Olympics

July 25, Saturday
2:15 p.m. at Hurlburt Arena

Get ready for some good old-fashioned family fun at this year's barnyard Olympics. Participants will take pare in events such as the scoop shovel race, greased zucchini toss and other not-so-clean fun! Look for full contest details and pre-register online soon

Idol Contest

Enjoy live nightly entertainment by local musicians in the tent located south of Pottorf Hall. The 11th 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 23, 24, and 25
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 23, 2015
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.

Three ways to receive your ticket:
1. Contact your Unit at Fort Riley
2. Contact Manhattan Chamber of Commerce at 785-776-8840
3. Contact Briggs Auto Group in Manhattan

Open Quilt Block

Show off your creative shide in this year's quilt block contest. Two themes for quilt block 1) Country Nights and Carnival Lights 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 24 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and exhibits can be picked up on Monday, July 27 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Open Shepherds Lead

Registration ends Friday, July 24; 12:00pm (noon)
Show: Friday July 24 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 23-27 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

Pedal Tractor Pull

Thursday, July 23
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 23 at 6:00 p.m. Parade route will be from the Manhattan Town Center to City Park.

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.

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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