The Madison County Fair is open this week, offering a number of fun activities from Tuesday to Sunday at the fairgrounds located at 2025 Park Hill Drive, Highland.
The five-day event features live music, food, carnival rides, 4-H exhibits, a rodeo, car races and cars crashing into each other and a wealth of other entertainment for the entire family. More information and a complete schedule is available online at madcofair.com
Tuesday is Senior Citizens Day, with opening ceremonies taking place at 9 a.m. A number of agricultural activities are scheduled, such as the 4-H Dairy Show, set to begin at 10 a.m. A yearly favorite, the ITPA Tractor-Truck Pull will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the arena. Benders & Back Roads will perform at 8 p.m. at the main pavilion.
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Wednesday is Disability Awareness day. The day will have several agricultural exhibits, such as the 4-H rabbit show at the show barn and the 4-H Fashion Review at the main pavilion, both set for 6 p.m.. A fan favorite, at 6:45 p.m. the stock car races are set to begin at the arena. Electric Baby Powder will perform at 8 p.m. at the main pavilion.
On Thursday, the fair will hold Public Safety Day, with discounted admission for police, firefighters and paramedics. The 4-H poultry show is set for 9 a.m. at the poultry barn. The goat show is set for 5:30 p.m. at the sheep barn. The combine demolition derby, one of the most watched events of the fair, is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. at the arena. Twisted Road will perform at 8 p.m. at the main pavilion.
Agriculture Day is set for Friday, to show appreciation to the nation’s food producers. The 4-H swine show is set for 8 a.m. at the swine barn and the beef show is set for 10 a.m. at the show barn. The pork producers barbeque is set to begin at 11 a.m. At 6:30 p.m. rodeo fans will be treated to the Wooten Rodeo at the arena. The Madison County Youth Livestock Auction will take place at 7:30 p..m. at the swine barn. Local favorite Shotgun Creek will cap off the festivities with a show at 8 p.m. at the main pavilion.
Veterans and active military with ID will receive discounted admission on Saturday, which is Military Appreciation Day. The 4-H sheep show will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the sheep barn.
At 1:30 p.m. the 4-H cat show will take place, as well as the queen pageant at the dance hall. Farm Follies is set for 2 p.m. at the show barn. The evening will cap off with the car demo derby at 6:30 p.m. at the arena. Dylan Wolfe will perform at 8 p.m. at the main pavilion.
Sunday is Family Day and will end this year’s fair. The open breed beef stock show and open swine show are set for 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. respectively. At noon, the Little Miss Pageant will take place at the pavilion, followed by the Miss Pigtail Contest at 1 p.m. The pedal tractor pull is set for 1:30 p.m. and at 2p.m. the 4-H Garden Tractor Driving Contest at the 4-H Barn.