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Event Details August 5-11, 2018

Mifflin County Youth Fair

 

(717) 248-9618

 
 

The Mifflin County Youth Fair Site, held every August at the Youth Park in Reedsville, Pa, is held in cooperation with Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences which offers kids an opportunity to get involved in livestock exhibits, tractor pulls, horse shows, and more. Come enjoy daily entertainment, food and fun!

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Fair Schedule 2014

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3

1:00-8:00 PM             All Livestock Check-in and Weigh-in

5:00-7:00 PM             Open Show/4-H/FFA Registration (Green Building)

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 4

8:00 AM                     Beef Weigh-in

11:30AM - 1:30PM      Open Show/4-H/ FFA Registration (Green Building)

4:00-6:00 PM             Open Show/4-H/ FFA Registration (Green Building)

5:00 PM                     Swine Show

5:30 PM                     ENTERTAINMENT - T&D Carvings  by Metzler’s & Valley Ag

6:00-10:00 PM           AMUSEMENT RIDES AND CONCESSIONS OPEN ($12 wristbands)

6:30 PM                    Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting for the 60th Fair

7:00 PM                    Shannon Smith Trick Riding - H&P Show Ring         

7:00-10:00 PM           ENTERTAINMENT-  Country Express 

7:30 & 9:00 PM          ENTERTAINMENT - T&D Carvings by Metzler’s & Valley Ag

8:00-9:00 PM             Open Show/4-H/ FFA Registration (Green Building)

8:00 PM                     BACK HOME COUNTRY FUN - Skillet Toss (H&P Show Ring)

8:00 PM                     ALL OPEN DAIRY MUST BE IN BARN

9:00 PM                     Shannon Smith Trick Riding - H&P Show Ring   

9:00 PM                     Evening Drawing - Green Building - Must be Present to Win!      

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5

8:00-8:45 AM             Place all perishable items for display (all must be pre-registered)

9:00 AM                     4-H/FFA & Open Show Judging - GREEN BUILDING CLOSED

10:00 AM                   Open Dairy Show

2:00 PM                     Dairy Feeder Show

4:00 PM                     Dog Rally

5:30 PM                     ENTERTAINMENT - T&D Carvings by Metzler’s & Valley Ag

6:00-10:00 PM           AMUSEMENT RIDES AND CONCESSIONS OPEN ($12 wristbands)

6:00 PM                     Cash and Carry Baked Good Auction - Green Building

6:00 PM                     Dog Fun Show (Pavilion)

7:00 PM                     Breeding Sheep and Market Lamb Show

7:00 PM                     Handicap Horseshoe Tournament

7:00-10:00 PM            ENTERTAINMENT -  Free For All

7:00 PM                     Registration for the Kiddy Tractor Pull

7:30 PM                     Kiddy Tractor Pull (Pedal Tractors) Sponsored by Hoober’s

7:30 & 9:00 PM          ENTERTAINMENT - T&D Carvings by Metzler’s & Valley Ag

7:45 PM                     BACK HOME COUNTRY FUN - Sunflower Seed Spitting (H&P Show Ring)

8:00 PM                     Youth Dairy must be registered in the barn

9:00 PM                     Evening Drawing - Green Building - Must be Present to Win!      

 

 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6

 9:00 AM                    Rabbit Show

4:30 PM                     MEAL - LAMB KABOBS OR CHICKEN by Youth Fair Committee

5:30 PM                     ENTERTAINMENT - T&D Carvings  by Metzler’s & Valley Ag

6:00-10:00 PM           AMUSEMENT RIDES AND CONCESSIONS OPEN ($12 wristbands)

6:30 PM                     Beef Heifer & Beef Show

6:30 PM                     Celebrity Milking Contest (H&P Show Ring)

7:00-10:00 PM           ENTERTAINMENT -  4-H/FFA Talent Showcase

7:00 PM                     Horseshoe Tournament

7:00 PM                     GIANT ICECREAM SUNDAE- by Dairy Promotion

7:30 PM                     BACK HOME COUNTRY FUN - Bale Toss (H&P Show Ring)

7:30 & 9:00 PM          ENTERTAINMENT - T&D Carvings  by Metzler’s & Valley Ag

8:00-9:00 PM             Market Poultry Weigh-in 

9:00 PM                     Evening Drawing - Green Building - Must be Present to Win!      

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7

8:00 AM                     Dairy/Commercial and Market Goat Show

1:00 PM                     Poultry Breed Show / Market Poultry Show

4:00 PM                     Air Rifle Tournament

4:30 PM                     MEAL - Roast Beef w/ Trimmings or Sandwich by Sal-Lee’s

5:00 PM                     Archery Tournament

5:30 PM                     ENTERTAINMENT - T&D Carvings  by Metzler’s & Valley Ag

6:00-10:00 PM           AMUSEMENT RIDES AND CONCESSIONS OPEN ($12 wristbands)

6:00 PM                    Shannon Smith Trick Riding - H&P Show Ring

6:45 PM                    Back Home County Fun - Watermellon Smashing (H&P Show Ring) 

7:00 PM                     Dairy Show - (4-H/FFA & Youth)

7:00 PM                     Family Doubles Horseshoe Tournament

7:00-10:00 PM           ENTERTAINMENT –  Chris Ruble Band

8:00 PM                    Demonstration by 4-H Square Dancers

8:00 & 9:00 PM        Shannon Smith Trick Riding - H&P Show Ring

7:30 & 9:00 PM          ENTERTAINMENT - T&D Carvings  by Metzler’s Forest Products

9:00 PM                     Evening Drawing - Green Building - Must be Present to Win!      

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8 - CHILDREN’S DAY & 4-H/FFA ALUMNI DAY 

9:00 AM                     4-H Dog Show

10:00-12:00 PM          CHILDREN’S DAY ACTIVITIES IN PAVILION 

11:00 AM                   Deadline to Register for the Alumni & Costume Contests

12:00 PM                   ENTERTAINMENT-  KJ Reimensnyder-Wagner on the stage

11:00 AM-2:00 PM      Special Kid’s Day Meal - 4-H Foodstand

12:30 PM                   4-H/FFA Animal Costume Contest (Show Ring)

2:00-5:00 PM & 6-10 PM Children's Day Ride Speical ($12.00 Wristband good for entier day!)

4:00 PM                     Alumni 4-H/FFA Livestock Showmanship Competition

4:30 PM                     MEAL - Pig Roast, with trimmings by Mel’s Country Catering

5:30 PM                     ENTERTAINMENT - T&D Carvings  by Metzler’s & Valley Ag

6:00-10:00 PM           AMUSEMENT RIDES AND CONCESSIONS OPEN ($12 wristbands)

6:00 PM                     4-H  H&P Alumni “FUN”draiser Fun Show supports Mifflin Co. 4-H H&P

7:00-10:00 PM           ENTERTAINMENT- Joe Bonson and Coffee Run

7:00 PM                     Supreme Showmanship Contest

7:30 & 9:00 PM          ENTERTAINMENT - T&D Carving by Metzler’s & Valley Ag

9:00 PM                     All Dairy and Breeding Project Check-out

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9

9:00 AM                     NHPA Horseshoe Tournament

10:00 AM                   4-H and FFA LIVESTOCK AUCTION

3:00 PM                     MEAL - Chicken Bar-B-Que by 4-H Poultry Club

4:00-10:00 PM           AMUSEMENT RIDES AND CONCESSIONS OPEN ($12 wristbands)

6:00-10:00 PM           4-H Horse and Pony Fun Show

6:00 PM                     Benefit Auction

7:00-10:00 PM           ENTERTAINMENT - Remington Ryde

9:00 PM Evening Drawing in the Green Buidling - Must Be Presented to Win!!

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10

2:00-4:00 PM            Green Building Open for Removal of Projects

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 11

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM     CLEAN-UP AT THE YOUTH PARK

History

The Mifflin County Youth Fair was established in 1954 at the Gardenview Sales Center as a 4-H Roundup.  The 1955 exhibition was held at the Kishacoquillas Park, a public amusement park in Derry Township, Mifflin County, and was sponsored by the Mifflin County Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees), the Mifflin County Senior Extension Club and various other organizations.  The Jaycees sponsored the fair from 1955-1963 at the Kish Park.

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    A softball tournament between the Community Clubs was a big part of the fair along with all the other 4-H exhibits and projects including conservation, Shasting Sports and Tractor Driving.  The Mifflin County Youth Fair at this point was looking for a permanent home.

    In 1964, the A. Reed Hayes family (a very involved 4-H family) donated an eleven acre plot of ground in the town of Reedsville.  This became the home of the Mifflin County Youth Fair.  At this time a Youth Park Commitee was formed and the first building was built to be used for the 1964 Youth Fair.  The Mifflin County Jaycees continued to sponsor the Fair in cooperation with the Youth Park Committee.  The first all season building was built in 1965.

    In 1966, the first livestock sale was held at the Youth Park with receipts totaling $5,530.37.  Prior to this sale, 4-H swine were sold at the local sale barn.                                                                                                                    
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    Clarification of duties was made about 1966 when a new committee was set up to manage the park facility and real estate.  Presently, the Youth Fair Committee sponsors the fair.  the main purpose for the Youth Park is to host the Mifflin County Youth Fair but it is used for many other activities throughout the year.

    F.F.A. started exhibiting at the fair in 1958.  A plaque in the main exhibition building acknowledges the donation of the site by the A. Reed Hayes Family.  It states...

        “May this facility always be used in service to the Youth of Mifflin County.  Let us all strive to assure that the programs offered through the facility be for the benefit and growth of our youth.”

  In 2002, the fair association applied to the PA Department of Agriculture for acceptance into the Ag Fair Program, thus becoming eligible for funding.  Eligibility was met following the 2006 fair.   

 

(written by Frank Bonson)

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