2018 Siouxland County Fairs Roundup


From the animals, interactive fun, and live entertainment to the glory and defeat from entering competitions, county fairs are one of the best parts of late summer around Siouxland!
If you live in Sioux City, our county fair, the Woodbury County will be  August 1-5 in Moville. You can find more info in my 2018 Woodbury County Fair post.

 Here's the scoop on as many other nearby fairs as I could find details for, divided by state and then put in alphabetical order. This post will be updated frequently throughout the summer as more details become available. If you are affiliated with a county fair and have info to share, please e-mail me so I can include it!

Iowa

Buena Vista County

Dates: July 8-11
Location: Alta, Iowa
Highlights:
For more information:

Cherokee County

Dates: July 19-22
Location: Cherokee, IA
Highlights: Casey Muessigmann, Cherokee Can Chase, Tractor and Truck Pull, Demolition Derby, Bill Reilly Talent Show, Kids Day, and more!
For more information: Visit the Cherokee County Fair website or Facebook page

Clay County

Dates: Sept 8-16
Location: Spencer, Iowa
Highlights: Concerts from Lee Brice, Lauren Daigle, Tesla, the Oak Ridge Boys, and Blood, Sweat and Tears with former Journey frontman Steve Augeri, Sesame Street Live, tractor pull, sprint car racing, brand new "Grandpa's Barn", classic fair rides and food, and much more
For more information: Check out the Clay County Fair website or find them on Facebook, twitter, or instagram 

Dickinson County

Dates: July 21st-26th
Location: Spirit Lake, Iowa
Highlights: Color Run, Kids Carnival, animals, and more
For more information: Visit the Dickinson County Fair website 

Harrison County

Dates: July 24th-28th
Location: Missouri Valley, Iowa
Highlights: Truck and tractor pull, Figure 8 races with fireworks to follow, horse show, dog show, rodeo, family fun night, ag-lympics, and much more!
For more information: Check out the Harrison County Fair website

Ida County

Dates: July 17th-22nd
Location: Ida Grove, Iowa
Highlights: 4-H fair with lots of animals and exhibits
For more information: Check out the Ida County extension office website

Lyon County

Dates: July 15th-20th
Location: Rock Rapids, Iowa
Highlights: Figure 8 racing, gospel concert, carnival, animals, exhibits, Fair Queen competition, and more!
For more information: Check out the Lyon County Fair website

Monona

Dates: July 9th-15th
Location: Onawa, Iowa
Highlights: Tractor Pull with fireworks to follow, Fair Queen and Little Princess contests, Bill Riley Talent Show, Giant Yard Games, kids crafts and activities,Cowbell 5k, parade, live music, food, and more!
For more information: Check out the Monona County Fair website or find them on Facebook

O'Brien County

Dates: July 22nd-27th
Location: Primghar, Iowa
Highlights: Casey Muessigmann, petting zoo, auto races, Bill Riley Talent Show, fair dance, Fair Queen competition, rides, kids events, and more!
For more information: Check out the O'Brien County Fair website

Osceola County

Dates: July 18th-22nd
Location: Sibley, Iowa
Highlights: Figure 8 races and Demo Derby with Fireworks to follow, dog fashion show, tractor pull, cow pie bingo, pro wrestling, monster trucks, bbq cookoff, and more!
For more information: Check out the Osceola County Fair website

Plymouth

Dates: July 25th-29th
Location: LeMars, IA
Highlights: Jason Pritchett, Bull Riding, Tractor Pull, Demo Derby, Los Moralitos Circus, Surf City Allstars, Figure 8 Racing, Impact Pro Wrestling, Tuff Truck Contest, Divas through the Decades, Hypnotists, singers, and other live entertainment, animals, rides, food and more!
For more information: Visit the Plymouth County Fair website or find them on Facebook

Sac County

Dates: July 25th-28th
Location: Sac City, Iowa
Highlights: Barnes PRCA Rodeo, John Michael Montgomery, Chuckwagon races, and Figure 8 and ATV races. Plus, all inflatables and rides are free with paid admission
For more information: Check out the Sac County Fair website

Shelby County

Dates: July 11th-15th
Location: Harlan, IA
Highlights: Tractor Pull, dog show, Fair Queen competition, parade, and more
For more information: check out the Shelby County Fair website

Sioux County

Dates: July 10th-16th
Location: Sioux Center, Iowa
Highlights: Tractor pull, Sioux Speedway, live music, and much more!
For more information: Check out the Sioux County Fair website

Nebraska

Antelope County

Dates: July 31st-August 5th
Location: Neligh, NE
Highlights: Aaron Watson concert, Bull Riding, Demo Derby, Roping, Ag Olympics, Team Penning, and much more
For more information: Check out the Antelope County Fair

Boone County

Dates: July 5th-11th
Location: Albion, Nebraska
Highlights: Chris Lane concert, tractor pull, car racing, roping, and much more!
For more information: Check out the Boone County Fair website

Burt County

Dates: July 20th-24th
Location: Oakland, Nebraska
Highlights: Donkey Polo, Demo Derby, Mutton Bustin', live music, magic show and much more!
For more information: Check out the Burt County Fair website

Cedar County

Dates: July 18th-22nd
Location: Hartington, Nebraska
Highlights: Concerts from Scotty McCreery, Chris Lane and Dylan Bloom, demo derby,  ranch rodeo, food, kids activities, and much more!
For more information: Check out the Cedar County Fair website

Cuming County

Dates: August 9th-12th
Location: West Point, Nebraska
Highlights: Lonestar, Dylan Bloom, Bull riding, demo derby, ATV pull, Wildlife Encounters, Juggling, polka music, and much more!
For more information: Check out the Cuming County Fair website

Dakota & Thurston Counties

Dates: August 1st-3rd
Location: South Sioux City, Nebraska
Highlights: Jaripeo (Mexican style bull-riding), escape room, tractor pull, pro wrestling, dueling pianos, parade, kids activities, laser tag, barrel racing, Fair Queen and Princess competitions, and much more!
For more information: Check out the Dakota and Thurston Counties Fair website

Dixon County

Dates: August 1st-5th
Location: Concord, Nebraska
Highlights: Tractor pulls, demo derby, petting zoo, karaoke, gospel concert, kids activities, carnival, fair food, and much more!
For more information: Check out the Dixon County Fair website

Knox County

Dates: August 9th-12th
Location: Bloomfield, Nebraska
Highlights: Bull-a-Rama, live music, tractor pulls, pro wrestling, BMX bike show, and much more!
For more information: Check out the Knox County Fair website

Madison County

Dates: July 10th-15th
Location: Madison, Nebraska
Highlights: Brothers Osborne, Dustin Lynch, rodeo, pedal pull, Heritage Village, kids activities, live music, and much more
For more information: Check out the Madison County fair website

Pierce County

Dates: August 1st-5th
Location:
Highlights: Barrel racing, pancake breakfast, Nebraska Bush Pullers, Cat show, horse show, bull riding, Casey Donahew, Pedal Pull, demo derby, and much more!
For more information: Check out the Pierce County Fair website

Stanton County

Dates: August 1st-5th
Location:
Highlights: Demo derby, carnival, teen dance, team roping, wine tasting, and much more!
For more information: Check out the Stanton County fair website

Wayne County

Dates: July 26th-29th
Location: Wayne, Nebraska
Highlights: Truck and tractor pull, carnival rides, live music, demo derby, kids activities, and much more!
For more information: Check out the Wayne County Fair website

South Dakota


Clay County

Dates: August 9th-11th
Location: Vermillion, South Dakota
Highlights: Demo Derby, inflatables, donkey races, car show, lawn mower races, barnyard Olympics, and much more!
For more information: Check out the Clay County fair website


Sioux Empire Fair

Dates: August 3rd-11th
Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Highlights: Scotty McCreery, Trace Adkins, Michael Ray, Josh Turner, Casey Donahew, Hairball, Gabriel Iglesias, Barnes PRCA Rodeo, kids zone, and much more!
For more information: Check out the Sioux Empire Fair website


Union County

Dates: August 2nd-5th
Location: Alcester, South Dakota
Highlights: Tractor pull, live music, pancake breakfast, 4-H exhibits, and much more!
For more information: Check out the Union County extension office website


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