Country music hit maker Phil Vassar is a piano-pounding powerhouse on stage who
    taps into his audiences via social media for song requests throughout his more than 135
    shows a year. Phil’s reign of signature songs include 10 No. 1 singles and 26 Top 40
    hits, including Carlene, Just Another Day in Paradise, Six-Pack Summer, When I
    Love You; and many more. Vassar was racking up hits on the radio long before he
    even began his own recording career that has seen the release of six albums,
    two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies, ACM’s Top New Male Vocalist and
    sold-out shows across the country. Vassar’s songwriting career blossomed in the mid-
    ’90s when he landed a publishing contract with EMI and penned hits for Collin Raye
    (Little Red Rodeo), Alan Jackson (Right on the Money), Tim McGraw (For a Little
    While), Jo Dee Messina (Bye Bye, Alright), and Blackhawk (Postmarked
    Birmingham). He signed a record deal of his own with Arista in 1998 and was named
    ASCAP’s Country Songwriter of the Year in 1999. Vassar continues to churn out
    incisive, soulful lyrics and infectious melodies that capture the heart and soul in the
    unique and special way that only he can.
    For more information on Phil Vassar, visit PhilVassar.com and follow him
    on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Fair Schedule (subject to change)

Monday, July 25

  • 6:30 pm – Pre-fair cleanup

Saturday, July 30

  • 1:00 pm – Jackpot Roping

Monday, August 1

  • 6:30 pm – Pre-Fair Clean up night

Tuesday, August 2

  • 8:00 am – 8:00 pm – Open Class Exhibits registered
  • 9:00 am – Dog Show
  • 9:30 am – Cat Show followed by Small Pet Show
  • 7:00 pm – Team Penning

Wednesday, August 3

  • 8:00 am – Noon – Open Class Judging
  • 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Open Class Set up
  • 7:00 pm – Ag Olympics

Thursday, August 4

  • 9:00 am – 11:00 am – Farmers Pride Pancake feed
  • 11:00 am – Horse shows
  • 1:00 pm – Dairy Show
  • 1:00 pm-9:00 pm – Exhibit Building Open
  • 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Pavilion open
  • 7:30 pm – Extreme Bull Riding – Double S Bulls

Friday, August 5

  • 8:30 am – Horse shows, Rabbit and Poultry shows
  • 9:00 am – 9:00 pm – Exhibit Building open
  • 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Pavilion open
  • 8:00 pm – Phil Vassar Concert

Saturday, August 6

  • 9:00 am – 9:00 pm – Exhibit Building open
  • 8:00 am-12:00 pm – Swine Show
  • 11:00 am – Beef Show
  • 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Pavilion open
  • 1:30 pm – Horseshoe Pitching Contest (East of tennis courts)
  • 4:30 pm- 7:00 pm -Barbecue & Pie and Ice Cream Social @ Riverside Park
  • 3:30 pm – Antique Tractor Parade @ Riverside Park
  • 7:00 pm – Demolition Derby

Sunday, August 7

  • 7:30 am – 10:30 am French Toast Feed @ Riverside Park – Sponsored by Two Rivers Irrigation/Carquest
  • 9:00 am- 2:00 pm – Exhibit Building Open
  • 10:30 am – Round Robins
  • 10:00 am – Church Service at Riverside Park
  • 11:00 am – 5:00 pm – Pavilion open
  • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Open Class exhibits released & must be picked up and out of Exhibit Building by 5:00 pm. The Ag Society will not be responsible for any items not picked up during release time
  • 5:00 pm – MATTPA Truck and Tractor Pull –


Exhibit Building will be open 1:00 pm-9:00 pm Thursday, 9:00 am-9:00 pm Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am-2:00 pm on Sunday.

All barns must be cleaned – wood chips and manure must be placed in designated areas.

As of Fair 2020: Due to the excessive use of wood chips in recent years, the Ag Society will no longer be providing wood chips for exhibitors. The Ag Society will bed the pens at the beginning of fair and it will be the exhibitor’s responsibility to provide their own wood chips and bed them after that. Exhibitors may only use wood chips, no hay, straw, or other types of bedding. Any questions, please contact an Ag Society member or the extension office.

Open Class

FAIR 2022

Open Class events are open to residents of Antelope County and any county that borders Antelope County EXCEPT for livestock entries. Only Antelope County residents can enter livestock.

All static entries must be entered between 8 am to 8 pm on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, only using the north door of the Exhibit Building. An exhibitor may enter only one (1) entry per class number for a total number of 30 entries.  All exhibitors must fill out their own exhibitor tags prior to entry day. Exhibitors must be at least 4 years of age the day of entry.  Tags can be picked up at the Extension Office in the basement of the courthouse or from Char Carpenter, 402-841-4689, or Jeanne Peterson, 402-929-0293.

Open Class events follow the 4H/FFA events.

Exhibits are released on Sunday between 3-5 PM. The board will not be responsible for any items not picked up during release time.

Pee Wee Showmanship is open to children 4-8 years old as of January 1, 2021, and will be allowed to show animals at the discretion of the Superintendent.

All exhibit tags must show the age of the exhibitor.

Find the Open Class book online here

Event Rules

Ag Olympics – Registration begins at 6:30 pm. Contact Farm Bureau Insurance for details or for early registration.

Demo Derby – Contact Logan Dawdy at (308) 627-0827 with Wreckless Promotions for more information – View the rules here. View Derby Payouts here.

JackPot Roping – For information on the Jackpot Roping being held on July 31, 2021, please contact Stewart Huenke at 402-641-0254.  Lazy H Farms will be coordinating the contest this year.

Team Penning – Contact Kenny Oelsligle (402) 860-0582 to sign up or for early registration.
Competition begins at 7:30 pm.; Limited to first 40 teams registering. Entry fee is $60 per team.
* Each person can ride on three teams but each ride has to have at least one different person.

Mutton Bustin- Application and Release Forms must be turned into the fair office behind the grandstand before the event starts. Taking only the first 20 participants.

Mid America Truck and Tractor Pullers Association – Contact Chris Bouc at (402) 443-6871 to participate. Visit MATTPA.com for more information – View the rules here

Event Results



Vendors may contact Stephanie Hoffman at (402) 929-0208.


Food Vendors may contact Jeff Carr at (402) 929-0326.