SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

ONGOING EVENTS

PERFORMING ALL WEEK:

Kenny Ahern – Family Comedy. Come watch a show with amazing comedy antics, hilarious physical comedy and fun audience play. Shows daily on the north fairgrounds. See show location for times.

Chris Perondi – Stunt Dog Productions. All ages will delight in the amazing tricks, big air stunts, comedy antics, athletic feats and dance routines in this entertaining dog show. All the dogs performing have been rescued from pounds and shelters across the country! Shows daily on the south fairgrounds. See show location for times.

DAILY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

There are a lot of great attractions at the SEMO District Fair. Here is a list of the day-to-day events happening at this year’s fair!

Looking to sign up for one of the contests? Learn more on our Exhibitor page.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9

Non-livestock, open class exhibit entries accepted in the Arena Building and 4H Exhibit Hall

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Visit the Exhibitor page for more information about registering your exhibit

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10

ANNUAL FAIR PARADE

9:30 am – Parade runs from Capaha Park to the Fairgrounds

Pre-entry required by September 7 at the Fair Office

Fair Parade Entry FormFair Parade Band Entry Form

ACTIVITIES TENT SCHEDULE

12:00 pm through 7:00 pm – FREE caricature drawings by Share Faerber

1:00 pm through 3:00 pm – Free Bingo

4:00 pm through 6:00 pm – Family Feud, sponsored by Cape Elks Lodge

7:00 pm through 9:00 pm – 2022 River Radio Heartland Idol LAST preliminary round

GRANDSTAND EVENTS (MORE INFO)

6:00 pm – Demolition Derby

COMPETITIONS AND CONTESTS

8:00 am – 11:00 am: All non-livestock open class entries for competition and display inside the Arena Building and 4H Exhibit Hall will be accepted. ENTRIES MUST BE IN BY 11:00 am.

11:00 am: Cornhole/Bags Tournament by SEMO Baggers – singles event – American Legion Pavillion

1:00 pm: Cornhole/Bags Tournament by SEMO Baggers – doubles event – American Legion Pavillion

ARENA BUILDING COMPETITION JUDGING

1:30 pm – All classes of entries inside the Arena Building judging to include Fine Arts, Photography, Floriculture, Horticulture, Family & Consumer Science and FFA Horticulture.

LIVESTOCK COMPETITIONS AND JUDGING

1:00 pm: 4H poultry, rabbits, guinea pigs – Poultry Tent

4:30 pm: Senior draft horse show and mule hitch challenge – Ball field #7

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11

ACTIVITIES TENT SCHEDULE

9:00 am – 10:00 am: Cape County Cowboy Church

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: SEMO District Fair Pageant (rehearsal)

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm: SEMO District Fair Pageant

Pageant Rules and Questionnaire

GRANDSTAND EVENTS (MORE INFO)

10:00 am – 1:00 pm: Flying W Barrel Racing practice

1:00 pm – Flying W Barrel Racing Extravaganza

LIVESTOCK COMPETITIONS AND JUDGING

11:00 am – Draft horse judging – Livestock Arena

1:00 pm – Poultry and Rabbit Dress-Up Contest • Children’s Crowing & Hen Clucking Contests – 4H / FFA goat tent show ring

2:00 pm – 4H dairy bucket calves, 4H dairy and FFA dairy judging – Livestock show arena

5:30 pm – Draft horse & mule hitch judging – Arena grandstand

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 12

ACTIVITIES TENT SCHEDULE

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm – Platinum Performing Arts Baton Twirling and Dance

GRANDSTAND EVENTS (MORE INFO)

7:00 pm – River Radio’s Heartland Idol Final (FREE grandstand event)

LIVESTOCK COMPETITIONS AND JUDGING

8:00 am – All dairy cattle – Livestock show arena

9:30 am – Draft mules with jacks and jennets to follow – Ballfield #7

1:00 pm – Holstein with brown swiss and guernsey to follow – Livestock show arena

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13

TWO FOR TUESDAY SPECIAL PROMOTION

  • Two entry gate admissions for the price of one
  • Two carnival armbands for the price of one
  • Two food or other items for the price of one at participating vendors

ACTIVITIES TENT SCHEDULE

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Mother/Daughter look-a-like contest

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Father/Son Look A like contest 

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Twins contest

REGISTER/CHECK IN FOR ALL CONTESTS BY 5:15PM AT THE ACTIVITIES TENT

GRANDSTAND EVENTS (MORE INFO)

7:00 pm: Cain with Jordan St. Cyr

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 14

ACTIVITIES TENT SCHEDULE

10:00 am to 2:00 pm – Montgomery Bank Senior Day (Free Bingo)

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Free Bingo

GRANDSTAND EVENTS (MORE INFO)

7:00 pm – The Steel Woods and Casey Donahew

LIVESTOCK COMPETITIONS AND JUDGING

8:30 am: 4H Beef bucket calves with 4H and FFA steer judging to follow – Livestock show arena

8:30 am: 4H & FFA market swine carcass; 4H & FFA market swine, open class market swine and open class market swine carcass judging – Swine tent show ring

8:30 am: 4H goats with FFA goats to follow – 4H / FFA goat tent show ring

8:30 am: 4H, FFA and open class sheep – sheep tent show ring

1:00 pm: 4H and FFA combined beef show – livestock show arena

5:00 pm: Charolais judging – Livestock show arena

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 15

THRIFTY THURSDAY PROMOTION

All entry gate admissions only $3

ACTIVITIES TENT SCHEDULE

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm: Stand Up Comedy featuring Buzz Sutherland, sponsored by Laughing Gas Comedy Club

GRANDSTAND EVENTS (MORE INFO)

7:00 pm: Blues Traveler

LIVESTOCK COMPETITIONS AND JUDGING

8:00 am: Hereford judging with simmental to follow – Livestock show arena

8:30 am: Guinea pigs, pigeons, poultry and rabbits – Poultry tent

4:30 pm: 4H & FFA livestock sale (sale order: Lambs, Goats, Barrows, Steers) – Livestock show arena

7:30 pm: Draft pony and mini mule hitches judging – Ballfield #7

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16

ACTIVITIES TENT SCHEDULE

9:00 am: 4H & FFA Public Speaking competition

GRANDSTAND EVENTS (MORE INFO)

7:00 pm: Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Western Series

LIVESTOCK COMPETITIONS AND JUDGING

8:00 am: Angus judging – Livestock Show Arena

9:30 am: mini mules judging – Ballfield #7

1:00 pm: other breeds beef cattle with commercial heifers to follow – Livestock show arena

1:30 pm: Draft ponies judging – Ballfield #7

3:30 pm: 4H draft horse, draft mule, mini mule and draft pony judging – Ballfield #7

7:30 pm: Draft ponies and mini mule hitches judging – Ballfield #7

COMPETITIONS AND CONTESTS

10:00 am: 4H & FFA Tractor Rodeo – Grandstand area infield (Ballfield #4)

6:30 pm: Cross-cut saw competition – Antique Tractor display area

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17

ACTIVITIES TENT SCHEDULE

10:00 am to 1:00pm: Dog Day! Local businesses, dog shelters and training centers go to the dogs!

12:00 pm to 7:00 pm: Free caricature drawings by Share Faerber

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm: Line Dancing Classes

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm: GenX – 80s party jams!

GRANDSTAND EVENTS (MORE INFO)

6:00 pm – Demolition Derby 2

COMPETITIONS AND CONTESTS

8:30 am: 4H Clover Kids’ small animal show

10:30 am: Quarter scramble – Livestock show arena

11:00 am: Cornhole/Bags tournament team singles event – American Legion pavilion

1:00 pm: Cornhole/Bags tournament doubles event – American Legion pavilion

2:00 pm: Pee Wee showmanship – Livestock show arena