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Friday Events – 2024

Military Appreciation Day!

Free admission for veterans and current military – just show a current Military ID at the gate.

Event Location Start Time   End Time
Animal barns open 8:00 am 10:00 pm
Exhibit buildings open 8:00 am 10:00 pm
Gates Open 8:00 am 10:30 pm
4-H Goat Show Judging Show Tent 8:30 am
4-H Horse Show: Training, Cloverbud, Pleasure & Trail Classes West Arena 8:30 am
Dept 4: Dairy Cattle Judging Judges' Square 9:00 am
Bubbles & Chalk
Supplies provided
Bingo Tent 10:00 am 2:00 pm
Commercial buildings open 10:00 am 9:00 pm
Dept 5: Dairy Goats & Dept 105: FFA Goats Judging (following 4-H Goats) Show Tent 10:00 am
Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 10:00 am 9:00 pm
Sheepshead Card Tournament
Registration 9:30–10:00 a.m.
Program and prizes follow
Entertainment Center 10:00 am
Pony Rides Across from Llama Barn 11:00 am 9:00 pm
Cookie Jar Contest
Entry time 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
More info
Agriculture Building 12:45 pm
4-H Fashion Revue Patio 2:00 pm 3:00 pm
Military Service Recognition March
March starts at Bayview Elementary and travels down Walnut Street to the Fairgrounds Gate #1 (main gate).
Participant information
2:00 pm
4-H Arts-In Performances Patio 3:00 pm
4-H, FFA (Dept 103) & Dept 3. Beef Show Judges' Square 3:00 pm
Bingo Bingo Tent 3:00 pm 10:00 pm
4-H Cloverbud Horse Show West Arena 4:00 pm
Branded: Hot Country
Branded features high energy, unparalleled musicianship, and vocal prowess by four musicians brought together through love of country music!
Entertainment Center 4:00 pm 7:30 pm
Flower Arranging Contest
More info
Tent between Commercial Building & Entertainment Center 4:00 pm
NTPA Tractor Pull
FREE with gate admission!
Gates are open for seating at any time.

More info
Grandstand 6:30 pm
4-H Horse Drill Team Exhibition West Arena 7:00 pm
Bill Litzau and Open Highway
Songs from Waylon, Merle, Cash, Hank, Zac Brown and originals by Bill Litzau
Patio 7:00 pm 11:00 pm
Chopper – World's Nuttiest DJ
The best party/dance tunes from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, to present day, country, and more!FREE! All ages
Show Tent 7:00 pm 11:00 pm
Gen X Jukebox
The Midwest's #1 90s Tribute Band, covering all the top hits from rock, pop, rap, R&B, country, and alternative music. A high-energy stage performance that delivers everything you love about the 1990s in one incredible show!
Must be 21+ years of age and have state-issued picture ID

Photos, video & more
Entertainment Center 8:30 pm 12:00 am
Chopper World's Nuttiest DJ promo photo
Bill Litzau promo photo
a woman on a horse jumping during a competition at the Carver County Fair
Branded: Hot Country performing live
Wheels of Agriculture game show participants watch the wheel spin