2022 Open Class Division

Open class division provides an opportunity for anyone in Riley County and adjoining counties to share their talents with the public. For more information on the Open Class Divisions click on Downloads on the side bar. All the entry and judging times will be listed.

4-H Bake Sale

There's nothing better than fresh homemade baked goods! Cakes, cookies, breads and pies will be available.

Wednesday, July 20, 1-3 pm
Thursday, July 21, 8 am until they are gone.

Proceeds from the sale benefit the Riley County 4-H Council

Cinnamon Roll Baking Contest

Cinnamon Roll Baking Contest
Sunday, July 24 1:00 pm

1. Open to anyone wishing to bake 1 Dozen Cinnamon Rolls
2. Entries must include a recipe. Cinnamon Rolls must be checked in by 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 24
3. Please bring rolls in disposable pan - pans will not be returned
4. Judging is based on appearance, presentation, texture and flavor
5. Following judging, individual rolls will be sold to the public. All proceeds will go to Riley County 4-H. If you
wish to bake Cinnamon Rolls and not have it judged, we will be happy to accept it and sell it to raise money
for Riley County 4-H.
6. Winners will be announced immediately after judging has taken place. Besides the glory of having made the
best homemade Cinnamon Rolls, first and second place will receive a prize.

Fair Olympics

July 25 10:00 am South side of Pottorf Hall

Get ready for some good old-fashioned family fun at this year's Fair Olympics. Participants will take part in events such as the scoop shovel race, greased zucchini toss and other not-so-clean fun!!! Look for full contest details coming soon.

Kaw Valley PRCA Rodeo

July 21, 22 and 23
8:00 pm performances

For more details and ticket prices visit Kaw Valley Rodeo Website

Open Class Building Creations

Open to the Public!
Entry: Wednesday, July 20, 3:00-5:00 pm
Judging: Thursday, July 21
Pick up Entries: Monday, July 25, 5:00 - 7:00 pm - No Early Release

1.Building Creations (LEGO®, K'NEX®, tooth picks, etc.) should be no larger than 24"(L) x 24" (W) x 60" (H).
Special size accommodations can be made for larger creations with the approval of Mr. Jobe, Riley County 4-H
Agent. Contact him at the Riley County Extension Office prior to entry, 785-537-6350.
2.Building Creations will be judged on theme, neatness and creativity.
3. Creations will be judged in (4) separate age categories: Junior (ages 7-9), Intermediate (ages 10-13), Senior
(ages 14-19), and Adult ( 20+).
4. Group exhibits are allowed, but only one prize will be given per exhibit.
5. Each builder may enter a maximum of two exhibits.
6. All entries must be completely assembled when entered. Only minor repairs will be permitted at entry.

Pedal Tractor Pull

Sunday, July 24
Hurlburt Hall, CiCo Park
Registration begins at 6:30 pm
Pull begins at 7:00 pm

Youth ages 4-12 are invited to participate in the Pedal Tractor Pull. Contestants use their own pedal power to drive a pedal tractor pulling a weighted skid. Everyone receives a prize! Winners in each age group are eligible to compete at the Kansas State Fair in September.

Scenes of Riley County

New Open Class Photography Class ---
Every year a new Riley County object will be the focus of the picture. This year the Riley County Scene will be focused on "Bridges". All pictures must be taken in Riley County and a description of the location of the scene must be included on the back of the photo. The winning photo will receive a special ribbon and will be hung in the Riley County Courthouse for one year. Only ONE entry per person. For more information and rules please refer to the Riley County Fair Book download located on the home page of this website and page 78 will have all the information.

Shepherds Lead

Registration ends Thursday, July 21; noon
Show: Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 pm Hurlburt Show Arena, CiCo Park

The purpose of a lead class is to present sheep in the most attractive manner. Sheep and handler will wear garments purchased or constructed of at least 60% wool.

Pee Wee (Ages 5 and under)
Junior (Ages 6-9)
Intermediate (Ages 10- 14)
Senior (Ages 15- 20)
Adult (Ages 21 and older)

WEEE Entertainment Carnival

July 21-25 Open nightly at 6:00 pm
WEEE Entertainment operates one of the nation's best carnivals and they are coming to the Riley County Fair!

Wristband special each night $30.00
Single tickets are $4, family pack of ten tickets are $35. Super save pack of 30 tickets are $100.

Thursday--6-10 pm
Friday--6-10 pm
Saturday--6-10 pm
Sunday -- 6-10 pm
Monday--6-10 pm

Robbins Motor Entertainment Tent

Join us in the Robbins Motor Entertainment Tent for entertainment on July 23 and July 24. The tent is located just to the north of Pottorf Hall. Grab a bite to eat from one of the many food vendors and enjoy entertainment provided by local entertainers. This year's line-up includes:

Thursday, July 21
5:30 pm-- Military Appreciation BBQ (for Military Families with tickets)
1st Infantry Division Band will be playing during the BBQ

Saturday, July 23
Denims and Lace
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Sunday, July 24
Chris Biggs & Friends
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Picnic Tables are located under the tent for general use anytime during the week.

All events will take place at the Riley County Fair Grounds unless otherwise noted.
phone: (785) 537-6350
fax: (785) 537-6353
email: info@rileycountyfair.com
Riley County Fair Board
110 Courthouse Plaza
Manhattan, KS 66502
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