2018 Open Class Division

Open class division provides an opportunity for anyone in Riley County and adjoining counties to share their talents with the public. Entry time and classes are posted under the downloads tab.

4-H Bake Sale

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

Wednesday, July 25, 4-7 pm
Thursday, July 26, 8 am until they are gone.

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

Blue Valley Pork Producers BBQ

Friday, July 27
5:00-7:00 pm
Pottorf Hall Patio

For $8.00 you can enjoy a pork burger, baked beans, chips, ice cream and drink.

Fair Olympics

July 30 10:00 am Southside 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.

Honey Contest

Open Class Event, Honey Contest
Entry: Thursday, July 26; 8:00-Noon at Pottorf Hall, CiCo Park
Judging: Thursday 26; 1:00pm
Release Exhibits: Monday, July 30, 5:00-7:00pm

Open to all beekeepers. All jars must be plain and free of labels. No inner seals in lids. Nonconforming containers will be disqualified and removed from display. Exhibitors may enter a maximum of one entry in each class. Konza Beekeepers will provide the prize money by mailing checks to the winners within ten days of the judging of entries. Prize money 1st place - $15, 2nd place - $10, 3rd place - $5.00 in each classes.

Three Categories: Extracte Honey, Chunk Honey, and Cut Comb Honey. Refer to the Riley County Fair Book download for more details (pg 72).

Kaw Valley PRCA Rodeo

July 26, 27 and 28
8:00 pm performances

Advanced Prices: Reserved $12, GA $10, Child $5
Gate Prices: Reserved $15, GA $12, Child $6
Reserved tickets are available at Copies-4-Less, 2020 Tuttle Creek Blvd, Manhattan
For more details, visit www.kawvalleyrodeo.com

Age Breakdown:
4 and under Free
5 to 12 years Child ticket
13 and up Adult ticket

Military Family Appreciation Night

July 26
5:30 pm - Free picnic at Cico Park
Picnic for the first 400 or until food runs out.

8:00 pm - Free Admission to the Rodeo for military members and families with a ticket. Limited number of tickets available.
Military kids 13 and under are free with canned food donation to Flint Hills Bread Basket. Bring can donations to Rodeo Ticket Booth.
Once the free military tickets are given out there is a special $5.00 military discount rodeo ticket available for purchase at the Rodeo Ticket Booth.

Pick up tickets for your military family at any of these locations:
*Fort Riley Outdoor Rec Office
*USO Fort Riley
*Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
*Briggs Auto Group in Manhattan
*Manhattan Navy Federal Credit Union
For more information, contact the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce at 785-776-8829.

Open Class Building Creations

Open to the Public!
Pre-Registration: Due July 1 by calling 785-537-6350 or emailing jajobe@ksu.edu
Entry: Wednesday, July 25, 5:00-7:00pm
Judging: Thursday, July 26, 2:00-4:00pm

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.

Ottaway Amusements Carnival

July 26-30 Open nightly at 6:00 pm

Ottaway Amusements operates one of the nation's best carnivals and they are coming to the Riley County Fair! Pepsi Wristband nights are available every night -

Wristband sessions will be:
Thursday--6-10 pm
Friday--6-11 pm
Saturday--6-11 pm - Plus on additional Wristband Session due to wonderful weather conditions: Noon - 4 pm
Sunday--6-11 pm
Monday--6-10 pm

Ticket prices:
Wristband $28.00
Single Ticket - $3.50
Family Pack (10 tickets)- $30
Super Saver (30 tickets) - $85

Pedal Tractor Pull

Sunday, July 29
Hurlburt Hall, CiCo Park
Registration begins at 5:30 - 6:00 pm
Pull begins at 6:30 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.

Rhubarb Pie Contest

Rhubarb Pie Baking Contest
Sunday, July 29 1:00 pm

1. Open to anyone wishing to bake an rhubarb pie
2. Entries must include a recipe. Pie must be checked in by 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 29
3. Please bring pie in disposable pie pan - pans will not be returned
4. Judging is based on appearance, presentation, crust, texture and flavor
5. Pies will be in two divisions: Traditional - Rhubarb Only or Rhubarb & Other
6. Pies cannot contain any raw/uncooked eggs; pies must be able to stand at room temperature (no refrigeration will be available)
7. Following judging, pies will be sold by the slice to the public. All proceeds will go to Riley County 4-H. If you wish to bake a pie and not have it judged, we will be happy to accept it and sell it to raise money for Riley County 4-H.
8. Winners will be announced immediately after judging has taken place. Besides the glory of having made the best homemade pie, winners will receive a prize.

Riley County Fair Parade

Thursday, July 26 at 6:00 pm

Parade route will be from the Manhattan Town Center to City Park.

Local organizations, businesses, groups and politicians are invited to take part in the parade. Parade entry is open to all interested parties. No pre-entry is required. Entrants should check in with parade marshals in the Dillard's parking lot by 5:30 pm to reserve a space in the parade. The parade marshals will be wearing orange vests. Parade entrants need to be aware that city ordinance prohibits the throwing of candy and other items from vehicles. Items may be handed to parade spectators. Check the download button to see the parade letter and map.

Shepherds Lead

Registration ends Thursday, July 26; noon
Show: Thursday, July 26 at 7:30 pm Hulburt 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)

Flint Hills Auto Entertainment Tent

Join us in the Flint Hills Auto Entertainment Tent for nightly entertainment on July 27 and 28. 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:

Friday, July 27
5:00-7:00 pm--Country/Old Time Rock n' Roll Hits with April Zieber

Saturday, July 28
6:00-8:00 pm--Motown Sounds with Chappie Live

Sunday, July 29
6:00 - 8:00 pm -- 70's Folk Rock, Bluegrass and Jam Band with Buffalo Wingnuts

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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