This year's JCYF schedule is as follows:

Come July every year in Carthage, the Jasper County Youth Fair Grounds come alive with hundreds of people, animals and exhibits.

This is a time for local youngsters in 4-H and FFA to showcase hard work and pride in projects, for some, have developed over several years. The fair features many kinds of animals, displays of research in numerous fields of study, talents in welding and other crafts, the annual royal pageants, food and fun games, and of course the fellowship between local families.

This year's JCYF schedule is as follows:

Workday 9 a.m. Monday, July 9
Fair Speech Contest 5 p.m. Monday, July 9

Queen, Princess, Country Little Miss & Mister Pageants 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 10
Rabbit Show 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10

Poultry Show 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 11
Mandatory Exhibitor / Parent Meeting noon Wednesday, July 11
Goat Shows 12:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 11
Swine Show 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 11
Ice Cream 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 11

Steer Show, followed by Bull Show 8 a.m. Thursday, July 12
Sheep Show noon Thursday, July 12
Mandetory Market Sale Participant Meeting 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12
20th Annual Watermelon Feed 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12
Pee Wee Shows (bucket calf, goats, sheep and swine) 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12
Beautiful Baby Contest 6 p.m. Thursday, July 12

Continental Breakfast for Exhibitors 6:30-8:30 a.m. Thursday/Friday July 12-13

Dairy, 4H Bucket Calf, Baby Beef, Beef Champions, Showmanship Classes shows, starting at 8 a.m. Friday, July 13
BBQ 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 13
Market Animal Sale 7 p.m. Friday, July 13

Car, Truck, Motorcycle and Tractor Show 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14
Exhibitors' Breakfast (open to the public) 7-9 a.m. Saturday, July 14
Horse Show Games 9 a.m. Saturday, July 14
Livestock Judging Contest 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14
Little Tikes Pedal Tractor Pull noon Saturday, July 14
Adult Showmanship 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14
Kountry Kritters Pet Show 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14
Awards Ceremony 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14

Clean up fair grounds 9 a.m. Sunday, July 15