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



 


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 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