Pageants to decide the Queen, Princess, Junior Princess, Little Miss and Little Mister on Friday, July 6 will kick off a week of fun and hard work that is the 2018 Jasper County Youth Fair.

Pageants to decide the Queen, Princess, Junior Princess, Little Miss and Little Mister on Friday, July 6 will kick off a week of fun and hard work that is the 2018 Jasper County Youth Fair.
The Pageants will start at 6 p.m. at the Carthage R-9 Auditorium on Main Street.
The band No Apparent Reason will play before and during the pageant and tickets are $2 in advance and $3 at the door.
“The Jasper County Youth Fair Pageant is an event that recognizes young people for their achievements, community involvement, and talents,” the Jasper County Youth Fair Board said. “It includes several activates including Pageant 101, bowling, and personal interviews which allows contestants to build friendships and prepare for the pageant. The duty of the fair royalty will be to represent their youth organization and hand out awards at the fair. They should strive to be an encouragement to all the 4-H and FFA club members.”
A week full of events and kids working extra hard culminates next Saturday with the Youth Fair Car and Truck show, traditional tug of war and a myriad of events.
The Fair is free and a complete schedule is below. See Page 15 and 16 for more pageant contestants.

Thursday, July 5
before 5:30 p.m.  — Little Miss/Mister coins turned in
TBA — Pageant interviews turn in ticket sales
7:00-9:00 p.m. — Pageant rehearsal

Friday, July 6
6:00 p.m. — Pageant

Saturday, July 7
9:00-11:00 a.m. — Conference Judging, see schedule on page 35
4:00 p.m. — Cat Show
6:00 p.m. — Cavy Show

Sunday, July 8
8:00 a.m. — Dog Show
1:00 p.m. — Horse & Mule Show judging and Games, registration 12 p.m

Monday, July 9
9:00 a.m. — Workday for exhibitors & volunteers
Members are encouraged to bring shovels, rakes, brooms, paint brushes, etc. to help clean up and prepare the grounds for the fair.
2:00 p.m. — 4-H/FFA Agri-Science Judging, display must be in place by 1:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. — Fair Speech Contest, Jasper County Extension office

Tuesday, July 10
9:00 a.m.-noon. — Rabbit Check-in
12:00-3:00 p.m. — FFA Farm Mechanics / FFA Small exhibits brought to exhibit building
3:30 p.m. — Judging of FFA Exhibits, excluding Ag Mechanics
11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. — Poultry check-in
6:00 p.m. — Pee Wee Rabbit Show
6:15 p.m. — Rabbit Show – dairy barn
7:00 p.m. — Large Animal earliest arrival
9:00-10:00 p.m. — Swine weigh-in

Wednesday, July 11
8:00 a.m. — Judging of FFA Ag Mechanics
9:00 a.m. — Goats in place
9:00-9:30 a.m. — Goat weigh-in
9:30-10:00 a.m. — Sheep weigh-in
10:00 a.m. — Poultry Show
10:00-11:30 a.m. — Steer weigh-in
All animals must be in place. Earliest time for arrival July 11, 7:00 p.m. (Poultry in place by 9:00 p.m., July 11)
12:30 p.m. — Dairy Goat Show following a short break after dairy show, Boer Goat Show
3:00 p.m. — Exhibition Building open to public
6:00 p.m.  — Swine Show
7:00 p.m. — Ice Cream, sponsored by Peck & Jen’s Frozen Custard

Thursday, July 12
6:30 – 8:30 a.m. — Continental Breakfast for Exhibitors, sponsored by Hometown Bank
8:00 a.m. — Market Steer Show, followed by Feeder Steer then Bull Show
noon — Sheep Show
— following sheep show, Sheep Lead Line
5:30 p.m. — Mandatory Market Sale participant meeting in the show ring. You must attend in order to sell.
5:00-5:45 p.m. — Pee Wee Check-in (without animal)
6:00 p.m. — Pee Wee Shows - Order: Goat, Sheep, Bucket Calf, Swine, Poultry, & other
following Pee Wee Shows, Herding Heroes
7:00 p.m. — Watermelon Feed sponsored by SMB
7:30 p.m. — Pedal Tractor Pull (ages 2-10) sign up 7:15 p.m.

Friday, July 13
6:30-8:30 a.m. — Continental Breakfast for Exhibitors sponsored by Hometown Bank
8:00 a.m. — Dairy Show
following dairy show, 4-H Bucket Calf
following bucket calf show, Baby Beef Show
following baby beef, Beef Females Supreme Champions
following females, Showmanship Classes
4:00 p.m. — ALL EXHIBITORS pick up trash, empty trash cans & clean restrooms
5:00-7:00 p.m. — Bar-B-Que, sponsored by Boomer Sooner
7:00 p.m.  — Market Animal Sale - Show Arena
after Market Sale, Exhibitors’ Dance

Saturday, July 14
4-H T-shirt Day
7:00-9:00 a.m. — Exhibitors’ Breakfast at 4-H Concession stand - served by Jasper County 4-H and Joplin FFA
9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. — Car, Truck, Motorcycle, Tractor Show, registration 9-11 a.m.
8:30—8:45 a.m. — Livestock Judging Contest Registration
9:00 a.m. — Livestock Judging Contest 4-H/FFA members
noon — Tug of War (ages 8-18), signup 11:45 a.m.
1:00 p.m. — Round Robin Showmanship Competition
3:00-6:00 p.m. — Release of Non-animal Exhibits
One hour after the concludion of the Round Robin Showmanship — Awards Ceremony
TBA — Release of Animals

Sunday, July 15
9:00 a.m. — Clean up fair grounds