Thursday, August 8 - Preview Day

​​This is the unofficial start of the fair!  Gates open at 7:00 a.m. 
Preview Day will feature the twilight parade, discounted carnival rides and a FREE concert on the Rising Star Stage.   The Twilight Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. from Lincoln Park.   The Rising Star Stage performance will begin at 7:00 p.m. .  Carnival Midway and Adventure Village will be open late Thursday afternoon following a complete ride inspection.


  • State Fair Ribbon Cutting
  • Twilight Parade
  • Junior Poultry Shows
  • Society Horse Show
  • Discount Carnival Rides

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 Events At The Arena

 Daily Events

8:30 AMJr. Performance Cow/Calf ShowJunior Livestock Building
9:30 AMHeifers: AOB & Charolais ShowsJunior Livestock Building
10:30 AMHeifers: Low % Simmental & Chianina ShowsJunior Livestock Building
11:30 AMHeifers: Maine Anjou & Limousin ShowsJunior Livestock Building
12:00 PMSociety Horse ShowColiseum
12:30 PMHeifers: Mainetainer & Shorthorn Plus ShowsJunior Livestock Building
1:00 PMMeat Goats: Breeding ShowGoat Barn
3:00 PM2019 State Fair Ribbon CuttingMain Gate
5:00 PMSwifty Swine Pig RacingThrillville
5:00 PMJr. Swine ShowmanshipJunior Livestock Building
5:00 PMKapitol SoundCoors Light Tent
5:30 PMCaptain Geech & the Shrimp Shack ShootersMiller Lite Tent
6:30 PMSew Sweet Quilt ShopHobbies, Arts & Crafts
6:30 PMSociety Horse ShowColiseum
7:00 PMLuau Lenny Tropical MusicEthnic Village
7:00 PMSwifty Swine Pig RacingThrillville
7:00 PMJukeroxBud Light Tent
7:30 PMFun DMCGrand Central Stage
7:45 PMMontgomery Gentry (Free Concert)Grandstand
8:30 PMDiversionBud Light Tent
8:30 PMBrat PackCoors Light Tent
9:30 PMBrushvilleMiller Lite Tent
10:00 PMBrandy Kristin & The RevivalBud Light Tent