Allamakee County Fair provides entertainment and activities for people of all ages

The annual Allamakee County Fair will be held July 18-23 at the Fairgrounds in Waukon. As stated on the fair’s website, “The Allamakee County Fair Board of Directors continues to strive to provide entertainment and activities for all ages during the fair.”

Some of the fair highlights included, but are not limited to:

Tuesday, July 18

Conference judging and 4-H building entry day. Open class entries will be received from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The fair queen crowning will be held at 7 p.m. in the Pavilion.

Wednesday, July 19

Wednesday is livestock entry day. Open class exhibit entries will take place from 3-8 p.m.

The Story Walk, sponsored by the Robey Memorial Library is planned for 6-10 p.m..

The ever-popular truck and tractor pull will be held in the grandstand at 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 20

A continental breakfast will be served in the Appreciation Building from 7-9:30 a.m. Nick’s Kids Show will be performed three to four times daily in front of the Pavilion.

Swine judging commences at 8 a.m.

Quilts of Valor will be presented between 11 a.m. and noon with Julie Rotach in charge.

Face painting by Amy will take place from 12 to 6 p.m. in front of the Pavilion.

Sheep judging begins at noon with meat goat and bottle lamb lead judging to follow. 

Building a pollinator habitat in your yard by Allamakee County Conservation, Ross Geerdes will be held at 2 p.m. in the Open Exhibit Building.

The Clover Kids Pet Show will be held in the Swine Arena at 3 p.m. with Ag Olympics at 5 p.m.

Motokazie will be in the grandstand at 7 p.m.

Friday, July 21

Friday is Kid’s Day at the fair. Beef judging begins at 9 a.m. with bucket/bottle calf projects to follow in the show barn.

From noon to 4 p.m. there will be a variety of kid’s activities. At 1 p.m. a children’s cookie decorating contest will be held. The event is sponsored by Kitchen Krafts. 

Mosiac Stepping Stones will be demonstrated from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Open Exhibit Building.

Rabbit Judging begins at 3 p.m. with poultry judging to follow.

The Kids Pedal Tractor Race sponsored by the Waukon FFA begins with registration at 3:30 p.m. Race begins at 4 p.m.

The grandstand show begins at 7 p.m. The headliner Easton Corbin follows the opening act of Cory Farley.

Saturday, July 22

Dairy goat judging begins at 8:30 a.m. with dairy cattle judging to follow. The dairy auction begins at 2 p.m. The Pee Wee Dairy Show begins at 2:30 p.m.

The dog show begins at 4 p.m.

There will be a craft beer contest between 1-4 p.m. in the beer garden.

The grandstand entertainment on Saturday night consists of the Rice Bull Riding Company. The Cory Farley Band will follow in the Beer Garden.

Sunday, July 23

Horse judging begins at 9 a.m. 

Tough Trucks will provide grandstand entertainment at 1 p.m.

The Appreciation Supper begins at 4 p.m. and the 4-H  FFA Livestock Auction will begin at 5 p.m. in the Show Barn.

Free carnival rides will be offered Friday evening and Sunday afternoon.

Grandstand passes may be purchased in advance for $35 through Tuesday, July 18 or for $40 on Wednesday, July 19.  Only single night grandstand passes will be available after Wednesday. Single night grandstand passes for Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday are $15. Single night grandstand passes for Friday are $30. Children ten and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

Advance passes are available online at