Full slate of events at 2019 Humboldt County Fair

An expansion of the Humboldt County Fair beef barn is currently under way, along with underground trenching to complete the final stage of electrical writing to be buried on the grounds. The fair board received a grant from the Humboldt County Community Foundation to assist with the project. The 2019 Humboldt County Fair runs from July 23-29. Humboldt Independent photo.

The upcoming 2019 Humboldt County Fair has some new and returning popular entertainment including Impact Pro Wrestling, Lucas Oil Tractor/Pickup and local pickup pull, rising country music star AC Jones, Rice Bull Riding, motocross races and the Tough Truck Challenge.
The Humboldt County Fair is July 23-29, kicking off on Tuesday with some 4-H judging. Wednesday night’s 7 p.m. grandstand event includes the Little Miss and Mister Contest, 4-H Style Show and Fair Queen Contest. Admission is free.
Impact Pro Wrestling will start at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 25. Admission is free and features wrestlers Tyler Jones, Ray Feuring, women wrestling and more.
On Friday night, the Lucas Oil Tractor and Pickup Pull, along with a local pickup pull, takes place at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for youth ages 5-12 with those under five admitted free.
Rice Bull Riding takes place Saturday night at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for youth ages 5-12 with those under five admitted free.
AC Jones Concert
Following the bull riding will be a free concert by AC Jones. Jones has been playing and singing for several years. She has had singles on the Music Row Country Breakout Chart and has a cooking show, AC Jones Kitchen on YouTube.
Sunday’s grandstand events include motocross racing at 11 a.m. and the popular Tough Truck Challenge at 7 p.m., chainsaw art auction at 8 p.m. There will be a fireworks display after Tough Truck. The Tough Truck purse has been raised this year with first place winning $1,000. Second place wins $500 and third place wins $250. Winner of the long jump takes home $250. The Dakota City VFW Post will be operating the grandstand food stand this year.
The fair concludes with the annual livestock auction on Monday, July 29. Several area businesses participate in the auction to support local 4-H and FFA youth.
Vendor reservations for the Humboldt County Fair are being accepted. Those interested can call (515) 332-5154 or call Gary Vinsand at (515) 890-7163.
The Humboldt County Fair Queen competition will take place on July 18 at 9 a.m. at the ISU Extension Office in downtown Humboldt. Coronation takes place the evening of July 24 at the Humboldt County Fair grandstand.
Little Miss and Mister Humboldt County entries are being accepted. Participants must be four to six-years-old and reside in Humboldt County. Contact Amber Harrison to enter at ah4617a@gmail.com.
Local talent is being accepted for the Bill Riley Talent Search on Sunday, July 28, at 2 p.m. in the South Event Center. Contact Karen Day at (515) 373-6226 or by email at karenday6226@gmail.com to enter.
New Generation Shows Carnival will again be on the Midway from Wednesday through Sunday.
Plans call for the 4-H Food stand to be expanded before the fair.
The Fair Board will be offering its popular fair booster program once again. The Family Pak is $100 and includes 10 event tickets, a $40 savings. The Reserve Champion Pak includes 25 tickets for $250, a $100 admission savings. The Grand Champion Pack is $500 for 50 event tickets, a $200 savings.
A complete schedule of events can be found at www.humboldtcountyfair.com.

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