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July 11-14, 2024
what cheer, iowa

THE KEOKUK COUNTY FAIR
WHAT CHEER, IOWA
PRESENTS
IT’S134th SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FREE ADMISSION TO THE MIDWAY & FREE PARKING WEST OF THE MIDWAY

THURSDAY, JULY 7

5 PM – 7:00 PM
Early entry of exhibits at Floral Hall-Pick up numbers and tags at the Todd Pavilion

5 PM –7:00 PM
Pick up Scavenger Hunt list at early entry check- in table at the Todd Pavilion. First prize is $100.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 8

8:30 am11:00 am
Enter items in the Open Competition Departments in Floral Hall.Pick up numbers and tags at the Todd Pavilion

8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Pick up Scavenger Hunt list at entry check-in desk table at the Todd Pavilion, First prize is $100.

NOON
Judging at Floral Hall begins

2 PM
Checkers Tournament for ALL AGES – Thomas Hall

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
-Kids’ Games - Horseshoe Pavilion - Rain or Shine – 12 and under

3 PM 8 PM
Floral Hall Exhibits open for viewing

3:30
Cookie Stack – at Thomas Hall

4 PM – 10 PM
Free Carnival Rides Joe’s Old Fashioned Fun Carnivalon the Midway Sponsored by the Keokuk County Fair Board and Holland-Coble Funeral Home

4 pm – 8 pm
Strolling Tom Gay the Balloon Man

4 pm – 8 pm
near the main gate – Caricature Artist – David Ayala

4 pm – 8 pm
Near the main gate Face Painter – Brenda Case

4:30 pm – 8 pm
Foam Party – West of Floral Hall (Children under 4 need adult supervision)

5:15 PM
Crowning of the Keokuk County Fair Queen Heritage Hall

5:30 PM
Baby Pageant Co-Sponsored by Keokuk County Fair and DeltaGrocery Heritage Hall

6 PM- 8:00 PM
Bingo at Thomas Hall Jackpot Blackout $100 guaranteed

7:00PM
Ohana Pedal Pullers – ages 4 years to 11 years East of Thomas Hall on the cement 

Hillbilly Bob – strolling



GRANDSTAND – Friday, July 8

12:30 PM
Harness Horse Races Admission $5, 12 & under free

6:30 PM
Horse and Mule Show 

 

SATURDAY, JULY 9

9 AM 8 PM
Floral Hall Exhibits open for viewing

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Enter cakes for the Queen’s Cake Contest Thomas Hall

11:00 AM
Judging of the Queen’s Cakes at Thomas Hall

1:00
Corn Hole Tournament -Heritage Hall – Pre- Registration Recommended. Sign-in at Noon.

1 PM – 10 PM
Free Carnival Rides with Joe’s Old Fashioned Fun Carnival– Sponsored by the Keokuk County Fair and Holland-Coble Funeral Home

2:00pm – 8:00 pm
Mechanical Bull Ride – at the Horse Shoe Pavilion rain or shine 

4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Foam Party – West of the Floral Hall (Children under 4 need adult supervision)

6 PM- 8:00 PM
Bingo at Thomas Hall Jackpot Blackout $100 guaranteed

6 PM 7 PM
Turn in Scavenger Hunt sheets to Bingo Cashier in Thomas Hall

Hillbilly Bob – strolling 



GRANDSTAND EVENTS – July 9

12:30 PM
Harness Horse Races Admission $5, 12 & under free; Keokuk County Fair “Friend of the Fair” award given

6:30 PM
Figure 8 Races - Admission $7; 5-12, $3; 4 & under is free. Pit Pass $13+ the General Admission – Sponsored by Sigourney Body Shop, Inc. and Scott Leer




SUNDAY, JULY 10

10:30 AM
Community Wide Church Services – Thomas Hall 

Noon
4 PM Free Carnival Rides with Joe’s Old Fashioned Fun Carnival – Sponsored by the Keokuk County Fair Board and Holland-Coble Funeral Home

Floral Hall will be closed on Sunday to allow Superintendent’s time to gather entries to be picked up after 3:00 pm

3:00 – 4:00
Pick up Floral Hall Entries



GRANDSTAND EVENT – July 10

12:30 PM
Harness Horse Races Admission $5, 12 & under free

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