This year’s Hall County Fair will be at its regular venue with fresh entertainment such as Q4A Cause BBQ, Josh Turner and The Four Tops.

Hall County’s Fair will begin Wednesday and continue through July 14. Wednesday will consist of 4-H livestock preparations. 4-H’ers and open class participants can enter their livestock in the sheep barn from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday will start with the poultry show in the sheep barn and the swine show in Five Points Bank Arena from 8 to 11 a.m. Rabbit, meat goat, dairy goat, dog and horse shows will happen throughout the day. The 4-H food sale will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Pinnacle Bank Expo Building and exhibitor booths will be open from 4 to 9 p.m.

Little Feet on the Farm will also be in the Expo Building from 4 to 7 p.m. Children ages 2 to 12 are welcome to learn the importance of agriculture and how it affects their everyday lives. Bingo and ice cream will be available from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the quilt room.

The horse show will open Friday’s fair day at 8 a.m. in the Thompson Foods 4-H Arena and the day will continue with sheep, companion animals, bucket calves and beef showmanship shows. A community blood drive sponsored by Prairie Valley & Riverside Beef 4-H clubs will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the quilt room.

From 5 to 9 p.m. the family fun zone and RockIT event will be happening in the south parking lot. Then, from 5 to 11, Q4A Cause BBQ and the three-day concert festival, Rockin’ Rib Revival, will start in the Aurora Cooperative Pavilion. Money raised from the three-day event will go toward Grand Island Children’s Museum, Hope Harbor, Grand Island Public Schools’ Food for Thought program and Hear Grand Island.

Entry is free for the event, but food and drinks will be available to purchase. For more information go online to

The Sam Foltz Foundation Auction will start at 8 p.m. in the Heartland Events Center. Buyers can choose from a variety of items, including a helmet and football signed by Scott Frost, a guitar signed by Josh Turner and many other items.

Turner’s concert will start at about 8 p.m. in the Heartland Events Center and the Jessy Karr Band will premiere in the Tom Dinsdale Automotive Barn Bar.

Saturday is 4-H Alumni Day and it will start at 8:30 a.m. with the beef show at Five Points Bank Arena. The other shows are horse and open class exhibits. From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. a 4-H family luncheon will be provided in the concession area of the east end of the Five Points Bank Arena. Current 4-H’ers and alumni are welcome.

A watermelon eating contest will happen from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Five Points Bank Arena. Each team competing must have four members. Following the watermelon contest, a 4-H alumni social hour will start at 7:30 in the Beef Pit area.

The Four Tops and special guest BD and the Boys will perform at the Heartland Events Center at 8:30 p.m. Luke Mills & the Highway Drifters will also perform at 8:30 at Tom Dinsdale Automotive Barn Bar

On Sunday, the final 4-H and open class exhibits will be available. The antique farm equipment display, sponsored by AIN, will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Then at 1 p.m., the 4-H Round Robin Showmanship will start in the Five Points Bank Arena.

The parade of tractors will start at 2:30, followed by the livestock buyers meal from 3:30 to 5:30. The buyer’s meal will be at the concession area at the east end of the Five Points Bank Arena.

As the final event of the fair, the 4-H livestock auction will begin at 4:30 at the Five Points Bank Arena.

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Natalie Saenz is The Independent's summer intern for 2019. She welcomes news tips and information 24/7!