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Sheridan County, KS : Organization : Sheridan County Fair Board

Take your family to one of the exciting activities sponsored by the Sheridan County Fair Board and make memories that will last a lifetime!The Sheridan County Fair Board makes each event one to remember! The 2016 Sheridan County Fair, July 18-23, is a local favorite with activities for all ages. Come out and see the parade or participate in the Old Timer's Round Robin, the Barnyard Olympics, or the Tallest Corn Contest. Everyone is welcome to enter something in the Sheridan County Fair and entries showcase various talents ranging from restoring antiques to making arts and crafts. Fair patrons can stop by and support the 4-H and open exhibitors, whose work is displayed in the Exhibit Building during the Fair, or they can treat themselves to the 4-H Food Stand. Evening entertainment is sure to please with the thrills of the Sheridan County Carnival and the cowboys and cowgirls who entertain the crowd at the Fair KPRA Rodeo. In addition to fair activities, the Sheridan County Fair Board also sponsors a Demolition Derby with some crazy crashes. The Sheridan County Fair Board oversees the rental of the 4-H Building, which serves as a multi-purpose community center. Take your family to one of the exciting activities sponsored by the Sheridan County Fair Board and make memories that will last a lifetime! 2017 Fair Dates will be announced on the Sheridan County Fair Facebook page.


Sheridan County Fair
The Sheridan County Fair provides the community together with fun-filled activities and exhibits sponsored by the Sheridan County Fair Board. The Sheridan County Fair is at the end of July every year. 
2016 Dates: July 18-23, 2016
2017 Dates: Check facebook for the 2017 Fair dates

4-H and Open Fair

    Wednesday Night of Fair Week 6 pm at Long Term Care. Contact Extension Office at 785-675-3268 with any questions.
    Friday Night of Fair Week 6:30 pm. Contact RaeAnn Farber 657-1441 for Parade and Float information.
  • Fair Booths
  • Contact Laurie Farber at 675-1451 to reserve Booth Space in the 4-H Building. Reservation deadline is the Friday before Fair Week.
  • Barnyard Olympics
  • Friday 3pm at the Fairgrounds Covered Arena. Sponsored by 4-H Senior Members.
  • 4-H Food Auction
  • Wednesday 3pm at the Covered Arena
  • Livestock Sale
  • Saturday 10am at the Covered Arena
  • Old Timer's Round Robin (Held every other year)
  • The Old Timer's Round Robin is open to any previous showman and will be judged by the 4-H winners of the youth Round Robin. Come out and see if you still have what it takes to show horses, steers, pigs, sheep and goats! May the best showman win!
  • Concessions available
  • Sponsored by 4-H Council

Fair Rodeo
Friday & Saturday nights / 8:00 pm

  • Spectators: Adults $10 / Kids $5
  • 2 nights of KPRA action (NSRA, MSRA, CePRA, and CPRA approved)
  • Special Event – Junior Barrels
  • Rodeo Princess and Queen contest
  • For more information contact Joni Shaw (Held depending on interest)
  • Concessions available
  • Sponsored by Selden Girl Scouts

Fair Carnival
Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights / 7:00 pm

  • Sheridan County Fairgrounds (sponsored by Sheridan County Amusement Company)
  • Kiddie rides – 1 ticket (50¢)
  • Regular rides – 2 tickets ($1)
  • Concessions available

Demolition Derby
The Demolition Derby is fun filled entertainment where the best drivers in Western Kansas go head to head to find out which will be the last car running.
August 20, 2016 / 7:00 pm

  • Spectator Gates Open at 6pm
  • Pit Gates Open at 4pm – Derby Starts at 7pm
  • Point of Contact: Brendon Gourley 785.675.8537
  • MINI's Welcome
  • Spectators: Adults $10 / Kids $5
  • Participants Entry Fee: $50 – Car ($30) and Driver ($20)
  • Pit Pass: $20
  • Rules - Please contact Brendon Ghourley

Other Events Held at Sheridan County Fairgrounds:

  • Sheridan County Open Horse Show
  • Fourth of July Fireworks Show
  • Hoxie Buckle Series
  • Contact Milliman Quarterhorses for more information.
  • Miracle Rides
  • Contact Kay Wade for more information.
  • Auctions
  • Contact Mickey Brown for more information.
  • Farmer's Market
  • Every Saturday through Oct. 17th
    8am - 12pm
    Sheridan County Fairgrounds - Covered Arena

*Other Events not sponsored by Fair Board

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Demo Derby7 R Branding Team

Sheridan County Fair Schedule of Events (July 18-23, 2016)

Wednesday, July 13
9 AM:
Small Pet Show & Dog Show

11 AM:
King & Queen Judging

12 PM:
Style Revue & Clothing Judging

12 PM - 4 PM:
Life Skills Judging

6 PM:
Pet Parade & 4-H Public Style Revue

Saturday, July 16
8 AM - 12 PM:
Fair Set-Up
Monday, July 18
8 AM - 5 PM:
Set Up Booths

4 PM:
4-H Horse Show Check-In

5 PM:
Horse Show

Tuesday, July 19
8 AM - 5PM:
Set Up Booths

5 PM - 8 PM:
Check-In Exhibits (EXCEPT Food, Floriculture & Horticulture)

5 PM - 8 PM:
Tallest Corn Contest

Wednesday, July 20
11 AM - 9 PM:
4-H Food Stand Open

8 - 8:45 AM:
Enter Food, Floriculture & Horticulture Exhibits

9 AM - Noon:
Judging of Exhibits (Exhibit building closed during judging)

9 AM - Noon:
Life Skills Judging

10 AM:
Poultry & Rabbits

1 PM:
Sheep & Goat Judging

4 PM:
Food Auction

6 PM:
Swine Judging

Thursday, July 21
11 AM - 8 PM:
4-H Food Stand Open

10 AM:
Beef, Bucket Calf & Dairy Judging

3 PM:
Round Robin

7 - 11 PM:

Friday, July 22
11 AM - 8 PM:
4-H Food Stand Open
*Food Stand is closed during Parade.

9 AM:
Livestock Judging Contest

11 AM - 1 PM:
Life Skills Judging

3 PM:
Barnyard Olympics

6:30 PM:

7 - 10 PM:
Food Stand at Rodeo Open

8 PM:
Rodeo (Sponsored by Fair Board)

7 PM - Midnight:

Saturday, July 23
11 AM - 2 PM:
4-H Food Stand Open

9 AM:
Buyers’ Breakfast
(4-H Building)

10 AM:
4-H Livestock Sale

8 - 11 AM:
Exhibit Check-Out

6:30 - 10 PM:
Food Stand at Rodeo Open

8 PM:
Rodeo (Sponsored by Fair Board)

7 PM - Midnight:

Tuesday, July 26
6 PM:
Fair Clean-up

View & Print Schedule of Events (PDF)

Printed copies of Fair Book are available at the Extension Office located in the Sheridan County Courthouse. Or view the complete Online Fair Book here. For Fair Book and 4-H questions call 785-675-3268 or visit

Information on the 2017 Fair will be available in July 2016. 2017 Fair Dates will be posted on the Sheridan County Fair Facebook page.

Sheridan County Fair

Sheridan County Fair Board Officers:

President: Rob Farber
Vice President: Bob Schwarz
Secretary: Joni Shaw
Treasurer: Mike Miller

Fair Board Meetings:  2nd Wednesday of each month at the 4-H Building / 7:00 p.m. (8:00 p.m. during Summer)

Groundskeeper: Laurie Farber Custodian: Patty Wildeman

Sheridan County Fairgrounds Location:
Northeast of Highway 24 and Highway 23 Intersection

Hours: Open and covered arenas are open for community use, but public events must be approved by Sheridan County Fair Board. 4-H Building – open only during events.

4-H Building is available for rent:

  • Meetings, events, auctions, family reunions, weddings, & more
  • Contact:  Laurie Farber regarding Fairground Maintenance and Building Rental (785-675-1451)
  • View Rental Agreement
  • Rental fees are set by the fair board and should be made payable to Sheridan County Fair Board

Fees per Day

Large Exhibit Building (Whole Building with Kitchen) $250.00

Dining Room Only $50.00

Kitchen Only $50.00

Large Room Only – Without Kitchen $150.00

Outside Sales – No Use of Building $35.00

Trailer Hook-Up $10.00

Fee for reserving the building for set-up or clean-up is $25/day, with an additional charge of $50/day if air conditioning is used. This includes sales, wedding dances, garage sales, etc.