Acton Fair 2018

Regan of Acton with Grandma and rabbits

Regan of Acton with Grandma and rabbits

The 2018 Acton Fair starts at 9:00 am Thursday, August 23, 2018 and concludes the following Sunday, August 26, 2018, at 6:00 pm. Admissions is $8.00 per adult while children under 12 are free. Parking on the fairgrounds is $4.00 per day, however, the program available from Buxton News contains a $2.00 coupon. New this year are helicopter rides and a sky dive.

Continuing on its success from last year is agricultural education in the Farmer’s Little Helper children’s barn yard. The Farmer’s Little Helper will be open on Thursday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday 4:00 pm 8:00 pm, Saturday from noon to 8:00 pm, and Sunday from noon to 6:00 pm.

2018 Acton Fair Program and parking discount coupon

2018 Acton Fair Program and parking discount coupon

2018 Fair Schedule

Thurday, August 23, 2018

Exhibition buildings open from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

  • 9:00 AM Judging Show Oxen & Steers in pulling ring
  • 10:00 AM 4-H Beef Showmanship in livestock show ring
    • 4-H Market Steer Show following the 4-H Beef Showmanship
    • Beef Judging, 4-H & Open Classes following the 4-H Market Show
  • 10:00 – 2:00 PM Guild of Spinners & Weavers by museum building
  • 10:30 AM How to select a rabbit to show & general care of rabbits by rabbit barn
  • 12:00 PM Clipping Demonstration for dairy animals in dairy barn
  • 1:00 PM Farmer’s Exhibition-Oxen on Scoot, in pulling ring
    • Watermelon Carving Contest by Exhibition Hall
  • 1:30 PM Talk on care of Guinea Pigs
  • 2:00 PM Midway Rides Open
  • 3:30 PM Make it with Wool in livestock show ring
    • Cruise’n Car Show, behind handicap show ring
  • 4:00 – 8:00 PM Farmer’s Lil’ Helper by flower building
  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM Milking demonstration in dairy barn
  • 6:45 PM Cruise’ n Car Show Awards
  • 7:00 PM Kid Farmer Olympics in livestock show ring
  • 8:00 PM On Tap Band on Stage

Friday, August 24, 2018

Senior Citizen’s Day – from opening until 4:00 PM
Exhibition Buildings open from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

  • 9:00 AM 4-H Dairy Showmanship in livestock show ring
  • 9:30 AM Steer and Ox Pulling in pulling ring
  • 10:00 AM Dairy Judging, 4-H and open classes in livestock show ring
  • 12:30 PM Dairy Judging continued
  • 1:00 PM Ox Pulling continued
  • 2:00 PM Midway Rides Open
  • 3:00 PM Talk on Good Rabbit Nutrition in rabbit barn
  • 4:00 – 8:00 PM Farmer’s Lil’ Helper by flower building
  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM Milking demonstration in dairy barn
  • 5:00 PM 4-H Poultry Show, in livestock show ring
  • 5:00 – 9:00 PM Spinning demonstration in Rabbit barn
  • 7:00 PM 4-H Quiz Bowl in livestock show ring
  • 8:00 PM Selecting and Crowning of MISS ACTON FAIR

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Exhibition Buildings open from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Gates will open early for Parade Participants

  • 9:00 AM Draft Horse, Pony and Miniature Horse Exhibition in horse show ring
    • Rabbit Judging by rabbit barn
  • 9:30 AM Agricultural Appreciation Awards on stage
  • 10:00 AM GRAND PARADE
  • 11:00 AM Women’s Skillet Throw on track by scales
    • Girls Youth Skillet Throw following Women’s Skillet Throw
  • 12:00 PM Horse Pulling following the parade in pulling ring
    • Midway Rides Open
  • 12:00 – 8:00 PM Farmer’s Lil’ Helper by flower building
  • 1:00 PM 4-H Goat Showmanship in livestock show ring
    • Judging 4-H Goats following showmanship classes
    • Judging 4-H and Open Sheep Classes following the Goat show
  • 3:00 PM Truck Pull behind rabbit barn by gate 3
  • 4:00 PM Milking Contest in dairy barn
  • 5:00 PM Frozen Tee Shirt Contest in livestock show ring
    • Truck Pull continued if entries permit
  • 7:00 PM 4-H Quiz Bowl Finals in livestock show ring
  • 7:30 PM Adult Farmers Olympics in livestock show ring
  • 8:00 PM Long Road Home on Stage

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Exhibition Buildings open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

  • 8:00 AM 4-H Rabbit Showmanship Clinic by rabbit barn
  • 8:30 AM Interdenominational Church Service in Entertainment Center
  • 9:00 AM ADGA Sanctioned Dairy Goat Show in livestock show ring
    • 4-H Members Rabbit Showmanship by rabbit barn
  • 9:15 AM Horse Show in horse show ring
  • 9:30 AM Woodsmen’s Day in pulling ring
    • Antique Tractor Pull behind rabbit barn by gate 3
  • 11:00 AM Farmer’s Lawnmower Rodeo. Place to be announced
  • 12 Noon Pedal Tractor Pull in tent by rabbit barn
    • Midway Rides Open
    • ADGA Goat Show continued
  • 12:00 – 6:00 PM Farmer’s Lil’ Helper by flower building
    • 4-H Rabbit show continued
  • 2:00 PM Pig Scramble for York County Residents only in pulling ring
  • 2:30 PM Woodsmen’s Day continued after pig scramble if entries permit

Locke Family Entertainment Center Schedule

Thursday, August 23, 2018

  • 12:00 pm Donna Marie and Friends (Ventriloquist)
  • 1:30 pm Gloria Jean, Singer, tribute to Patsy Cline & Connie Francis
  • 3:00 pm Donna Marie and Friends (Ventriloquist)
  • 4:30 pm Gloria Jean, Singer, tribute to Patsy Cline & Connie Francis

Friday, August 24, 2018

  • 12:00 pm Gary the Silent Clown
  • 1:30 pm Dick Coffin Impressions
  • 3:00 pm Gary the Silent Clown
  • 4:30 pm Dick Coffin Impressions

Saturday, August 25, 2018

  • 12:30 pm Dick Coffin, Dum Dum Silly Willy Puppet Show
  • 2:00 pm Stan Jr. Variety Show Tribute to Elvis
  • 3:30 pm Dick Coffin, Dum Dum Silly Willy Puppet Show
  • 5:00 pm Stan Jr. Variety Show Tribute to Elvis

Sunday, August 26, 2018

  • 12:00 pm Dana Perkins Variety Show
  • 1:30 pm Dana Perkins Variety Show

Music Pavilion Schedule

  • Friday, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Jose Duddy
  • Friday, 4:15 pm to 6:00 pm White Mountain Music
  • Friday, 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm Nicole Knox Murphy
  • Saturday, 3:45 pm to 5:45 pm Nicole Knox Murphy
  • Saturday, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Milltown Roadshow
  • Sunday – Open Mic

Acton Fairgrounds

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