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 Finney County Fair Schedule

 Finney County Fair - Fair Book

Hard copies of the fair book will be available at the Finney County Extension Office. For a digital copy, please click below.

Note: Fair Books are available for purchase of $2.00 payable to the "Finney County Fair Board"

Finney County Fair Entry Process

FairEntry Resources

  1. FairEntry Family Help Sheet
  2. Video - How to Enter with FairEntry

Entry Deadlines: 

Friday, June 28th is the deadline for livestock stall reservations & entries. (4-H & Open Class). Livestock Insurance is required for 2019 Fair and will be available for purchase payable to the “Finney County 4-H Council.” A stall fee will be collected in the amount of $3/animal payable to the “Finney County Fair Board.” All exhibitors must complete a livestock waiver with their entry.

Monday, July 8th is the deadline for entries for the following 4-H projects: photography consultation judging, food & nutrition consultation judging, clothing construction & fashion revue, horse/horse waiver, rabbits, poultry, arts & crafts consultation, demonstrations & illustrated talks. Requests for display space for BOTH 4-H & Open Class.

4-H Entry Process:

  1. Go to the following FairEntry website:https://finney-county.fairentry.com
  2. You should see the “2019 Finney County Fair” text and logo on the main page.
  3. Log-in using your 4-HOnline username and password. There will be a separate log-in screen for users who already have a 4-HOnline profile. (Contact the Finney County Extension Office if you forgot your password or need help logging in).
  4. Once successfully logged in, follow the steps on the screen to make your entries in each department. 
  5. If entering in both 4-H & Open Class, you can make all entries once you log-in.

Helpful Hints:

  1. “4-H Static” includes the following project areas: Cloverbuds, Demos/Talks, Educational Displays, Energy Management, Forestry, Geology, Entomology, Home Environment, Photography, Shooting Sports, Space Tech, Visual Arts & Crafts, and Woodworking.

Open Class Entry Process:

  1. Go to the following FairEntry website: https://finney-county.fairentry.com
  2. You should see the “2019 Finney County Fair” text and logo on the main page.
  3. Create a FairEntry profile. All exhibitors are required to enter the mandatory contact information. This profile can be re-used for future fairs, so please remember to write your username and password down.
  4. Once successfully logged in, follow the steps on the screen to make your entries in each department. 

Helpful Hints:

“Open Class Static” includes the following areas: Educational Displays, Photography, Shop Exhibits, Space Tech, Woodworking, and the Summer Reading Program.  Pre-entries are NOT required for open class exhibitors, but are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Pre-entries will make the check-in process a lot easier.


Finney County Fair Contests & Events

  • Great American Foods Contest - "Tea Time Scones"
  • Table Setting Contest Information
  • Nu Life Market Gluten Free Baking Contest
  • Southwest Kansas Juried Art Exhibit
  • Photo Sweepstakes Contests
    • Great American Photo Contest theme is "Sunrise/Sunset"
    • Friends of Sandsage Bison Range theme is "Wings Over the Range"
    • Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo Photo Contest
  • Cruise In with Kansas Kruisers
  • Turtle Races Hosted by the 4-H Ambassadors
  • Food Truck Saturday
  • Meat Your BBQ Pellet Grill Competition
  • Market Wheat Show


Finney County Fair 4-H Judging Schedules

  • 4-H Clothing Construction & Buymanship will have consultation judging on Tuesday, July 16th by appointment only
  • 4-H Demonstrations & Illustrated Talks judging will be Friday, July 19th at 1:30pm
  • 4-H Food Nutrition & Food Preservation judging will be Monday, July 22nd by appointment
  • 4-H Home Environment Tours (if any) will be Thursday, July 18th
  • 4-H Visual Arts & Crafts judging will be Monday, July 22nd by appointment
  • 4-H Photography judging will be Tuesday, July 22nd 
  • Bucket Calf consultation will be Wednesday, July 24th by appointment


Finney County Fair Livestock Premium Auction

We would like to invite you and/or your business to the 2019 4-H/FFA Livestock Premium Auction. It will be held on Saturday, July 27th. Breakfast will be provided and served at 7am, the auction will begin at 8am. Come support our 4-H & Livestock Exhibitors! 

  • Premium Auction Invitation
  • Livestock Exhibitors List
  • Premium Add-On Sheet
  • Instructions: Purchasing a carcass


Thank you to the 2018 Auction Supporters!


Livestock Information:

Rabbit Showmanship Informational Packet

Bucket Calf Consultation  


Horse Waiver

Livestock Waiver

Finney County Livestock Declaration

ATV and Golf Cart Agreement

County Fair Camper Form

Other Forms

Finney County Fair Superintendents

 Needed: Adult Superintendents and Junior Superintendents

2019 Finney County Fair

July 24-27, 2019


Finney County Fairgrounds Garden City, KS

  Fair Logo


Building Hours:

Wednesday: 9am - 9pm

Thursday: 9am -9pm

Friday: 9am -9pm

Saturday: 9am - 9pm

Sunday Tear Down: 9-11am
 Premium Verification: 1-2pm


Carnival Hours:

Wed - Fri: 6pm - Midnight

Sat: 5pm - Midnight

Carnival Cost:

Wristbands = $25

Individual Tickets: $1/ticket