Platte County Fair History


Entertainment

 Petting Zoo-     Wednesday thru Friday 4 - 10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

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Kids Games-     Saturday- 9:00a.m. - Located between Floral Hall & The Platte Pavilion Building.

All kids ages 3-12 are eligible to compete in the Kid's games; registration is at 9:00 AM at the Pavilion.
Also for the those of you over age 12, don't let that hold you back - come cheer on your favorite contestants as they race, roll and pull their way to victory and prizes!
Events include: Sack Races, Potato Races, Hay Toss,
 Peddle Tractor (tricycle) Pull and "Money in the Haystack".

Prizes will be given  by the Fair Board.

 

Carnival-     Open Daily 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM  Saturday 1:00 PM - 12:00 AM (Sat break 4pm-6pm)

Whether you bring your kids or just want to act like a kid yourself, you are sure to enjoy this year's carnival.  The Midland Empire Shows, a family owned carnival.  
They have been bringing clean, family entertainment to our area for more than 45 years. 

This year will include Children's Rides, Adult Rides, Midway Games and Cotton Candy.
Please No alcoholic beverages are allowed in the carnival area.
 

Thursday
Wristband Night

6 - 10 PM
$20

Special Prices
for all Rides

Saturday, 1 - 4 PM
Kiddie Rides  
Adult Rides   

 
 Rides
The Ring-of-Fire, Cliffhanger, Ali-Baba and Zero Gravity will all be there as well as the Scrambler, Spider Octopus and all the kiddie rides.

 

4H Events-    

  University of Missouri Extension's 4-H educational program empowers young people to reach their full potential while working and learning in partnership with caring adults. As one of the nation's largest youth organizations, 4-H reaches youths, ages 8 to 18, in rural, urban and suburban settings, helping them become competent, capable, caring and contributing members of society.  4H Clubs in Platte County are family and community based groups of boys and girls of all ages, who meet monthly to share project talks, plan county and club events, and learn from each other.  In addition, there are dozens of county wide, regional, state, national and international opportunities. For more info visit:

http://extension.missouri.edu/Platte/4-h.shtml

 
4-H Schedule of Events - Mac Myers Building
     
July 11 6:00 PM Small Animal Showmanship Judging
July 19 5-7:00 PM Displays open
     
July 20 4-8:00 PM 4-H Exhibits open for viewing
  6:15 PM Outstanding 4-Hers, Ambassadors & Scholarships presented in Grandstand area
July 21 4-8:00 PM 4-H Exhibits open for viewing
  6:00 PM 4-H Talent & Clover Band in Platte Pavilion
July 22 4-8:00 PM 4-H Exhibits open for viewing
July 23 3-8:00 PM 4-H Exhibits open for viewing
July 24 1:30 PM Exhibits Released

 

4-H exhibits include projects made by Platte County 4-Hers, Platte County 4-H / KC Star Essay Contest, and displays from other county agencies including Senior Services, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Parks & Recreation, and Platte Land Trust.
 

4-H is  For:

 Youth
4-H club meetings, conducted by youth officers give opportunities to learn and share project work, practice group and leadership skills and have fun with members of all ages. 4-H is for all youth, regardless of where they live. Most of the projects ‘work’ anywhere!

Families
4-H requires involved adults and volunteers; many are parents and alumni. Families learn more about each other and participate in many 4-H activities together

Communities
All 4-H clubs do many community service projects, often at every meeting.  Examples:  adopting a highway, volunteering for Parkville Animal Shelter, decorations and kits for children, senior citizens, military, and group homes, planting and maintaining demonstration rain garden in Camden Point,  visits to nursing homes, hospitals, & agencies, working at Nearly New Shop, a non profit thrift store as well as participating in community parades and festivals. .

World 
The 4-H pledge concludes with the words “my world”. 4-Hers pledge their Head, Heart, Hands, and Health to clearer thinking, greater loyalty, larger service, and better living for their club, community, country and world.  From International Foods projects to the Kansas City 4-H Global Conference to international exchange trips, 4-H connects to the world.