The Trego County Fair is Back, and Better Than Ever!

The event of the summer has arrived in WaKeeney, as the Trego County Fair kicks off another week of friendly competition, exciting rides and fun, fun, fun! Here are just a few of the highlights of this year’s “fair week.” 

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Spirited Games & Competitions

So many games to bring out the competitive spirit in you! Sign up or show up to participate in these exciting games.

Wednesday, July 19

  • Ping Pong Ball Drop (Sponsored by Western Cooperative Electric & Midwest Energy Inc.
  • ATV Rodeo Competitions

Thursday, July 20

  • Force #1 Laser Tag (Sponsored by Trego County Fair Board)
  • Demolition Derby

Friday, July 21

  • Dunking Booth (sponsored by Trego Top Succeeders 4-H Club)
  • Force #1 Laser Tag (Sponsored by Trego County Fair Board)

Saturday, July 22

  • Poker Run Registration & Judging
  • Washer and Horseshoe Tournament (Sponsored by Trego Recreation Center)
  • Muddy Pig Brawl

Sunday, July 23

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Fun on the Midway (Wednesday, July 19 – Saturday, July 22)

The lights of Marriott Amusements Carnival will light up the Midway this year with all the rides that thrill and excite the crowds. Traditional rides and new ones will fill our fairgrounds, along with a hot new addition that will take you on a virtual rollercoaster ride from JNT Company out of Manhattan, KS and sponsored by WaKeeney Travel & Tourism. Arm bands are available from 6-10pm every night of the carnival.

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Throughout the week participants in the Open Class, 4-H and the FFA exhibitions will be putting their best work in front of expert judges. From garden produce to farm yield, livestock shows to baking and arts and crafts projects, spectators can learn more about what our industrious citizens have been working on all year long. Grand Champions and Reserve Grand Champions will go on to compete at the State Fair later in the year. Look for these livestock shows in our fairgrounds arenas:

  • Thursday, July 20 – Horse Show, Bucket Calf Show, Beef Show
  • Friday, July 21 – Swine Show, Meat Goats Show, Sheep Show, and Open Class Goat, Sheep, Swine & Bucket Calf Show
  • Sunday, July 23 – 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction

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Food, Drink, and Socializing

Come hungry and thirsty because all your favorite fair food returns! You’ll find delicious treats on the Midway and all across the Fairgrounds and, of course, the beer garden and Scout food stand will be ready to keep you filled and hydrated. Take a look at these other special treats that will be offered throughout the week.

  • Community BBQ (Wednesday at 5:30pm for the first 1,000 people, sponsored by Trego County Economic Development)
  • Free Ice Cream (Wednesday at 6:30pm, sponsored by Eagle Radio)
  • Root Beer Floats (Thursday at 6pm, sponsored by Trego County Farm Bureau Assn.)
  • Watermelon Feed (Thursday at 8pm, sponsored by Jake & Chet’s)

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Great Concerts

Get ready to dance and sing the night away in the Grandstands and on the free stage! We’ve got four nights of great live music to enjoy this year.

  • Wednesday, July 19 – Donovan Lee and Taylors Bayou will perform Southern rock and country on our Free Stage.
  • Thursday, July 20 – FlatSpin takes us back to the ‘80s on our Free Stage.
  • Friday, July 21 – Country artist and American Idol contestant Josh Gracin will take to the Grandstand stage.
  • Saturday, July 22 – Local favorites Jimmy Dee & the Fabulous Destinations returns to our Free Stage to play the best in ‘50s and ‘60s music.

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The Grand Parade

Join us on the streets of Downtown WaKeeney on Saturday, July 22nd at 10am for the Grand Parade to see the horses, floats, tractors and people of Trego County march through the streets on their way to the last day of fair week. Many of the alumni from TCHS will be returning to WaKeeney to celebrate at the all-class reunion and stores will be open up and down Main Street.

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Later in the day things get dirty at the Muddy Pig Brawl at 5pm, where competitors chase down a slippery pig in ankle-deep mud. TCHS alumni teams will be showing their team spirit during this fun event.

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Come out to the Trego County Fair and “Let the Good Times Grow!”



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