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Kenny Ahern -- To Laugh is to Live!

Kenny Ahern
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Multiple Performances a Day

Kenny Ahern is bringing his fun, family show to Plymouth County, with three performances daily!

Perfect for audiences of all ages, his show is full of comedic antics, physical comedy, music & much more.

He will have you laughing and enjoying the variety of entertainment he brings to his show.

His circus-style variety acts, improv, physical comedy, and audience interaction will have you engaged and laughing through the entire performance.

Kids' Day - Featuring Pedal Tractor Pull

Activities * Crafts * Yard Games * Pedal Tractor Pull

Fun for all your little ones can be found in Century Hall on Saturday morning with lots of things for kids to do.

Certainly one of the highlights includes the Pedal Tractor Pull. Youngsters, ages 4-13, will get the opportunity to pull on one of four tractors, specially designed for each age group. Ribbons are provided to pullers.

The roar of the tractor might not be as loud as the Outlaws Tractor Pulling Series, but the enthusiasm of the crowd is just as robust!

This is a non-sanctioned pull. Registration takes place onsite prior to the event.

Enjoy the Air-conditioned Century Hall, While Your Kids Take in All the Fun!

Bike Giveaway

Calling all Kids, 13 and Under ... Here's Your Chance to Win a Bike

Thanks to the generosity of the Plymouth County Fairboard, there will be a drawing for girls and boys bikes on Saturday AND Sunday.

Sign up by Century Hall -- from 2 - 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday -- to win one of four bikes to be given away.

At 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, the Plymouth County Fair Royalty will draw the winners. Each day one boy and one girl will be selected as the winner. Good luck!

Must be Present to Win

Mutton Busting

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Belt Buckle Prizes to be Awarded

T & C Rodeo company will be on hand to bring Mutton Busting to the Plymouth County Fair, on Friday, July 28.

To be eligible, a rider must be 70 pounds or less and have a parent or guardian sign a waiver.

Registration begins at 7 pm, at the Livestock Arena.

After making time, riders are scored. Helmets are provided. The announcer will provide more instructions.

Riders hit the ring at 7:30 pm on Friday

Kiddie Barn - Animal Learning Center

Open Daily with Educational Activities

Enjoy the Stroller-friendly Walkway!

The Kiddie Barn/Animal Learning Center, presented by the Le Mars FFA Chapter, with support from Plymouth County FFA Chapters, is a great opportunity to learn more about animals through interactive exhibits and fun giveaways! In the newly renovated building, you will learn about baby lambs, calves, goats, pigs and chicks.

Baby Pigs & Hatching Chicks

Elgin No. 2 -- The Schlesser Schoolhouse

Activities, Games & Giveaways

Royal Readings at 3 pm Every Day
Daily Scavenger Hunt, Coloring Contest & Guessing Jar

You don't have to be a school-aged kid to enjoy your stop at the Schoolhouse in the Pioneer Village. Here fun awaits in the form of contests, fine motor activities, one room schoolhouse history and more!

Plan to Stop at the Schoolhouse Often to See the New Activities

Clover Zone

STEM Activities * Face Painting * Crafts

Debuting at this year's fair: A fun, interactive place for kids to hangout! The Clover Zone, named in honor of the 4-H Cover Kids Program, will be housed in the Blair House. You may know the the Blair House because of it's inviting front porch, with green door, and close proximity to the ice cream shop!

While you are there, learn more about the 4-H and the Clover Kids programs.

Open 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Horse and Buggy Rides

A Long-Running Tradition at the Plymouth County Fair

The Plymouth County Fair is known for its great draft horse and buggy rides. With multiple teams and buggies running periodically throughout the fair, you can get a free ride around the grounds.

Yes; There is Such a Thing as a Free Ride

Animals, Animals...

& More Animals!

If your youngster likes animals, we have them in every shape and color! From goats, to horses, to rabbits, pigs and chickens -- and some pretty cool pets -- you will have the opportunity to see lots of animals performing in show rings, taking a bath, getting a haircut or snoozing in their pens.

Check Out One of the Many Shows Where Fellow Kids are Proudly Displaying Their Animal Projects

Tractors, Tractors ...

& More Machinery!

No matter your size, it is pure county fair fun to stand amongst the many tractors and machinery on display. From vintage to the latest and greatest, there are all kinds -- & colors -- for you to climb on.

Red, Green, Blue, Orange, Yellow: What's Your Favorite?


McDermott Family Midway

Kids! We have the rides and carnival games you have been begging for. The midway is open daily!

Save Time for Carnival Games & Rides!

Opens Wednesday at 5 pm & at 1 pm Thursday - Sunday

The purchase of tickets is necessary to ride on the midway rides or to participate in carnival games. Discounted ticket times are 1 pm - 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Your Favorite Treats

Free Watermelon, Pride of Iowa, Outstanding Food Stands & Much More

With all there is to do at the fair, you will work up a pretty good appetite. There are so many great foods -- and don't forget dessert! Better yet, how about more than one dessert?!

Each Day Offers Something New, But Spectacular Fair Food is Guaranteed Every Day

Photo Fun

Photo Boards Galore

Scattered throughout the fair, there are lots of photo boards, many of which were made as a 4-H static project and given to the fair by a generous Plymouth County 4-H member.

The boards are a cute backdrop for hundreds of adorable pictures each year. Take your picture and share it on social media!

Where Will You Take This Year's Picture?

The Round Barn

Interactive Displays & Agricultural-themed Fun

Everyone will enjoy a stop in the Round Barn. There are things for big people -- & little people. Check it out!

Two Levels! Upstairs You Can Learn More About Agriculture & Find Some Neat Giveaways
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