McDonald County Fair

July 20,21,22

The Board of Directors is pleased to extend you an invitation to exhibit in the 49th McDonald County Fair. It is our intent to make the fair something interesting and exciting for you and your family. We fully realize this would not be possible without the participation and cooperation of the exhibitors. The safety of the exhibitors, visitors, and volunteers is of the utmost concern for the Board of Directors for the 2023 McDonald County Fair, and the Board of Directors will continue to follow CDC and local health department guidelines to ensure the safety of all participants. We wish to express our appreciation to the many advertisers and contributors for their tremendous response as displayed throughout this catalog. We hope you, as an exhibitor, will visit them and extend your appreciation for their interest in supporting the McDonald County Fair. The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the McDonald County Fair has a website. The information found within the pages of this catalog can now be found online at: We are looking forward to greeting you as both an exhibitor and a visitor to the 49th McDonald County Fair.
Dewey Pierce-Chairman
McDonald Co. Fair Assoc., Inc.

2023 Fair Book Dedication

Sandy Huston

The 2023 McDonald County Fair Book
is dedicated to Sandy Huston for her many
years of dedication and support to the success
of the McDonald County Fair.

Fair Queen


Daughter of
Steve and Misty Reece

Fair Princess


Daughter of
Kathy Shannon

Fair Little Miss


Daughter of
Andrew and Samantha Sherman

Thanks To All Our Sponsors.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, July 20, 2023
11:00 a.m. — Scarecrow Contest Judging
1:00-5:00 p.m. — Judging of Indoor Exhibits
5:00 p.m. — Indoor Exhibits Open to Public
6:00 p.m. — All Livestock in Place
8:00 p.m. —  Queen, Princess & Little Miss Coronation (show arena)
9:00 p.m. — Sheep/Swine Weigh-In

Friday, July 21, 2023
8:00 a.m. — Swine Show
9:30 a.m. —  Steer Weight to Beef Superintendent
10:00 a.m. — Sheep Show
10:00 a.m. — Rabbits and Poultry Judged
12:30 p.m. — Beef Cattle Show
2:30 p.m. — Meat Goat Show
4:00 p.m. — Dairy Goat Show
5:00 p.m. — Bucket Calf Interviews
6:00 p.m. — Bucket Calf Show
6:30-9:00 p.m. — Youth Tractor Pull
7:00 p.m. — Dairy Cattle Show

Saturday, July 22, 2023
8:00 a.m. — Showmanship Contest
10:00 a.m. — Tiny Tot Contest
1:00 p.m. — Individual Livestock Judging Contest
2:00 p.m. — Tractor Driving Contest
2:30 p.m. — Turtle Race
2:45 p.m. — Dog Show Check-In
3:00 p.m. — Dog Show
3:30 p.m. — Goat Milking Contest
5:30 p.m. –Buyers Appreciation Dinner hosted by the McDonald Co. FFA Chapter
6:30 p.m. — Premium Sale
8:00 p.m. — Drawing for 50/50 Raffle
9:00 p.m. — Release of Indoor Exhibits
Livestock released immediately following the premium sale or 10:00 p.m. whichever is latest.