Union County Fair

Union County Fair The Union County Fair, held annually in Afton, Iowa is a six day event consisting of projects, livestock and nightly entertainment.
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05/15/2020

We are still moving forward with preparations for the 2020 Union County Fair amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We expect a decision involving what the fair will look like to be announced in mid-June. The safety of our staff, fairgoers and other partners is very important to all of us. We will be staying in close contact with Union County Public Health and Union County Extension and both East Union and Creston FFA chapters. Our next Fair Board Meeting will be June 18th.

Peyton Glynn Memorial Beef Show is happening right now.
03/07/2020

Peyton Glynn Memorial Beef Show is happening right now.

Mark your calendars on February 26th the Union County Fair Board will be hosting our annual Building on Tradition Update...
02/11/2020

Mark your calendars on February 26th the Union County Fair Board will be hosting our annual Building on Tradition Update & Fundraiser. This year it will be held in the ISSB Show Arena at the Union County Fairgrounds at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $50 which includes a Prime Rib dinner w/baked potato, salad & refreshments. Please contact any board member for tickets.

Also we will unveil our BRICK DONATION WALL that night!! The wall is going up this week and will be completed before the fundraiser.

Union County Fair's cover photo
01/06/2020

Union County Fair's cover photo

12/04/2019

Hey! The fair board is working to secure the entertainment for Fair 2020! We are taking suggestions for live entertainment. Anyone know of a great band for an evening concert?

10/24/2019

Interested in becoming a Fair Board member? Join us on Nov 14th at 7 pm, in the ISSB show arena!
#buildingontradition

10/14/2019

The Fair Board is looking for volunteers tomorrow, October 15th, to plant trees, fix picnic tables and grandstand bleachers. If you have time to donate, bring your shovels and cordless tools. We will start at 9:45 AM.
Contact Dan Stephens or Jaime Travis if you have questions.
Thanks for any help that you might give!
#buildingontradition

The 1st set of bricks are etched and are ready to go up on the Building on Tradition Wall in the ISSB Show Arena! Specia...
08/29/2019

The 1st set of bricks are etched and are ready to go up on the Building on Tradition Wall in the ISSB Show Arena! Special thanks to Kevin Irving from Afton for etching the bricks! There is still time if you would like to have a brick on the wall and be apart of this amazing group of donors that made these buildings possible! If you would like a brick or to make a donation to the building fund contact Ben Adamson, Chad Rieck, Jamie Travis or Rob Evans! #buildingontradition #bricks #unioncofair

It’s no doubt these exhibitors and all other participants of the Union County Fair slept hard last night as the fair fin...
07/25/2019

It’s no doubt these exhibitors and all other participants of the Union County Fair slept hard last night as the fair finished for another year. But, for most of these kids, they were right back up bright and early to do their chores or to start brainstorming their next project.

The Union County Fair would like to thank all of the kids and families that worked so hard to make the fair a success and to wish you all that are moving on to the shootout or Iowa State Fair the best of luck! See you back here in 2020...Until then, keep #raisingtraditions

SWCC helping out in the cookshack during sale day and buyer’s appreciation lunch. Thank you so much!
07/24/2019

SWCC helping out in the cookshack during sale day and buyer’s appreciation lunch. Thank you so much!

Today is sale day! Come and support these kids as they finish up the 2019 Union County Fair - sale starts at 1:00.
07/24/2019

Today is sale day! Come and support these kids as they finish up the 2019 Union County Fair - sale starts at 1:00.

07/23/2019

Live music with Dustin Baird to celebrate a successful day at the Union County Fair! Rodeo starts at 7:30!

“You’d be hard pressed to find this many high quality home raised steers in any other county in Iowa” - Fair Judge Cade ...
07/23/2019

“You’d be hard pressed to find this many high quality home raised steers in any other county in Iowa” - Fair Judge Cade Bracker #homeraised #raisingtraditions

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07/23/2019

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As a thank you to all of the brave mutton busting cowboys and cowgirls at the Union County Fair, we will be posting an album of all the contestants on our page on Wednesday. These are free to use download and share as you please. Enjoy!

The First National Bank Cattle Barn is busy this morning. Today is the day these big guys and girls get to take the show...
07/23/2019

The First National Bank Cattle Barn is busy this morning. Today is the day these big guys and girls get to take the show ring! Beef show starts at 9am

Thank you Crossroads Behavioral Health Service for volunteering in the cookshack! We appreciate all our volunteers!
07/23/2019

Thank you Crossroads Behavioral Health Service for volunteering in the cookshack! We appreciate all our volunteers!

Stop out at the Union County Fair for some food & say hi to some of our Crossroads team volunteering in the Cook Shack!
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These little guys are rocking the celebrity steer show!
07/22/2019

These little guys are rocking the celebrity steer show!

All eyes are on the horses this morning - another beautiful day at the Union County Fair! 🐴
07/22/2019

All eyes are on the horses this morning - another beautiful day at the Union County Fair! 🐴

07/22/2019
Union County Fair

#KeepTheCookshackOpen!

Cookshack needs today:
8:30-12 Fryer & Griller
11:30-3 (3) runners & extra Griller or Fryer
5:30-close (5) runners/foodprep, and 1 cashier.
Please help recruit more help. Check in at the cook shack with Sarah or Dusty or sign up on the sign up genius. Thank you!

07/22/2019

Cookshack needs today:
8:30-12 Fryer & Griller
11:30-3 (3) runners & extra Griller or Fryer
5:30-close (5) runners/foodprep, and 1 cashier.
Please help recruit more help. Check in at the cook shack with Sarah or Dusty or sign up on the sign up genius. Thank you!

Demo Derby under the rainbow. Beautiful night at the Union Co Fair
07/22/2019

Demo Derby under the rainbow. Beautiful night at the Union Co Fair

What could possibly be better than an evening of a demo derby better?!? A light rain! We are still on for tonight for 7p...
07/21/2019

What could possibly be better than an evening of a demo derby better?!? A light rain! We are still on for tonight for 7pm!

A great thing about shopping local: twinning with a fellow fairgoer! Proud fathers #raisingtraditions at the Union Count...
07/21/2019

A great thing about shopping local: twinning with a fellow fairgoer! Proud fathers #raisingtraditions at the Union County Fair!

07/21/2019

Shout out to Pleasant Valley explorers and Creston FFA for making fair history by serving the first pulled pork nachos!

We aren't sure what kind of class this guy falls under - but Dustin Baird will be performing Tuesday evening from 4:30-6...
07/21/2019

We aren't sure what kind of class this guy falls under - but Dustin Baird will be performing Tuesday evening from 4:30-6:30 at the Beer Garden - he might even wear the ears?!?

Pulled pork nachos at cookshack-special only!! $6
07/21/2019

Pulled pork nachos at cookshack-special only!! $6

It’s goats and sheep today - and much welcomed cooler temps! 🐐 🐑
07/21/2019

It’s goats and sheep today - and much welcomed cooler temps! 🐐 🐑

“Will the circle be unbroken” is a fitting song for this morning at Cowboy Church in the ISSB show arena. This show ring...
07/21/2019

“Will the circle be unbroken” is a fitting song for this morning at Cowboy Church in the ISSB show arena. This show ring forms bonds among peers and life lessons that cannot be broken.#raisingtraditions

Thanks to Michael Foods- the French toast sticks and eggs were a hit!
07/21/2019

Thanks to Michael Foods- the French toast sticks and eggs were a hit!

07/20/2019

Happy Hour starts early at temperatures like this!

07/20/2019

Congratulations, Overall Grand champion market hog MiKaela Downing and reserve grand champion market hog, Hollynn Rieck!

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Big thank you to all the volunteers for the 2019 Fair! One more task to do, final put stuff away. Monday evening, July 29 at 6 PM, all help appreciated.
The 2019 Union County Fair Livestock Sale bill is ready. View the individual sections on the home page of our website at www.extension.iastate.edu/union.
Those are the BC Characters they perform at fairs every once a year so if you’re interested give them a call they also go by The Fritters
Thank you to the help we’ve had in preparing the cookshack for the fair. Shoutout to Ashley Toppin, Lisa Brown and boys, Dusty Brown, Erik Niggemeyer, Kelsey Bailey and girls and Dan Stephens. Here’s to a great fair!
Not long now, the Pedal Tractor Pull will be 1pm on Saturday the 20th. We will help out St. Charles at 9am then be headed down to Afton. Myers Pedal Tractor Pull
This is Rock-It The Robot he travels across America to entertain fans at trade shows, auto shows, and sometimes lots of local fairs as well as county and state fairs
Count down begins twelve days until the start of the 2019 Union County Fair!!
2019 Fair Schedule and 4-H/FFA information: Https://www.extension.iastate.edu/union Download the schedule to your phone or computer for easy reference.
Showpig Sale this Friday night, March 22nd @ the Union County Fairgrounds in Afton. Pigs will work perfect for this years county fair! See everyone there
Thank you to so many for a fabulous 2018 county fair! We have the best kids, parents, club leaders, volunteers, and communities in Iowa!
Until supplies last!! At the cook shack!! Pulled pork sandwich $1 Dipping Dots $1 Hot dog $1 Corn Dog $1 Pretzels $1 Brats $1 French Fries $1 Chicken sandwich $1
Union County Fair, 7/23/18 set Union, and Southwest Iowa record with 140 pullers 3-12 years old, of course, 3 did not qualify. Congratulations to everyone involved. Thanks, Myers Pedal Tractor Pulls