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Livestock, classic cars, art and live entertainment at Carson City Fair

Posted 7/11/2019

A girl and two boys showing their sheep

FFA and Cooperative Extension 4-H youth present their project sheep at last year’s Carson City Fair. Photo by Larry Burton, Cooperative Extension.

Cooperative Extension partners with community nonprofits to offer free family event July 26-28

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension presents the 2019 Carson City Fair July 26-28, at Fuji Park, 601 Old Clear Creek Road. The event is put on in partnership with the Northern Nevada Antique Power Club, Simerson Events, LLC and others to celebrate youth and agriculture.

“We have something to interest everyone in the family here during the Carson City Fair,” said Lisa K. Taylor, Cooperative Extension educator in Carson City. “From the livestock show and sale to performances by local singers and dancers to nightly demolition derbies, there will be fun activities for all.”

Some highlights include a youth dog show and agility event, and shows and contests where youth from Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program, FFA and National Grange Youth will present animals they have raised, including dogs, pigs, sheep, goats, beef, dairy goats, dairy cattle, rabbits, rodents and poultry. The animal presentations will culminate in a livestock sale, 5 p.m., July 27.

In addition, community members of all ages can participate in static contests in more than 25 categories, spanning clothing and textiles; food and food preservation; fine arts; heritage; photography; quilting; science, engineering and technology; horticulture; conservation and wildlife; and others.

A variety of free, live entertainment will perform throughout the event on the grassy area. There will also be an antique tractor and engine show and parade, antique cars and vintage semi-trucks. Paid entertainment includes an inaugural demolition derby, 7-9 p.m., July 26 and 27.

Other new events include the American Ninja Farmer competition, honey tasting, youth and adult sidewalk chalk competitions and youth gunny sack races, all provided at no charge. A silent auction will take place inside the Exhibit Hall. July 27 is the annual Safety Day for youth and their families, and Community Resource Awareness Day, where local nonprofit agencies will be on hand to share what they do to commemorate their contributions to the community. The Vitalant Blood Mobile will also be on site July 27 at 10 a.m. for those wishing to donate blood.

Limited parking is available on site and overflow parking will be available in the parking lot of the Walmart Supercenter off Topsy Lane, 3770 U.S. Highway 395 S. in Carson City. A JAC (Jump Around Carson) bus will be available to shuttle fairgoers between the fairgrounds and parking lot. The Fair bus route information and a complete list of events and activities can be found on Return to previous page