Market Steers and Market Dairy Cows to be entered in the 2020 Washington Town & Country Fair will be tagged on Saturday, February 15, 2020, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. A snow date of February 22, 2020 has been set if weather does not permit tagging to take place on February 15. If necessary, cancellation due to weather will be announced on the Fair’s website (washmofair.com) and Facebook page. Information will also be provided to KLPW and The Missourian. The tagging will be held at the Livestock Pavilion at the Washington City Park Fairgrounds. Exhibitors will be allowed to tag two market steers or dairy cows, but may only enter one. Market steer weight at fair time must be 1,000 to 1,450 lbs.
All Junior Exhibitors must be a member in good standing of a 4-H Club or FFA Chapter, and they must be enrolled in the project they are exhibiting. Market class Junior Exhibitors must be from Franklin or an adjoining county. Complete rules for the Junior Livestock Exhibitors will be available at the tag-in and will be available at www.washmofair.com beginning February 17.
THE EXHIBITOR MUST BE PRESENT AT THE TAGGING. All exhibitors, regardless of age, MUST BE accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Relatives or friends will not be allowed to tag the animal for an exhibitor.
Applications are now available for the Washington Town & Country Fair Livestock Scholarship. At least 2 - $500.00 college scholarships will be awarded. These scholarships are funded 100% by the exhibitors themselves from a 1% deduction in all Blue Ribbon Auction checks. Applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce office or online.
Applicants must be seniors in high school and must have exhibited livestock of any species, market or breeding, at the Washington Town & Country Fair at some time before their senior year. Applicants must also be residents of Franklin or an adjoining county.
Applications must be returned to the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce: 323 W Main Street, Washington MO 63090, or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
NEW DATE FOR 2019!
This year, the Fair Kick-Off Party will be held on SATURDAY, AUGUST 3. In prior years, the party has been held after the parade on Sunday, but this year we decided to move only the party to Saturday. The covered Farmers' Market pavilion is the perfect location, providing shade from the sun, and cover from the rain (although we are counting on great weather for all of Fair Week!).
The event will be held 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. with food and drink available for purchase and live music from Piano Dan.
In addition to the music and dancing, there will be activities for all ages, including Corn Hole and Koosh Ball games, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and more. It will be a great evening to kick-off FAIR WEEK!
VIP A limited number of VIP passes for concerts at the Washington Town & Country Fair will be available for sale on Thursday, July 18 at 10 a.m. General Admission seating for concerts is included with admission to the fair, but there is a small VIP section in front of the stage. VIP passes will continue to be provided to sponsors and committee members, but there has been increased demand in recent years by fairgoers wishing to purchase tickets into the area. Only 50 VIP passes for each night (Thursday – Sunday) will be available. Tickets must be purchased online. Links to the sales page are published below. Cost is $50 each for Saturday (Styx) VIPs, and $25 each for the other days. VIP Passes do not include admission to the Fair – a daily ticket or season pass must still be purchased to enter the fairgrounds.
VIP - LOCASH (Thursday, August 8)
VIP - Shooter Jennings w/ the Bottle Rockets and Old 97's (Friday, August 9)
VIP - Styx (Saturday, August 10) - VIP Tickets are sold out, but you can still purchase general admission tickets here!
VIP - David Lee Murphy (Sunday, August 11)
Daily tickets and/or season passes must be purchased in a separate transaction here.
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