Calling all competitors! Meet in the Contest Tent at the fairgrounds for fun and games Friday, Saturday, and Monday. Come participate in any or all of the exciting new contests.
You can try your hand at everything from cookie stacking to gold fish rain gutter race. Or try one of the three eating contests – watermelon, hotdogs, or pie. Come with an empty stomach and see who will win the title of Eating Champ!
PLEASE NOTE: To make it fair to all participants, if you have been a winner of a large prize from a previous year, you will not be eligible to participate in the contest in which you were a winner.
Contest Tent Schedule
Friday, August 31
5 pm - Cookie Stacking – ages 12 and under – see how high you can go
6 pm - Paper Airplane Contest – all ages – we provide the paper, you provide the skill – is yours best looking, or does it fly the farthest?
7 pm - Hula Hoop Contest – all ages – longest time wins
Saturday, September 1
1 pm - Graham Cracker structures – ages 12 and under – see how creative you can be, frosting and crackers provided.
2 pm - Watermelon Eating – all ages – Early sign up required at the Hyundai trailer near contest tent.
3 pm - Bubble Gum Blowing – ages up to 11, 11-18, 19+ – size matters–the bigger the better.
4 pm - Hoop Shoot – ages up to 11, 11-17, 18+ – see how many shots you can sink in 30 seconds.
5 pm - Mother/Daughter or Father/Son Look-Alike Contest – you can win a bicycle donated by Wal-Mart. Come dressed in your look-alike clothes, your look-alike hair, and/or your look-alike face to compete.
Monday, September 3
1 pm - Pie Eating – all ages – Early sign up required at the Hyundai trailer near contest tent.
2 pm - Arm Wrestling – ages 12-14, 15-18, 19+ see who is the strongest at the fair and win a prize.
Early sign up required at the Hyundai trailer near contest tent – first 8 in each age group participates.
3 pm - Gold Fish Rain Gutter Race – all ages – all it takes is a straw and some hot air to win. Every participant gets a goldfish.
4 pm - Hot Dog Eating – all ages – Early sign up required at the Hyundai trailer near contest tent
New contests this year:
Arm Wrestling Test your prowess in arm wrestling and take home the grand prize in three age categories: ages 12-14, ages 15-18, and age 19 and up at the first annual Iron County Fair Arm Wrestling Tournament. The first eight to pre-register in each age group at the Hyundai trailer will be eligible to compete in this fun contest. Come find out if it is muscle or skill that puts you on top in the Contest Tent on Monday, September 3 at 2 pm.
Look alike Contest Have you always been told you look just like your mother, or you are the spitting image of your dad? Let it work for you at the Iron County Fair Mother/Daughter or Father/Son Look Alike Contest. Come show us your stuff at the Contest Tent on Saturday, September 1 at 5 pm. You can dress alike, do your hair the same, whatever it takes to convince the judges you and your family member look the most alike. No pre-registering required to compete.
Goldfish Race Goldfish racing has been around for… well maybe it isn’t your traditional county fair competition, but it just might be after we try it this year at the Contest Tent Monday, September 3 at 3 pm. The idea is to get your goldfish (without touching it) to be the first one to cross the finish line in the rain gutters. We will provide straws to aid the race. You do not need to pre-register to compete.
Paper Airplane All it takes to become an expert paper airplane pilot is paper, skill at folding, a good throwing arm and lots of luck. Come to the Contest Tent on Friday, August 31 at 6 pm to test your skill against others in the Paper Airplane Throwing Contest. Paper is provided.
Beautiful Baby Contest “When I Grow Up I Want To Be…” is the theme for the 2012 Iron County Fair Beautiful Baby Contest. Adorable babies are plentiful in Iron County and if you want to see proof, visit the Entertainment Tent at the Iron County Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 1st where Iron County’s most beautiful babies will be gathering at 10:00 a.m. (sign-ups at 9:30 a.m.) If your baby is the cutest around, enter him or her in the annual contest with an entry fee of only $5. The contest is open to babies up to 24 months old, and boys and girls will compete separately. They will be divided into the following age groups: 0 to 6 months, 7-12 months, and 13-24 months. As always, there are great prizes.