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Manatee County Fair 2017 Schedule, Entertainment
    January 12 - 22, 2017
Manatee County Fair, 1303 17th. Street West, Palmetto, Florida


January 21, 2017 - Saturday

Midway Armband Special: Fun Day on the Midway from Noon to Midnight for $22.00

16th Annual Baby Contest, 1:00 pm. in Kendrick Auditorium

Noon - Fair Gates Open
Noon - Exhibit Buildings Open
Noon - Belle City Amusements Midway Opens
Noon - Show-Me Safari Petting Zoo Opens
Noon - 10th Annual BBQ Competition begins - Close to Gate 3
Noon - 4-H BBQ Chicken Competition begins - Close to Gate 3



12:30 pm. - 5th Annual Whip Popping Contest - Close to Gate 3
12:30 pm. - Pie Eating Contest - Chaires Building
12:30 pm. - Sally Ann - America’s Country Darlin’ - Strolling Act
1:00 pm. - 16th Annual Baby Pageant - Kendrick Auditorium
1:00 pm. - Steer Sale - Mosaic Arena
    Poultry Meat Pen Sale - follows steer sale
    Beef Breeding Sale follows poultry sale if applicable

1:00 pm. - Show-Me Safari Pig Races - East Midway Walkway
1:00 pm. - Fire Fighter Training Show - Gate 9 Walkway
1:00 pm. - Growing & Caring for Fruit Trees - Master Gardener Educational Gardens
1:30 pm. - Steve the Pretty Good - Strolling Act
2:00 pm. - Bears of Bearadise Ranch - East Midway Walkway



2:00 pm. - Butterfly Gardening Basics - Master Gardener Educational Gardens
2:30 pm. - Agri-Puppets - Gate 9 Walkway
2:30 pm. - Sally Ann - America’s Country Darlin’ - Strolling Act
3:00 pm. - Show-Me Safari Pig Races - East Midway Walkway
3:00 pm. - Rock-It the Robot - Strolling Act

3:00 pm. - Plant Propagation Basics - Master Gardener Educational Gardens
3:30 pm. - Sundown - Fair Entertainment Tent and Main Stage
4:00 pm. - 10th Annual BBQ Contest Judging - Close to Gate 3
4:00 pm. - Fire Fighter Training Show - Gate 9 Walkway
4:30 pm. - Steve the Pretty Good - Strolling Act

5:00 pm. - Show-Me Safari Pig Races - East Midway Walkway
5:00 pm. - Rock-It the Robot - Strolling Act
5:00 pm. - 10th Annual BBQ Contest Awards - Close to Gate 3
5:30 pm. - Agri-Puppets - Gate 9 Walkway
6:00 pm. - Sundown - Fair Entertainment Tent and Main Stage



6:00 pm. - Bears of Bearadise Ranch - East Midway Walkway
6:00 pm. - Sally Ann - America’s Country Darlin’ - Strolling Act
6:30 pm. - Steve the Pretty Good - Strolling Act
7:00 pm. - Fire Fighter Training Show - Gate 9 Walkway
7:00 pm. - Show-Me Safari Pig Races - East Midway Walkway

7:00 pm. - 4-H / FFA Awards Ceremony - Mosaic Arena
8:00 pm. - Boss Hawg - Fair Entertainment Tent and Main Stage
8:00 pm. - Bears of Bearadise Ranch - East Midway Walkway
8:00 pm. - Rock-It the Robot - Strolling Act

8:30 pm. - Agri-Puppets - Gate 9 Walkway
8:30 pm. - Steve the Pretty Good - Strolling Act
9:00 pm. - Show-Me Safari Pig Races - East Midway Walkway
9:00 pm. - Sally Ann - America’s Country Darlin’ - Strolling Act

schedule is subject to change without prior notice


  Manatee County Fair 2017 Schedules:

  • Jan. 12 - Thursday     • Jan. 13 - Friday

  • Jan. 14 - Saturday     • Jan. 15 - Sunday

  • Jan. 16 - Monday     • Jan. 17 - Tuesday

  • Jan. 18 - Wed.     • Jan. 19 - Thursday

  • Jan. 20 - Friday     • Jan. 21 - Saturday




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