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Manatee County Fair 2018 Schedule, Entertainment

    January 11 - 21, 2018
Manatee County Fair, 1303 17th. Street West, Palmetto, Florida


January 20, 2018 - Saturday

• 17th Annual Baby Contest 1:00 pm. Kendrick Auditorium.

Noon - Fair Gates Open
Noon - Exhibit Buildings Open
Noon - Belle City Amusements Midway Opens

Noon - Show-Me Safari Petting Zoo Opens
Noon - 11th Annual Charity BBQ Competition begins - Close to Gate 3
Noon - 4-H BBQ Chicken Competition begins - Close to Gate 3
Noon - 6th Annual Whip Popping Contest - Close to Gate 3



12:30 pm. - 3rd Annual Pie Eating Contest - Chaires Building
12:30 pm. - Wade Henry - Strolling Act
1:00 pm. - Steer Sale - Mosaic Arena
    Poultry Meat Pen Sale immediately follows steer sale
    Beef Breeding Sale immediately follows poultry sale if applicable

1:00 pm. - Show-Me Safari Pig Races - East Midway Walkway
1:00 pm. - Florida Friendly Edible Landscaping - Master Gardener Educational Gardens
1:30 pm. - Disc-Connected K-9s - East Midway Walkway

1:30 pm. - Wade Henry - Strolling Act
2:00 pm. - Amazing Anastasini Circus - East Midway Walkway
2:00 pm. - Monarchs, Milkweed & More - Master Gardener Educational Gardens



2:30 pm. - RC Racers - Gate 9 Walkway
3:00 pm. - Show-Me Safari Pig Races - East Midway Walkway
3:00 pm. - Rock-It the Robot - Strolling Act

3:00 pm. - Micro-Irrigation for Your Garden - Master Gardener Educational Gardens
3:30 pm. - Dennis Lee Show - Firkins Automotive Stage
4:00 pm. - 11th Annual Charity BBQ Contest Judging - Close to Gate 3

4:00 pm. - Disc-Connected K-9s - East Midway Walkway
4:30 pm. - RC Racers - Gate 9 Walkway
5:00 pm. - Show-Me Safari Pig Races - East Midway Walkway

5:00 pm. - Rock-It the Robot - Strolling Act
5:00 pm. - 11th Annual Charity BBQ Contest Awards - Close to Gate 3
5:00 pm. - Wade Henry - Close to Gate 3



5:30 pm. - Dennis Lee Show - Firkins Automotive Stage
5:30 pm. - Amazing Anastasini Circus - East Midway Walkway
6:30 pm. - RC Racers - Gate 9 Walkway

7:00 pm. - Wade Henry - Strolling Act
7:00 pm. - Boss Hawg - Entertainment Tent and Main Stage
7:00 pm. - Show-Me Safari Pig Races - East Midway Walkway

7:00 pm. - 4-H / FFA Awards Ceremony - Mosaic Arena
7:30 pm. - Disc-Connected K-9s - East Midway Walkway
8:00 pm. - Dennis Lee Show - Firkins Automotive Stage

8:00 pm. - Amazing Anastasini Circus - East Midway Walkway
8:00 pm. - Rock-It the Robot - Strolling Act
8:30 pm. - RC Racers - Gate 9 Walkway

9:00 pm. - Show-Me Safari Pig Races - East Midway Walkway
9:00 pm. - Wade Henry - Close to Gate 3

schedule is subject to change without prior notice


  Manatee County Fair 2018 Schedules:

  • Jan. 11 - Thursday     • Jan. 12 - Friday

  • Jan. 13 - Saturday     • Jan. 14 - Sunday

  • Jan. 15 - Monday     • Jan. 16 - Tuesday

  • Jan. 17 - Wed.     • Jan. 18 - Thursday

  • Jan. 19 - Friday     • Jan. 20 - Saturday

  • Jan. 21 - Sunday    



Daily Entertainment to Enjoy:
• 5th Annual 4-H and FFA Hay Bale Decorating Contest entries on display throughout the grounds.

• SunShine MonkeyShines as stroll the grounds.

• Les McDowell’s “Cowboy Camp” is located just inside Gate 3.

• The Barnyard Cackle Review is located at the NW corner of the Premier Community Bank Exhibit Building.


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