July 27 - August 1st, 2020


Anderson County Fair Supporters and Participants,

The Anderson County Fair Board has made the difficult decision to cancel and adjust many events associated with the 2020 Fair due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent presence of Vesicular Stomatitis virus which has been found in horses and can be transmitted to other animals. This decision was made under guidance from the Local Health Officer, County Officials, and local veterinarians. The health and safety of all attendees, participants, and volunteers continue to be a top priority.

The cancellation of public events means we will not be hosting the Carnival, Parade, Ranch Rodeo, Merchant’s Tent, Demolition Derby, Pie Contest, Axe Throwing, Shodeo, and Horse Pull. The Fair Board is working with K-State Research & Extension, local 4-H agents, and County Officials on the plans for the 4-H Showcase events. Communication regarding 4-H events will be transmitted when plans are confirmed. This situation is one we never could have anticipated nor want to ever have repeated. The Anderson County Fair Board appreciates your understanding and support as we work through these unprecedented times and look forward to the 2021 Anderson County Fair.

Heroes of the Heartland

Grand Marshal:
Nancy Horn

Fair Highlights


Saturday, July 18
4-H and Open Horse Show - 9 am


Tuesday, July 28

Swine Show - 8:30am

Rabbit Show - 11:00am - Cancelled due to RHDV2

Poultry Show - 1:30pm

Fair Parade - 7 pm - Stadium
Fun Time Show Carnival Rides - 6 pm- 10:30 pm
Ranch Rodeo - 8 pm - Rodeo Arena

Wednesday, July 29

Meat Goat Show - 9:00 am

Sheep Show - 6:00pm


Anderson County Fair Tent - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Fun Time Show Carnival Rides - 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Pie Baking Contest - 7 p.m.

Shodeo - 7:00 pm - Rodeo Arena

Thursday, July 30

Dairy Goat Show - 9:00 am

Dairy Cattle Show - 9:30 am

Bucket Calf Show - 6pm

Beef Show - 6:30pm
Fun Time Show Carnival Rides - 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Friday, July 31
Fun Time Show Carnival Rides - 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Livestock Premium Sale - 7:00 pm - Livestock Show Arena

Saturday, August 1
Miniature Draft Horse Pull - 7:30 p.m. - Rodeo Arena - Free to public
Fun Times Show Carnival Rides - 6:00 - 10:30 pm

TBD
Demolition Derby - 7:00 pm - Rodeo Arena

Click HERE for full detailed schedule

To Fairground:

From US 169 (Paola/KC area): Turn right (west) on Park Rd and drive west approximately 2 miles - turn right (north) at the swimming pool and follow the paved road to the fairgrounds.

From US 59 (Iola area): follow 59 highway north through Garnett until you reach the stoplight for Park Rd. Turn right (east) and drive approximately 1 mile. Turn left (north) and follow paved road to the fairgrounds.

From 31 highway (from Waverly): Stay on 31 highway, heading east, through stoplight near Country Mart. Drive approximately 1 mile and turn left at swimming pool (north). Follow paved road to fairgrounds.