DELAWARE COUNTY – It’s fair time again in Delaware County and this year’s fair is shaping up to be bigger and better with several events taking place promising to draw both spectators and participants. It's not too late to round up your entries and bring them on out for showing and judging.

The fair will start on Sept. 6-10 with such exhibits from local FFA and 4-H chapters including livestock, creative arts, horticulture, baked goods, food preservation and household arts, just to name a few. And don’t forget the annual rough stock rodeo. The action starts around 10 a.m. on Saturday. If you need more information on the rodeo, contact Jim Reno at 918-366-1048 or 918-801-2327.

Again this year, Jay’s Chamber of Commerce FarmFest and Roadkill Chili Cookoff will be located at the fairgrounds.

The 6th Annual Roadkill Chili Cookoff will start at 11 a.m. and last until 1 p.m. when the judges will decide who will be the next reining chili champ. Prizes will be given for 1st and 2nd place for businesses, non-profits and individuals. Entry fees are $15 for businesses, $10 for non-profits and $5 for individuals. Tasting kits are $5 per bowl that includes testing of all contestants’ chili and ticket to vote for the coveted people’s choice award. This year promises to draw even more entries, so there will be plenty of chili to go around. For more information on the cookoff call 253-8698 or 253-4345.

Another favorite event will be FarmFest that has always been popular in the county. The show has become so popular that added events and show times have been extended. On Thursday night at 7 p.m. There will be a draft Horse Pull, on Friday from 10 am. Until 5 p.m. The Farm Show kicks off and extends on into Saturday from 10 a.m until 5 p.m. with numerous vendors already signed to be on site with their wares. Included in that list are farm and ranch equipment vendors, stockyards, lawn care products, sporting goods, and feed supply stores just to name a few. Something no farmer and rancher would want to miss. If you need more information on Farmfest or the rodeo, call Case Barnwell at 918-964-9177, Mike Rudick 918-253-6318, or Jim Reno 918-253-6026.

Fair Schedule:


Check in 4-H Exhibits 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Check in Open Class Exhibits 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Judge 4-H Exhibits 9:30 a.m.

Judge Open Class 9:30 a.m.

Check In Baked Goods and Flowers 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Judge Baked Goods and Flowers 1:30 p.m.


Check In Sheep, Dairy Cattle & Swine 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Check In Poultry, Rabbits and other Fowl 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Sheep, Dairy Cattle, & Swine to be in stalls by 12:00 Noon

Sheep Show 6:00 p.m.

Swine Show 7:00 p.m.


Check In All Goats 9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Tractor Driving 9:00 a.m.

Dairy Cattle Show 12:00 p.m.

Dairy Goats Show Immediately following Dairy Cattle

Meat Goats Show Immediately following Dairy Goats

Check in Horses & Horse Show 4:00 p.m.


Check In Beef Cattle 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Livestock Judging Contest 10:00 a.m.

Check In Commercial Heifer Pen 12:00 p.m.

Mutton Bustin’ Contest

Ages 3 - 6 years 1:00 p.m.

Bucket Calf Showmanship 2:00 p.m.

Ages 3, 4 & 5 years

Ages 6, 7 & 8 years

Commercial Heifer Pen Show 2:30 p.m.

Beef Show 3:00 p.m.

Release Exhibits 5:00 p.m.

Rodeo 8:00 p.m.