Wednesday will be a wacky day at the 95th annual Hamilton County Fair in Webster City as the fair returns to a somewhat normal routine after the RAGBRAI visitors depart.
From 11 a.m. on, the streets are expected to be open to normal traffic flow which will be just in time for the horses, sheep, pigs and goats to make their way to the grounds with their exhibitors.
While there is no admission charge to the grounds, normal parking fees of $3 per day or $8 for a season pass, will be in effect starting at noon on Wednesday.The poultry and rabbit shows begin in dual rings in the new Show Arena at Noon. Bucket Bottle Lamb judging is set to begin at the new Show Arena after the Rabbit judging concludes.
The Redhead Express presents their Branson-style music review on the Ed Prince stage at 1, 3 and 5 p.m.
Farm Bureau's annual youth pedal pull competition begins at 3 p.m. on the concrete runway south of the Coop building.
Highlighting Wednesday at the Fair is the annual Fair Queen Coronation on the grandstand stage. Nine Hamilton County girls will be vying for the title.
Wednesday fairgoers must access the Fairgrounds from Superior Street via Bank Street/Dubuque Street to Bell Avenue to Buxton Drive for off-site parking. Shuttles will be available to continuously transport attendees to and from the Fairgrounds.
Parking on the Fairgrounds will become available later Wednesday afternoon as soon as the grounds are cleared of RAGBRAI RV units and the parking ropes erected.