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Children's Day Events

August 12, 2017

Children’s Day - Saturday, Sept. 2nd
Jody Smith, Superintendent 403-0245

Each year, Children’s Day is a highlight of the Springfield Fair. It’s great for
kids! We offer entertaining, fun and educational events that give enjoyment to all
ages of children. Games, giveaways, contests and an exciting atmosphere make
Children’s Day a much-anticipated part of the ol’ fair. We even have a rack of penny candy for sale in the “Tim Blanchard Farm to Field Museum”! (more info at the bottom of this post)


The schedule of Children’s Day events for 2017 is:
8:30 a.m. Children’s and adult’s pet show (more info at the bottom of this post)
9:00-11:00 a.m. Register for children’s games
9:00-12 noon Vegetable contests registration
9:00-11:00 a.m. Children’s games
9:30 a.m. Registration for baby contest (more info at the bottom of this post)

10:00 a.m. Tim the Tune Man - playing fun music in his 'Flower Power' van!
10:00 a.m. Bubble gum blowing contest
Baby contest - birth to 2 years
10:30 a.m. Swiss Roll eating contest
Diaper derby
11:00 a.m. Sarah McLain Memorial soccer kick contest
Toddler trot
11:30 a.m. Egg toss
Three-legged race
12:00 p.m. Drawing for children’s bikes (at Moore Family Stage in front of the Grandstand)
12:15 p.m. “Hot Shot” basketball

1:30 p.m. Mutton Bustin (New Arena)
2:00 p.m. Child/parent look-a-like contest (stage)

Checkout these great attractions happening for the kids at the 167th Springfield Fair! Find the complete 2017 brochure of events HERE

Moose Maine-Iah Monster Truck Rides, Sabre-Tooth Lion Slide, Obstacle Course, Pony Rides, and Mechanical Bull Riding cost a small fee. Competitions and children's games are free!

Saturday, Sept. 2nd, at 8:30 a.m. at the stage
Rules & Regulations
1. ANY family pet may be entered. Entries close 10 minutes before the start
of the show.
2. The pet owner/exhibitor must be under the age of 16, for children’s show
3. The pets must be on leashes or in cages.
4. The pet owner is responsible for providing food, water and shade for the
5. The pet is to be taken home after the show.
6. The Springfield Fair reserves the right to
accept or reject any entry.
7. Pets must be in good health and have had
all their shots.
8. Entries will be judged on appearance,
grooming, personality, unique nature and
other positive qualities. The judges, therefore,
will be questioning the children on various
aspects of their pets. Youngsters should
come prepared as well-informed pet owners.
9. All decisions of the judges are final.
10. Premiums/prizes will be awarded as soon
after the close of the pet show as possible.
Premiums are $10, 7, 5, 3 for places 1-4.



At 10 a.m., a Baby Contest will be held in front of the stage on Saturday, Sept.
2nd. All babies, birth–2 yrs., may participate. A ribbon will be awarded to each
participant! Register babies at 9:30 a.m.

PENNY CANDY - Really - For a Penny
If 2017 will be your first trip to the historic Springfield Fair, or if you have not
ventured down to our museum, you should know that we have been offering penny
candy sales to the young and young at heart. Our older generations remember
candy for a penny and in some cases multiple pieces of candy for a penny. About
15 years ago we thought it would be fun, and exciting for the kids, to be able to
buy 25 pieces for 25 cents. So take your little ones or grandchildren down to the
museum and visit with Arthur Hewes and family all while enjoying memories of
yesteryear of Penny Candy.