2004 Cole Camp Fair
SEPTEMBER 9,10 & 11, 2004

A Timeless Tradition

The following is a schedule of events and information for the 2004 Cole Camp Fair.  The Cole Camp Fair books are available in several local stores.  Come in and get a copy.

If you, or anyone else has additional information or corrections that will benefit this page, please email the Webmaster, (fair@colecampmo.com) as soon as possible so that it may get posted immediately for all to see. 

Click on any of the following for a quick link to specific information on the fair:

As pictures of the 2004 Cole Camp Fair become available, they will be posted at http://colecamparea.com/fair04/. Check there if interested in seeing some of the pictures.

Cole Camp Fair Board

The Cole Camp Fair Board would like to express its thanks to all the committees and volunteers that help make the Cole Camp Fair so successful.  This fair has close to 500 people that serve in different ways.  Some people help by serving on several committees.  A big THANK YOU goes out to all who support and work to continually make our fair successful.  The Cole Camp Fair Board is:

Schedule of Fair Events


Sunday, August 8 - 1:30 p.m. Future King and Queen Contest
Sunday, August 8 - 7:30 p.m. Cole Camp Fair Queen Contest
  L.C. Schnell Auditorium
Friday, September 3 - 7:00 p.m. Tractor & Pulling Contest 
Saturday, September 4 - 6:00 p.m. Antique Tractor Pull 
Sunday, September 5 - Noon Horse Show 
  Behind R-1 School
Wednesday, September 8 - 3:30 p.m. Educational Art will be judged
Wednesday, September 8 - 7:00 p.m. Judging of 4-H and FFA Sheep and Swine
Exhibition and judging of Dairy Cattle and Beef Cattle in open, 4-H and FFA Classes
Thursday, September 9 - 9:00 - Noon  Entries accepted in all Departments except Educational Art Department
1:15 p.m. 
Super Teen Contest - Lutheran School Ballfield
6-10 p.m. 
Carnival Pay One Price Rides
6:45 p.m.    
Welcome, Coronation of 2004 Fair Queen, Antique and Classic Tractor and Other Non-Float Parade
Grand Parade and Judging of All Floats
Sedalia Concert Band - Bandstand Entertainment
8:00 p.m. to 1 a.m. 
Jaycee Beer Garden Open
8:00 p.m. to 11 p.m. 
Pepsi Garden Open
Friday, September 10 - 10:00 a.m. 
Adult Games
1:15 p.m. 
Children's Contests
7:00 p.m. 
Parade of Lawn and Garden Machinery and Other Non-Floats
Grand Parade of all Floats - Awarding of Ribbons
Jim Bahrenburg & Friends - Bandstand Entertainment
7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. 
Jaycee Beer Garden Open
8:00 p.m. to 11 p.m. 
Pepsi Garden Open
Saturday, September 11 - 7:00 a.m. 
Cole Camp Fair 5-K Fun Run
9:00 a.m. 
Coon Hound Show (Behind R-1 School)
10:00 a.m. 
Kiddie Parade
Grand Parade of all Floats
11:00 a.m. 
Baby Show - Legion Building
10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Adult Games
12-4 p.m. 
Carnival Pay One Price Rides

1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  

Jaycee Beer Garden Open
Loening Family German Band Entertainment
No Cover Charge
1:30 to 6:00 p.m. 
Children's Peddle Pull
1:30 to 6:30 p.m. 
Car Show - Water Tower Park

6:30 p.m.  

Megan's Majorettes - Bandstand
7:00 p.m. 
Parade of Antique Cars and other Non-Floats
Grand Parade and Awarding of Grand Prize Float
Denim & Diamonds/Lil' Chicks - Bandstand Entertainment
6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. 
Jaycee Beer Garden Open
8:00 p.m. to 11 p.m. 
Pepsi Garden Open

For more information, the following sections are available.  Information for these sections was obtained from the Cole Camp Courier articles and the 2004 Cole Camp Fair book.

For more information on each of the listed items, click on the item in the following list:

Fair Overview - For those not familiar with the Cole Camp Fair, this will present an overview.
Cole Camp Fair Book - Where can you obtain a copy
Parade Reserved Seats - Information on obtaining reserved seats for the parades
Cole Camp Fair Queen - Schedule and information on the Fair Queen Contest
Truck and Tractor Pull - General information and admission fees for this event
Antique & Classic Tractor Pull - General information and admission fees for event
Horse Show - Entry information and initial class information


Please check back for updates up until the start of the 2004 Fair - they will be posted here as new information becomes available.


Fair Overview

The small community of Cole Camp goes all out once a year for their local country fair.  It includes activities and entertainment for all ages.  The "main" part of the fair is held on the first Thursday, Friday and Saturday after Labor Day in September, with additional activities held prior to these three days, such as the Fair Queen contest and the Horse Show.  It involves the volunteer effort of over 500 people from the town and surrounding area to bring everything together for the fair.  Work for the fair starts several months ahead of "fair time" for some of the volunteers.  There are several groups that build their float to be entered into the Grand Parade each day.  These floats are works of art, with hundreds of hand made flowers on each float.  Each year there is a different theme for the fair, and most of these beautiful floats follow that theme.  The 2004 Cole Camp Fair theme is "A Timeless Tradition".  It would not be unusual for thousands of people to attend the fair to see this parade on Saturday evening, and to enjoy visiting old friends and making new ones - this from a town with a population of under 1100.

This is a country fair put on by a farming community, so much of the focus is also on entering crafts, home grown products, and the farm related livestock, into the various departments to compete for a prize.  All of the various fair activities are coordinated by around 40 different committees, with some committees having 12 to 15 members.  Many of the town's businesses close for business during the fair days, and open their buildings to house the fair exhibits.  If you want to see what can be done by this community, and have a very enjoyable time, come visit our fair this year.  There is something different each day, and with the exhibits open every day for all to admire and enjoy.

Sutton United Expositions is providing the rides and concession stand entertainment this year.  This year they will provide rides with "Pay One Price" tickets on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 12 Noon to 4:00 p.m.  The tickets for Thursday may be purchased in advance at Cash's Thriftway and Posie Pedldler in Cole Camp, and at Williams Press in Lincoln.  If purchased in advance, the tickets are $12.00 while if purchased on Thursday they are $15.00.  The Saturday tickets are $15.00.

 Cole Camp Fair Book Information

The 2004 Cole Camp Fair book is now available.  Contained in it are all the entry rules for all competition, the location where all exhibits will be entered, a listing of all the committees, and the official schedule of all events.  The book is available at various Cole Camp businesses, such as Cash's Thriftway, Citizens-Farmers Bank, Handel Haus, Cole Camp Auto Parts, and Bormann's Service Station.  Several of the area's citizens also distribute the books and ask for financial support.

 Parade Reserved Seats Information

There are reserved seats on each side of the parade route for the city block that is in front of the grand stand and announcer's platform.  Tickets for these seats must be purchased prior to each of the nightly grand parades.  Advanced tickets may be purchased at Posie Peddler, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on August 23rd.  Phone sales or reservations will not be accepted - you must come into the shop to purchase your seat ticket. Front row - $3.00 per seat, other rows - $2.00 per seat.


 Fair Queen and Future King and Queen

The 2004 Cole Camp Fair Queen contest will be held Sunday evening, August 8th at 7:30 p.m. at the L.C. Schnell Auditorium (Lutheran School Auditorium).  In late July, there were 5 ladies that had entered for the contest.  One will be selected to have the title of Cole Camp Fair Queen, with the two runner ups being her attendants.  The five ladies entered are:

The 2004 Cole Camp Fair Queen will be announced and crowned just before the Grand Parade on Thursday evening. Some of the pictures of this event may be found at http://www.colecamparea.com/fair04.

The 2004 Cole Camp Future King and Queen contest will be held on Sunday afternoon, August 8th at 1:30 p.m. at the L.C. Schnell Auditorium.  Three Future Kings and three Future Queens will be selected during this contest. From these 6 entries, one couple will be selected to be the Future King and Queen with the two runner up couples to be announced Thursday evening just before the coronation of the Cole Camp Fair Queen. 

Some of the pictures of this event may be found at http://www.colecamparea.com/fair04.


Truck and Tractor Pull

A Truck and Tractor Pull will be held on Friday, September 3 behind the R-1 School.  Entries begin at 6:00 p.m., with the contest begining at 7:00 p.m. with the Ironman Sled.  There are scales on the grounds.  Refer to the Cole Camp Fair Book for class and entry details.  Admission is $8.00, children 6-12 is $3.00 and 5 and under are free.  This is an Outlaw Sanctioned Pull event.


Antique & Classic Tractor Pull

The 19th Annual 2004 Cole Camp Fair Antique & Classic Tractor Pull will be held on Saturday, September 4 behind the R-1 School.  Weigh-in starts at 3:00 p.m. with scales on the grounds.  Refer to the Cole Camp Fair Book for class and entry details.  Admission is $5.00, all under 12 are admitted free.  There will also be concessions on the grounds.


Open Horse Show

An open horse show will be held on Sunday, September 5 at the Saddle Club Arena, behind the R-1 School.  Entries will be taken from 10:00 a.m. to 12 Noon, with the show beginning at Noon.  The entry fee is $4.00 per class, except for the Stock Horse, Pleasure ($5.00 fee), the 4-H Horsemanship (no fee), and the Barrel Race, Open ($5.00 fee).  Proof of negative Coggins test is required for all horses from outside the State of Missouri prior to entry onto the arena grounds.  Admission to the event for 13 and over is $2.00, 7 to 12 is $1.00, and under 7 is free. Lunch is available on grounds. Horses will be entered as one type only (saddle or stock when indicated) and Judge's decision is final.  The classes are:

  1. 18 & Under Youth Halter, Showmanship
  2. 18 & Under Youth Halter, Ponies (54" & Under)
  3. Halter, Stock Type, 2004 Foals
  4. Halter, Saddle Type, 2003-2004 Foals
  5. Halter, Stock Type, 2003 Foals
  6. Halter, Stock, 2 Years & Over
  7. Halter, Saddle Type
  8. Walk Trot (7 thru 10 Years)
  9. Lead Line (6 Years & Under)
  10. Saddle Horse, Pleasure, Open
  11. Stock Horse, Pleasure ($5.00 fee, 100% payback)
  12. Youth Pleasure (Riders 18 & Under) (Saddle or Stock)
  13. Junior Western Pleasure (Horses 2 & 3 Years Old)
  14. Youth Horsemanship (18 Years & Under) (Cannot enter Class #15)
  15. 4-H Horsemanship (Benton County Only - No Fee)
    Must have copy of 4-H Horse Entry Form
  16. Jack Benny Pleasure (Riders 50 & Over)
  17. English Horsemanship, Open)
  18. Pony Cart (54" & Under)
  19. Single Hitch (Horses & Mules)
  20. Hitched Teams (54" & Under)
  21. Hitched Teams (Horse & Mules)
  22. Egg & Spoon
  23. Pole Bending, Youth (18 and Under)
  24. Pole Bending, Adults (19 and Over)
  25. Flag Race, Open
  26. Barrel Race, Youth (18 & Under)
  27. Barrel Race, Open ($5 Entry Fee, $100 Payback $40, $30, $20, $10)

Hope to see you at the Horse Show on Sunday!