2005 Cole Camp Fair
SEPTEMBER 8,9 & 10, 2005

Coming Home

The following is a schedule of events and information for the 2005 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 2005 Cole Camp Fair become available, they will be posted at http://colecamparea.com/fair05/. 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 7 - 1:30 p.m. Future King and Queen Contest
Sunday, August 7 - 7:30 p.m. Cole Camp Fair Queen Contest
  L.C. Schnell Auditorium
Wednesday, September 7 - 3:30 p.m. Educational Art will be judged
Wednesday, September 7 - 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 8 - 9:00 - Noon  Entries accepted in all Departments except Educational Art Department
1:15 p.m. 
Super Teen Contest - Grandstand
5:00 p.m. 
Wristband Distribution
6-10 p.m. 
Carnival Pay One Price Rides
6:45 p.m.    
Welcome, Non-Float Parade, Coronation of 2005 Fair Queen and Future King and Queen
Grand Parade and Judging of All Floats
8:00 p.m. to 1 a.m. 
Jaycee Beer Garden Open
Friday, September 9 - 10:00 a.m. 
Adult Games
1:15 p.m. 
Children's Contests
7:00 p.m. 
Parade of Antique and Classic Tractors 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 10 - 7:00 a.m. 
Cole Camp Fair 5-K Fun Run
9:00 a.m. 
Deadline to Enter Kiddie Parade
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

5:45 p.m.  

Cow Town Cloggers - Bandstand
7:00 p.m. 
Parade of Antique Cars and other Non-Floats
Grand Parade and Awarding of Grand Prize Float
Fanfare with Kittie Moller - 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 2005 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


Please check back for updates up until the start of the 2005 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 Livestock 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 2005 Cole Camp Fair theme is "Coming Home".  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.

Fountain City Amusements 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 2005 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 22nd.  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 2005 Cole Camp Fair Queen contest was held Sunday evening, August 7th at 7:30 p.m. at the L.C. Schnell Auditorium (Lutheran School Auditorium).  In late July, there were 3 ladies that had entered for the contest.  One was selected to have the title of Cole Camp Fair Queen, with the two runner ups being her attendants.  The three ladies entered are:

The 2005 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/fair05.

The 2005 Cole Camp Future King and Queen contest was held on Sunday afternoon, August 7th at 1:30 p.m. at the L.C. Schnell Auditorium.  Three Future Kings and three Future Queens were 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/fair05.