Aerin Reinfelds (center), 8, of Washington was the winner of the 8-9-year-old division pie-eating contest at the Washington County Fair on Monday afternoon. 

It’s that time of year again.

The Washington County Fair gets underway on Sunday and runs through Friday, July 19.

The fair kicks off with a truck and ATV mud drag at 1 p.m., Sunday. 

Sunday’s highlight is the Washington County Fair Queen contest at 7 p.m. in the Washington Community Center, where seven contestants will vie to succeed 2018 Fair Queen Katie Palmer.

This year’s grandstand entertainment features a sanctioned truck and tractor pull at 7 p.m., Monday; the Grand River Rodeo at 7 p.m., Tuesday; a demolition derby at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday; and a motocross and fireworks show at 7 p.m., Friday.

Central Empire Semi-Pro Wrestling will put on a show outside of Dallmeyer Hall at 7 p.m., Thursday.

One of the biggest attractions of the fair is the 4-H and FFA livestock shows. The show schedule includes:

• Monday, July 15: Livestock judging contest, 12:30 p.m.; goat show, 3:30 p.m.; dog agility show, 6 p.m.

• Tuesday, July 16: Sheep show, 8 a.m.; rabbit show, 9 a.m.; horse and pony show, 11 a.m.; pet show, 1:30 p.m.; dairy cattle show, 2 p.m.; breeding beef show, 4 p.m.; and poultry show, 5:30 p.m.

• Wednesday, July 17: Swine show, 8 a.m.; and bucket bottle calf show, 3 p.m.

• Thursday, July 18: Market beef show, 8 a.m.

• Friday, July 19: Livestock auction, 8:30 a.m.

There will be plenty of musical entertainment throughout the week as well.

The Aces and Eights Band performs at 5 p.m., Sunday. Van and the Movers performs at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Toaster performs at 7 p.m., Friday. All of these performances are on the Lions Stage.

Fun Services Carnival will have rides for the kids every day from 4-10 p.m. Wristbands for unlimited rides will be available for $20 each day.

Wednesday, rides also will be open from 10 a.m.-noon for Kids Day, where unlimited ride wristbands for the whole morning will be available for $10.

Admission to the fair is $10 per day. Season passes are available for $25.

For more information, visit WashingtonCountyFairIA.com.

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