The Buena Vista County Fair dates for the 2004 fair be July 22-25. The Carnival will be McDermott Carnival and they will have 30 rides, games and concessions. The fair board and 4-H members will be selling advance ride tickets at $4 a sheet (10 tickets on a sheet). The rides will be $5 a sheet at the fair.
They will be having Brian Staples with his "Reptile Thrill Show" which will include a comedy car, The Movie Star Monkeys, stilt walking, and unicycle rider. Large alligators, anaconda snakes, cobras and other creepy crawlers will be displayed by the expert herpetologist. The audience will gasp as the cobra snake charmer hypnotizes a cobra right out of a basket while an alligator wrestler risks life and limb displaying giant snakes and monster dinosaur alligators.
The Fair will have Mr. Nick Entertainment again. The shows feature Be Bop Bear, kids music shows, and entertainment for everyone. Also, Nick and the Starlites band will perform. Nick will also present American Superstars shows like Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, EIton John and Country Music Stars.
Friday night Sara Sennert and the Singing Farmer will entertain during the Appreciation Supper. It is a Father/Daughter duo providing traditional country sounds. Sara and her father are local entertainers.
On Friday between 4 and 5 they will have tractors arriving at the fair grounds and a parade around the race track.
Saturday the 24th will feature Mini Rods at 1 p.m. and a Baby Contest will be at 10:30 a.m. A Pie Baking Contest will be held at 5:30 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. will be the Queen Contest. At 7 p.m. a "Vegas Style Circus Show" will be held.
Sunday includes11 a.m. mud volleyball, 12 p.m. Antique Tractor Pull, possibly races at 2 p.m. and a Demolition Derby at 5 p.m .