Welcome to the 116th Inter-State Fair and Rodeo! We are pleased to bring you a jammed packed week of fun and entertainment with shows and events. The grandstand events will start Tuesday, August 15th with LJ Jenkins Bull Riding followed on Wednesday and Thursday nights with PRCA Rodeo. This year we switched it up, and are bringing two nights of Demolition Derby excitement. On Friday we will have an all mini class of autos with one class being minivans. On Saturday the big boys show up and fill the arena with full-body cars. There will be a bone stock class. This class is promising to bring large hits and crashes. These cars are not reinforced and simply said come straight off the street to the arena with only glass removed and gas tanks moved.
Outside the grandstand on the midway Ottawa Carnival will be set up and running Tuesday through Saturday. Food and Drinks of all sorts will be served by our concessionaires.
Starting at the first of the week our area kids are the spotlight with one of the area’s largest livestock shows. The kids work hard all year caring and showing Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Chickens, Geese and Rabbits. A short walk away is the Coffeyville Recreation Building you can check out all the projects that the 4-H and FFA kids have worked on all year. On Monday night there is the bake sale where you can bid on all sorts of Delicious items.
Special thanks to the Fair Association whose hard work all year makes it possible to put on an event like this for our community. Without each and everyone the Interstate Fair and Rodeo would not exist.
Thank You and I’m honored to be this year’s Inter-State Fair and Rodeo President and will see you at the fair!