The Johnson County Fair is back this year with two nights of bull riding, their BBQ contest, a car cruise in and more from Wednesday July 7 through Saturday July 10.

The Amped Up Pro Bull Riding Tour will have two big shows at the Johnson County Fair on Wednesday July 7 and Thursday July 8. Showtime both nights will be at 7:30PM.

The second annual Johnson County Fair Backyard BBQ Contest is taking place Friday July 9 and Saturday July 10. The BBQ contest is designed for backyard BBQ'ers and contestants can enter a side, pork, beef, chicken and ribs. The contest starts with a cooks' meeting on Friday night July 9 and judging will be Saturday morning July 10. The entry free is $5.00.

The car cruise in will take play Saturday July 10 from 5:00PM - 8:00PM CDT. Saturday is the biggest day of the fair with the Rat Rod Show from 9:00AM -4:00PM CDT. The fish fry, chicken will also be available, from 5:30PM - 7:30PM and the Mud Run at 7:00PM

Ponch will be providing live music on both Friday July 9 from 8:00PM - 11:00PM CDT and Saturday from 5:00PM - 8:00PM CDT.

While most of the events are scheduled to start Wednesday July 7, the FFA District Fair will be held at the Fairgrounds on Monday July 5 and Tuesday July 6. There are plenty of other events happening during the fair as well. Here's a partial listing of what's going on, and you can check out a complete schedule on the Johnson County Fair Association's website.

Wednesday July 7

  • Enter Open Exhibits in the Community Building 2:30PM - 5:30PM CDT
  • Open Art Show Check In 3:00PM - 5:00PM CDT (Dining Room)
  • Open Art Show Judging 6:00PM CDT (Dining Room)
  • 4-H Achievement Day 4:00PM - 7:00PM CDT (Community Building)

Thursday July 8 

  • Goat Show 9:00AM CDT
  • Pee Wee Goat Show, after juniors
  • Sheep Show 9:00AM CDT
  • Pee Wee Sheep Show, after juniors
  • Bobby Calf Show 4:30PM CDT
  • Beef Show 5:00PM CDT
  • 4-H Exhibits Open 12:00PM  - 7:00PM (Community Building)

Friday July 9 

  • Swine Show 9:00AM CDT
  • Pee Wee Swine Show, after junior swine show
  • Dairy Show 10:00AM CDT
  • Ham / Bacon Show 10:00AM CDT
  • Exhibits Open 10:00AM - 7:00PM CDT
  • Rabbit Show 11:30AM CDT
  • Poultry Show 1:00PM CDT
  • Live Online & Onsite Livestock, Ham & Bacon Sale

Saturday July 10 

  • Exhibits Open 8:30AM - 3:00PM CDT
  • Baby Show 9:00AM CDT
  • 4-H Farm Time Fun 11:30AM CDT
  • Cat Show 2:00PM
  • Pick up Exhibits 3:00PM CDT

Additionally the Dog Show is scheduled for Sunday July 11 at 2:00PM, and the Horse Show is Saturday July 17.

LOOK: 30 fascinating facts about sleep in the animal kingdom