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Join WBS at the Platte County Fair

Excitement is in the air for the Platte County Fair which kicks off Friday, July 23! This year, WBS is a Grand Reserve Sponsor so we’re really looking forward to a week filled with festivities!

2021 marks the 110th year of the fair that promises something for everyone. Packed with events (and food) that won’t disappoint, the fair and supporting collateral businesses forged the pathway for a fair to remember.

The Impact Warrior Course – July 24th, 5 PM

With four age divisions and cash prizes for all, bring out your inner warrior on this athletic obstacle course. Also, meet special guest, American Ninja Warrior Season 12 Winner, Daniel Gil. Register here.

Open Rodeo – July 25th, 4 PM

Watch on the edge of your seat to see if your favorite cowboy makes the 8-second ride! Slack starts at noon with the rodeo at 4 PM. Buy tickets here.

Rubber Check Race – July 27th, 7 PM

Join in the excitement as the horses and 4-wheelers whiz past the grandstands! Can’t wait? Watch this video. And then Sign up here.

Youth Night – July 29th, 5 PM

Turn the kids loose and enjoy the sound of laughter as they ride by on the barrel train, fill the bounce houses, and run by – with ice cream covered faces – to get in line for games in the grass.

Youth Livestock Sale – July 30th, 4:30 PM

Bring the family for bidding and free BBQ.

Parade – July 31st, 10 AM

Clean off that trailer, get it decorated, and join the parade! Four cash prizes are up for grabs including $250 for the best overall float. Sign up here.

Mutton Bustin’ – July 31st, – 5 PM

Angry ewes and adorable children, it gets no better than this! Laugh the night away as little boys and girls take rides on a sheep. Sign up here.

Pig Wrestling – July 31st, – 6 PM

What do grown men and little children have in common at the fair? They all love falling face-first in the mud trying to get ahold of that pig! Sign up here.

Music

Put on your nicest pair of boots, grab your partner, and get on that dance floor to live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

Sam Cox Band – July 30th, 9 PM                        Eli Mosley – July 31st, 9 PM


Competitions – All Week

In the hopes of winning the coveted purple ribbon, intense preparation is afoot:

  • The youth of our county are working feverishly, getting livestock fed, groomed, and trained
  • Artists are ensuring every paint stroke is precisely placed
  • Cooks are perfecting recipes
  • Knitters’ needles are clicking in song
  • Photographers are taking – and retaking – pictures
  • Farmers are watching crops, and making predictions, on which has the best chance of winning

With so many events, anticipation is growing, be there to cheer them on!

From gobbling down a brisket mac burrito that keeps your mouth watering for days, to grand-stand bingo, and everything in between, the Platte County Fair promises fun for everyone 1 to 100 years old!  

Each year WBS supports our local 4H kids by purchasing livestock they’ve spent the year raising. We then distribute the beef amongst our employees after processing. Western Building Supply relishes the opportunity to, not only, give back to our staff but to support the community as a whole. We can’t wait to see you at the fair!

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