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Callaway Youth Expo begins Wednesday

Callaway Youth Expo begins Wednesday

July 2nd, 2017 by Jenny Gray in Local News

A curious calf investigates its nose during a past Callaway Youth Expo. The 2017 event starts Wednesday and concludes Saturday night at the fairgrounds in Auxvasse. (Fulton Sun file photo)

The Callaway Youth Expo starts Wednesday, continuing through Saturday.

Youth from seven county 4-H clubs and FFA students from every Callaway County area school district, plus Girl Scouts, are expected to attend. Events will be at the former Lions Club Park in Auxvasse, now home to the annual Expo.

"It's going to be a good week," said Sarah Rohrbach, youth program assistant at the University of Missouri Extension for Callaway County.

Admission is free, said David Reid, president of the fifth annual expo.

A barrel train will give rides, and there will be bounce houses and pedal tractor competitions open to children, teens and adults.

The small animal show will be at 4 p.m. Saturday; the types of animals shown can include bottle goats and lambs, bucket calves, cats, dogs, rabbits and more.

"Saturday would probably be the best day to come out," Rohrbach said. "The ham breakfast is in the morning, and the (livestock) sale at night."

She said 175 4-Hers are expected, plus about 40 FFA members and Girl Scouts. Many of the winners will go on to compete Aug. 10-20 at the Missouri State Fair.

For more information about the Youth Expo, visit


Auxvasse Lions Club Park/Arena


4 p.m. — 4-H Conference judging

4-7 p.m. — FFA exhibit registration

4-6 p.m. — Hams/bacon check-in

8 p.m. — Movie in the park


12:30 p.m. — Fashion revue clinic

1 p.m. — 4-H fashion revue

2 p.m. — 4-H royalty interviews

2 p.m. — 4-H speech contest

3 p.m. — 4-H royalty contest

3 p.m. — Food stand open

4 p.m. — 4-H demonstrations

4 p.m. — Bounce house open

6 p.m. — Swine in place, weigh-in to follow

6 p.m. — Youth horse show

8 p.m. — Dance (all ages welcome)


8 a.m. — Food stand open

10 a.m. — Goat/sheep in place

1 p.m. — Goat/sheep show

4 p.m. — Super farmer & tug in the mud

4 p.m. — Bounce house open

4 p.m. — 4-H/FFA fun activities

5 p.m. — Archery tent

7 p.m. — Swine show


8 a.m. — Food stand open

8 a.m. — Poultry/rabbits in place

9 a.m. — Poultry/rabbit show

10 a.m. — Market beef and bucket calves in place, weigh-in to follow

4 p.m. — Bounce house open

4 p.m. — 4-H/FFA fun activities

5 p.m. — Archery tent

5 p.m. Master Gardeners activity for youth ages 5-10

5 p.m. — T-Bird Boys Band

6 p.m. — Bucket calf show, market beef show to follow

6 p.m. — Breeding beef in place (unless pre-registered)

7 p.m. — Garden Tractor Pull

9 p.m. — T-Bird Boys Band


7:30 a.m. — Country Ham Breakfast (tickets $10, 5 and under eat free)

8 a.m. — Market beef in place for sale

10 a.m. — Food stand open

10 a.m. — Breeding beef show

Noon — Kids, Teen & Adult Pedal Tractor Pull registration

1 p.m. — Kids, Teen & Adult Pedal Tractor Pull

2 p.m. — Archery tent

2 p.m. — 4-H/FFA fun activities

2 p.m. — Bounce house open

3 p.m. — Cow Patty Bingo

4 p.m. — Children's small animal show

5 p.m. — Buyer's dinner

7 p.m. — Livestock/ham sale