Forget the Major League Baseball All-Star game, the Cherryvale Youth Fair Barnyard Olympics had everything a sports enthusiast would want to see. This year's fair opened Wednesday with the poultry show at 8 a.m. followed by the rabbit show at 5 p.m.

Montgomery County Farm Bureau provided a exhibitor cookout meal prepared by Wayne Blaes but the highlight of the evening was the  Barnyard Olympics.

Kids of all ages competed in Olympic style games such as the ping pong ball and spoon race, gunnysack races, balloon between the legs races, and many more athletic games that require the skills and agility of kids. 

The Cherryvale Youth Fair will continue through Saturday with livestock judging events, a bake goods competition and a Skillathon going on throughout the weekend.


• The judging of the inside exhibits at noon

• Bucket calf workshop at 2 p.m.

• Steer weigh-in at 6:30 p.m. 

• Auction of youth exhibitor's baked goods at 7:30 p.m.


• Skillathon begins

- Seniors at 9 a.m.

- Intermediates at 9:30 a.m.

- Juniors and Pee Wees at 10 a.m.

• Silent auction of the adult bake-off goods at 8 p.m.

• Judging of livestock at 5:15 p.m.

• FFA Alumni BBQ at 6 p.m.

• Free watermelon feed at 6 p.m.

• Livestock judging of dairy goats, meat goats, sheep dairy, beef and swine


• Bucket calf judging at 9 a.m.

• Award presentation and premiums at 10 a.m. or immediately following the release of exhibits and clean up

To see more of the activities at the Cherryvale Youth Fair from Wednesday go to the Reporter website at: