Since 1967, the annual Newton County Fair has been held at the Roy Gene Carter Memorial Fairgrounds in the Crowder area.

Since 1967, the annual Newton County Fair has been held at the Roy Gene Carter Memorial Fairgrounds in the Crowder area.  
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the fair moving to that location, Newton County A & M Society President Bill Thogmartin said. "We don't have a lot of memorabilia. But we will have a booth inside the commercial building with an exhibit going back."
Commemorative t-shirts focused on the 50th anniversary will be for sale during the fair.
Opening ceremonies for the fair are at 4 p.m. on Wednesday and events begin immediately following.
Musical entertainment at the fair this year will include a Youth Music Service presented by the First Baptist Church on Wednesday, the Jeff Tatum Band on Thursday, and Southern Green on Friday.
Numerous livestock exhibits, indoor exhibits, food vendors, commercial vendors, and more will all be part of this year's fair.
"We have a big carnival this year," Thogmartin said.
The carnival will be on hand Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  Wristbands offering unlimited rides will be available for $20.
In addition to numerous other events, there will be a free watermelon following the Pig Scramble, which is slated for 8 p.m. on Friday.
Additional details can be found at the official fair website - https://www.newtoncountyfairmo.com/.
The full fair schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, July 5
 4 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
 5 p.m. Market Show (5 p.m. Sheep, goats at 6 p.m. and steers at 7 p.m.
6 p.m. Broiler Pen Show (will be released to leave after show)
7 p.m. Open Rabbit Show (Rabbits will be released to go home after the show)
Midnight All Market Poultry must be removed from cages
Midnight Fair closes

Thursday, July 6
8 a.m. Horse Youth Showmanship - followed by Hunter Under Saddle
8 a.m. Swine (Market and Breeding) - followed by Showmanship then Pee Wee
9 a.m. Poultry (start with waterfowl, turkey, and eggs)
10:30 a.m. Rabbit and Pee Wee Rabbit (Rabbit Barn)
Noon 4-H Exhibits Building open
2 p.m. Dairy Cattle
5 p.m. Sheep
7:30 p.m. Horse Trail (at Horse Arena)
7:30 p.m. In-Hand Costume (in Main Show Arena)
8 p.m. Entertainment
Midnight Fair closes

Friday, July 7
8 a.m. Beef
8 a.m. Western Pleasure - followed by Western Horsemanship
9 a.m. Dog Show (concrete pad, south end of fairgrounds)
Noon Boer Goats
4 p.m. Dairy Goats
6 p.m. Goat Costume Contest
8 p.m. Pig Scramble / followed by Show-De-O
8p.m.  Entertainment
Midnight Fair closes

Saturday, July 8
8 a.m. Open Horse Show
9 a.m. Round Robin
11 .m. Livestock Judging
1 p.m. Pee Wee Showmanship followed by Best of Show Awards
3:30 p.m. MANDATORY Market Sale Participant Meeting / Set up for Sale
7 p.m. Livestock Auction
8 p.m. Entertainment
9 p.m. Indoor exhibits and animals will be released by Superintendent
(All animals will remain in stalls Saturday night; NO tie outs)