Ellis County 4-H & Open Class

Visit the 4-H & Open Class page to view a full schedule of 4-H activities, the Open Class Fair Book, rules, forms, other info...

Livestock Auction Flyer

2018 Schedule

Come to the Ellis County Fair, July 14-21, 2018!

Our theme is Summer Days & Country Ways.

Thank you to all who attended the 2018 Ellis County Fair. It is a wonderful feeling to see so many come out and support our 4-H youth and all of our open class exhibitors. The kids and others work hard to prepare their projects each year and are excited to share them with all of you. We extend a special thank you to our sponsors, our vendors, 4-H families, and to all other individuals who worked tirelessly throughout the week. Again, thank you for making our 2018 Ellis Countu Fair Summer Days and Country Ways a success.

Old Timer's Fitting and Showing Contest


car races

RPM Speedway Racing

July 14-15, 2018

Kick off fair week with great racing! URSS 305 Sprints, IMCA Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks & Sport Compacts plus the Crazy Cruisers...

Saddle bronc rider

Rodeo & Mutton Busting

July 17-18, 2018

Enjoy the Kids Ranch Rodeo, Mutton Busting, and the KPRA Rodeo on Tuesday and Wednesday...

GPFTS Motorcycle Races

July 20-21, 2018

The Great Plains Flat Track Series will present Motorcycle Racing excitement for all...

Demolition Derby

July 19, 2018

The annual Ellis County Fair Demolition Derby is Thursday. Enjoy an evening of fender bending fun...

Werth Wealth Management

Hays Hobby Shop

Hays Convention & Visitors Bureau

Bruckner Trucks

Glassman Corporation

Victorial Lumber

The Dentist Dr. Melinda Miner


Golden Plains Trucking

Big D's Rental


Get set for Summer Days & Country Ways at the Ellis County Fair July 14-21, 2018!

We are excited to showcase all the 4-H and open class exhibits. Come out and see what they have worked on all year long. You can come watch one of the many shows that happen daily. From the “Chopped” style food contest to all the livestock shows, there is something for everyone.

After watching a livestock show, stroll through the Schenk building or take a stroll down the midway and enjoy the free nightly concerts on the midway. Grab a bite to eat at one of the many food vendors. You won’t be disappointed.

We continue to offer the cheapest fair pass around; one ticket can get you into 2 nights of races, 2 nights of rodeo, the demo derby, and 2 nights of motorcycle races!

Along with the main events, we have an old-timer’s showmanship competition, safety fair, kid’s and adult pedal pull, and RC cars. There is so much to do, visit our website for a detailed schedule.

The Ellis County fair wouldn’t be possible without the exhibitors and volunteers who donate their time for the fair’s success. 4-H members and families, extension agents, County Commissioners, RPM Staff, superintendents and assistants, and the Ellis County Fair Association have dedicated countless hours in preparation for this year’s fair and it’s greatly appreciated!

I hope to see you at the Ellis County Fair!

Jill M. Pfannenstiel