FREE “Youth Day” Events including Science Activities

Community Savings Bank and KDAT presents “Youth Day” at The Linn County Fair Thursday, June 23rd from 9am to 4pm. There are many FREE events and activities for the whole family including education booths, FREE train rides, FREE face painting provide by CIPCO and Farmers Daughter’s Market, Cock-a-doodle Zoo, FREE book giveaways, the Agricultural Educational Display, Science Activities and more. 
There will be several items on display including the Central City Fire Truck, Center Point Ambulance, Linn County Sheriff Department with McGruff the Crime Dog, St. Luke’s Helicopter,  “Majic” Show, Big Bear Puppet Show, Center Point Tae Kwon Do demonstrations and more. 
There will be hands on FREE science activities in the Farm Bureau Free Entertainment Tent and Lynn Dunn Memorial Building as well, activities include:
  • Cargill Starch Pool
  • FIRST Robots- FRC & FTC Teams
  • Rockwell Road Show
  • Quaker Oats- miniature display of how oats are milled
  • State Hygienic Lab at The University of Iowa- using bugs and fish to evaluate water quality
  • Green Iowa AmeriCorps
  • ADM – different food activites
  • KCRG Weather Unit
  • Cb BioFarm
  • Solid Waste Agency
  • Iowa City Science Booster Club
  • Duane Arnold Energy Center – lego display
Other activities on the stage in the Farm Bureau Free Entertainment Tent includes:
  • Big Bear Pupppet Show – 9am
  • ‘Majic’ Show at 11am
  • Cooking Stacking Competition at 1pm
  • Big Bear Puppet Show – 2pm
  • Bechtold Family Gospel Bluegrass Band – 4pm
  • Osborn Experience (Hypnotist) – 6pm
Don’t forget about the carnival. The carnival will open at 11am with Youth Day special of 1 ticket per ride from 11am to 1pm. Then wrist band times will be from 2pm to 6pm, where you purchase a wrist band and can rides all the rides you want during that time slot.
Check out the different contest that will be held on Youth Day as well, fun for the whole family!

Youth Day Contest

  • Make an Edible Bug, Registration begins at 10am, judging starts at 11am – Open to children up to 10 years of age. The children will bring their “bug creations” that are made out of fruits and vegetables, pastry and candy, or other foods (pasta, bread, cheese, etc.) to the Science Tent. The first 75 registered entries will receive a special Bug Color Book. Prizes will be awarded in the three categories for each of the three age groups. Classes include: 5 years old & under, 6 & 7 years old, and 8-10 year olds
  • Cookie Stacking, registration begins at noon, contest starts at 1pmChildren of all ages will vie to see who can make the tallest single stack of sandwich cookies in 30 seconds. Each winner in the three age categories will receive a prize.

The 2016 Linn County Fair in Central City, bringing back “Cowboy Boots & Country Roots” with FREE gate and FREE parking, Wednesday, June 22nd through Monday, June 27th. The fair is located in Central City, about 15 minutes north of Marion just off of hwy 13. Complete list of events, times and tickets go to


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