See the crowning of the queen, a fun talent show, and more!

VINTON, IA – This year, the Benton County Fair will kick off with an exciting event – 4-H Night at the Grandstand. The entire community is invited to the Benton County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, June 23 from 6-8:30 p.m. After a ceremonial start with the American Legion Color Guard presenting the flags in an inspiring tribute, enjoy the talented youth of Benton County at the 4-H Share the Fun Talent Show. Watch 4-H members walk the runway in the 4-H Awardrobe Fashion Show and see the 2021 Benton County Fair Queen get crowned.

“It’s great that we’re able to work with the County Fair Board and showcase our 4-H program and the good work that we do. Being recognized on the grandstand at the Benton County Fair enables us to take our 4-H program to the next level,” said Greg Walston, county director for ISU Extension and Outreach Benton County

The brand-new Benton County Fair backdrop will also be dedicated at the opening program. 

“We are so excited to be a part of this fun new event! All of our 4-H and FFA families have expressed their excitement to being back to a “normal” fair this year and this is just one of a few new things that has been added to the fair line up. We are truly back and better than ever at the Benton County Fair!” said Sheila Hlas, county youth coordinator for ISU Extension and Outreach Benton County.

4-H Night at the Grandstand

Wednesday, June 23, from 6-8:30 p.m.

Benton County Fairgrounds

All are invited to celebrate the start of the 2021 Benton County Fair. This special event will showcase 4-H member talent to the community while highlighting the events and opportunities planned for the upcoming fair week. Here’s what to expect:

  • 4-H members will perform fun acts such as skits, solos, dancing, and tumbling as part of the Share the Fun Talent Show.
  • The Awardrobe Fashion Show features 4-H youth, who’ve carefully assembled the latest styles and sewn clothing for the event. Listen to great style commentary as you watch 4-H members share their flair for fashion. 
  • Get to know each of the eight, wonderful Benton County Fair Queen candidates and hear what inspires them to represent Benton County at the Iowa State Fair. Learn the journey of the previous Benton County Fair Queen and see who gets chosen and crowned the 2021 Benton County Fair Queen!

The Benton County Fair will take place June 23 – June 27. For the schedule of  4-H and FFA events at the Benton County Fair, go to

ISU Extension and Outreach has 100 field offices, providing local access to extension programs in all of Iowa’s 99 counties. To learn more about ISU Extension and Outreach Benton County go to .

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