Dallas County Fair Association

Dallas County Fairgrounds, located in Adel, IA, is home to the Dallas County Motor Speedway and a great location to hold your reception or other event, camp, attend a horse show or rodeo, and most of all visit during our great Dallas County Fair in July!

Operating as usual



Do you have your tickets for the Roots & Boots concert yet?! Spring is here and summer isnโ€™t far away! Plan on a great night at the Dallas County Fair with some classic country music from Sammy Kershaw, Collin Raye, Aaron Tippin & Jason Pritchett!

๐ŸŽซ Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7649373/roots-and-boots-concert-postponed-from-july-10th2020-adel-dallas-county-fairgrounds


Please reach out to the Extension Office if youโ€™re interested!


The following classes are looking for a sponsor for the 2021 Dallas County Fair. The cost to sponsor a trophy is $20. Your name or business will be on the trophy plaque & announced on the day of show.

Our shows wouldnโ€™t be possible without our generous sponsors!

If you are interested in sponsoring any of the following classes, please contact the Dallas County Extension Office at your earliest convenience.

Heavy-weight Beef has been sponsored!
Reserve Champion Western Horse has been sponsored!
Dairy Goat Showmanship has been sponsored!
Ranch Horse Pleasure Jr has been sponsored!
Grand Champion Jr. Doe has been sponsored!
Grand Champion Sr. Doe has been sponsored!
Grand Champion Market Lamb - Light Weight has been sponsored!


Dallas County 4-H

Hey dog exhibitors! ๐Ÿถ
Dallas County 4-H Dog Obedience classes are kicking off April 1st and you wonโ€™t want to miss it. Register here:


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Who is ready for the 2021 Dallas County Fair?! The Fairboard and extension are hard at work getting ready for a great year. Our Fair does not go on without the help of all the amazing sponsors!

Interested in sponsoring? Check out the details below showing our sponsor levels and what you get in return. Business or individual sponsorships available. Please reach out here or to any Fairboard member if youโ€™re interested or have questions.


Dallas County Fair Association's cover photo


The long awaited!

Hereโ€™s the 2021 schedule ladyโ€™s and gentlemen

[02/20/21]   The banquet is being planned for spring and a date will be released soon. Due to Covid, banquet plans were delayed but the Fair Board is working on a date and the full race schedule and will share the information as soon as possible. We can all look forward to a full 2021 racing season!


A great opportunity!

Attention College Students:
Looking for a great internship? Do you LOVE county fair? ๐Ÿ€

The Dallas County Extension Office is hiring a Summer 4-H & Youth Progam Assistant for the 2021 summer. Our office is located in Adel, IA and we have some of the best staff around. This position would primarily be responsible for helping 4-H and youth staff with fair preparation and youth program implementation.

START/ END DATE: June 1, 2021 to August 6, 2021. 30-40 hours per week.

Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2021 or until filled. Find more information & the application here ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป https://www.extension.iastate.edu/dallas/news/we-are-hiring-4-h-summer-assistant


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2021 race dates coming soon! Stay tuned to this page for all updates!
Dallas County Speedway


A reminder to market beef exhibitors!

4-H Market Beef families:

Donโ€™t forget! This year, you are in charge of inputting your own 4-H Market Beef information into 4-H Online 2.0. The deadline for entering this information is February 1st, 2021. If you do not have your information entered by this date, you will NOT be able to show! ๐Ÿฎ

Enter your information now: https://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-in

If you have any questions, please call Allie at the Dallas County Extension Office.


The Dallas County Extension Office {located on the Fairgrounds} is accepting food pantry donations thru February 10th. Please consider dropping some items by!

Did you know?

โ€ข 1 in 9 Iowans are food insecure.
โ€ข 1 in 6 Iowa children are not getting enough to eat.

The Dallas County 4-H program is working hard to combat hunger in Dallas County this month through a county-wide food drive. All donations will be donated to the Adel Good Samaritan Food Pantry who are giving out over 4000 food items each month. See their most needed items here: http://adelfoodpantry.com/

If you are able, please consider making a donation at the Dallas County Extension Office today! โค๏ธ We will be accepting donations through February 10th.


Join the Dallas County 4-H for a virtual pet show!

Youโ€™re invited! January 25th at 5:00 PM, the Dallas County 4-H program will be offering a virtual pet show for Dallas County 4-H and Clover Kids members. This will be a casual event giving Dallas County youth a chance to share their favorite pet with others while gaining public speaking experience and having the opportunity to be judged before the county fair! Did we mention there would be prizes for our top exhibitors? ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿญ

Register here: https://form.jotform.com/210064699678166

(Disclaimer: ALL species of pets are welcome. This is not affiliated with the 2021 Dallas County Fair Pet Show.)

etix.com 12/22/2020

Roots and Boots Concert *Postponed from July 10th, 2020* at Dallas County Fairgrounds on Jul 9, 2021 8:00 PM

Itโ€™s time to buy your Roots and Boots concert tickets! Donโ€™t miss out on this great show featuring country music greats Aaron Tippin, Sammy Kershaw & Collin Raye

General Admission $35


etix.com Kids 5 and under are free.


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The Roots and Boots tour featuring country music greats Sammy Kershaw, Collin Raye, & Aaron Tippin is scheduled for Friday July 9th at the Dallas County Fair!

๐ŸŽซ tickets on sale December 22nd {the perfect stocking stuffer!} $35 general admission. $40 day of show.

Tickets purchased for the 2020 concert are now valid for the new date in 2021.

Tickets and additional info can be found at www.dallascountyfair.com


If youโ€™re watching the NFR tonight keep your eye out for this one! Wright Rodeo Company has been helping us put on our great rodeos for years now!

Tonightโ€™s the night! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป


In light of the recent proclamation issued by the Governor, we regret to inform you we will have to postpone our Figure 8 banquet that was scheduled for Nov 21st. Stay tuned for a new date!
Dallas County Speedway


We have a few opening left for indoor storage! Please message or comment if you are interested.


Due to the wintry and cold forecast for Sunday the Trunk or Treat has been rescheduled for next weekend! Come see the kids from 3-4:30 on Sunday November 1st!


Dallas County Fair Association

Dallas County 4H Clubs are hosting a Trunk or Treat this Sunday! Stop by from 4:30-6:00 in your costumes for some treats and a fun, spooky maze!


Dallas County 4H Clubs are hosting a Trunk or Treat this Sunday! Stop by from 4:30-6:00 in your costumes for some treats and a fun, spooky maze!


Search our current inventory for sale at auction

Weโ€™re selling a few pieces of equipment to make room for improvements. Please share!


purplewave.com Search all available construction, farm, fleet and government equipment for sale.


Photo Taken by: Michelle Bennett


This weekend! Come out and support the next generation of rodeo at the Tuff-N-Nuff Miniature Rodeo Association National Finals!


Tomorrow is looking fabulous for the Vintage & Made Fair!! Make plans to be there!

We know where you are going to be tomorrow! You are going to be having fun at Vintage & Made Fair supporting so many small businesses and taking home so many cute handmade and vintage goods!

Admission Entrance opens at 9am tomorrow at the Dallas County Fairgrounds in Adel, IA (25 minutes west of Des Moines)!

Bring a cart and be ready to shop! For more information about the event please visit our website, www.vintageandmadefair.com


We would like to thank CINCH JEANS for outfitting our rodeo arena guys with shirts for our rodeo this last weekend and Iconic Apparel for embroidering our shirts! They look awesome!
#cinchshirts #rodeo

8.8.2020 Races 09/04/2020

8.8.2020 Races


As a reminder to 4H families, pick up your premium money and bring your thank youโ€™s from 4pm-7pm this evening!

7.18.2020 Races 08/27/2020

7.18.2020 Races

6.20.2020 Races 08/18/2020

6.20.2020 Races

6.6.2020 Races 08/13/2020

6.6.2020 Races


Races this weekend will start a little later due to concern about higher temps. Hot laps will start at 7:00pm & Races will start at 7:30pm.
Pit gate & front gate will not open until 5:00pm!!

Saturday July 18th - Driver Autographs

Any questions or concerns please contact Scott Mineart at [email protected] OR on his cell 515-313-1121
Also, watch for updates on Dallas County Speedway


Results are in for the annual Fair Board Election. Thanks to all of those who came out to vote! Congratulations to our winners and welcome to our new board members!


Make sure to come cast your vote tomorrow! 9a-3p


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