With July less than a week away fair season is about to hit full force. Madison County gets it started with a "Battle of the Bands" contest followed by 4-H judging, midway fun, food and thrills starting July 6. Here's the daily activities.

For the 1st time the fair kicks off with country and rocks battling it out for $2,000 grand prize. The bands perform at 7 opening night on July 6. The band with the best crowd response wins the cash. Anyone wanting to participate needs to email: madcountyfair@gmail.com

Without 4-H, there wouldn't be county fairs. Madison County Cornell Cooperative Extension and 4-H Youth Development will have a full schedule of events and exhibits in the Larkin Building.

Thursday, July 6th

- Opening Day – Battle of the Bands

Friday, July 7th

- Gas and Diesel Truck Pull 7 p.m.
- Dairy Show & Horse Show

Saturday, July 8th

- Conference Judging will begin at 10 a.m. for all non-animal 4-H Projects.
- Youth Day at the fair with lots of fun activities and displays. \
- Demo Derby and Rollover Contest 4 p.m.

Sunday, July 9th

- Meet your farmer day.
- Tractor Pull 9 a.m.
The Madison County Fair is help at 1968 Fairground Road in Brookfield.  Get more information at the fair's website or call 315-899-5867.

SOURCE:  Cornell Cooperative Extension