New Haven Youth Fair Pig Scramble

The pig scramble at the New Haven Fair is usually a popular event. In this 2009 photo, children scrambled through the mud to bring in the prized pig.

The annual New Haven Community Youth Fair will be held this Friday and Saturday, July 13-14.

On Friday, the main food stand and soda and beer stands will open at 2 p.m.

Animal show classes also will begin at 2 p.m. with the poultry show.

The rabbit show will follow.

The goat show will begin at 3 p.m. Friday, followed by the sheep show.

The bucket calf show and swine show both will begin at 6 p.m.

The Fair queen contest will begin at 7 p.m. Friday.

The talent competition will be held earlier in the day at 3:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ on Maupin Street.

In the lower area, the food stand will open at 6:30 p.m.

Pig Scramble, Tug of War

The pig scramble will begin at 8 p.m. Friday. Check-in will be held prior to the scramble from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Participants are encouraged to wear shoes.

There will be divisions for ages 3 and under, ages 4-11, ages 12-14, ages 15-17 and age 18 and up.

Tug of war will follow the pig scramble, with signups from 8 to 8:45 p.m. Friday.

The powder puff division will return this year.

Teams are limited only by weight with a 1,600 pound maximum for the powder puff division and a 1,300 pound limit for the men’s division.

The competition will be a single-elimination bracket.

Saturday events will begin with a 5K walk and run.

Registration will begin at 7 a.m. The run will start at 7:30 a.m.

Those registering will receive a free T-shirt.

People may pre-register at For more information, people may call Suzanne Barrett at 636-221-2952.

Livestock Shows

The beef breeding show will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, followed by the dairy show. Market steers will follow the dairy show.

All livestock to be shown must be on the fairgrounds by 8 a.m.

Gates at the fairgrounds will open at 9 a.m., as well as the main food stand.

A coed softball tournament and a 3 on 3 basketball tournament both will begin at 9 a.m.

Home Economics

Home economics exhibits will be judged from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Those wishing to submit entries may do so at the Legion building from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Exhibits will be released at 5 p.m.

A children’s tractor pull will begin at noon.

Car Show

From 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, people may register for the car show. The first 50 people to do so will receive free T-shirts.

Car show judging will be held from noon to 3 p.m., followed by award presentations.

There will be more than 21 different classes.

For more information people may call Dave Duvall at 573-237-2205.

Tractor, Truck Pull

Signups and weighing for the tractor and truck pull will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the lower area of the fairgrounds.

The tractor and truck pull will begin at 3 p.m. with farm and open farm tractor and street stock truck categories.

The Xcaliber pulling, outlaw and gateway pull categories will begin at 7 p.m.

Other Events

The 4-H archery shoot will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the New Haven City Park, in the wooded area.

People may park next to the Lyon’s baseball field. The public is invited to watch.

A kiddie tractor pull will be held at noon under the upper main event tent.

The event is open to children ages 4-12 with signups beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Ronald McDonald will host a magic show beginning at 1:30 p.m.

A washer tournament will begin at 3 p.m., with registration open for an hour prior.

The dog show will begin at 2 p.m. west of the upper beer garden.

Kiddie games will be available beginning at 2 p.m. near the upper food stands.

Games will include a watermelon eating contest, a three-legged race, a turtle race, a bubble blowing contest, an egg toss, a Pepsi chugging contest, a hula hoop contest and a nickel scramble.

For more information, including ticket prices, people may visit or call Brian LaValle at 314-591-7361.

Soda and beer cans and bottles, liquor bottles and coolers are not permitted on the American Legion grounds.