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Line-Up announced for 2014 National Cattle Congress Fair

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The National Cattle Congress Fair dates are set for September 11th – September 14th with the traditional "Kids Day" on Sept. 12th. 

Thursday's opening night will be bike night with rock Legends TESLA performing at McElroy Auditorium after the opening band, The New Black 7.

According to a press release from the National Cattle Congress, the 2014 fair is providing $70,000.00 in free entertainment on the grounds during the fair.

Livestock shows continue to be a major focus for the fair. 

More than 300 dairy exhibitors are expected. 

According to organizers, that's an increase of 200 from last year's fair exhibitors. 

The 3rd Annual Youth Dairy Scholarship Show is expected to bring the top winners to compete for a chance to win the National Cattle Congress Grand Champion. 

Organizers say there is also a 2-day barrel racing event with payouts of $20,000. 

Top competitors from across the nation are expected to attend.

The Fall Harvest Llama show is new this year and is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Organizers anticipate there will be close to 100 llamas competing!

Outlaw Motocross is back. 

Last year, Nate Pierce from Pierce Motorsports, said it was the “fastest race they had seen in Iowa”.

The PRCA Rodeo continues to be a staple at the fair with three performances. 

With free with admission, the rodeo offers spectators the opportunity to see professionally ranked rodeo stars. 

The rodeo is scheduled for Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

According to organizers, the 2014 line-up of stage and animal shows that are free with admission include the following: Muttsville comix , The Kent Family Circus, Kachunga and the Alligator Show, Disconnected-K9's, Aussie Kingdom and syndicated cartoonist Guy Gilchrist. 

Organizers encourage people to stop in and enjoy Lonesome Road after each rodeo Friday and Saturday night.

The National Cattle Congress Fair has been a tradition for 104 years.

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