The 106th National Cattle congress Fair is getting set to kick off soon at the Cattle Congress grounds in Waterloo. This years fair will be Thursday, September through Sunday, September 18th.

This year's fair is jam-packed with new and exciting entertainment, as well as lots of old favorites. Here are some of this year's highlights:

Tom Brakefield


Brunon Blazaks Royal Tigers will be performing multiple shows daily!! Don’t miss your chance to come and see these majestic creatures as they show off their talented tricks and beauty!!




The Live Stingray Encounter is the World’s only traveling “self-contained” Stingray exhibit! In addition to viewing the Stingrays, you have the opportunity to be able to have a hands on educational and memorable experience. Knowledgeable staff members will be on duty to answer any and all questions you may have about the Stingrays.

Playing in the Pepsi Pavilion on Friday and Saturday night is the Cedar Valley's favorite country band Wild Card! The shows start after the PRCA Rodeo at 8:30 PM till 12:30 AM

Wildcard on stage

Other bands playing at this years 106th national Cattle Congress Fair in the Pepsi Pavilion include:

  • Lonesome Road
  • Tim & the Trutone's
  • The Lyle Beaver Band
  • Tom Jones Tribute Band
  • The Mile High Band


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Another great act added to this year’s fair is the High Flying Pages is a Flying Trapeze show and Equestrian show. Be amazed by the high flying acts and The Wheel Of Destiny. The High Flying Pages travel around the world presenting  a double catcher Flying Trapeze Act.



Ivan Ponomarev


Don’t miss your chance to enter your son or daughter in the first annual Little Miss Cattle Congress & Little Mister Cattle Congress and Little Miss Cutie & Cattleman! Contest will be at 5 PM on Thursday, with the Coronation on Friday at 5 PM on the concourse.


Jim Parkin

The PRCA rodeo will be preforming Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Come see these cowboys and cowgirls as they compete in Team Roping, Tie Down Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Bareback Riding, and last but not least the crowd favorite, Bull Riding!! Rodeo starts each night at 7 PM.


Super Passes are being sold NOW through September 9th or until supplies last. The passes not only get you into the fair all four days but it also gets you into all of the shows for free. For more information on the 106th National Congress Fair go to