World Pork Expo Trade Show

Wednesday and Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Varied Industries Building, Cattle Barn, Outdoors (southwest of Varied Industries Building)
At the world's largest pork-specific trade show, a wide array of pork industry products and services will be offered by some 500 exhibitors.

Musicfest

Thursday, June 10, 2010
Grand Concourse
3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
This year's MusicFest acts include:

Classic Rock All Stars performing songs such as “Don't Call Us, We'll Call You” and “Ride Captain, Ride”; CMA Horizon Award and ACM Top Male Vocalist, Bryan White, with his acoustic show featuring his hits “Rebecca Lynn" and "So Much for Pretending”; and Tony Valdez and the Retro Rockets performing classics songs like “Heard It Through the Grapevine” and “Under the Boardwalk”.

Lunch at the Big Grill

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Fairgrounds Triangle
There is such thing as a free lunch when you visit the World Pork Expo "Big Grill." Menu to be announced.

National Swine Registry - America's Best Genetics

Wednesday and Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Cattle Barn
A showcase of America's most prominent purebred genetic resources provides the opportunity to learn more about the cutting edge of purebred genetics in the U.S. America's Best Genetics Alley will host select seed stock suppliers, semen companies, and exporting firms that serve as a world-wide resource for production systems of any scale. Producers will learn about genetics dedicated to the improvement of your bottom line - such as lean efficiency, pork quality and lifetime maternal performance - and how a comprehensive genetic evaluation, coupled with molecular technology and a verified pedigree structure can serve as a source for pure genetic progress.

World Pork Expo Farm Toy Show and Sale

Wednesday and Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Cattle Barn
Featuring the Seventh Edition World Pork Expo Commemorative Toy Tractor, an Oliver 995 Lugmatic with Utility Loader. This highly detailed 1/16 scale tractor will have authentic paint and decals, the loader will raise and lower, and hydraulic lines will be attached. The model will have the World Pork Expo logo on the side of the bucket.

This tractor will be retired at the end of 2010 and a new model will be designed for 2011. Collectors who purchase serial-numbered tractors will have the first option to purchase the same serial number in the next model.

Owners of the earlier World Pork Expo models can order the 2010 model in the same number to build your collection. Please specify the number you desire when ordering.

World Pork Expo Merchandise Shop

Wednesday and Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Varied Industries Building, South Foyer
Bring something home for the kids or, better yet, shop for yourself! Exclusive World Pork Expo apparel and merchandise...something for everyone!

People's Choice BBQ Contest brought to you by Pfizer Animal Health

Wednesday and Thursday, June 9 and 10
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Pfizer Animal Health Tent (#60 on grass north of the Varied Industries Building)
Sample, vote and enjoy outstanding pork from three of Iowa's top Pit Masters at the new, People's Choice BBQ Contest.

Winners announced at 3:00 p.m. daily.

Wednesday's contest will feature Baby Back Ribs
Thursday's contest will feature Pork Sausage

All are welcome to taste and vote for your favorite.

Pig Races

Wednesday and Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Northeast Corner, Cattle Barn
The excitement and fun of live racing can be found at Expo. Racing pigs will hoof around a sawdust track at blazing speeds. It will be fun for the entire family as your participate in the pageantry of the Pig Races.

2010 World Pork Expo Junior National

Tuesday - Saturday
Location: Swine Barn
One of the top youth shows in the nation, the Junior National Swine Show draws young showmen from across the country. For more information and schedules, visit the Junior National Swine Association Web site at www.nationalswine.com.

Tuesday, June 8
Noon: Earliest entries may arrive
4 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Registration and declaration of market-entry weights

Wednesday, June 9
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: Registration and declaration of market-entry weights
9 a.m.: All WPX Junior National entries must be on grounds
9:30 a.m.: Youth PQA Plus Training with Dr. Jodi Sterle
10:30 a.m.: Showmanship Clinic with Brian Down and Jennifer Babbs
11:30 a.m.: Mandatory exhibitor meeting by show ring
Noon: Crossbred Barrow Show (Ring A), followed by Purebred Barrow Show
Ring A: Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace and Yorkshire
Ring B: Berkshire, Chester White, Poland China and Spotted

Thursday, June 10
8 a.m.: Showmanship
Ring A: Junior, followed by Novice
Ring B: Senior, followed by Intermediate
1 p.m.: Purebred Gilt Show
Ring A: Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace and Yorkshire
Ring B: Berkshire, Chester White, Poland China and Spotted, followed by Crossbred Breeding Gilt Show

Friday, June 11
8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: Judging Contest registration by judging rings
10 a.m.: Judging Contest
12:30 p.m.: Novice Judging Contest
4 p.m.: Sweepstakes Ceremony

All WPX Junior National hogs are released after the Sweepstakes Ceremony, but are encouraged to stay through Saturday for the WPX Sale.

Cruisin' with the Hogs

Thursday, June 10, 2010
Registration begins at 4 PM
Location: Route 65 Harley-Davidson, Indianola OR Big Barn Harley Davidson, Des Moines
Each participant will receive free admission to the World Pork Expo, a ride patch, a ticket for prizes drawn at the Expo, and coupons from supporting sponsors.

2010 World Pork Expo Breed Show and Sale

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Location: Swine Barn

Tuesday, June 8
Noon: Earliest hogs may arrive

Thursday, June 10
8 a.m.: All hogs must be on the grounds, check-in and scanning of boars

Friday, June 11
7:30 a.m.: Ring A - Crossbred boar Show, followed by Yorkshire, Landrace, Duroc and Hampshire boars and gilts
9 a.m.: Ring B - Berkshire Show followed by Chester White, Spotted, and Poland

Saturday, June 12
9 a.m.: Ring A - Crossbred boar Sale, followed by Crossbred gilts (from WPX Junior National only), Yorkshire, Landrace, Duroc and Hampshire boars and gilts 
10 a.m.: Berkshire Sale followed by Chester White, Spotted, and Poland

World Pork Open Clay Target Championship

Thursday, June 10, 2010
New Pioneer Gun Club, Waukee
Cost: $125 per shooter

World Pork Expo Open Golf Outing

Friday, June 11, 2010
The Legacy Golf Club - Norwalk
8:30 AM: Registration
9:00 AM: Shotgun Start
Cost: $125 per golfer