Pageant Info Fair Events Fair Info Fair Book Fair Rules Fair Sponsors Other Events Rental Info Links

Free Family Entertainment

Throughout the week of the fair, We are proud to present a number of events scattered throughout the grounds sure to entertain those of all ages!

These events are free of charge with gate admission!

More Information Less Information Talent Show Saturday, August 29th, 1:00pm
Hospitality Tent

Talent Show at The Bureau County FairBureau County Fair Grandstand

  • Junior Class - 14 and Under
  • Senior Class - 15 - 21
  • Groups or Solo
  • Any talent including: dancing, singing, bands, tumbling, or magic

Free Admission with Gate Admission

Talent Show Rules & Entry Form.

Applications are due Aug. 24th.

Winners will compete in Springfield for State Title in January.

For info or applications, call 815 866-8598.

Fine Arts Exhibits 12:00 - 10:00pm Daily
Allen Building
More Information Less Information Kachunga and the Alligator ShowDaily
Presented by Heartland Bank, AgView FS, Mid American McDonalds & Variety Attractions.

Kachunga and the Alligator ShowThis show may very well be the most exciting show you will ever see. It is guaranteed to keep you on th edge of your seat. Watch in astonishment as a real American Bushman bare-handedly apprehends a nine foot three hundred pind alligator. He will then host the massive reptile up out of teh water and carry it to a platform for all to see.

After Kachunga's incredible dance with danger, the show will go on to dismiss many misleading issues about the American Alligator and replace them with real facts.

Kachunga and the Alligator perform multiple shows daily and you'll be talking about it for weeks to come.

More Information Less Information Tim & Karen Barker, Chain Saw Artist Daily
Presented by Timber Falls Tree Service

Tim & Karen Barker, Chainsaw Artist at The Bureau County Fair Tim & Karen Barker, Chainsaw Artist will dazzle visitors with their unique wood carving skills every day of the fair, turning six-foot logs into a wide variety of detailed figures.

Karen perform 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 and 7:30 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 12:30 Sunday. Carving Auction will be held at 2:30pm Sunday.

More Information Less Information Farmer for a Day Daily
Presented by Bureau County Farm Bureau
Exhibit Hall 4

Farmer for a Day at The Bureau County FairA favorite of the little ones each year, Exhibit Hall #4, adjacent to the Allen building, has an area for kids to learn what it's like to live on a farm participating in various fun and interesting activities.

Open daily during fair hours.

More Information Less InformationKid Davie Stage Magic & Roving RobotDaily
Presented by Heartland Bank, Vern's Farm Store & Variety Attractions.

Kid Davie ShowTo say Kid Davie is a veteran entertainer is an understatement. Although his professional career started 30 years ago, his first press came when he was just 4 months old. He made the Chicago Tribune for standing in his fathers hand. Balance has always come naturally to him, making stilt walking, ball walking, and slack rope walking look effortless. Growing up as a child this "Kid" would dream of being in the circus, doing all the things he saw. The skills of circus performers always got his attention.

As a young man Kid loved to watch Red Skelton, Jerry Lewis, Danny Kaye and Johnny Carson. Then he learned that Johnny Carson got his start as a magician he jumped in with both feet. Practicing for hours and studying the likes of Houdini and Blackstone.

Kid was also intrigued with another type of magic. The magic of mime. Watching Marcel Marceau and Sheilds & Yarnell he loved the illusion of creating an image or thought with nothing more than movement. In the mid 70's he moved to the San Francisco area and performed at Fisherman's Warf doing street shows.

Being interested in so many different forms of entertainment it took awhile to realize he wanted to do it all. Years of practice later, variety seems like such a small word to describe his talents.

To date Kid has performed in Canada, toured in Japan twice, toured the United States for decades performing at County and State fairs. Performed at countless schools doing an inspiring show with several positive messages. He has had his own children's TV show, "Kidders Cartoon Castle" and was on "The Late Show with David Letterman".

Kid Davie is a unique, multi-talented entertainer. With a wonderful light-hearted sense of humor, warm out-going personality, he exhibits a great rapport with audiences of all ages, making him an "Entertainer Extraordinaire."

Kid Davie performs multiple shows daily.

More Information Less Information Ronald McDonald Appearance Friday, 6pm - 7pm
Sponsored by McDonald's of Princeton

America's most lovable clown, Ronald McDonald, comes to the Bureau County Fair to visit his many friends, and he brings good times and fun for all! Ronald McDonald is a true magical friend to kids of all ages, and brings out the child in all of us!

Ronald McDonald will make an apperance from 6:00pm-7:00pm on Friday, August 26th, 2016!

Beer GardenDaily
Presented by Tiskilwa Community Association
Near Grandstand