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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 Wild World of AnimalsDaily
Presented by Heartland Bank, AgView FS, Mid American McDonalds & Variety Attractions.

Wild World of Animals ShowYou won't want to miss this fast-paced, entertaining and educational show featuring a variety of animals -- reptiles, birds and mammals -- including: American alligator, alligator snapping turtle, albino monocle cobra, reticulated python, European eagle owl, blue and gold macaw, opossum, binturong, spot-nose guenon (monkey) and an African spotted leopard or hyena.

Using Volunteers and Laughs, it is sure to be a family favorite at this year's fair.

Learn More at!

As seen on The Meredith Vieira Show below!

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.

2 benches will be auctioned off during the fair!

Tim & Karen Barker, Chainsaw Artist at The Bureau County Fair

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 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 25th, 2017!

Beer GardenDaily
Presented by Tiskilwa Community Association
Near Grandstand