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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 Close Encounters of the Exotic KindDaily
Presented by Heartland Bank, AgView FS, Mid American McDonalds & Variety Attractions.

Close Encounters of the Exotic KindFor 36 years the von duke family has proudly demonstrated fine care and training of the biggest exotic cats in the world. join us during your own close encounter at one of our big cat performances!

Learn More at www.tigersinthewoods.com!

More Information Less Information Farmily FeudDaily
Presented by Heartland Bank, AgView FS, Mid American McDonalds & Variety Attractions.

Farmily FeudAgricultural education becomes fun and entertaining. Teams are pitted against each other to test their knowledge of farming, farm animals and what comes from a farm, combined with silly skill games to declare the top farmer!

Learn More at www.bohmsmagic.com!

More Information Less Information Bear Hollow Wood Carvers, Chain Saw Artist Daily
Presented by Timber Falls Tree Service

Bear Hollow Wood Carvers, Chain Saw Artist at The Bureau County Fair Bear Hollow Wood Carvers, Chain Saw 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.

Learn more at bearhollowwoodcarvers.com

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