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Friday Fair Schedule - August 24th, 2018

Gates Open: Noon - 10:00pm
Exhibit Halls: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
5-11 pm Armbands $25 unlimited rides

Featured Grandstand Event

More Information Less Information Tractor Pulls 5:30pm
Grandstand Event

5:30pm - Farm Stock Tractor Pull
6:00pm - Illini State Pullers

Hook-up fee: Per entry number - $15.00


  • Pit Passes - $20 (all ages/no exceptions)
  • Adults - $10
  • Ages 7-12 - $5
  • Ages 6 and under - Free

  1. The Street Truck Classes are not sanctioned.
  2. Illini State Pullers rules and regulations will govern the event.
  3. 16-18 years of age must have parents sign a waiver.
  4. ISP reserves the right to alter or change the rules the day of the event should conditions require.
  5. See rules and regulations for additional event, class and prize information.

For additional questions, please contact Pete Reviglio at 815-303-8106.

Other Special Events

Lunch in the Park 11:00am - 1:00pm
Gates Open 12:00pm
More Information Less Information Carnival by North American Midway Entertainment 5:00pm to Close
Carnival Area

The Bureau County Fair proudly presents North American Midway Entertainment. From the Dade County Fair in Florida, the Illinois State Fair, and then up to Canada, North American Midway Entertainment has provided the most outstanding Carnival Attraction in North America. Don't miss the tremendous Carnival Midway at The Bureau County Fair!

Arm Band Information

5:00pm - Close, Armbands $23 unlimited rides.

View Additional Carnival Information and Images Here!

Cake Walk 9:00pm
Fair Office

Free Daily Attractions

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 Farmer for a Day Free Show! All Day
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 Bear Hollow Wood Carvers, Chain Saw Artist Free Show! 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 & 7:30pm
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.

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More Information Less Information Close Encounters of the Exotic KindFree Show! 5:00 & 7:00pm
Presented by Heartland Bank, Michlig Grain, AgView FS, Tractor Suppply Co, St. Margaret's Hospital, Flowers by Julia, Mid American McDonalds and Agrigold.

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!

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Beer Garden5:00pm - Closing
Presented by Tiskilwa Community Association
Near Grandstand
More Information Less Information Ronald McDonald Appearance Free Show! 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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 24th, 2018!

Free Hospitality Events

All Events held at the Hospitality Tent are free of charge with gate admission for your enjoyment!

Al & Jeannie Brown - Swing4:30pm - 5:30pm
Presented by Midland States Bank
Hospitality Tent
Tempelton's - Bluegrass6:30pm - 7:30pm
Presented by Midland States Bank
Hospitality Tent
Last Call Band - Variety8:30pm - 10:00pm
Presented by Midland States Bank
Hospitality Tent