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Friday Fair Schedule - August 25th, 2017

Gates Open: Noon - 10:00pm
Exhibit Halls: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
5-11 pm Armbands $23 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 2014 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 Kyle Cain at 815-866-7870.

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!

More Information Less Information Forgotten Highway - Country Music9:00pm - 11:00pm
Near Grandstand

Forgotten Highway at The Bureau County FairWhile visiting the Beer Garden, make sure to stick around for the Country Music of crowd favorite Forgotten Highway.

About the Band

The perfect harmony between today's modern country hits and yesterdays country classics, Forgotten Highway prides itself on being able to successfully walk the line between the two worlds. Combining the guitar sounds of the 1950's and integrating them with modern country and acoustic instruments has given Forgotten Highway one of the most unique sounds on the music scene today.

Teaming up with some of the youngest and most talented musicians in Southern Wisconsin has allowed front men Erik and Andrew the opportunity to create and refine a sound that is as wonderful and unique as anything that comes out of Nashville today. Performing at Country on the River and playing on main stages of church festivals and 4th of July parties after touring for only 2 years seemed to be the pinnacle of their success, but Forgotten Highway has made it clear that they are not at all done, and are scheduled to open for Phil Vassar, Tyler Farr, and Sawyer Brown over the course of the 2014 tour season.

Forgotten Highway is a name you won't forget!

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 Tim & Karen Barker, Chain Saw Artist Free Show! 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 & 7:30pm
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 Wild World of AnimalsFree Show! 5:00 & 7:00pm
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!

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 25th, 2017!

Free Hospitality Events

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

G'Man Gary Swanson4:30pm - 5:00pm
Presented by Midland States Bank, GES Productions & Sound Services
Hospitality Tent
Rich Selquist - Guitarist5:30pm - 6:30pm
Presented by Midland States Bank, GES Productions & Sound Services
Hospitality Tent
"Those Funny Little People" Comedy Show7:00pm - 7:30pm
Presented by Midland States Bank, GES Productions & Sound Services
Hospitality Tent
Tommy & the Nightcaps - Blues Band8:30pm - 9:30pm
Presented by Midland States Bank, GES Productions & Sound Services
Hospitality Tent