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Saturday Fair Schedule - August 29th, 2015

Gates Open 7:00am - 9:00pm1-5 pm Armbands $20 unlimited rides
5-11 pm Armbands $20 unlimited rides

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

Daily Attractions

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.

Fine Arts Exhibits Noon - 10:00 pm
Allen Building

Scheduled Events

More Information Less Information Magic Matt's Family Fun ShowFree Show! 1:00pm, 3:00pm,
5:00pm & 8:00pm

Presented by Central Bank, Marquis Energy, & Variety Attractions.

Magic Matt's Family Fun ShowMagician and Balloon Artist Matthew Scherer has entertained audiences in the Chicago area and Midwest for over twenty-five years. Matt has been featured at the Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic Festival, the Illinois State Fair and many other events.

Matt presents Family Fun Shows that feature lots of audience participation in magically illustrated stories and routines. Matt also strolls the grounds with balloon artistry to make it a full day at the fair.

Magic Matt performs multiple shows daily.

More Information Less Information Talent Show 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 Entry Form.

Talent Show Rules.

Applications are due Aug. 16th.

Winners will compete in Springfield for State Title in January.

For info or applications, call 815 866-8598.

More Information Less Information Dan Harding, Chain Saw Artist Free Show! 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 & 7:30pm
Presented by Timber Falls Tree Service

Dan Harding, Chainsaw Artist at The Bureau County FairDan Harding, Chainsaw Artist will dazzle visitors with his unique wood carving skills every day of the fair, turning six-foot logs into a wide variety of detailed figures.

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

More Information Less Information Galaxy Girl Arial Thrill ShowFree Show! 2:00pm, 4:00pm & 7:00pm
Presented by Heartland Bank, Cornbelt Energy, Mid American McDonalds & Norberg Monuments.

Galaxy Girl Arial Thrill ShowGalaxy Girl is the newest extreme action superhero, and for obvious reasons! Galaxy Girl begins her act by climbing eighty feet high in the air before performing an incredible aerial gymnastic routine from a trapeze dangling with no safety nets or devices.

Then she begins her perilous climb to the 127-foot sway pole towering above the ground. As she arrives on the Aerial Space Platform atop the sway pole, the pole sways and bends drastically to near breaking, but Galaxy Girl retains her balance to perform a handstand on the very peak of the pole. To return to the earth's surface, Galaxy Girl gracefully slides down a cable in her "Slide for Life".

Galaxy Girl performs multiple shows daily and you’ll be talking about it for weeks to come.

Rocking Robin Band - 50's, 60's & R&R2:00pm - 4:00pm
Presented by Midland States Bank
Hospitality Tent
Beer Garden3:00pm - Closing
Near Grandstand
Presented by Tiskilwa Community Association
Henry Henry Torpedo Boys - Bluegrass5:30pm - 6:30pm
Presented by Midland States Bank
Hospitality Tent
More Information Less Information Tractor Pulls 5:00pm
Presented by Crop Production Service, Michlig AgriCenter, Ag View FS, Birkey's, Consolidated Grain, Seed House & Princeton Flighting
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.

Last Call Band - Classic Country7:30pm - 9:30pm
Presented by Midland States Bank
Hospitality Tent
Cake Walk 9:30pm
Fair Office

Livestock Events

View the Fair Book for specific livestock class rules, requirments and information.

Horse Speed Show10:00am
McCutchan Arena
Beef & Steer, open show10:00am