Site: Goat Barn. Please use east gate behind Beck's West gas station.
Meat inspection between 5:00 - 6:00 a.m.
Only one entry per grill.
Use of charcoal & wood(s) only - NO electric grills and/or smokers.
No pre-seasoning, marinating or pre-cooking allowed.
Turn in time will be 12:55 - 1:05 p.m. inside the infield tent.
Cooking sites will be assigned/chosen upon arrival.
Entry platter will be assigned mid-morning, with each contestant's own entry number.
A "turn-in" of a minimum of eight or more bone-in pork ribs will be expected.
Entries will be judged on a scale of 1 thru 9, with 5 being the median/average upon presentation, tenderness and taste-hence a perfect score would be a cumulative 27 points. (Based upon "Kansas City Barbeque Society" judging criteria.)
To preserve neutrality, each entry will not be judged/compared to another - rather as its own entity.
Clean, safe handling of meat a must!!
Meat can be ordered through the fair by calling Craig Hoffman at 815-878-1129
Winners will be announced at 3:30 - 4:00 PM on site.
Please contact Craig Hoffman at 815-878-1129 for more information.
Power Wheels Demo4:30pm
Carnival by North American Midway Entertainment
1:00pm to Close
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!
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!
Farmer for a Day All Day
Presented by Bureau County Farm Bureau
Exhibit Hall 4
A 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.