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!
While 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
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!
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.
Open daily during fair hours.
Tim & Karen Barker, Chain Saw Artist 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 & 7:30pm
Presented by Timber Falls Tree Service
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!
Wild World of Animals2:00, 4:00 & 7:00pm
Presented by Heartland Bank, AgView FS, Mid American McDonalds & Variety Attractions.
You 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.