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Sunday Fair Schedule - August 30th, 2015

Gates Open: 7:00am - 6:00pm:
Exhibit Halls: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
1-6pm "Last Blast" Armbands $23 unlimited rides

Featured Grandstand Events

More Information Less Information County Worship Service 10:00am
Grandstand

County Wide Church Worship Service at The Bureau County Fair

  • Bureau County Fair Grandstand
  • Guest Speaker: Brent Batiste
  • Cost: FREE
  • Guests for this event must enter the fairgrounds using the west gate
More Information Less Information Demolition Derby 3:00pm
Sponsored by: Spring Valley City Bank, Heartland Autobody, Birkeys Farm Store. Dakota Street Insurance, Central Bank
Grandstand Event

Demolition Derby at The Bureau County Fair Download the Demolition Derby Rules
Download the Demolition Derby Wire Class Rules

Each year, the Bureau County Fair hosts one of the premier County Fair Demolition Derbies, consistently attracting over 80 participants from across the Midwest and selling out our grandstand.

If you have any questions regarding Sunday's Demolition Derby, please do not hesitate to contact Rob Mahnesmith at (309) 285-4710.

Tickets: (Gates open at 11:30am)

  • General Grandstand Admission: $12.00 / Reserved Box Seating: $15.00
  • $25 Pit Passes

Entry Fee:

  • $50.00
  • No Refunds

Derby cars must be signed in by 1:30pm

Classes and Guaranteed Payouts:

First place is guaranteed unless stated.

All Payouts are minimum. All prize money is guaranteed and goes up with more paid entrants.

  • Fair Class: 2000.00 to Win
  • Compacts: 700.00
  • Wire Class w/ passenger: 2000.00 to Win
  • Beginner Wire Class w/ passenger: $700
    Rules: 15-18 years old or similar skill set.
  • Trucks 700.00 to Win (10 trucks or more)

Download the Demolition Derby Rules
Download the Demolition Derby Wire Class Rules


Other Special Events

More Information Less Information Carnival by North American Midway Entertainment 1:00pm 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

1:00pm - Close, "Last Blast" Armbands $23 unlimited rides.

View Additional Carnival Information and Images Here!

Chainsaw Carving & Queen's Pie Auctions2:30pm
More Information Less Information Power Wheels Demo2:30pm
Fine Arts Entries Released6:00pm

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!

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 Kachunga and the Alligator ShowFree Show! 12:00, 3:00 & 5:00pm
Presented by Heartland Bank, AgView FS, Mid American McDonalds & Variety Attractions.

Kachunga and the Alligator ShowThis show may very well be the most exciting show you will ever see. It is guaranteed to keep you on th edge of your seat. Watch in astonishment as a real American Bushman bare-handedly apprehends a nine foot three hundred pind alligator. He will then host the massive reptile up out of teh water and carry it to a platform for all to see.

After Kachunga's incredible dance with danger, the show will go on to dismiss many misleading issues about the American Alligator and replace them with real facts.

Kachunga and the Alligator perform multiple shows daily and you'll be talking about it for weeks to come.

More Information Less Information Tim & Karen Barker, Chain Saw Artist Free Show! 12:30pm & 1:30pm
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.

More Information Less InformationKid Davie Stage Magic ShowFree Show! 1:00pm
Presented by Heartland Bank, Vern's Farm Store & Variety Attractions.

Kid Davie ShowTo say Kid Davie is a veteran entertainer is an understatement. Although his professional career started 30 years ago, his first press came when he was just 4 months old. He made the Chicago Tribune for standing in his fathers hand. Balance has always come naturally to him, making stilt walking, ball walking, and slack rope walking look effortless. Growing up as a child this "Kid" would dream of being in the circus, doing all the things he saw. The skills of circus performers always got his attention.

As a young man Kid loved to watch Red Skelton, Jerry Lewis, Danny Kaye and Johnny Carson. Then he learned that Johnny Carson got his start as a magician he jumped in with both feet. Practicing for hours and studying the likes of Houdini and Blackstone.

Kid was also intrigued with another type of magic. The magic of mime. Watching Marcel Marceau and Sheilds & Yarnell he loved the illusion of creating an image or thought with nothing more than movement. In the mid 70's he moved to the San Francisco area and performed at Fisherman's Warf doing street shows.

Being interested in so many different forms of entertainment it took awhile to realize he wanted to do it all. Years of practice later, variety seems like such a small word to describe his talents.

To date Kid has performed in Canada, toured in Japan twice, toured the United States for decades performing at County and State fairs. Performed at countless schools doing an inspiring show with several positive messages. He has had his own children's TV show, "Kidders Cartoon Castle" and was on "The Late Show with David Letterman".

Kid Davie is a unique, multi-talented entertainer. With a wonderful light-hearted sense of humor, warm out-going personality, he exhibits a great rapport with audiences of all ages, making him an "Entertainer Extraordinaire."

Kid Davie performs multiple shows daily.

More Information Less InformationKid Davie Roving RobotFree Show! 2:00 & 4:00pm
Presented by Heartland Bank, Vern's Farm Store & Variety Attractions.

Kid Davie ShowTo say Kid Davie is a veteran entertainer is an understatement. Although his professional career started 30 years ago, his first press came when he was just 4 months old. He made the Chicago Tribune for standing in his fathers hand. Balance has always come naturally to him, making stilt walking, ball walking, and slack rope walking look effortless. Growing up as a child this "Kid" would dream of being in the circus, doing all the things he saw. The skills of circus performers always got his attention.

As a young man Kid loved to watch Red Skelton, Jerry Lewis, Danny Kaye and Johnny Carson. Then he learned that Johnny Carson got his start as a magician he jumped in with both feet. Practicing for hours and studying the likes of Houdini and Blackstone.

Kid was also intrigued with another type of magic. The magic of mime. Watching Marcel Marceau and Sheilds & Yarnell he loved the illusion of creating an image or thought with nothing more than movement. In the mid 70's he moved to the San Francisco area and performed at Fisherman's Warf doing street shows.

Being interested in so many different forms of entertainment it took awhile to realize he wanted to do it all. Years of practice later, variety seems like such a small word to describe his talents.

To date Kid has performed in Canada, toured in Japan twice, toured the United States for decades performing at County and State fairs. Performed at countless schools doing an inspiring show with several positive messages. He has had his own children's TV show, "Kidders Cartoon Castle" and was on "The Late Show with David Letterman".

Kid Davie is a unique, multi-talented entertainer. With a wonderful light-hearted sense of humor, warm out-going personality, he exhibits a great rapport with audiences of all ages, making him an "Entertainer Extraordinaire."

Kid Davie performs multiple shows daily.

Beer Garden5:00pm - Closing
Presented by Tiskilwa Community Association
Near Grandstand

Free Hospitality Events

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

Free WatermelonNoon on...
Presented by Midland States Bank, GES Productions & Sound Services
Hospitality Tent
Anita Reno - Country12:30pm - 1:10pm
Presented by Midland States Bank, GES Productions & Sound Services
Hospitality Tent
Bureau County Barbershop Chorus1:30pm - 2:30pm
Presented by Midland States Bank, GES Productions & Sound Services
Hospitality Tent
Haley Goetz - Pop Music2:45pm - 3:00pm
Presented by Midland States Bank, GES Productions & Sound Services
Hospitality Tent
Marshall Putnam Stark Youth
Variety Show Choir4:30pm - 5:30pm
Presented by Midland States Bank, GES Productions & Sound Services
Hospitality Tent

McCutchan Arena Livestock Events

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

Open Horse Show10:00pm
McCutchan Arena
Draft Horse Show - Halter10:00am
McCutchan Arena
Draft Horse Show - Hitch1:00pm
McCutchan Arena
Open Horse Show Performance Classes1:00pm
McCutchan Arena

Livestock Events

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

Jr. Beef10:00am
Swine10:00am