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Sunday Fair Schedule - August 24th, 2014

Gates Open 7:00am - 6:00pm1-8pm "Last Blast" 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 County Worship Service 10:00am

County Wide Church Worship Service at The Bureau County Fair

  • Bureau County Fair Grandstand
  • Guest Speaker: To be announced
  • Cost: FREE
  • Guests for this event must enter the fairgrounds using the west gate
Free WatermelonNoon
Presented by Midland States Bank
Hospitality Tent
More Information Less Information Lil Wranglers Rodeo Noon
Presented by Marquis Energy, Central Bank, Rumbold & Kuhn Grain, Flight Manufacturing, Ag View FS
Open Goat Barn

Lil' Wranglers Rodeo at The Bureau County Fair Pre-registration with a $10 entry fee and parent's signature are needed by August 17th.

Age groups for the Lil' Wranglers Rodeo:

  • Stick Horse Race - Ages 4, 5, and 6
  • Poultry Race - Ages 2-3, 4-5, 6-7
  • Greased Pig - Ages 6-8,9-11,12-14
  • Mutton Bustin' - Ages 4 and up with a 75lb weight limit. Event limited to the first 100 participants that sign up.

Lil' Wranglers Rodeo Registration Form.

Only 200 participants will be allowed for the rodeo. Registration will be based on a first come, first served basis. Registration for more than one event is allowed, provided that the age requirements are met. For any questions, please contact Pete Reviglio at (815) 303-8106 or Joe Lowder at (815) 303-1029.

Anita Reno - Country12:30pm - 1:30pm
Presented by Midland States Bank
Hospitality Tent
More Information Less Information Progressive Edges Chain Saw Artist Free Show! 12:30 & 1:30pm
Presented by Timber Falls Tree Service

Progressive Edges Artists at The Bureau County FairProgressive Edges Chainsaw Artists 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.

Progressive Edges 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.

Bureau County Chorus - Barbershop1:30pm - 2:30pm
Presented by Midland States Bank
Hospitality Tent
Auction of Carvings and Pie's for Queen Sponsorship 2:30pm
Presented by Tiskilwa Community Association
Anita Reno - Country2:45pm - 3:30pm
Presented by Midland States Bank
Hospitality Tent
More Information Less Information Demolition Derby 3:00pm
Presented by Browning Dodge. Sponsored by: Spring Valley City Bank, Heartland Autobody, MC Jones Concrete, Princeton Prompt Care
Grandstand Event

Demolition Derby at The Bureau County Fair Download the Demolition Derby 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 Jason Floyd at (815) 590-8873.

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

Download the Demolition Derby Rules

Marshall Putnam Stark Youth
Variety Show Choir4:00pm - 5:00pm
Presented by Midland States Bank
Hospitality Tent
Beer Garden3:00pm - Closing
Presented by Tiskilwa Community Association

Livestock Events

Jr. Beef10:00am
Open Horse Show10:00am
McCutchan Arena
Draft Horse Show - Halter10:00am
McCutchan Arena
Draft Horse Show - Hitch1:00pm
McCutchan Arena