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Sunday Fair Schedule - August 30th, 2015

Gates Open 7:00am - 6:00pm1-6pm "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: Dan Weyerhauser
  • Cost: FREE
  • Guests for this event must enter the fairgrounds using the west gate
Free WatermelonNoon on...
Presented by Midland States Bank
Hospitality Tent
More Information Less Information Galaxy Girl Arial Thrill ShowFree Show! 12:00pm, 3:00pm & 5:00pm
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.

More Information Less Information Lil Wranglers Rodeo Noon
Presented by Marquis Energy, Central Bank, Rumbold & Kuhn Grain, Flight Manufacturing, Ag View FS
East Gate 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 - 1:15pm
Presented by Midland States Bank
Hospitality Tent
More Information Less Information Dan Harding, Chain Saw Artist Free Show! 12:30pm & 1:30pm
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 Magic Matt's Family Fun ShowFree Show! 1:00pm & 4:00pm
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.

Bureau County Barbershop Chorus1:30pm - 2:30pm
Presented by Midland States Bank
Hospitality Tent
Chainsaw Carving & Queen's Pie Auctions2:30pm
More Information Less Information Power Wheels 2:15pm

Power Wheels at The Bureau County FairPower wheels need to come to west entrance of track.

Sign in at pit shake need to sign in by 2pm. Showtime will be approximately 2:15 PM

Childs entry fee is free with purchase of a Demo grandstand seat or a pit pass.

Power Wheels Safety Rules

  1. Drivers ages 3-9 will be allowed to compete.
  2. Any battery operated powerwheels with side leg protection.
  3. No mods or reinforcements allowed.
  4. All participants MUST wear a helmet. Bicycle, motorcycle, or a baseball helmet are OK.
  5. No car batteries allowed. Small Lawn & Garden, Motorcycle, or ATV battery is OK.
  6. Battery MUST be secured in vehicle.
  7. Please ensure all body parts are secured to vehicle.
Haley Goetz - Pop Music2:45pm - 3:00pm
Presented by Midland States Bank
Hospitality Tent
Beer Garden3:00pm - Closing
Presented by Tiskilwa Community Association
Near Grandstand
More Information Less Information Demolition Derby 3:00pm
Sponsored by: Prescott Brothers Ford, 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 Choir4:30pm - 5:30pm
Presented by Midland States Bank
Hospitality Tent
Fine Arts Entries Released6:00pm

Livestock Events

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

Jr. Beef10:00am
Open Horse Show10:00pm
McCutchan Arena
Draft Horse Show - Halter10:00am
McCutchan Arena
Open Horse Show Resumes1:00pm
McCutchan Arena
Draft Horse Show - Halter Resumes1:00am
McCutchan Arena
Draft Horse Show - Hitch1:00pm
McCutchan Arena