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Thursday Fair Schedule - August 21st, 2014

Gates Open 9:00am - 9:00pm5-10 pm Armbands $20 unlimited rides

Senior Admission $2.00 (62 years old and over)
Senior Citizens Day - Activities Beginning at Noon

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

Senior Activities - Bingo & RefreshmentsNoon - 3:00pm
Presented by Midland States Bank
Hospitality Tent
WZOE Live Broadcast 1:00pm - 5:00pm
WKEI & WLPO Live Broadcast 1:00pm - 2:00pm
More Information Less Information Progressive Edges Chain Saw Artist Free Show! 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 & 7:30pm
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.

Jack Ness - Variety Music3:00pm - 5:00pm
Presented by Midland States Bank
Hospitality Tent
Beer Garden5:00pm - Closing
Presented by Tiskilwa Community Association
Alison Coyer - Traditional Music of the
Hammered Dulcimer5:30pm - 6:30pm
Presented by Midland States Bank
Hospitality Tent
More Information Less Information Bags Tournament 6:00pm

Bags Tournament at The Bureau County FairTakes place at the Infield of the Racetrack

  • Limited to 32 Teams
  • 6:00 p.m. start time
  • $20/team
  • Registration 5-6 p.m.

Free Admission (with paid fair gate admission).

To register, please call Nick Peach at 815-866-6011.

Teams enter at West Gate)

More Information Less Information Talent Show 7:00pm
Hospitality Tent

Talent Show at The Bureau County FairBureau County Fair Grandstand

  • Junior Class - 14 and Under
  • Senior Class - 15 - 21
  • Groups or Solo
  • Any talent including: dancing, singing, bands, tumbling, or magic

Free Admission with Gate Admission

Talent Show Entry Form.

Talent Show Rules.

Applications are due Aug. 17.

Winners will compete in Springfield for State Title in January 2012.

For info or applications, call Robbie Butler 815 379-4049 or Nancy Monier 815-875-2176

The Generics - Variety Band7:00pm - 9:00pm
Presented by Midland States Bank
Hospitality Tent
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40th Annual Fair Concert featuring
The Beach Boys8:00pm
Presented by Cool 95.7, Comcast Cable, Piehl Motors, Pioneer Brand Products, Centrue Bank, Becks, Wyanet Carpet, LRB
Grandstand Event

Visit our Concert Page for more concert and ticket information!

Cake Walk 9:30pm
Fair Office

Livestock Events

Rabbits, open show6:00pm
Goats, open show7:00pm