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Thursday Fair Schedule - August 25th, 2016

Gates Open: 9:00am - 10:00pm
Exhibit Halls: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
5-10 pm Armbands $23 unlimited rides

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

Featured Grandstand Event

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Annual Fair Concert featuring
Dustin Lynch 8:00pm
Grandstand Event

Visit our Concert Page for more concert and ticket information!

Other Special Events

Exhibit Halls Open12:00pm
Allen Building
WZOE Live Broadcast 1:00pm - 5:00pm
WKEI & WLPO Live Broadcast 1:00pm - 2:00pm
More Information Less Information Carnival by North American Midway Entertainment 5:00pm 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

5:00pm - Close, Armbands $23 unlimited rides.

View Additional Carnival Information and Images Here!

Cake Walk 9:00pm
Fair Office

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 Tim & Karen Barker, Chain Saw Artist Free Show! 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 & 7:30pm
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 Information Wild World of AnimalsFree Show! 5:00 & 7:00pm
Presented by Heartland Bank, AgView FS, Mid American McDonalds & Variety Attractions.

Wild World of Animals ShowYou 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.

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As seen on The Meredith Vieira Show below!

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!

Bingo & RefreshmentsNoon - 2:30pm
Presented by Midland States Bank, GES Productions & Sound Services
Hospitality Tent
Jack Ness - Variety Music3:00pm - 4:00pm
Presented by Midland States Bank, GES Productions & Sound Services
Hospitality Tent
Templeton Family Bluegrass5:00pm - 6:00pm
Presented by Midland States Bank, GES Productions & Sound Services
Hospitality Tent
The Generics- 6 Piece Variety Band7:00pm - 9:00pm
Presented by Midland States Bank, GES Productions & Sound Services
Hospitality Tent

Livestock Events

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

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