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Wednesday Fair Schedule - August 22nd, 2018

Gates Open: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Exhibit Halls: 2:00pm - 10:00pm
5-10 pm Armbands $25 unlimited rides

Featured Grandstand Event

More Information Less Information Draft Horse Pulling Contest6:00pm

Draft Horse Pulling Contest at The Bureau County FairTickets: Adult Grandstand: $5.00, Under 12 Free
3300# & Heavies

Time of Weighing:
4:00-4:30pm at Ag View FS, 22069 US Hwy 34, Princeton

Prize money of $3000 will be split among ALL Teams entered. $1500 per class.

Governed by WHPA Rules. For more information, please contact via email at

Other Special Events

Gates Open 12:00pm
WZOE Live Broadcast 1:00pm - 5:00pm
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 Bear Hollow Wood Carvers, Chain Saw Artist Free Show! 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 & 7:30pm
Presented by Timber Falls Tree Service

Bear Hollow Wood Carvers, Chain Saw Artist at The Bureau County Fair Bear Hollow Wood Carvers, Chain Saw 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.

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More Information Less Information Close Encounters of the Exotic KindFree Show! 5:00 & 7:00pm
Presented by Heartland Bank, Michlig Grain, AgView FS, Tractor Suppply Co, St. Margaret's Hospital, Flowers by Julia, Mid American McDonalds and Agrigold.

Close Encounters of the Exotic KindFor 36 years the von duke family has proudly demonstrated fine care and training of the biggest exotic cats in the world. join us during your own close encounter at one of our big cat performances!

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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!

Rick Moreland - Gospel Music5:00pm - 5:30pm
Presented by Midland States Bank
Hospitality Tent
Jon Graham - Jimmy Buffet Tribute6:00pm - 7:00pm
Presented by Midland States Bank
Hospitality Tent
Kenisha Kramer - Pop8:00pm - 9:00pm
Presented by Midland States Bank
Hospitality Tent