There’s nothing like a county fair or festival. The rides, colorful lights, and fair food are enough to make anyone feel like a kid again. These upcoming events in Janesville, Pecatonica, Belvidere and Oregon have everything you could want in a summer fair – live music, midway games, rides, food, magic shows and fun for the whole family. Enjoy this year’s fair season!

Rock County 4-H Fair

1301 Craig Avenue, Janesville, WI 53545

July 23 – 28

Carnival games, rides, fair judging, food, and live music.

Cost:

Children (6 and under) – Free
Children (age 7-12) – $5.00
Adult (age 13 and up) – $10.00

Specials:

Tuesday, July 23 – Carnival Special – $2 per ride per person, 1 ticket each from 2 – 10 pm
Wednesday, July 24 – Carnival wristband for $27
Friday, July 26 – Discount Gate and Carnival Package – One gate admission and one carnival wristband for $20

Entertainment:

Free grandstand concerts. All shows start at 8:00 pm.

Wednesday, July 24 – Michael Ray
Thursday, July 25 – Russell Dickerson
Friday, July 26 – Pure Prairie League and Fire Fall 
Saturday, July 27 – Joe Nichols 
Sunday, July 28 – Division BMX Stunt Team Show at 4:00 pm


Ogle County Fair

1440 N Limekiln Rd, Oregon, IL

July 31 – August 4

Carnival games, rides, fair judging, food, and live music.

Cost:

Children (3 and under) – Free
Adults – $8
All grandstand events are $10


Boone County Fair

8847 Rt. 76, Belvidere, IL

August 6 – 11

Music, rides, a midway and fair food!

Cost:

Tuesday, August 6 – Free Admission with Merchant’s Coupon until 4:00pm. $5.00 without coupon
August 8 – 12 – $6.00

Entertainment: 

August 10 at 8:00 pm – Sara Evans with special guest Mark Chesnutt


Winnebago County Fair

500 W 1st St, Pecatonica, IL 61063

August 14 – 18

Midway games, tractor displays, music, magic shows and fair food!

Cost:

Wednesday, August 14 – $5.00 admission
Children 9-12 – $3.00
Children under 8 – Free
Bring two non-perishable items for the Rockford Rescue Mission and receive one free admission.

Thursday, August 15 – $5.00 admission
Children 12 and under- Free

Friday, August 16  – $7.00 admission
Children 9-12 – $5.00
Children under 8 – Free

Saturday, August 17 – $7.00 admission
Children 9-12 – $5.00
Children under 8 – Free

Sunday, August 18 – $5.00 admission
Children 9-12 – $3.00
Children under 8 – Free

Entertainment:
All shows are free.

Wednesday, August 14

  • The Butterfly Encounter from Noon to 10:00 p.m. (Free)
  • Antique Tractor Display from Noon to 9 p.m. (Free)
  • Lumberjack Show 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. (Free)
  • Interactive Lumberjack Camp 3:00 p.m. (Free)
  • K-9 Demonstration – 2:30 & 3:00 p.m. (Free)
  • Magic Mike at 2:00 p.m. in Moss Hall – (Free)
  • Los Moralitos Circus at 2:00 and 6:00 p.m – (Free)
  • Inflatable Planetarium 1:30, 3:30, & 4:00 p.m. in Moss Hall (Free)
  • Queen and Junior Miss Pageant at 6 p.m. – Moss Hall – (Free)
  • Xtreme Roughstock Tour Rodeo & Local Barrel Racing at 7 p.m. Family Hour 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Grandstand – Adults $10, Ages 9-12 $5, 8 and under Free
  • Letsinger at 7 p.m. – Entertainment Tent – (Free)

Thursday, August 15
Kids Day – Ages 12 and under Free

  • Gates open at Noon.
  • Carnival opens at Noon – Midway special: Pay one Price Noon to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to Close
  • The Butterfly Encounter from Noon to 10:00 p.m. (Free)
  • Antique Tractor Display from Noon to 9 p.m. (Free)
  • Magic Mike – 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. outside of Building 2 – (Free)
  • Inflatable Planetarium – 12:30, 1:30, 3:30 & 4:30 p.m. Moss Hall (Free)
  • K-9 Demonstration – 2:00 & 5:00 p.m. (Free)
  • Lumberjack Show – 2:30 & 6:00 p.m. (Free)
  • Interactive Lumberjack Camp 4:00 p.m. (Free)
  • Bear Hollow Wood Carvers at 1:00, 3:00, 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. – (Free)
  • Los Moralitos Circus at 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. (Free)
  • Kindschi Pedal Pullers – Start time 5 p.m. – (Free)
  • Antique Tractor Parade at 6:30 p.m. -(Free)
  • Little Miss Pageant at 6 p.m. – Moss Hall – (Free)
  • Truck Races at 7 p.m. – $7, Ages 8 and under FREE!,  (Pit passes available)
  • Soul 2 Soul at 8 p.m. – Entertainment Tent – (Free)

Friday, August 16

  • Carnival opens at Noon – Midway special: Pay one Price Noon to 5 p.m. 
  • The Butterfly Encounter from Noon to 10:00 p.m. (Free)
  • Farmer’s Class Tractor Pulls at 1 p.m. – Grandstand – $5, Ages 8 and under Free, Pit passes available
  • Antique Tractor Display from Noon to 9 p.m. – (Free)
  • Lumberjack Show 12:30 & 4:30 p.m. (Free)
  • Interactive Lumberjack Camp 2:30 & 6:30 p.m. (Free)
  • K-9 Demonstration – 2:00 & 5:00 p.m. (Free)
  • Bear Hollow Wood Carvers at 1:00, 3:00, 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. – (Free)
  • Mexican Dance performance “Dance of the Elders” 4:00 p.m. (Free)
  • Los Moralitos Circus at 3:00 and 5:30 p.m. – (Free)
  • Inflatable Planetarium – 12:30, 1:30, 3:30, & 7:00 p.m. Moss Hall (Free)
  • Kindschi Pedal Pulls – Start time 5 p.m. – (Free)
  • 4-H Fashion Review at 6 p.m. – Moss Hall – (Free)
  • 4-H Performing Arts Contest at 7:00 p.m. – Moss Hall – (Free)
  • Badger State Hot Rod Tractor Pulls at 6:30 p.m. – Grandstand –  $7, Ages 8 and under FREE!, (Pit passes available)
  • Audio Drive at 9:00 p.m. – Entertainment Tent – (Free)

Saturday, August 17

  • Carnival opens at Noon – Midway special: Pay one Price Noon to 5 p.m. 
  • Horse Show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Track Infield – $7, Ages 8 and under FREE!
  • 4-H Fur and Feather Sale – 11:30 a.m. – Cattle Barn Arena (Free)
  • The Butterfly Encounter from Noon to 10:00 p.m. (Free)
  • Antique Tractor Display from Noon to 9 p.m. – (Free)
  • 4-H Livestock Auction at 1 p.m. – Cattle Barn
  • Lumberjack Show – 12:30, 4:30, & 6:30 p.m. (Free)
  • Interactive Lumberjack Camp – 2:30 p.m. (Free)
  • K-9 Demonstration – 12:00 & 3:00 p.m. (Free)
  • Mexican Dance performance “Dance of the Elders” 4:00 p.m. (Free)
  • Inflatable Planetarium – 1:30, 3:30, 4:30 & 6:00 Moss Hall (Free)
  • Bear Hollow Wood Carvers at 1:00, 3:00, 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. – (Free)
  • Kindschi Pedal Pullers – 2 p.m.  (Free)
  • Hoo Haven – 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Moss Hall (Free)
  • Los Moralitos Circus at 2:00, 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. – (Free)
  • 4-H Family Fun Night at 5:30 p.m. in Building 2 (Free)
  • Illini State Pullers, Truck Pull at 7:00 p.m. – Grandstand – $7, Ages 8 and under FREE!, (Pit Passes available)
  • Blue Steel from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Entertainment Tent – (Free)
  • Sunset Strip from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. – Entertainment Tent – (Free)

Sunday, August 18

  • Carnival opens at Noon – Midway special: Pay one Price 12 pm – 5 pm
  • The Butterfly Encounter from Noon to 6:00 p.m. (Free)
  • Lumberjack Show – 12:00 p.m. (Free)
  • Interactive Lumberjack Camp – 2:00 p.m. (Free)
  • Los Moralitos Circus at 1:00 p.m. – (Free)
  • K-9 Demonstration – 4:30 p.m. (Free)
  • Inflatable Planetarium – 12:30, 2:00, & 3:00 p.m. Moss Hall (Free)
  • Antique Tractor Display from Noon to 9 p.m. (Free)
  • Demo Derby – 2 p.m.  Grandstand – Sponsored by U.S. Bank – Admission $7, Ages 8 and under Free, (Pit passes available)
  • MIDWAY CLOSES AT 6:00 P.M.

Specials:
Mega Pass available at Kelly Mobil for $25 each until August 14.

Which fairs do you plan on attending this year?

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