139th Annual Fairbury Fair

The Fairbury Fair – here comes the excitement of The Fair – Fairbury’s 139th annual celebration of all the things that make up a good ol’ country fair will once again be going into action. We’ve got five days worth of rides, shows, entertainment, competitions, stock car racing, games, food, and a Beer Tent with nightly musical performances to go with the never ending supply of adult libations. It’s a social adventure that brings fun for the whole family and its a great way to begin the conclusion of Prairie Central’s summer vacation so c’mon, wear yourself out in a good way – enjoy the eats and treats (nothing does it like carnival style culinary arts) and look, watch, participate, and enjoy! Here’s a rundown of what’s on the agenda:

Competitions – 
Exhibits in livestock, plants and flowers, vegetables, baked goods, arts and crafts, and a lot more.
Euchre Tournament
5K Run or 2 Mile Walk and, the Kid’s Fun Run
Kids Baggo Tournament
Regular Baggo Tournament
Horse Gaming Event
Chili Cook Off
Children’s Drawing (12 & Under)
Photo Contest – the theme is “Its a Jungle Out There” – photos to be submitted for judging

Entertainment –
Luehr’s Ideal Rides – rides and games and food stands that are among the best
Musical Performances – programs in the Grandstands and at the Beer Tent
Meat Goat Show
Tractor Pull
Demolition Derby
Talent Show
Stock Car Racing
Antique Farm Equipment Display
Bertrand’s Petting Zoo & Pony Rides
Sally the Clown & Face Painting
Rob Thompson
All American Lumberjack Show

The Red Cross Blood Mobile will be there on Thursday so give some up, help them out!

They’ve also got a Flea Market on Sunday for you bargain and treasure hunters.

If you would like to participate in Sunday Worship there will be a community service at 10:00am in the Grandstands.

For details on prices, times, specials, events, and how to enter the various competitions you can go to the Fairbury Fair Web Site, check with any number of local businesses, or call 815-692-3222.

The Fairbury Fair Grounds are located on the south edge of Fairbury with entrances at the south end of 3rd Street and 1st Street.

We’re all Kids at heart so go have some fun, enjoy, and we’ll see you there from the top of the Ferris Wheel!

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