140th Fairbury Fair

140th Annual Fairbury Fair – yes, 140 years of giving the community five days worth of entertainment, fun, and excitement in only the way that the “fair atmosphere” can. Starting Wednesday, August 17th, and continuing on through Sunday, August 21st, we’ve got one of the summers big events that is loaded with things to do, things to see, and all kinds of fun to be had. At the nucleus of this organized adventure land is Luehr’s Ideal Rides which brings us the carnival rides, the games, and the refreshment stands that puts the “zip” in everybody’s “zip line” and its operated in a clean, efficient, and friendly manner that makes the experience a pleasant one for all. A favorite of the kids (even the older ones), these mechanical wonders take fun and excitement to the next level and, the Luehr’s folks have added two new rides for the 2016 event. Check out their daily specials and see how you can play all day with ticket prices that are aimed at keeping it comfortable. Then there’s the “fair food”, from local stands to the Carnival’s special “stuff” – meals, snacks, treats, and drinks are all part of the menagerie that gives all of us a reason to indulge for this “one time during the year”.

Each day of the Fair has it’s own schedule of shows, competitions, special programs, displays, and musical groups and here are a few of the notables:
Wednesday – Red Cross Blood Mobile from 3pm to 7pm
Rooster Crowing Contest at 10am
Johnny Cash/June Carter Tribute in the Grandstands at 7pm
DJ at the Beer Tent from 7pm to 11pm
Thursday – Day Care Day at 10am
Meat Goat Show – Registration at 5:30pm with show at 7pm
Grandstand Shows – Brushville at 6:30pm and Caroline Kole at 8pm
DJ at the Beer Tent from 7pm to 11pm
Friday – Euchre Tournament – check in at 12:30pm, start at 1pm
Ramer Racing Demolition Derby – Grandstand at 7pm
Saturday – 5K Run or 2 Mile Walk – registration begins at 6:45am with a starting time of 8am
Kids Baggo Tournament – check in at 12:15pm – competition starts at 1pm
Stock Car Racing – Grandstand starting at 6:30pm
Jury’s Out performing at the Beer Tent from 8pm to 12am
Sunday – Community Worship Service – Grandstand at 10am
Antique Farm Equipment Display – 12 noon
Chili Cook Off – 12 noon
Baggo Tournament – check in starts at 12:15pm – competition at 1pm
Children’s Drawing – Grandstand at 3pm
Beer Tent – Music by Jawbone
Ah, so much to do and see and not hardly enough time to take it all in but, its certainly worth the effort of trying!

You’ve got livestock competitions, floral, hobby, arts & crafts, and vegetable competitions, a variety of commercial stands, animal displays, and a whole lot of other stuff that goes into making a Fair into that unique annual event that always makes it something to look forward to and something to be missed when its over. Each day has its own way of keeping you and yours entertained so come on out and get yourself a dose of fun summer time style!

For details check out the local bulletin boards at various area businesses or, go on line at Fairbury Fair and get the whole picture including prices and times for the Gates and the Rides along with changes from previous years. There is also contact information as well as registration instructions, etc. Have fun People, a lot of hard work by the Fair Board and the many volunteers that help out has gone into this to bring you the opportunity so don’t miss it.

The Fairbury Fair Grounds
Fairbury, Il.
Gate Entrances on south Third Street and south First Street

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