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2024 McLean County Fair

Wednesday, July 24

Fair Hours

  • OPEN: 7 am – 11 pm
  • GATES CLOSE: 9 pm
  • Free Entertainment: 11 am – 8 pm

Wednesday Carnival Specials

  • Hours: 1 pm – 11 pm
  • Today Only: Pay One Price:
    • 5 & Under: $18 Fair Admission and 1-day Unlimited Rides wristband (valid today only)
    • CHILD: $24 Fair Admission and 1-day Unlimited Rides wristband (valid today only)
    • ADULT: $28 Fair Admission and 1-day Unlimited Rides wristband (valid today only)
    • Unlimited Ride Wristband sales end Promptly at 9:15 PM

Wednesday Activities

  • 8 AM- 4 PM: 4-H General Projects judging
  • Sheep & Horse Shows starting at 8 a.m.
  • Royalty Reception & Awards Program at 6:30  pm in the Cloverleaf Auditorium

Wednesday Grandstand

Tobin’s Pizza Big Smokers Tractor Pulls & Local Pickup Truck Pull Off’s

 

Thursday, July 25

Fair Hours

  • OPEN: 7 am – 11 pm
  • GATES CLOSE: 9 pm
  • Free Entertainment: 11 am – 8 pm

Thursday Carnival Specials

    • Hours: 1 pm – 11 pm
    • Unlimited Ride Wristband – Wristband will stop being sold at 9:15 PM.
    • Senior Special: ONE Senior rides FREE with ONE paid child until 5pm.

Thursday Admission Specials

  • “Young at Heart & Military Veterans” Day. Seniors (60 and over) & Veterans get in FREE ALL DAY!
  • “Pack The Bus” School Supply Donation Day. Admission is $2 at the gate with a qualifying donation of the following items:
    • 1 Backpack OR
    • 1 Zippered Binder OR
    • Any 3 sets of the following items:
      •  2-pack of glue sticks
      •  4-pack of highlighters
      •  1 set of Binder Dividers
      •  1 Set Crayola Broad LineMarkers (10 count)
      •  2 ct. 70 Page Wide-Ruled spiral notebooks
      •  1 Standard/Metric 12″ ruler
      •  1 set of colored pencils

Thursday Activities

  • 8 AM- Noon: Young at Heart Day – Senior activities & entertainment in Cloverleaf Auditorium
  • Swine, Dairy Goat & Horse Shows starting at 8 a.m.
  • Dairy Show starting at 8:30 a.m.
  • Beef Show starting at noon
  • Beer Tent open at 4 p.m.

Bull Riding

  • Tickets $10
  • Ages 3 & younger FREE
  • Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m.
  • Beer tent opens at 4 p.m.

Friday, July 26

Fair Hours

  • OPEN: 7 am – 11 pm
  • GATES CLOSE: 9 pm
  • Free Entertainment: 11 am – 8 pm

Friday Admission Special

    • Merchant’s Day!

      • Kids 6-12 get in to the Fair Free until 5 p.m. when you pick up a Children’s Day Pass coupon from one of our merchant sponsors:
        • Country Financial, McLean County Agents
        • McDonald’s
        • Heartland Bank and Trust Company
        • Carl’s Ice Cream
        • Avanti’s

Friday Carnival Specials

    • Merchant’s Day!

      • 1-5 PM, Unlimited Ride Wristband for $30 when you pick up a $5 off Ride Coupon from one of our merchant sponsors:
        • Country Financial, McLean County Agents
        • McDonald’s
        • Heartland Bank and Trust Company
        • Carl’s Ice Cream
        • Avanti’s
    • 5 PM – Close, Unlimited Ride Wristband $35. Wristbands will stop being sold promptly at 9:15 PM.

Friday Activities & Events

  • Meat Goat Show & Horse Shows starting at 8 a.m.
  • Cat Show at 9 a.m.
  • Livestock Showmanship Classic at 3 p.m.
  • Style Revue at 1 p.m.
  • Rocket Launch at 1 p.m.

Friday Grandstand

Country Concert

  • Featuring Alexandra Kay
  • Grandstand Seating/Track Access $20 (includes Fair Admission)
  • Ages 3 & younger FREE
  • Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m.
  • Opening act
  • Beer tent opens at 4 p.m.

Saturday, July 27

Fair Hours

  • OPEN: 7 am – 11 pm
  • GATES CLOSE: 9 pm
  • Free Entertainment: 11 am – 8 pm

Saturday Carnival Specials

    • Hours: Noon – 11 pm
      • 12 PM – 5 PM, Unlimited Ride Wristbands for $30. The 12 – 5 PM wristbands will stop being sold promptly at 3:30 PM. The 12 – 5 PM wristbands will Not be valid after 5 PM.
      • 6 PM – Close, Unlimited Ride Wristbands for $35. Unlimited Ride Wristband sales will stop being sold promptly at 9:15 PM.

Saturday Activities & Events

    • Premier Livestock Classic
      • Horse Show starting at 9 a.m.
      • Swine, Beef & Sheep Shows starting at 10 a.m.

Saturday Grandstand

Don Owen Tire Demolition Derby

  • Grandstand general seating $15
  • Ages 3 & younger FREE
  • Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m.
  • Demolition Derby starts at 7 p.m.
  • Beer tent opens at 4 p.m.
  • Classes: Full Size Weld(Formerly known as Semi Stock); 80 and Newer Bonestock; Stock Mini Car; Mini Van; Full Size Truck
  • Demo Derby Rules

Sunday, July 28

Fair Hours

  • OPEN: Noon – 9 pm
  • GATES CLOSE: 7 pm
  • Free Entertainment: Noon – 5 pm

Sunday Admission Special

    • 5 years old and under – Free
    • Youth, 6-12 years old – $3
    • Adult, 13 and older – $5

Sunday Carnival Specials

    • Hours: Noon – 8 pm
      • 12 PM – 5 PM, Unlimited Ride Wristband for $30. Wristbands will stop being sold Promptly at 3:30 PM. Wristband is Not valid after 5 PM.
      • 5 – 8 PM, Last Blast: Unlimited Ride Wristband for $25. Wristband Sales Stop Promptly at 7 PM. Fair and Carnival Rides close at 8 PM.

Sunday Activities

    • Premier Livestock Classic: 
      • Horse Show starting at 8 a.m.
      • Dairy & Goat Shows starting at 10 a.m.
    • Flag Lowering – 11:30 a.m.
    • 4-H General Projects dismissed at noon

Thanks to our Sponsors

Food & Farm Fun Zone Sponsors

Merchant Day Sponsors

Visit these participating local businesses for Merchant Day admission & carnival coupons! Merchant Day is Friday, July 28!