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Fair Schedule & Admission

“All times and locations are subject to change”

Thursday, August 1, 2019

  • 8:00 am Sheep Show – Livestock Arena (north)
  • 8:30 am Goat Show – Livestock Arena (south)
  • 9:00 am 18th Annual Western Speed Show Check-In – Arena Office
  • 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Commercial Exhibits & Smith 4H Hall
  • 12:00 pm Opening Ceremony – Flag Poles
  • 4:00 pm Poultry Show – Poultry Building
  • 5:00 pm Theme Photo Contest – Smith Hall
  • 5:00 pm Swine Show, breeding – Livestock Arena
  • 8:30 pm Band TBA – Main Stage

Friday, August 2, 2019

  • 8:30 am Swine Show, Barrows & Market – Livestock Arena
  •   Pee Wee and Senior Adult Showmanship Contests, immediately following the show
  •   Showmanship Entry Form
  • 9:00 am 4-H Rabbit Show – Rabbit Tent
  •   Rabbit Show Entry Form
  • 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Commercial Exhibits & Smith 4H Hall
  • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Truck & Tractor Pull Weigh In
  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Fox River Academy Fiddle Camp Student Performance accompanied by Dance With Flair Dancers – Main Stage
  • 4:45 pm King & Queen Crowning – Family Stage
  • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Band TBA – Main Stage
  • 6:00 pm ISP Truck & Tractor Pulls – Grandstand Arena
  • 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm Band TBA – Main Stage

Saturday, August 3, 2019

  • 8:30 am Beef Show – Livestock Arena
  • 9:30 am 4-H Cat Show – Education Bldg.
  • 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Commercial Exhibits & Smith 4H Hall
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 pm Band TBA – Main Stage
  •   Pocket Pets Entry Form
  • 11:00 am Rob Thompson, Magician – Family Stage
  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Matthew Ripsch – Family Stage
  • 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Band TBA – Main Stage
  • 1:00 pm Antique Tractor Parade
  • 1:30 pm Rob Thompson, Magician – Family Stage
  • 2:00 pm Culver’s Eating Challenge
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Band TBA – Main Stage
  • 3:00 pm Rob Thompson, Magician – Family Stage
  • 4:00 – 6:00 pm Band TBA – Main Stage
  • 6:00 pm 4-H Livestock Auction
  • 7:00 – 8:30 pm Blue Sky Blind – Main Stage
  • 9:00 – 11:00 pm Eric Chesser – Main Stage

Sunday, August 4, 2019

  • 9:00 am 2nd Annual Open Rabbit Show – pre-register online or day of contest by 8:00 am
  •   Rabbit Show Entry Form
  • 9:30 am Cross Lutheran Church Service – Main Stage
  • 10:00 am Master Showmanship – Livestock Arena
  • 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Smith 4H Hall Open
  • 10:00am- 5:00pm Commercial Exhibits Open
  • 11:00 am Keller’s Farmstand Watermelon Eating Contest – Family Stage
  • 11:30 Demo Derby Check-In – Grandstand Arena
  • 11:30 am Junior Talent Contest – Main Stage
  • 11:30 am Mud Volleyball Tournament – Mud Pit Livestock Parking Lot
  • 12:00 pm Kids Pedal Pull – Livestock Arena
  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm JJC Faculty Jazz Band – Main Stage
  • 1:00 pm Antique Tractor Parade
  • 1:30 pm Ramer’s Demolition Derby – Grandstand Arena
  • 2:00 pm Adorable Baby Contest – Family Stage
  • 3:00 pm Keller’s Farmstand Sweet Corn Chowdown – Family Stage
  • 3:30 pm Fashion Review – Main Stage
  • 4:00 pm 4H Parade of Champions – Main Stage
  • 5:00 pm Fair Closes Exhibits Check and Projects are Released

Junior Talent Show

Sunday, August 4, 2019, On the Main Stage

The Junior Talent Show returns to the Kendall County Fair, and we are looking for the young talent of Kendall County. Kids 14 and under are invited to compete for the chance to represent Kendall County at the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fans in Springfield in January.  The type of talent is open to any stage act from vocalists to dancers to musicians, to gymnasts, to magician….the list is almost endless.

Entry must be received on or before August 4, 2019, at the Fair Office. 

Entry fee of $10 for an individual or $20 for a duet or group 

Each Contestant must fill out the form with parent/guardian information. 

Ribbons awarded to the top 5 contestants. Cash prize for the top three winners.

Jr. Talent Show Entry Form

Talent Competition Rules

  1. The entry act must be a resident of Kendall County
  2. Any act that performs over the four-minute time limit will be disqualified. The contestant is not to give an introduction to their act. The Emcee will announce the act and the act will begin immediately after.
  3. Age limits of the Junior Divison:
    1. All Contestants can be 14 years old or younger on the day and date of the local contest. Junior division contestant can be 15 years old when competing at the State Level in January if they met the age requirements at their local contest.
  4. Floor microphones will be the only equipment furnished. Anything else required for the act must be supplied by the contestant.
  5. The panel of judges’ decisions will be final.
  6. There will be a setup time limit of three minutes per act. This will be timed.
  7. To lessen sound prop confusion. When using a CD accompaniment, only the song the contestant is using shall be on the CD. NO like talent is allowed on the recording (i.e vocal, tap dancing, any like instrument, etc.) this will be closely monitored.
  8. All acts must check in at the Main Stage by 11:00 AM on August 4, 2019, for contest rule reminders and to determine the order of performance.

The winner is expected to represent Kendall County Fair at the Illinois Agricultural Fair Convention in Springfield in January 2020.

Craft Show & Farmer’s Market

August 3, 2019

Craft Sale at the Kendall County Fair

The Kendall County Fair is looking for local small farmers, crafters, and others to be a part of the Craft Show at the Fair! On Saturday, join others from around the area as they share their items with the visitors to the fair. Booth space is only $35 if reserved by August 1st. All businesses will get a 10ft. by 10 ft space and a table. Additional tables and chairs must be provided by the crafter. Pop-up tents are allowed as well however not provided. Upon receipt of payment and completed registration form, further instructions will be emailed.

Questions?

Contact Lea Ann Koch at 630-253-1912

Farmer’s Market at the Kendall County Fair

The Kendall County Fair is looking for local small farmers, crafters, and others to be a part of the Farmer’s Market at the Fair! On Saturday, join others from around the area as they share their items with the visitors to the fair. Booth space is only $35 if reserved by August 1st. All businesses will get a 10ft. by 10 ft space and a table. Additional tables and chairs must be provided by the crafter. Pop-up tents are allowed as well however not provided. Upon receipt of payment and completed registration form, further instructions will be emailed.

Questions?

Contact Lea Ann Koch at 630-253-1912

Western Speed Show

Pre-Registration for the Annual Western Speed Show has begun!

  1. Download and complete the Western Speed Show Entry Form.
  2. Mail the entry with payment made out to Kendall County Fair Association, Inc. to P.O. Box 149, Yorkville, Illinois 60560.
  3. Entries must be postmarked by July 23rd.
  4. Entries can be hand-delivered to the fair office no later than July 28th. (Fair Office hours vary)
  5. Traditional registration is available at the Arena Office the day of the event PRIOR to the event.

 

18th Annual Western Speed Show

Department R Open Class

Thursday, August 1, 2019, at the Kendall County Fairgrounds

Superintendents: Dean & Karol Bundy, phone: 815-475-4520

Classes start at 10:00 am, RAIN OR SHINE

Horse Information and Registration

Class:

Fee:

Definition:

Exhibition
$5.00
Horse or Pony - Rider, any age
Youth
$4.00
Horse or Pony - Rider, 12 years or under
Junior
$5.00
Horse or Pony – Rider, 13 years to 18 years
Open, Ladies & Men
$12.00
Horse or Pony – Rider, any age
3-D Classes
$15.00
Horse or Pony – Rider, any age

Truck and Tractor Pull

Date: Friday, August 2nd, 2019 Time 6:00 pm

Premiums: Total Prize Money – $10,600

Weigh-ins are on the fairgrounds from 3:00-5:00 pm

2 side by side tracks – something always pulling!

ISP classes sanction by ILLINI STATE PULLERS and limited to certified truck and tractors only.

Street Truck classes are non-sanctioned and are open to all eligible street legal trucks.

Weigh-in from 3:00-5:00 pm on the fairgrounds on Route 71 near the event arena.  

 

Truck and Tractor Pull Entry Fee

For more information contact an ISP Director at the Illini State Pullers website: www.illinistatepullers.com

Demolition Derby

The Demolition Derby will be held on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm at the Grandstand

Amusements

Thursday

  • TBA

Friday

  • TBA

Saturday

  • 2:00 pm Culver’s Eating Challenge

Sunday

  • 11:00 am Keller’s Farmstand Watermelon Eating Contest
  • 11:30 am Mud Volleyball Tournament
  • 3:00 pm Keller’s Farmstand Sweet Corn Chowdown