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Fair Schedule & Admission

View our Kendall County Fairbook 2019

“All times and locations are subject to change”

Sunday, July 28, 2019

  • 9:00 am Livestock Area set up (see Tom Anderson)
  • 10:00 am General & Home Ec Division Set-up (see Colleen Konop)
  • 12:00 pm Livestock, General, & Home Ec  Superintendents Meeting – Food Tent

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

  • 4:00 pm – 6:00pm 4-H Project Check-in and Judging
  • 5:00 pm – 7:00pm  Judging – Smith Hall – Projects judging for these departments:
    Community & Personal Development
    Engineering & Technology
    Home & Family
    Natural Resources
    Photography
    Bicycle, Welding & Collectibles (begins at 4:45pm)

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am Commercial Exhibit Set-up
  • 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm Livestock Check-in – Livestock Area – Beef, Sheep & Swine Weigh-In
  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm 4-H Project Check-In and Judging
  • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Smith Hall & Education Bldg. Project judging for these departments:
    Cloverbuds (at 3:30 PM)
    Food & Nutrition
    Plants & Soils
    Visual Arts
    Floriculture
    Crops & Horticulture
    Clothing (judged July 25)
    Knitting, Crocheting, Stitchery (at 5:45 PM)
  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Open Show Check-In and Judging Smith Hall & Education Bldg.
  • 7:00 pm Judging

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
  • 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Horse Speed Show ArenaEXHIBITION
  • 2:00 pm Horse Speed Show – Arena
  • 2:30 pm Rob-ot
  • 3:00 pm FAME RC Race Car Race
  • 4:00 pm Poultry Show – Poultry Building (west end)
  • 4:00 pm Rob-ot
  • 4:30 pm FAME RC Race Car Race
  • 5:00 pm Theme Photo Contest – Smith Hall
  • 5:30 pm Swine Show, Breeding – Livestock Arena
  • 6:00 pm FAME RC Race Car Race
  • 6:00 pm Rob-ot
  • 8:00 pm – 10pm Recycle the Day – Main Stage

Friday, August 2, 2019

  • 8:30 am Swine Show, Barrows & Market – Livestock Arena
  • Immediately following Swine show Pee Wee and Senior Adult Showmanship Contests  Showmanship Entry
  • 9:00 am 4-H Rabbit Show – Rabbit Tent
  • 9:00 am Dairy Show – Dairy Tent
  • 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Commercial Exhibits & Smith 4H Hall
  • 1:00 pm Rob Thompson – Family Stage
  • 2:00 pm My Sister’s Lil Donut Decorating – Family Stage
  • 2:00 pm Rob-ot
  • 2:30 pm FAME RC Race Car Race
  • 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Fox River Academy – Suzuki Kids – Family Stage
  • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Truck and Tractor Pull Registration Livestock Gate – Main Park
  • 3:30 pm Rob-ot
  • 4:00 pm FAME RC Race Car Race
  • 4:45 pm King & Queen Crowning – Family Stage
  • 5:00 pm Rob Thompson – Family Stage
  • 5:30 pm  – 7:30 pm Cadillac Groove – Main Stage
  • 5:00 pm Rob-ot
  • 5:30 pm FAME RC Race Car Race
  • 6:00 pm ISP Truck & Tractor Pulls – Grandstand Arena
  • 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm Back Country Roads – Main Stage

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Sunday, August 4, 2019

  • 9:00 am  Rabbits Show 
    Check-in – before 8:30 am
    2nd Annual Open Rabbit Show – pre-register online or day of contest by 8:00 am
  • 9:30 am Church Service – Main Stage
  • 10:00am- 5:00pm Commercial Exhibits
  • 10:30 am Master Showmanship Contest – Livestock Arena
  • 11:00 am Keller’s Farmstand Watermelon Eating Contest – Family Stage
  • Mud Volleyball Check-in – 11 AM.
    Start – 11:30 AM
    Mud Volleyball Tournament – Grandstand – East and Parking Lot – North
  • 11:30 am FAME RC Race Car Race
  • 11:30 Demo Derby Check-In – Grandstand Arena
  • 11:30 am Junior Talent Contest – Main Stage
  • 12:00 pm Decorated Bicycle Contest – Family Stage & Driveway
  • 12:00 pm Rob-ot
  • 12:00 pm Kids Pedal Pull – Livestock Arena (12:30 start time)
  • 12:00 pm Antique Tractor Parade – Driveway
  • 12:30 pm Wood Carver’s Auction – Family Stage
  • 1:00 pm FAME RC Race Car Race
  • 1:00 – 3:00 pm Peach’s Beach Party – Main Stage
  • 1:30 pm Rob-ot
  • 2:00 pm Ramer’s Demolition Derby – Grandstand Arena
  • 2:00 pm Decorated Bicycle Contest – Driveway & Family Stage
  • 3:00 pm Keller’s Farmstand Sweet Corn Chowdown – Family Stage
  • 3:00 pm FAME RC Race Car Race
  • 3:30 pm 4-H Fashion Revue & Parade of Champions – Main Stage
  • 3:30 pm Rob-ot
  • 5:00 pm Closing of 2019 Fair (Pick up exhibits at point of drop off) Open Show Premiums Available – Fair Office

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.

Junior 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

Truck and Tractor Pull

Saturday, August 3, 2019 6 PM 1 Track on Saturday Update total premiums offered

Truck and Tractor Pull

Demolition Derby

The Demolition Derby will be held on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 pm at the Grandstand

Demolition Derby Rules HERE

Demolition Derby Entry HERE

 

Amusements

Thursday

  • TBA

Friday

  • TBA

Saturday

  • 4:00 pm Adorable Baby Contest

Sunday

  • 11:00 am Keller’s Farmstand Watermelon Eating Contest
  • 11:30 am Mud Volleyball Tournament
  • 12:00 pm Decorated Bicycle Contest
  • 3:00 pm Keller’s Farmstand Sweet Corn Chowdown