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Fair Schedule & Admission

View our KCF Fairbook 2019

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“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 or Lisa Olah)
  • 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 4-H Hall – Projects judging for these departments:
    Community & Personal Development
    Engineering & Technology
    Home & Family
    Natural Resources
    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 – until judging is complete Smith 4-H Hall & Education Bldg. Project judging for these departments:
    Cloverbuds (at 3:30 PM)
    Food & Nutrition
    Plants & Soils
    Visual Arts
    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 4-H 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 4-H 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 Rabbits Show – Rabbit Tent
  • 9:00 am Dairy Show – Dairy Tent
  • 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Commercial Exhibits & Smith 4-H 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 and Tractor Pull – Grandstand Arena – 2 Tracks
  • 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm Back Country Roads – Main Stage

Saturday, August 3, 2019

  • 8:30 am Beef Show – Livestock Arena
  • 9:00 am – Craft Show – Front Field Area
  • 9:30 am 4-H Cat Show – Education Bldg. (10am Judging)
  • 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Commercial Exhibits & Smith 4-H Hall
  • 10:00 am – 11:30 pm Fox River Academy – Main Stage
  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Matthew Ripsch – Family Stage
  • 12:30 pm Antique Tractor Parade – Driveway
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Truck & Tractor Pull – Registration – Livestock Gate, Main Park
  • 1:30 pm Rob Thompson – Family Stage
  • 2:00 pm Adorable Baby Contest – Family Stage – Moved From Sunday
  • 2:00 pm Rob-ot
  • 2:30 pm FAME RC Race Car Race
  • 3:00 pm Rob Thompson – Family Stage
  • 3:30 pm Rob-ot
  • 4:00 pm Truck and Tractor Pull – Grandstand Arena – 1 Track
  • 4:00 pm FAME RC Race Car Race
  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Broken Vegas – Main Stage
  • 5:00 pm Rob Thompson – Family Stage
  • 5:00 pm Rob-ot
  • 5:30 pm FAME RC Race Car Race
  • 6:00 pm 4-H Livestock Auction
  • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Blue Sky Blind – Main Stage
  • 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Eric Chesser – Main Stage

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 Show – Main Stage
  • 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 Chow Down – 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

Live Bands – Main Stage

Thursday August 1st

J.D. Tucker Band      5pm – 7pm

Recycle the Day     8pm – 11pm

Friday August 2nd

Cadillac Groove     5:30pm – 7:30pm

Back Country Roads     8:30pm – 11pm

Saturday August 3rd

Broken Vegas     4pm – 6pm

Blue Sky Blind     7pm – 8:30pm

Eric Chesser     9pm – 11pm

Sunday August 4th

Peach’s Beach Party    1pm – 3pm


Theme Photo Contest

SUPERINTENDENT: Hunter Drendel, phone: 630-853-9024

  • Entry Fee is $5
  • Total premiums offered $60: 1st: $30, 2nd: $20, 3rd: $10
  • Registration open until 3PM

Entry must be submitted on or before Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 12 noon.

Theme Photo Contest Entry Form


  1. Any adults age 18 and over are allowed to enter. Registration is required. Mail your form EARLY as space is limited to the first 30 exhibitors who enter.
  2. Entry fee is $5 to cover the cost of Printing and prize Monday. Entry to the fair is not included in this cost. Participants will need to buy a fair ticket at the gate
  3. Check-in at the Family Stage no later than 5 pm on Thursday
  4. Pre-registered exhibitors will bring their digital cameras to the Fair and check-in. Memory cards must be empty before the contest begins.
  5. At 5 PM the theme of the school will be announced with instructions given. Participants will have 1 ½ hours to return and submit 2 images for judging from their memory card. These images will be downloaded and printed for judging. (see below)
  6. NO digital alterations or cropping is allowed. Participants will create the images submitted in- camera.
  7. No monopods or tripods will be allowed. Tripods can be trip hazards and will not be permitted in this contest.


Judging will begin at 8 PM in the Photography Department.

All images will be printed and displayed by directors.

Participants will then vote for three of their favorite photos, with the top three vote recipients placing first through third.

How to enter:

Complete the entry form above and mail or drop off at Fair Office.

If you are including this in your other entries attach it to your entry. 

Sweet Corn Chow Down

Sponsored by Kendall County Corn Growers & Keller’s Farmstand

Sunday, August 4, 2019 – 3:00 pm – AT THE FLAGPOLES


Sweet Corn Chow Down Entry

Contest Rules:

  1. 10 competitors will be allowed in each class. It will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.
  2. Competitors will be provided with water, napkins, and sweet corn. Participants can provide their own condiments.
  3. Winners will be determined based on how many ears of corn consumed in the allotted time.
  4. Once time is called, participants will have 30 seconds to swallow their last mouthful.
  5. To be considered completed eaten, the participant must have consumed at least 90% of the corn on each cob.
  6. Vomiting at any time during the completion or within 5 minutes of contest completing will result in immediate disqualification.
  7. In the event of a tie, an “eat off” will be held. Participants will have ONE MINUTE to eat as many ears as possible. Rules above apply to the “eat-off” as well.
  8. All rules and decisions are at the contest organizer’s discretion. All decision made by the contest organizer are final

Watermelon Eating Contest

Sponsored by Keller’s Farmstand.

Sunday, August 4, 2019, at 11:00 am

Watermelon Eating Contest Entry

Mud Volleyball

Sunday, August 4, 2019, at 11:30 am

Entry Fee: $125 per team of 6 to 8 (6 play at a time)

Mud Volleyball Entry Form and Waiver

If registered before July 25 ($140 per team after July 25)

Price includes admittance to the fair for all team members on Sunday.

Ages 18 and older only. Risk forms required.

24 Team Limit. First come, first serve. Every team will play at least three games.

Decorated Bicycle Contest

Sunday, August 4, 2019 12 PM – Family Stage  Bicycle Contest

Adorable Baby Contest

Saturday August 3, 2019 4 PM – Family Stage   Adorable Baby Contest

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.

Fair Exhibitors

Create your Exhibitor Account HERE – Please note that Exhibitor Accounts do not carry over from previous years or shows

OPEN Livestock Entries Due Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 before 11 PM

OPEN Home Economics Entries Due Date: Friday, July 12, 2019 before 11 PM

General Entry Requirements

Livestock Rules Home Ec Rules Other Interests
Livestock Entry Home Ec Entry Form Showmanship
Beef Field Crops Speed Show
Dairy Horticulture Truck and Tractor Pull
Goat Floriculture Theme Photo Contest
Sheep Arts & Crafts Bicycle Contest
Swine Just For Fun Craft Show
Poultry Photography Adorable Baby Contest
Rabbits Clothing Barnyard Olympics


Fair Vendors

We welcome your interest in becoming a fair vendor. To obtain information about vendors, please click on the links below to view or download information forms or applications.

Kendall County Fair Food Vendor

Food Vendor Information email us at [email protected]

Food and Drink Application

Food Vendor Rules

Commercial Vendor Spaces

For Vendor Information email us at [email protected]

Commercial Vendor Info Sheet

Commercial Vendor Contract

Savvy A-Fair Handcrafter’s Market August 3, 2019

The Kendall County Fair is looking for hand crafters and artisans to be a part of the Savvy A-Fair Hand Crafter’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 $55 if reserved by August 1st. All businesses will get a 12ft. by 12ft space. Tables and chairs must be provided by the crafter. Pop-up tents are a REQUIREMENT. Upon receipt of payment and completed registration form, further instructions will be emailed.

Any questions can be directed to [email protected]

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 2:00 pm at the Grandstand

Demolition Derby Rules HERE

Demolition Derby Entry HERE