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Don’t Miss the 2015 Jo Daviess County Fair!

June 22nd, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Jo Daviess County Fair 2015The 2015 Jo Daviess County Fair is almost here – July 30th through August 2nd – featuring tractor pulls, a demolition derby, pageants, and of course pro rodeo!

The Jo Daviess County Fair is the oldest one in the state of Illinois, having begun one year before … the Civil War in 1860! Now, that doesn’t make it the oldest county fair in the US by any means but it is a respectable age and, consequently, it is an event with tradition and precedence. People come from all around the state – and even the country! – to attend.

This year’s Jo Daviess County Fair features the Badger State Tractor Pull; Fair Queen, Jr. Miss, and Princess Pageants; Livestock judging; a Demolition Derby; a Carnival on the midway with amusement rides, games, and food; Live Entertainment; and the big draw, the IPRA Sanctioned Rodeo.

The 2015 Jo Daviess County Fair Schedule of Events
Thursday, July 30
Carnival Opens – 6pm, Midway
Entertainment at the Grandstands – 6:15pm, Grandstands
Miss Jo Daviess County Fair, Jr. Miss, and Little Princess Pageant – 7pm, Grandstands
Travus Albrecht – 9pm, Beer Tent

Friday, July 31, 2015
Open Beef Show – 9am, Ag Building
Carnival Opens – Kids’ Day – 12pm, Midway
Tea with the Queen – 1pm
Kiddie Karpenters – 1pm
Watermelon Eating Contest – 3:30pm
Kids’ Bicycle Giveaway – 5pm
Badger State Tractor Pull – 7pm, Grandstands
Sexy Ester – 9pm, Beer Tent
Fireworks – 10pm, Grandstands

Saturday, August 1, 2015
Open Sheep Show – Ag Building
Open Dairy Show – 9am, Ag Building
Garden Tractor & ATV Pulls – Grandstands
Carnival Opens – 12pm, Midway
Talent Show – 1pm, Basketball Courts
International Pro Rodeo Association Sanctioned Rodeo – Grandstands
Garrett Hillary – 9pm, Beer Tent
Gun Raffle Drawing – 9pm, Beer Tent
Sam Wooden – 11pm, Beer Tent

Sunday, August 2, 2015
Carnival Opens – 12pm, Midway
Queens Auction – Grandstands
Ag Exhibits Close – 3pm, Ag Building
Demolition Derby – 3pm, Grandstands
Travus Albrecht – 7pm, Beer Tent

Jo Daviess County Fair

July 30 – August 2, 2015
Jo Daviess County Fairgrounds
Historic Stagecoach Trail at High Street, Warren, Il
For up to date scheduling, ticket prices and more, please visit:

Jo Daviess County Fair Lodging
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