The 2016 Stephenson County Fair Starts Tomorrow And Here’s All The Week’s Activities

Freeport, Illinois – The 2016 Stephenson County Fair is this week in Freeport, Illinois. Held each year at the Stephenson County Fairgrounds and starting July 6, 2016, the fair is a favorite destination for young and old alike. As the anticipated event of the year, the Stephenson County Fair offers national-quality entertainment, a wide variety of affordable experiences for families and friends and activities for every age group.  This year, the line up is no less exciting.

For those of you heading out to the fair this year, here are the week’s events, along with gate admission and wristband costs. The Fair Office opened Monday, June 6, at 9:00 am.

DAILY GATE ADMISSION

Gates Open at 10:00 am

Wednesday – Saturday

​FREE to children 7 and Under

$2.00       8 to 11 years

$8.00      12 years and older

Sunday

$2.00       Ages 8 and Up

7 and Under – still Free!

SEASON PASSES

$20.00 thru 7/2/16

$25.00  Begins 7/3/16 

All Day Midway Wristbands $25
Wednesday, July 6

8:00 am 4-H Goat Show – Goat Show Ring
8:30 am 4-H Rabbit, Cavies, Beef & Sheep Shows – Animal Barns
8:45 am 4-H Poultry Shows – Poultry Barn
9:00 am 4-H Swine Shows – Swine Barns
9:30 am 4-H Dairy Show – Dairy Show Ring
10:00 am Home Ec Building Opens & Baked Goods Judging
11:00 am Commercial Buildings Open
2:00-6:00 pm MIDWAY $20 Wristband
2:00 pm Little Miss & Young Miss Pageant Entertainment & Rest Tent
6:00 pm 4-H Youth and Family Night Parade of Excellence, Chicken Scratch, Celebrity Showmanship FHN Grandstand
6:00 pm Cake Walk – Outside Home Ec Bldg.
6:00 pm Queen and Junior Miss Pageants Entertainment & Rest Tent
8:00 pm MADDIE & TAE FHN Grandstand
10:00 pm Home Ec/Commercial Bldgs. Close

All Day Midway Wristbands $25
Thursday, July 7

8:30 am 4-H Cat Show Entertainment & Rest Tent
8:30 am Junior Open Sheep Judging
8:30 am Junior Open Beef Judging
9:00 am Open Rabbit Judging
9:00 am Junior Open Swine Judging
9:00 am Junior Open Poultry Judging
9:00 am Junior Open Goat Judging
9:00 am Junior Open Dairy Judging and Open Dairy Judging Jersey, Ayrshire and all other breeds
10:00 am Home Ec Building Opens & Baked Goods Judging
11:00 am Commercial Buildings Open
1:00 pm 4-H Dress Review Entertainment & Rest Tent
1:00 pm TRACTOR PULL FREE! FHN Grandstand
2:00-6:00 pm MIDWAY $20 Wristband
4:30 pm 4-H’ers in Action Entertainment & Rest Tent
6:00 pm Cake Walk – Outside Home Ec Bldg
6:00 pm Mississippi Man & Debra Kay Country with a “Kick” Entertainment & Rest Tent
6:00 pm Junior Wether Lamb Show
6:30 pm Costume Class-Sheep Barn
6:00 pm TRACTOR PULL FHN Grandstand
10:00 pm Home Ec/Commercial Bldgs. Close

All Day Midway Wristbands $25
Friday, July 8

8:30 am Open Beef Judging
8:30 am Open Sheep Judging
9:00 am Dairy Goat Judging
9:00 am Open Swine Judging
9:00 am Open Poultry Judging
9:00 am Junior Open Dairy Judging and Open Dairy Judging Holstein and Brown Swiss
10:00 am Home Ec Building Opens & Baked Goods Judging
11:00 am Commercial Buildings Open
1:00 pm TRACTOR PULL FHN Grandstand
2:00-6:00 pm MIDWAY $20 Wristband
2:30 pm TBA-Entertainment & Rest Tent
4:30 pm Jim Martin Entertainment & Rest Tent
6:00 pm Cake Walk – Outside Home Ec Bldg.
6:00 pm TRACTOR PULL FHN Grandstand
6:30 pm Cross Cut Band – Country & Classic Rock Entertainment & Rest Tent
10:00 pm Home Ec/Commercial Bldgs. Close

All Day Midway Wristbands $25
Saturday, July 9

8:30 am Open Horse Show
9:00 am Junior Livestock Auction Swine Building
10:00 am Home Ec Building Opens
11:00 am Commercial Buildings Open
12:00 pm Freeport Rural Entertainment & Rest Tent
1:00 pm BackRoads Trio – Country, Classic Rock, Bluegrass Entertainment & Rest Tent Association Arena
2:00-6:00 pm MIDWAY $20 Wristband
4:00 pm Beef Jackpot Show Saturday, July 9 continued
4:30 pm Michelle Borgman Entertainment & Rest Tent
5:00 – 6:00 pm “Pit Party” – Fans can meet the drivers and see the Monster Trucks and machines up close FHN Grandstand
7:00 pm FREE – MONSTER TRUCKS  & MEGASAURUS – INVADE THE FAIR FHN Grandstand
7:00 pm THE MADDMEN Entertainment & Rest Tent
10:00 pm Home Ec/Commercial Bldgs. Close

Sunday, July 10
Family Day

$2.00 Gate Admission Per Person, 7 and under Free
11:00 am Home Ec Building Opens
11:00 am Just For Kicks Entertainment & Rest Tent
12:00 pm Commercial Buildings Opens
12:30 pm Kiddie Tractor Pull Registration Swine Show Ring
1:00 pm Kiddie Tractor Pull Swine Show Ring
1:00 pm Styles Junction Bluegrass Band Entertainment & Rest Tent
1:00 -CLOSE MIDWAY $25 Wristband
2:00 pm DEMOLITION DERBY FHN Grandstand
3:00 pm Livestock Release
5:00 pm Home Ec and Commercial Release

FAIR OFFICE HOURS

Office Manager: Amy Maggio

815-235-2918

June 6 – July 2

Monday – Friday:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sunday, July 3:           Closed

Monday, July 4:           Closed                 

Tuesday, July 5:  8:00 am to 10:00 pm

Wed-Fri, July 6-8:  8:00 am to 10:00 pm

Saturday, July 9:   7:00 am to 10:00 pm

Sunday, July 10:   8:00 am to 4:00 pm

You can also visit the Stephenson County Fair online at their website by clicking here.

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