The Adams County Fair (Mendon, Illinois) kicks off Wednesday, July 28 and there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

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Get ready for queen contest, food, music, 4-H shows, a carnival, bull riding and more at this year’s Adams Co Fair. Cancelled last year due to COVID, the fair is set to be the best yet. This year the BIG concert is Saturday night and will bring in some of country music greats Aaron Tippin, Collin Raye and Sammy Kershaw. Track seating tickets are an additional $10, or you can choose to sit in grandstand seating (for free) with purchase of adult admission to the fair that night.

Here's the complete schedule of events for the 2021 Adams County Fair:

Wednesday, July 28

  • 7 AM - 4-H Equine Check In
  • 8 AM - 4-H Equine Judging (Horse Arena)
  • 9 AM - Judging Open Class Entries
  • 5 PM - "Ready, Set, Grow" Family Show (Family Fun Zone)
  • 6 PM - Little Mister & Miss Adams County Fair (Grandstand Stage)
  • 6:30 PM - 12 and Under Pee Wee Horse Show (Horse Arena)
  • 7 PM - Miss Adams County fair Pageant & Sweetheart of Adams County Fair
  • 8 PM - Teen Dance 

Thursday, July 29 (Veterans' Night)

  • 9 AM - Noon - 4-H Rabbit Check In
  • 10:30 AM - Mississippi Valley Holstein Club Show in Show Barn
  • 4 PM - 6 PM - 4-H Sheep Check In
  • 5 PM - "Ready, Set, Grow" Family Show (Family Fun Zone)   
  • 6 PM - 4-H Rabbit Judging (Rabbit Barn)\
  • 6 PM - 8 PM - 4-H  Swine Check In and Weighing
  • 6:30 PM - Pony Pull Show (Horse Arena)
  • 6:30 PM - "Ready, Set Grow" Family Show (Family Fun Zone)
  • 7 PM - Jr. Miss Adams County Fair & Miss Teen Adams County Fair Pageant (Family Fun Zone - Prairieland FS Tent)
  • 7:30 PM - Bareback & Saddle Bronc Busting (Grandstand Arena)
  • 8 PM - Teen Dance

Friday, July 30

  • 9 AM - Society & Open Youth Horse Show (Horse Arena)
  • 11 AM - White Parks Show
  • Noon - Weigh Open Class Wether Sheep
  • Noon - Weighing 4-H Sheep 
  • Noon - 4-H Sheep Projects Judging
  • Noon -6 PM - Round Barn Open
  • 1 PM - 4-H Dairy Judging
  • 4 PM - 4-H Master Showmanship Contest
  • 5 PM - Open Class Beef Entries in Place
  • 5 PM - Sawing, Threshing, and Steam Engine Demonstration
  • 5 PM - Open Horse Speed Show (Horse Arena)
  • 5:30 PM - "Ready, Set, Grow" Family Show (Family Fun Zone)
  • 5:30 PM - Watermelon Feed in the hospitality tent - Republican Party
  • 6 PM - 4-H Beef Check in Deadline
  • 7 PM - "Ready, Set, Grow" Family Show (Family Fun Zone)
  • 7:30 PM - Bull Riding (Grandstand Arena)
  • 7:30 PM - Illinois State Fair Karaoke Contest (Family Fun Zone -Prairieland FS Tent)
  • 8 PM - Teen Dance

Saturday, July 31

  • 7 AM - All Beef to be in Stalls with Health Certificate in hand
  • TBA AM - Adult Co-ed Sand Volleyball Tournament (East of Beer Tent)
  • 8 AM - Open Sheep Judging
  • 8 AM - 4-H Swine Judging  (Swine Barn)
  • 8 AM - Open Dairy Judging
  • 9 AM - 4-H/Open Beef Weigh In 
  • 9 AM - Open Western Horse Show (Horse Arena)
  • 9 AM - Open Class Rabbit Judging
  • 9 AM - ABGA Sanctioned Goat Show
  • 10 AM - 4 PM - “Nauvoo on the Road” 
  • 10 AM - Sawing, Threshing, Soap Making, Steam Engine and Blacksmith Demo
  • 11 AM - 11:45 AM - Registration for Baby Contest (Domestic Arts Building)\
  • 12:00-12:45 PM - Adams County Beef Producers Bags Tournament Registration (Beer Tent)
  • 12 PM - 6PM - Round Barn Open
  • Noon - Baby Contest (Family Fun Zone - Prairieland FS Tent )
  • Noon - Olde Tyme Association Ice Cream Contest
  • Noon - Jr. Beef Show to begin after Open Dairy Show           
  • 1PM - Adams County Beef Producers Bags Tournament (Beer Garden)
  • 1 PM - 5 PM - $17 Armband Carnival Ride Promotion and $1 Kids Rides
  • 2 PM - "Ready, Set, Grow" Family Show  (Family Fun Zone)
  • 2:30 PM - Olde Tyme Parade
  • 4 PM - "Ready, Set, Grow" Family Show (Family Fun Zone) 
  • 5 PM - Sawing and Threshing
  • 5 PM - Corn Feed (Hospitality Tent) - by Chuck Venvertloh
  • 6 PM - "Ready, Set, Grow" Family Show (Family Fun Zone)  
  • 6:30 PM - Team Sorting (Horse Arena)
  • 6:30 PM - Blackstop South (Grandstand Arena
  • 8 PM - Roots & Boots Tour
  • 9 PM - Teen Dance 
  • 9 PM - Band "Blacktop South" in Beer Garden immediately following Concert

Sunday, August 1

  • 7:30 AM - Catholic Mass (Family Fun Zone - Prairieland FS Tent)
  • 9 AM - Union Church Service (Family Fun Zone - Prairieland FS Tent)
  • 9:30 AM - Funnel Cake 5k Race
  • 10:30 AM - Team Roping (Horse Arena)
  • 11 AM - 1 PM - Ham & Bean Dinner
  • 11 AM - Garden Tractor Pull
  • 11:30 AM - Open Pee Wee Calf Show
  • Noon - 6 PM - Round Barn Open
  • 12:30 PM - Open Beef Judging 
  • 1 PM - "Ready, Set, Grow" Family Show (Family Fun Zone)
  • 2:30 PM - Olde Tyme Parade
  • 3 PM - 5 PM - Carnival Buddy Day - 2 Rides for Price of 1
  • 3 PM - 4-H Fight to the Finish
  • 4 PM - "Ready, Set, Grow" Family Show (Family Fun Zone
  • 4 PM - Modified Farm Stock Tractor Pull (Grandstand Arena)
  • 4 PM - 6 PM - 4-H Goats Check In and Weighing
  • 5 PM - Sawing and Threshing
  • 6 PM - "Ready, Set, Grow" Family Show (Family Fun Zone
  • 6 PM - ITPA Tractor Pull (Grandstand Arena)
  • 8 PM - Swine released
  • 8 PM - Teen Dance 

Monday, August 2

  • 8 AM - Open Class Beef Judging
  • 8 AM - 4-H Goat Judging  (Goat Barn)
  • 8:30 AM -11 AM - Market Hogs Weigh In
  • 10 AM - Sawing and Threshing
  • Noon - 4-H Poultry Judging (Sheep Barn)
  • 1 PM - Open Swine Judging
  • 5 PM - Carnival Family Night - $18 Armbands
  • 5 PM - "Ready, Set, Grow" Family Show (Family Fun Zone)
  • 6 PM - BIG Tractor Pull Night
  • 6:30 PM - "Ready, Set, Grow" Family Show (Family Fun Zone
  • 7  PM - Ranch Hand Rodeo (Horse Arena)
  • 7:30 PM - XCALIBER Tri-State Truck Puller
  • 8 PM - Teen Dance

Tuesday, August 3

  • 8 AM - 4-H Beef Judging
  • Noon - 4 PM - Kids’ Day “Carload Discount” (admission $5 per carload)
  • 1 PM - 5 PM - Kids Day - $17 Armbands For Carnival
  • 1:30 PM - Kids' Game Contest (Family Fun Zone - Prairieland FS Tent)
  • 3:30 PM - Pedal Tractor Pull Sign-up
  • 4 PM - 6 PM - Release of all 4-H  Projects
  • 4 PM - 7 PM - Release of All  Open Class Domestic Arts Projects
  • 5 PM - "Ready, Set, Grow" Family Show (Family Fun Zone)
  • 6 PM - Market Animal Sale in Sheep Barn
  • 6:30 PM - 3 Head Sort N Pen (Horse Arena)
  • 6:30 PM -  "Ready, Set, Grow" Family Show (Family Fun Zone)
  • 7 PM - DEMO Derby
  • 8 PM - Teen Dance
  • 9 PM - Karaoke in Beer Garden

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