Clinton County, Illinois Fair: July 15-21, 2018

Of all the summer events we love, nothing tops the Clinton County Fair. It’s a wonderful mix of rural life, entertainment, fun foods, and healthy competition. This year’s fair is scheduled for July 15-21.

Photo of the Fair's carnival at night, with the ferris wheel in foreground..The fair has been a Clinton County tradition since 1951, and every year it brings together young and old to celebrate the country life—agriculture, livestock, and farm machinery—providing plenty of displays, activities, and entertainment to keep the entire family happy for days.

This year’s fair kicks off on Saturday morning, July 14, with the “Who’s the Fairest” 5-K run at 9:00 a.m. Following are some of the week’s top events. For a full listing of events and times, check the Clinton County Fair website.

Clinton County Fair
July 15-21, 2018
Clinton County Fairgrounds
1899 Methodist Street, Carlyle, IL
618-594-4169

Parking: $3/day, $12/week
Concessions, vendors, and carnival: open at 6:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday

Sunday, July 15, 2018
11:00 a.m., Antique Tractor Pull

Monday, July 16, 2018
6:00 p.m., Fair Parade

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
7:00 p.m., Truck Pull & Illinois Stock Pullers

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Family night: free parking!
7:00 – 10:00 p.m., LBR Dayz Band

Thursday, July 19, 2018
9:30 a.m., Judging Open & Junior Beef
7:00 p.m., C-Bar Rodeo

Friday, July 20,2018
7:00 p.m., Junior Livestock Auction; Clinton County Tractor Pull

Saturday, July 21, 2018
2:00 p.m., Queen Pageant
7:00 p.m. Demolition Derby & Auto Cross

Enjoy true summer fun in Clinton County. See you at the Fair!

Photo: Lori Jansen, courtesy of Clinton County Fair.

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