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.
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
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.