Schedule

2018 Macoupin County Fair Schedule – Printable Fair Schedule [PDF]

“Uniting Agriculture, Family, and Community since 1852”

  • Wednesday through Saturday $8.00 per person, price includes parking and unlimited carnival rides
  • Grandstand Box Seats available – Inquire at the Fair Office or at ​macoupincountyfair@gmail.com

Monday, June 25, 2018

  • 8:00 p.m. All sheep must be on fairgrounds

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

  • 9:00 a.m. All swine must be on fairgrounds
  • 5:00 p.m. Macoupin County Food Festival open with limited menu
  • 5:45 p.m. Official Fair Opening Ceremony—Grandstand
  • 6:00 p.m. Twilight Harness Racing, $5.00- race program

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

  • 8:00 a.m. Macoupin County Food Festival opens
  • 8:00a.m. All Beef cattle must be on fairgrounds
  • 8:00 a.m. Swine Judging- 4-H, Open, and Junior
  • 8:00 a.m. Sheep Judging-Open and Junior
  • 1:00 p.m. 4-H sheep show
  • 9:00 a.m. All non-livestock exhibits must be on fairgrounds. No late entries accepted (see Rules and Regulations for Exhibitors)
  • 9:00-3:00 p.m. Judging and set-up in Exhibit Halls (approximate times)
  • 3:00 p.m. Exhibit Halls open (approximate time)
  • 4:00 p.m. Bates Building opens
  • 5:30 p.m. Carnival opens—Swyear Amusements
  • 6:00 p.m. Pie and Cake Auction – Franke Pavilion
  • 6:00-8:00 p.m. Kid’s Corner – Featuring-”Swifty Swine Racing Pigs” games, contests, freebies, and more
  • 7:00 p.m. Illinois State Fair Karaoke Contest in the beer tent
  • 7:00 p.m. Queen, Junior Miss, and Little Miss Contests – Grandstand – Admission $8 children under 6 free

Thursday, JUNE 28, 2018

  • All goats must be checked in
  • 8:00 a.m. Macoupin County Food Festival opens
  • 10:00 a.m. 4-H beef show
  • 3:00 p.m. Exhibit Halls open
  • 4:00 p.m. Bates Building Opens
  • 5:30 p.m. Carnival opens-Swyear Amusements
  • 6:00-8:00 p.m. Kids Corner-Featuring “Swifty Swine Racing Pigs” games, contests, displays, and more
  • 6:00 p.m. Junior Livestock Auction Dinner-cattle show ring
  • 6:30 p.m.  Junior Livestock Auction-cattle show ring
  • 7:00 p.m. John Evans Trio-grandstand Admission $5.00 children under 6 free
  • 9:00 p.m. Carlinville Winning Communities/Macoupin County Fair
    “SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS DISPLAY”

    (free gate admission 8:15 p.m., will still need to purchase wristbands for carnival rides)

  • following fireworks -12:00 a.m. Agent 99 in beer tent

Friday, JUNE 29, 2018

  • 8:00 a.m. Macoupin County Food Festival opens
  • 8:00 a.m. Beef Judging– Open and Junior show
  • 9:00 a.m. 4-H Poultry Show
  • 9:30 a.m.  Flower Judging
  • 1:00 p.m. Goat Show- 4-H
  • 3:00 p.m. Exhibit Halls open
  • 4:00 p.m. Bates Building Opens
  • 5:30 p.m. Carnival opens-Swyear Amusements
  • 6:00-8:00 p.m. Kids Corner-featuring “Swifty Swine Racing Pigs” games, contests, displays, and more
  • 6:30 Illini State Pullers Tractor and Truck Pull-Grandstand-$10.00 per person-$20.00 pit pass good only for the pit.  No one under age 16 allowed in the pits or on the track.
  • 7:00 p.m. All goats must be on fairgrounds
  • 8:30-12:30-NCR in beer tent

Saturday, JUNE 30, 2018

  • 8:00 a.m. Macoupin County Food Festival Opens
  • 8:00 a.m. Section 15 FFA Fair
  • 9:00 a.m. 4- H Rabbit Show
  • 9:30 a.m. Open Goat Show
  • 10:00 a.m. Western Horse Show– Horse Show Ring
  • 3:00 p.m. Exhibit Halls open
  • 2:00 p.m. Kiddie Tractor Pull Check-in
  • 2:30 p.m. Kiddie Tractor Pull
  • 4:00 p.m. Bates Building Opens
  • 5:30 p.m. Carnival opens-Swyear Amusements
  • 6:00-8:00 p.m. Kid’s Corner-featuring “Swifty Swine Racing Pigs” games, contests, displays, and more
  • 7:00 p.m. Demolition Derby-Grandstand-$10.00 per person- $20.00-pit pass good only for the pit. No one under age 16 allowed in the pits or on the track.
  • 8:30-12:30 The Get Down-in beer tent

SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2018

  • 3:00 p.m. Exhibit pick-up