Fair memories

As talent show marks 50th anniversary, fair-goers reflect on rural tradition

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July 31

8 a.m. – Swine Barn – 4-H Swine Show

9 a.m. – Rabbit Barn – Junior Open Rabbit Show

9 a.m. – Hansen Pavilion – Junior Open Goat Show

9 a.m. – Hansen Pavilion – 4-H Dairy Goat Show

9 a.m. – Hansen Pavilion – 4-H Beef Show

10 a.m. – Sheep Barn – Junior Open Sheep Show

12 p.m. – Building F – Junior Open Flower Show

12 p.m. – Entertainment Tent – Free Bingo

12:30 p.m. – Building F – Open Flower Show

4 p.m. – Around Pavilion – Tractor Parade

5 p.m. – Hansen Pavilion – Sheriff K-9 Demonstration

5:30 p.m. – Grandstands – Veterans Salute & Veterans Traveling Memorial Wall

6:15 p.m. – Hansen Pavilion – Mother Daughter Look Alike Contest

6:30 p.m. – Grandstands – Antique Tractor Pulls

7:30 p.m. – Hansen Pavilion – 4-H Night Ceremonies

9 p.m. – Hansen Pavilion – 4-H Dance

Aug. 1

8 a.m. – Swine Barn – Open and Junior Open Swine Show

8:30 a.m. – Horse Arena – 4-H Horse Show

9:30 a.m. – Hansen Pavilion – Open and Junior Open Dairy Cattle Show

10 a.m. – Sheep Barn – Open Sheep Show

11:30 a.m. – TBA – IL Office of Tourism Road Show – Director of Tourism Jen Hoelzle

12 p.m. – Entertainment Tent – Free Bingo

1 p.m. – Ally By Poultry Tent – Pedal Pulls

4 p.m. – Around Pavilion – Tractor Parade

5 p.m. – Hansen Pavilion – Sheriff K-9 Demonstration

5:30 p.m. – Entertainment Tent – Hans & the Hormones

6:30 p.m. – Grandstands – Motocross

7 p.m. – Hansen Pavilion – Talent Contest

7 p.m. – Building E – Open Wine, Beer and Cheese Show

9 p.m. – Entertainment Tent – Infinity

Aug. 2

9 a.m. – Horse Arena – Open Horse Speed Show

9 a.m. – Rabbit Barn – Open Rabbit Show

9:30 a.m. – Hansen Pavilion – Meeting for all Livestock Auction Sellers

10:30 a.m. – Grandstands – Farm Pulls

12 p.m. – Hansen Pavilion – Livestock Auction

12-12:30 p.m. – Entertainment Tent – Students of A Place to Shine Music

12:30-1:30 p.m. – Entertainment Tent – Collin Berg

1 p.m. – Ally by Poultry Tent – Pedal Pulls

1:30-2:30 p.m. – Entertainment Tent – John Hegner

2:30-3 p.m. – Entertainment Tent – Cassandra Vohs-Demann, Alayna DeVar and Jessica Buehler

3-4 p.m. – Entertainment Tent – OffSquare Music Presents: Big Fish

4 p.m. – Around Pavilion – Tractor Parade

4:30 p.m. – Entertainment Tent – Western Sky

5 p.m. – Hansen Pavilion – Sherif K-9 Demonstration

5 p.m. – Grandstands – Illinois State Pullers

6 p.m. – Hansen Pavilion – Dancespiration (Crystal Lake)

7 p.m. – Hansen Pavilion – Celebrity Look A Like

8 p.m. – Hansen Pavilion – 4-H Cow Chip Lotto

8:30 p.m. – Entertainment Tent – Suburban Cowboys

Aug. 3

All day – Entertainment Tent – Cassandra Vohs-Demann with A Place to Shine Music (Schedule includes students of A Place to Shine Music from 12 to 12:30 p.m.; Sandy Kindschy from 12:30 to 1 p.m.; Tim Merkel from 1 to 2 p.m.; Rune the Lion from 2 to 3 p.m.; Deb Firak from 3 to 3:30 p.m.; Julie Gibson from 3:30 to 4 p.m.; Serena Isabelli and Melissa DeGott from 4 to 4:30 p.m. and Vohs-Demann, Alayna DeVar and Jessica Buehler from 5 to 6 p.m.)

8 a.m. – Grandstands – Lawn Tractor Pulls

9 a.m. – Horse Arena – Open Horse Show

12 p.m. – Hansen Pavilion – McHenry County Square Dancers

12 p.m. – Around Pavilion – Tractor Parade

1 p.m. – Hansen Pavilion – Woodstock Ballet

1:30 p.m. – Grandstands – Demolition Derby

2 p.m. – Hansen Pavilion – McCormick Fay Irish Dancers (Woodstock)

2:30 p.m. – Hansen Pavilion – MMA Triton Academy (Woodstock)

3 p.m. – Hansen Pavilion – Wood Carving Auction

5:30 p.m. – Grandstands – Demolition Derby

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