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McHenry County Fair schedule

Fans watch as a demolition derby takes place on the final day of the McHenry County Fair in Woodstock on Sunday, August 4, 2013.
Fans watch as a demolition derby takes place on the final day of the McHenry County Fair in Woodstock on Sunday, August 4, 2013.

The McHenry County Fair begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday. Here is a list of information, activities and events for the fair.

WHEN: Gates open at 7 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. daily July 30 through Aug. 3. Vendors open at 10 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. daily. Skinners' Amusements Carnival open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Wristband Days for carnival rides are 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. (Cost of the wristbands are $17 and are good for unlimited rides on the day of purchase only.)

WHERE: 11900 Country Club Road at Route 47 and Country Club Road, Woodstock

COST & INFO: A one-day pass is $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 8 to 12 and senior citizens and free for children 7 years old and younger. A season pass costs $20. An exhibitor pass costs $15. Information: www.mchenrycountyfair.com.

Following is a schedule of events:

Ongoing

3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday – Dairy Milk House – Milk a Cow

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily – Building E – Barn Yard Buddies

Thursday through Sunday – Wood Carvers

July 30

7:30 a.m. – Swine Barn – 4-H Swine Carcass Class

8 a.m. – Hansen Pavilion – Open Beef Cattle Show

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

9 a.m. – Rabbit Barn – 4-H Rabbit Show

9 a.m. – Poultry Tent – Open Poultry Show followed by Open Pigeon Show

9 a.m. – Building D – Open Antiques Show

9 a.m. – Building F – Open and Jr Open Art Show

9:30 a.m. – Hansen Pavilion – 4-H Dairy Cattle Show

10 a.m. – Sheep Barn – 4-H Sheep Show

11 a.m. – Poultry Tent – 4-H Poultry and Waterfowl Show

11:30 a.m. – Building F – Open and Jr Open Photography Show

12 p.m. – Building E – Open and Jr Open Grains, Vegetables, Fruits and Forages Show

4 p.m. – Hansen Pavilion – 4-H Pygmy Goat Show

5 p.m. – Hansen Pavilion – Open Pygmy Goat Show

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

6:30 p.m. – 4-H Building – Cloverbuds Group Show

7 p.m. – Grandstands – McHenry County Queen Pageant

7:30 p.m. – Hansen Pavilion – Greg Peterson from the Peterson Farm Bros.

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 – Sherif 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 Jr 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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