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Boone County Fair 2024: Headliners, food and other attractions | MyStateline

BELVIDERE, Ill. (WTVO) – From pizza to pork chops, to country music to monster trucks.

Organizers of the Boone County Fair say there’s something for everyone at the six-day event, which is now less than a month away.


“They’ll be crushing cars,” Tom Ratcliffe, the fair’s advertising director, said of the monster truck show that’s happening Wednesday, Aug. 7, in the grandstand . “We’ve got cars they’re gonna crush with the trucks. They’ll be doing jumps.”

The DCT Powersports monster truck show is new in 2024. It will feature the popular Maximums, Dirt Crew, Dirt Crew Dozer and Block Head.

Other grandstand events include the Queen and Little Miss pageants, professional bull riding and two demolition derby shows. 

On Saturday, Aug. 10, country music artist Scott McCreery will headline the grandstand stage. Greylan James will open.

“They’re going to put on a great show,” Ratcliffe said. “He’s got a new album out, ‘Rise and Fall,’ which is doing really well. And he’s getting a lot of attention with the from the critics.”

Tom Ratcliffe said perennial favorite food vendors like the Cosmopolitan Club Sweet Corn Boone County Fire Protection District 2, which has been selling doughnuts at the fair since 1978, will be back, with a host of others that are too many to count. 

“We’ve got barbecue, we’ve got Japanese, big turkey legs, you could go on,” he said. “You could eat for six days.”

The fair is open Aug. 6-11.

Here’s a list of this year’s Boone County Fair grandstand events and other attractions

Tuesday, Aug. 6

Noon – 12:30 p.m. – Flag Raising – VFW Color Guard

Noon – 2 p.m. – Harness & Colt Racing

7:30p.m. – 10 p.m. – Queen Pageant & Little Miss Pageant

Wednesday, Aug. 7

5 – 6 p.m. – Antique Tractor Parade

7 – 9 p.m. – Monster Truck Show

Thursday, Aug. 8

10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Farm Tractor Pulls

1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Local and Regional Tractor and Truck Pulls

6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Tractor and Truck Pull

Friday, Aug. 9

7 – 10 p.m. – Next Level Bull Riding

Saturday, Aug. 10

7 a.m. – Noon – Rock County Pullers followed by Amateur Garden Tractor Pull

8 a.m. – Noon – Weak End Antique Tractor Pull

8 – 9 a.m. – Church Service (Peace Lutheran Church)

8 – 9 a.m. – Pee Wee Swine Show

7 – 10 p.m. Scotty McCreery with Greylan James

Sunday, Aug. 11

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Demolition Derby 

6 – 8 p.m. – Demolition Derby 

Ready Go Dog Show
Daily
South of Big Thunder Road and
South of Antique Tractors
Tues (6th) – Sat (10th) Showtimes: 2 p.m.; 5 & 7 p.m.
Sun (11th) Showtimes 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

Great Lakes Timber Show
Daily
Located North of Big Thunder
Road, East of Administration Building
Showtimes: Tues – Sat – Noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m.
Sunday 11th – 11 a.m., Noon

First Bite Fishing Tank
Daily
East of Prairie Road
Tues-Sat – Non through 6 p.m.
Sun – 11 a.m. through 2 p.m.

Life on the Farm: Funny Songs and Stories with Farmer Tom
East of Non-Livestock Building, south side of Farm
Bureau Building
Tuesday, Saturday – 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m.
Sunday – 11 a.m., 3 p.m.

Carnival
Daily, noon – 11 p.m.
Ride specials noon – 5 p.m., 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday

Entertainment Pavilion
Opens Daily at noon
Free Admissio
East side of Exhibit Hall No. 1

See the Boone County Fair website for more attractions.

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