Fair Activities Friday-Monday


Friday is the second day of the Bond County Fair.

Adrianne Eilers, fair secretary, said there’s a Beef Show Friday and the Antique Farm Machinery Expo starts at noon and runs through Sunday. The carnival is open from 6 to 9:30 PM every day.

The public is also welcome to play bingo with the Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation Friday.

The Illinois Hot Farm Stock Tractor, Antique Tractor, and 4-Wheel Drive Truck pulls will be the featured grandstand event. Music from a live band will follow that.

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The band playing Friday is Dead Man’s Bridge.

Eilers said the weekend is also packed with activities for fair-goers of all ages.

Saturday is Kids’ Day with $15 armbands for the carnival, which will be open from 2 to 5 PM. Quarter Midget Races will be held Saturday at 12:30. There will be pony rides and a petting zoo Saturday as well.

The featured event Saturday is the Power Wheels Derby followed by the annual car demo derby.

Sunday will feature a rabbit show and hog show and an Arrive & Drive event at the QMA track. There will be a bean bag tournament at noon followed by a Kiddie Pedal Pull at 1:30 PM and a Touch-A-Truck event from 2 to 4 PM.

Sunday night’s grandstand event is a rodeo, sponsored by HSHS Holy Family Hospital.

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Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday have special themes, according to Eilers.

Friday is Farmer’s Day and features a farmer’s appreciation luncheon. Saturday is Kids’ Day, and Sunday features a family atmosphere. Monday is Senior Citizen Day.

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The big Senior Day activity is bingo in the activity building from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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