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Lonestar, demo derby headline Carroll County Fair

Smoke, mud and crunching metal were all on tap in August 2017 at the Carroll County Fair demolition derby. The derby returns Aug. 11 to the fairgrounds, 28374 Milledgeville Road, Milledgeville.
Smoke, mud and crunching metal were all on tap in August 2017 at the Carroll County Fair demolition derby. The derby returns Aug. 11 to the fairgrounds, 28374 Milledgeville Road, Milledgeville.

MILLEDGEVILLE – The Carroll County Fair will returns next week at the fairgrounds, 28374 Milledgeville Road.

The grandstand lineup is headlined this year by Lonestar at 8 p.m. Aug. 10. Brooke Byam & the PeOple will kick off the night at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for grandstand seating and $20 for a track wristband.

The always popular demolition derby returns Aug. 11. The night will begin with the The Power Wheel demo derby at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for grandstand seating and $25 for pit passes.

Fair activities start at 3 p.m. Sunday, with Ag Olympics for ages 8 to adult. Education entry judging will be at 3:30 p.m., while antiques entries will be judged at 6 p.m.

Carroll County 4-H and the Carroll County Livestock Feeders Association will have a hamburger meal deal from 5 to 7 p.m. at the 4-H Exhibit Building. Five bucks will get you a hamburger, chips, a bar cookie and water; additional burgers are $3 each.

Joe Stebbings will demonstrate chainsaw carving at 2, 4, 6, and 8 p.m. Wednesday through Aug. 10, and 10 a.m., noon, 2, and 4 p.m. Aug. 11, with his works auctioned at 6 p.m. Aug. 11.

There will be Bingo with prizes from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Aug. 11.

The carnival will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, 1 to 10 p.m. Aug. 9, 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 10, and 1 to 10 p.m. Aug. 11. The children’s farm will be open throughout the festival.

Monday: Textiles and fine arts judging, open and junior at 9 a.m.; Canned goods judging at 10 a.m.; and 4-H livestock and small animal auction in the poultry building at 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Farm produce and fruits judging, open and junior at 8 a.m., open beef judging; junior sheep judging, followed by junior market lamb at 8:30 a.m., poultry judging at 9 a.m., floriculture judging, Division 1 and junior at 10:30 a.m., rabbit judging at 6 p.m., and the free Illini State Truck Pull and Mini Rods show at 6:30 p.m. at the grandstand.

Wednesday: Junior beef, open sheep, and open market lamb judging at 8 a.m., baking – cookies, pies, rolls and buns, and yeast breads, open and junior – at 10:30 a.m., antique and farmer tractor pull at 11 a.m., style show at 2 p.m. at green exhibition building, tractor parade at 5:30 p.m., and the free Badger State tractor pull at 6:30 p.m. at the grandstand.

Aug. 9: Floriculture Division II judging at 10 a.m., culinary baking judging – cakes, bar cookies, quick breads, candy, and muffins – at 10:30 a.m., power wheel and bicycle races from 1 to 3 p.m., kids’ day on the midway from 1 to 5 p.m., and T&C Rodeo at 6:30 p.m. at the grandstand.

Aug. 10: Dairy show judging, open and junior at 9 a.m., cow class judging in milk at 11:30 a.m.

Aug. 11: Men’s baking and specialty baking judging at 10 a.m., garden tractor pull at 11 a.m., pedal tractor pull at 1 p.m., bags tournament at east end of fairgrounds and kids’ day on the midway from 1 to 5 p.m., ZOWA live wrestling from 2 to 5 p.m., comedian Vic Clevenger at 5:30 p.m., 50-50 raffle drawing at 8 p.m. at the main stage.

Go to carrollcountyfair.info for more information.

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