Fair releases grandstand events
MORRISON – The 143rd annual Whiteside County Fair, which this year runs Aug. 13-17 at the fairgrounds at 201 W. Winfield St., has released its entertainment lineup, which includes several new additions.
For instance, the Loghoggers will have three carvers at the fair who will compete against one another daily. There will also be an auto thrill show and music by a local country band.
Tuesday, Aug. 13: Pro-Bull Riding at 7 p.m. in the grandstand. Also that day: the Western Horse Show, a kids pedal pull, open and junior swine and rabbit judging.
Wednesday, Aug. 14: Tonny Petersen’s Hell Drivers Motor Thrills at 7 p.m. in the grandstand. Also Western horse speed events and dairy judging.
Thursday, Aug. 15: Local favorites The Cal Stage Band, high-energy country rockers, will play the grandstand at 7 p.m. The heavy horse hitches and beef cattle junior heifer and junior steer judging is that day.
Friday, Aug. 16: Tractors and trucks will pull the sled in front of the grandstand again this year, after the Antique Tractor Parade that starts at 5:45 p.m. Also that day are the heavy horse halter classes, the open beef show and harness racing.
Saturday, Aug. 17: The Demolition Derby will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the grandstand. There’s more harness racing that day, as well as the horseshoe tournament, a kids pedal pull and the Loghoggers carving auction.
Wilson Family Rides again will provide the carnival and midway attractions; the Grandpa Cratchet Stage Show returns, and there will be a daily bike giveaway and the cake and pie walk.
Go to www.whitesidecountyfair.org for a complete schedule, prices and all the details.