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It's Time for the 2016 Champaign County Fair!!!

by Rose Price

County fairs are a great summertime tradition and there are none better than our beloved CHAMPAIGN COUNTY FAIR! Celebrate our great CHAMPAIGN/URBANA community and the surrounding area at the fair Thursday, July 21th, through Saturday, July 30th. That’s 10 days filled with family fun and amusement!

 

Head on down to the Champaign County Fairgrounds located at the intersection of Coler Avenue and Fairview Avenue 525 South Randall Road in Urbana for all the festivities. There is something for everyone on the Midway! Dine on some classic festival food. Take a spin on some of the amusement rides or win prizes playing carnival games. Check out all of the amazing local vendors and exhibits. Children will love the Kiddie Land, animal shows, and much more! For additional excitement, head over to the Grandstand to watch several different special events such as the demolition derbies and the 25th Annual Custom Car, Truck and Semi-Truck Show on July 23rd! On Thursday, July 28th, groove to the music of Granger Smith and Dylan Scott. The concert starts at 7:30 pm. Purchase Tickets Here.

 

Start of the Champaign County Fair tonight from 5 to 9 pm for a special Benefit Preview Night. Admission is free with a can of perishable food. Donations will go to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank. A portion of the proceeds from the carnival and food vendors will go to fund future agricultural programs at the fair! 

 

Admission to the fair is $5 for adults. Children 12 and under are FREE when accompanied by an adult. A season pass can also be purchased for $25. Carnival ride tickets are $1.25, with each ride usually costing two tickets. Take advantage of the bracelet days on Thursday, July 21, from 5 to 9 pm, Sunday, July 24th, from 12 to 5 pm, and Saturday, July 30th, from 12 to 5 pm where you can get unlimited rides for $25!

 

Schedule of Events

 

We cannot wait to see you this week at the 2016 Champaign County Fair!!

Champaign IL It's Time for the Champaign County Fair!

by Rose Price

 

Just days away from the Champaign County Fair, one of the favorite events of the summer and has become "one of the best in the country" according to former Director of Agriculture for the State of Illinois. People travel from all over Illinois and beyond to enjoy the excitement and amusement the fair brings.  This year there will be approximately 1500 entry classes and over $100,000 offered in prizes.  Folks from all over the state exhibit and compete in a variety of categories; livestock, agriculture, arts, textiles, culinary items, horticulture, floriculture, needlework and crafts. There is a religious music show, a country music show, a talent show, demolition derbies, monster trucks, harness racing, motorcycle racing, car shows, rodeos, and tractor and semi-truck pulls.  

To kick the fair off, this past weekend Champaign County Fair crowned a new Queen.  Congratulations to Miss Haley Duden, whose mission is to provide life saving care to children in need.  Hear her explain the duties of the Queen and share some of the fun things coming up at this year's fair.       

       

       

These are only a few of the fun events happening at this year's fair.  For a full Event Schedule and more information Visit the Champaign County Fair Website.  

The Champaign County Fair Grounds are conveniently located at the intersection of Coler and Fairview Avenues in Urbana, IL
For those using GPS use  the address: 1302 N Coler Ave Urbana, IL

Check out the Video below to see what the fair was like in 1938:

                          SEE YOU AT THE FAIR!!!

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