Country fair season is in full swing. Get ready as the 94th Annual Winnebego County Fair in Pecatonica kicks off on Tuesday in Pecatonica,  August 18 - 23.

This year’s fair is the will take place at the Winnebago County Fairgrounds 500 West First Street
Pecatonica, IL.

Once again, you'll find tons of entertainment. Here is this year's schedule:

Tuesday, August 18Ranch Sorting ($5.00)6:30 pm
Wednesday, August 19High Stakes Bull Riding & Local Barrel Racing ($10.00)7:00 pm
Thursday, August 20Illiana Pullers Association Truck Pulls-Working Class Truck, Mini Rods, Prostock Trucks, Outlaw's Tractor ($5.00)6:30 pm
Friday, August 21Farmer's Class Tractor Pulls ($5.00)1:00 pm
Friday, August 21Badger State Tractor Pulls ($5.00)6:30 pm
Saturday, August 22Q98.5 presents Eric Paslay (7:00pm)  with Jamie Campbell & the Redneck Romeos ($7.00 Grandstand/ $10.00 Track)5:45 pm
Sunday, August 23Demolition Derby ($5.00)1:00 pm


Entertainment Tent - All shows FREE

Tuesday, August 18Flat Car Riders7:00 pm
Wednesday, August 19Cal Stage Band7:00 pm
Thursday, August 20Four Wheel Drive8:00 pm
Friday, August 21And Beyond Music9:00 pm
Saturday, August 22Shot Gun Jane9:00 pm
Sunday, August 23DJ Noon


Tuesday August 18th: Q98.5's Steve Summers and Shannon Zimmerman host the Queen and Little Miss Pageant at Moss Hall at 6:00 p.m.  (Free)

Fair admission:

Day of the Week


Adult Admission

Tuesday4:00pm to Midnight$3 admission
Wednesday10:00am to Midnight$5 admission - Senior Day 60 & over FREE
Thursday10:00am to Midnight$5 admission - Children 12 & under FREE
Friday10:00am to Midnight$7 admission
Saturday10:00am to Midnight$7 admission
Sunday10:00am to Close$5 admission
Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images
Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Carnival Schedule:

See below is a list of POP (Pay One Price) Specials that can be purchased during the Fair. Note: these do not include gate admission. The Winnebago County Fair does offer the Mega Pass ride special, but only in advance of the fair (see below).

Single Ride Tickets

Coupon Sheet

Day of the Week

Day Sessions

Night Sessions


TuesdayGates open at 4 pm4:00pm to CloseTBA
WednesdayNoon - 5:00pm5:00pm to CloseTBA
ThursdayNoon - 5:00pm5:00pm to CloseTBA
FridayNoon - 5:00pmFri. –Sun. POP specials not offeredTBA
SaturdayNoon - 5:00pmTBA
SundayNoon - 5:00pmTBA

For Information on the Winnebego County Fair, Click HERE

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