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


Entertainment Tent - All shows FREE

Tuesday, August 18 Flat Car Riders 7:00 pm
Wednesday, August 19 Cal Stage Band 7:00 pm
Thursday, August 20 Four Wheel Drive 8:00 pm
Friday, August 21 And Beyond Music 9:00 pm
Saturday, August 22 Shot Gun Jane 9:00 pm
Sunday, August 23 DJ  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

Tuesday 4:00pm to Midnight $3 admission
Wednesday 10:00am to Midnight $5 admission - Senior Day 60 & over FREE
Thursday 10:00am to Midnight $5 admission - Children 12 & under FREE
Friday 10:00am to Midnight $7 admission
Saturday 10:00am to Midnight $7 admission
Sunday 10:00am to Close $5 admission
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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


Tuesday Gates open at 4 pm 4:00pm to Close TBA
Wednesday Noon - 5:00pm 5:00pm to Close TBA
Thursday Noon - 5:00pm 5:00pm to Close TBA
Friday Noon - 5:00pm Fri. –Sun. POP specials not offered TBA
Saturday Noon - 5:00pm TBA
Sunday Noon - 5:00pm TBA

For Information on the Winnebego County Fair, Click HERE