After going a year without the Iroquois County Fair because of a pandemic county residents will once again be able enjoy entertainment of the type which is provided by a fair.

While there are two exhibits Monday–4-H visual arts and clothing the real activity at the fairgrounds north of Crescent City will start on Tuesday when the livestock is moved in and the judging starts.

The evening’s entertainment on Tuesday will be provided by the presentations of clubs and the queen pageant and fireworks.

The Queen Candidates

Six area contestants will vie for the right to succeed Brianne Miller of Martinton who was named the 2019 Miss Iroquois County Fair Queen as the pageant starts at 8:00 p.m. in the grandstand. (Profiles of each of the candidates was in the June 30 issue of The Star.)


The livestock judging goes into full swing as well as the 4-H and junior ag projects show. The junior and open class judging will be also held in the open judging building. Wednesday is also family fun night with the talent show at 8:00.


Livestock judging continues and the 4-H obedience show is set for 3:00 while one of the hottest nights of the fair is the demo derby which is set for 7:30.


The draft horses start the day at 8:00 followed by the master show-man contest at 9 a.m. and the draft horse hitch at 11:00 The livestock sale is at 1:00 and the quilt show runs from 2:00-6:00. The 4-H clothing style show is at 4:00 with the open class style show at 5:30. The Latting Rodeo, one of the fair highlights, is set for 7:00 and a teen dance is set for the evening.


The Gaming Expo horse show is set for 7:30 while livestock judging and the tractor drive are at 8:00. The presentation of tractors is at 1 p.m. followed by the costume goat show at 3:00 and the 4-H dog agility show at 4:30. The fair headliner, Jason Pritchett, is on the stage in the grandstand at 8:00 p.m.


The last day of the fair starts with the open pleasure horse show at 8:00 followed by an all-faith church service featuring the gospel music group, The Natural High. The grill master cook-off contest starts at 11:00 a tractor pull will start at 12:30 p.m. The costume lead sheep contest starts at 1:00. The ITPA tractor pull will be held at 6:00.