2007 Boone County Fair 8/7 - 8/12

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Real Estate Agent with Realtor

2007 Fair Schedule

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 7th- Merchant's Day
Free with Merchant's coupon until 4:00pm
 Without coupon $4.00 Admission
Non-Livestock Building Closed for Judging
7:30AMOpen-Junior Show PoultryPoultry Building
8:30am4-H Horse ShowOutside Horse Arena
12:00pmFlag Raising - VFWGrandstand
12:00pmHarness and Colt RacingGrandstand FREE
12:00-3:00pmThe Unity ProjectEntertainment Tent
1-3:30Ag Olympics - Young Farmers/Young VolunteersGazebo/Memorial Park
4-6:00pmBoone/Winnebago Square Dancers - Bob Asp, callerEntertainment Tent
6:00pmForest City Dog TrainingGazebo/Memorial Park
7-10:00pmDale Rhode & the CrossroadsEntertainment Tent
7:30pmQUEEN PAGEANTGrandstand FREE
8:00pmBoone County Extreme Bull Riding
Main Event Sponsor: Dodge Cars And Trucks, Buck-Wheeler Hyland Funeral Home, Cox Electric
Pony Arena
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8th
Non-Livestock Building open from 10am-9:30pm
Skinner Amusement and Carnival - Reduced Rides Noon to 5:00pm
8:00am4-H PoultryPoultry Building
8:00amOpen Rabbit ShowRabbit Show Room
8:30am4-H Carcass Show

4-H Purebred Swine Show
(To Start immediately following the Carcass Show)

Swine Barn
9:00am4-H Sheep ShowSheep Arena
9:00am4-H Horse Show (Speed event and Trail Dressage)Pony Arena
10:00amKids Day (Games & Contests)
(Sponsored by Belvidere National Bank & Trust Co.)
Gazebo
Memorial Park
12:00pmHarness and Colt RacingGrandstand FREE
12:00-4:00pmChip Messiner Q98.5 - One Man Country Band
Contests held during band breaks! Ages 15 and older. Watermelon eating/Seed spitting/Bubble Gum blowing/Twinkie Eating, Pepsi Drinking Conducted by Arnie Pearse
Prizes: 1st: $15.00, 2nd: $10.00, 3rd: $5.00 For Each Event
Contestants must pay fair admission at the gate.
Entertainment Tent
12:00-5:00pmReduced Carnival RidesMidway
1:00pmVIP ClassesDairy Arena
3:00pm4-H Dairy Steer ShowLivestock Arena
3:00pmPony Team Driving - Obstacle CourseOutside Horse Arena
4:00pm4-H Beef Carcass ShowLivestock Arena
4:00pmMules Team Driving - Obstacle CourseOutside Horse Arena
5:00pmHorses (Draft or Light) Team Driving ObstacleOutside Horse Arena
5:00-6:00pmMagic by Herb RoseneEntertainment Tent
5:00pmAntique Tractor ParadeGrandstand FREE
6:00pmTeam Feed RaceOutside Horse Arena
6:00pm4-H Rabbit ShowLivestock Show Arena
6:30pmCOUNTRY GOLD TOUR 2007
LeRoy Van Dyke, Rex Allen, Jr., Boots Randolph, Steve & Rudy Gatlin and Katrina Elam
Grandstand
7:00-10:00pm"My Time" with Dennis JohnsonEntertainment Tent
THURSDAY, AUGUST 9th
Senior Citizens Day
Non-Livestock Building open 10:00am-9:30pm
Skinner Amusement and Carnival Reduced Rides 11:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am4-H Goat ShowGoat Show Arena
8:30am4-H Crossbreed Swine ShowSwine Barn
9:00am4-H Dairy ShowDairy Arena
9:00am4-H Beef ShowLivestock Arena
10:00amKids Day (Games & Contests)
(Sponsored by Belvidere National Bank & Trust Co.)
Gazebo/Memorial Park
10:00amPony ClassesPony Arena
10:00amFarm Tractor PullGrandstand FREE
11:00am-5:00pmReduced Carnival Rides
Skinner Amusement and Carnival
Midway
12:00pmGene Shepherd BandOn the Grounds
12:00pmJunior Sheep ShowSheep Barn
12:00pm-3:00pmGolden Aires Chorus Entertainment Tent
1:00pmJunior Dairy Goat ShowGoat Show Arena
2:00pmPro-Stock Tractor PullGrandstand FREE
2:00pmStreet Stock & Super Stock 4-Wheel Drive Truck PullGrandstand FREE
3:00pmJunior Draft Horse Performance ClassesPony Arena
3:30pm-5:30pmAscensionEntertainment Tent
5:00pm4-H Livestock AuctionLivestock Arena
6:00-10:00pmSkippin-A-BeatEntertainment Tent
6:00pmMother/Daughter Look-Alike Contest - Sponsored by Parnell Foods
Casual Wear - directed by Arnie Pearse
5:30pm - Sign-up behind tent - Judging at 6:00pm
Prizes: 1st-$25, 2nd-$20, 3rd-$15
Awarded immediately following contest
Former first place winners are not eligible!
Contestants must pay admission at the gate to the fair
Entertainment Tent
6:00pmForest City Dog TrainingGazebo/Memorial Park
6:30pmPony OlympicsPony Arena
6:30pmTractor and Truck Pull
Pullers Inc. Truck Pullers - Super Stock Trucks, Modified Trucks, Modified Tractors and Semi Trucks.  Illini State Pullrs - Numerous Tracker Pulls
Grandstand
8:00pmFather/Son Look-Alike Contest - Sponsored by Parnell Foods
Casual Wear - directed by Arnie Pearse
7:30pm Sign-up behind tent - Judging at 8:00pm
Prizes: 1st-$25, 2nd-$20, 3rd-$15 awarded immediately following contest
Former first place winners are not eligible!
Contestants must pay admission at the gate to the fair
Entertainment Tent
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10th
Non-Livestock Building open 10:00am-9:30pm
8:00amOpen Sheep ShowSheep Barn
8:00amDairy Goat - Open ClassGoat Show Arena
8:30amJunior Market Barrow ShowSwine Barn
9:00amDraft Horse Halter ShowInside Horse Arena
9:00amOpen and Junior Beef Show JudgingLivestock Arena
9:00amOpen and Junior Dairy Show (Colored breeds)Dairy Show Arena
12:00pmPony Halter and Performance ClassesPony Arena
12:00-1:00pmJacqueline's School of DanceEntertainment Tent
1:30-3:30pmMichigan's Yodeling Sweetheart Joyce LeonardEntertainment Tent
3:00pmAgility Dog Demonstration - Meyer's KennelGazebo/Memorial Park
4:00-6:00pmK G and the Ranger - Classic Cowboy SongsEntertainment Tent
4:30-7:00pmGene Shepherd BandOn the Grounds
6:00pmAgility Dog Demonstration - Meyer's KennelGazebo/Memorial Park
7:00pm-10:00pmSilver Creek BandEntertainment Tent
7:00pmJosh Turner
Opening Act: Lady Antebellum
Grandstand
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11th
Non-Livestock building open 10:00am-9:30pm
8:00amGarden Tractor & Weak End Antique Tractor PullsGrandstand FREE
9:00amOpen and Junior Steer JudgingLivestock Arena
9:00amPony Performance and Hitch ClassesPony Arena
9:00amOpen and Junior Dairy Judging (Holstein)Dairy Arena
9:30amTalent Contest Sign UpEntertainment Tent
10:30am-3:30pmTalent Contest - Sponsored by Parnell Foods
Open to all Amateur Talent
Contestants must pay admission to the fair at the gate.
Talent Prizes: 1st-$100, 2nd-$75, 3rd-$50
Contact Chip Messiner after August 1st
815-877-9678
Talent Contest Rules
Please Read!
Entertainment Tent
12:00pmDraft Horse Hitch ClassesOutside Horse Arena
1:00pmPony Hitch ClassesPony Arena
3:00pmSupreme Grand Champion Dairy SelectedDairy Arena
3:00pmFur, Feather and Wether AuctionLivestock Arena
4-6:00pmThe Karate AcademyEntertainment Tent
4:30-7:00pmGene Shepherd BandOn the Grounds
6:00pmForest City Dog Training DemonstrationGazebo/Memorial Park
6:00pmLead ClassSheep Barn
7:00pm-10:00pmSmokingunzEntertainment Tent
7:00pmBig Hat Rodeo - Sponsored By PepsiGrandstand
SUNDAY, AUGUST 12th
Non-Livestock building open 10:00am-4:00pm
9:00am-10:00amChurch Service
Conducted by Gideon's International
Entertainment Tent
10:00amPedal Pushers Pull - Sponsored by A. R. Henninger AgencyLivestock Arena
10:30amNorthern Illinois Outlaws - Cowboy Mounted ShootPony Arena
12:00pmAuction of Wood CarvingsNear Schoolhouse
12:30pm-1:30pmLip Sync Contest
Contestants must pay admission to the fair at the gate.
Prizes: 1st-$75, 2nd-$50, 3rd-$25
Conducted by Arnie Pearse
Entertainment Tent
1:00pmDemolition DerbyGrandstand
1:30pm-3:00pmKaraoke Contest
Contestants must pay admission to the fair at the gate.
Prizes: 1st-$75, 2nd-$50, 3rd-$25
Conducted by Arnie Pearse
Entertainment Tent
2:00pmForest City Dog Training DemonstrationGazebo/Memorial Park
4:00pm-6:00pmOpen Stage (you or your group may showcase a talent)
This is a non-paid and non-judged event
For more information contact Arnie Pearse  815-544-3566
All participants must pay fair admission at the gate
Entertainment Tent
6:00pmDemolition DerbyGrandstand
7:00pm-9:00pmMusic by HallieEntertainment Tent
Many Thanks to Pepsi for their sponsorships
ADDITIONAL ATTRACTIONS
Three Shows DailyBanjo Buddies Dixieland TriSouth Road on Woody's Menagerie Stage
DailyBob Hamm "Cowboy Fun for EveryoneSouth Road on Woody's Menagerie Stage
DailyThe Chris Short Puppet Personalities Show - Sponsored by the Boone County Shopper 
DailyVictoria Circus - Sponsored By Franklin Wire WorksSouth Road
DailyThe Chris Short Puppet Personalities Show 
DailyBig Cat Encounter - Sponsored by Jack Wolf Pontiac-Cadillac-Chrysler-JeepWest of Chicken Barn on South Road
DailyMark Preston's Comedy Safari ShowSouth side of the Non-Livestock Building
Thursday, Friday, SaturdayChainsaw Artist, Dave Watson - Sponsored by Lee Auction ServiceAcross from old Schoolhouse
DailyWoody's MenagerieSouth Road
DailyAntique Tractor and Antique Gas Engines DisplaySouth Road
DailySkinner Amusement and Carnival - Unless Otherwise Stated Opening at 12:00 Noon DailyMidway
DailyWee-Farm 
Daily
10am-6pm
One Room Schoolhouse 

Seats in the Grandstand may be reserved every evening except Tuesday.  Seats for Tuesday Bull Riding in Pony Arena are available for purchase.  Chairs on the track can also be purchased for the Wednesday and Friday night shows.

Many Thanks to Pepsi and Dodge Cars and Trucks for Sponsoring events in the Entertainment Tent

Food served by the Granges in Boone County with Creamed Chicken and Biscuit on Thursday, Fish on Friday, Charcoal Broiled Chicken on Saturday and Charcoal Broiled Pork Chops on Sunday. 

Opening Day for ticket sales, WALK-INS ONLY, Saturday, July 7,  8AM - 4PM

TICKET Sales - Starting July 8th reserved seats can be obtained through the internet at mailto:bcfairtickets@yahoo.com?subject=Boone County Fair Tickets or by phoning 815-547-4503.  Tickets may also be obtained by writing Boone County Fair Tickets, P.O. Box 662  Belvidere, IL 61008 or reporting to the main gate at the fairgrounds on Rt. 76 at the following times.  Monday thru Fri from July 9th through July 20th from 2-6pm,  July 23rd through Aug 3rd from 10am -7:00pm. and every day during the fair from 8:30am -9pm.  Saturday hours will be from 9-4 and Sunday hours will be noon-4.
Since the program must be printed weeks in advance of the Fair, the times stated are approximate and may be changed to fit the schedule.  We will do our best to follow the program. Thank you.

A $3.00 handling fee will be charged on all phone and internet orders for tickets.

No tickets will be mailed.  All tickets which are ordered by phone or internet will be held at the will call window at the ticket office near the front gate on the fairgrounds.

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