June 12, 2024

Blue Steel concert highlights Carroll County Fair

Blue Steel, forged in the fire of two music styles, country and rock, will entertain the Carroll County Fair on Friday, Aug. 9.

Carroll County Fair

Aug. 6-10

28374 Milledgeville Road

Milledgeville, Illinois

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ill. — Blue Steel will perform a concert at the Carroll County Fair on Friday, Aug. 9.

The country and rock band won the Rockford Area Music Industry Artist of the Year in 2019 and the Best Country Cover band from 2019 through 2023. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and the grandstand and track are free with a fair wristband.

Truck and tractor pulling will be held on both Tuesday and Wednesday of the fair. Tuesday night competitions will feature the Tri-County Pullers and the Illini State Truck Pull.

The Badger State Tractor Pull is set for Wednesday night. The competition will start at 6:30 p.m. on both nights and admission is free.

In addition to the carnival on all five days of the fair, several kid events will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10. Kids should bring their own battery-powered Big Wheel to compete in the Power Big Wheel Races at 10:30 a.m.

Open to kids from 2 to 7 years old, there is no entry fee for them to race on the track in front of the grandstand.

Bicycle Races will also begin at 10:30 a.m. for kids 2 to 16 years old. Kids can race with their own bicycle and there is no entry fee.

The following prizes will be awarded: first place, $10; second place, $8; third place, $5; fourth place, $3; and fifth place, $2.

The Ninja Farmer competition will be held at 11 a.m., rain or shine, in front of the grandstand. Games may be messy and wet.

Prizes will be awarded to winners in each age division with everyone also receiving ice cream. Age divisions are: Division 1 — 7 to 8; Division 2 — 9 to 10; Division 3 — 11 to 12; and Division 4 — 13 to 14.

At 1 p.m., the Kiddie Tractor Pull will be open to all boys and girls weighing from 10 to 80 pounds. The top three kids pulling the longest distance in the three weight classes will win a trophy.

Presented by Robbo’s Extreme Derby Promotions, the Demolition Derby is set for Saturday at 7 p.m. The minimum payout for the competitors is $11,000 and the top five drivers will receive cash prizes.

Daily admission to the fair is $10; children 7 years and under are free. A season wristband is $30 and exhibitor wristbands are $20.

For more information about the Carroll County Fair, go to www.carrollcountyfair.info.

Martha Blum

Martha Blum

Field Editor