June 12, 2024

Events planned for Kids Zone at Iroquois Fair

Colton Dixon

Iroquois County Agricultural and 4-H Club Fair

July 16-21

1390 E. 2000 North Road

Watseka, Illinois

WATSEKA, Ill. — Colton Dixon with Natalie Layne will perform during the Iroquois County Agricultural and 4-H Club Fair on Saturday, July 20.

Gates for the concert will open at 6 p.m., with the show starting at 7 p.m. Grandstand seating is $25 and track seating tickets are available for $35.

For the fourth year, the Kids Zone will be located in the area between the petting zoo and east restroom. Daily activities include hopscotch, wagon basketball, giant tic-tac-toe, giant Connect 4, football toss, basket toss, yard Yahtzee, petting zoo and bean bag toss.

In addition, several special events are planned, including make your own ice cream, pedal tractor pull, Maizie Meet n’ Greet, and Reptiles by Coal Black Exotics.

Hours for the Kids Zone are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The fair kicks off on July 16 with a Talent Show at 5 p.m., followed by the Miss Iroquois County Fair Queen and Little Miss Pageant at 7 p.m. Seating cost is $5.

The Demolition Derby on Thursday will feature several classes, including power wheels, limited weld full size, limited weld 110 FWD compacts, vans, wire trucks and 80′s wire bonestock.

Several horse events are planned for Friday, starting with the Draft Horse Show at 8 a.m. followed by the Draft Horse Pull at 1 p.m. In the evening, the T&A Bucking Bulls Rodeo is set to begin at 8 p.m.

Two special events will be held on the final day of the fair starting with the All Faith Church Service with “A Natural High” at 9:30 a.m. at the 4-H Center. The Car Show on Sunday is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visitors to the fair can enjoy the Swyear Amusement Midway Rides each day. An armband special for the rides is available on both Wednesday and Sunday for $25.

Gate admission is $5 for ages 6 and above and there is no gate fee on Sunday. The special carload price from 7 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday is $10. A season pass is $17.

For more information about the Iroquois County Agricultural and 4-H Club Fair, go to www.iroquoiscofair.com.

Martha Blum

Martha Blum

Field Editor