The 70th Carroll County Fair offers lots of family fun August 9-13 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds in Milledgeville.
Tickets are non-transferable and cost as follows:
Children 7 and under: FREE
Daily admission: $10 Season wristbands: $30 Exhibitor wristbands: $20 Junior exhibitor wristbands: $5 , PO or PV only. All other departments require a $20 exhibitor ticket, even if the child is 11 or younger.)
Instead of paper tickets, wristbands will be used exclusively for entry to the fairgrounds. You can buy a daily wristband or buy seasonal or exhibitor wristbands.
Wristbands will be different each day and will allow you to leave the fairgrounds and be re-entered the same day. Because most registrations will arrive before the opening day of the fair on Tuesday, exhibitor wristbands must be collected from the fair office.
Demolition Derby tickets can be purchased any day of the fair from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the commercial building.
Tickets for Demolition Derby Reserved Grandstand Seating (under a roof) are $10 and must be purchased in person. Booth passes are $25 and are available the night of the event. On Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays (August 6, 7 and 8), visitors do not need to pay admission fees to purchase grandstand seats. Beginning Tuesday, August 9, visitors must pay $10 fairground admission (or have a season or exhibitor wristband) to purchase seats.
Tuesday August 9
Illini State Truck Pull, 6:30 p.m. (FREE grandstand)
Wednesday August 10
Badger State Tractor Pull, 6:30 p.m. (FREE grandstand)
Thursday August 11
Rice Bull and Barrel Racing Horseback Riding, 7 p.m. (FREE grandstand)
Friday August 12
Faithfully (Eagles & Journey Tribute), Live in Concert, Time 7:30 p.m. (FREE grandstand and track)
Saturday August 13
Ninja Farmer, 11 a.m.
ZOWA Live Wrestling, 2-5 p.m.
Chainsaw Sculpture Auction, 6 p.m.
Power Wheels Derby for kids, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Demolition Derby, 7 p.m. (with ticket, reserved grandstand)
Tuesday August 9, 6-10 p.m.; Wednesday August 10, 1-5 p.m. and 6-10 p.m.; Thursday August 11, 4-10 p.m.; Friday August 12, 4-10 p.m.; and Saturday, August 13, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Schedules are subject to change.
Wristbands can be used every day except Thursday. A new armband is required for each carnival session (listed above) and the same armband cannot be used for both Wednesday or Saturday carnival time slots.
Costs are: $25 in advance, from July 31 to August 31. 8, at the fair office and $28 at the carnival box office starting August 9 or $1.25 per ticket (2-5 tickets each way).
On Thursdays, all rides are $1.50 (no wristbands)
Big Power Wheel Races
Saturday, August 13, 10:30 a.m. (registration at 10 a.m.) Ages 2 to 7. Bring your own battery-powered Big Wheel! FREE ENTRANCE. All participants receive a prize. Race organized by the Milledgeville Men’s Club on the track in front of the grandstand. Sponsored by Carroll County Fair and Milledgeville State Bank.
Saturday, August 13, after the Power Big Wheel Races (registration begins at 10 a.m.) 2-16 years old (classes 6 and under; 7-8 years old; 9-10 years old; 11-12 years old; and 13-16 years old ) Bring your own bike and ride hard and fast for a price. FREE ENTRANCE! (You must purchase a ticket for the show if age requires it.)
Elimination races for all classes depending on the number of registrations. $10 prize and trophy for first place overall; and in each bracket $8 for second place, $5 for third place, $3 for 4th place and $2 for fifth place. Sponsored by the Carroll County Fair with assistance from the Milledgeville Men’s Club. Trophies donated by Milledgeville State Bank.
Tractor pull for kids
East of Building 4-H 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13 (register at 12:30 p.m.) Open to all boys and girls weighing 10-80 pounds. Participants will be divided into three weight categories once all entries have been received
The top three participants covering the longest distance in each category will win a trophy.
Saturday, August 13, from 11 a.m. until it’s over. Check-in will take place at 10:30 a.m. in front of the grandstand. Rain or shine! Games can be messy and wet, so participants are encouraged to dress messy! This will be a timed event. Prizes awarded in each age category and everyone gets ice cream! The top three in each category will be determined by the lowest overall times. Pre-register at the Carroll County Agricultural Bureau office by Monday, August 1. The participation fee is $2 per person. Register as an individual or in a team of two. Age divisions – Division 1: 7-9 years old; Division 2: 10-11 years old; Division 3: 11-12 years old; Division 4: 13-14. The age of the oldest member of the team determines the age division of the team.Sponsored by Carroll County Farm Bureau Youth Leaders and Carroll County 4-H
Power Wheels demo derby for kids
Saturday, August 13 at 6:30 p.m. In the grandstand for ages 3 to 9.