July 23 2024

Madison County Fair - 2024

Madison County Fair - 2024

2025 Park Hill Drive
Highland, Illinois 62249

  • Admission: $5 Daily Parking <br> Admission prices for arena areas vary, please consult Fair Office for questions

Come to the Madison County Fair for food, competition, and entertainment! The Madison County Fair brings draws over 216,000 exhibitors, families, vendors, and visitors from all over Madison County and surrounding areas to participate in agriculture and livestock contests, fair pageants, a rodeo, I.T.P.A. tractor and truck pulls, a demolition derby, carnival rides, and more. Check out the exhibits in the expo hall or show off your moves in the the dance hall. Live entertainment and bands go on the main stage in the evening. Eat deep-fried everything, ice cream, shaved ice, hot dogs, corn dogs, Midwest BBQ, burgers, and enjoy fresh lemonade, iced tea, and cold drinks. Unique shopping vendors will also be on site selling everything from antiques to local crafts. Ride rides, see the county's best farm stock, and make the most out of your summer at the Madison County Fair

Fair Schedule 2024:

July 23:
Senior Citizen Day
Parking $3 for Senior’s (65 +) until 5:00pm with ID verification
9:00 am – Opening Ceremonies
9:00 am – 4-H Bottle Calf Show (Show Barn)
10:00 am – 4-H Dairy Show (Show Barn)
11:00 am – 8:00pm – Exhibits & 4-H Exhibits Open (Expo Hall & Dance Hall)
5:00 -11:00 pm – Carnival Rides Open (Armbands)
8:00 p.m. – Benders & Back Roads (Main Pavilion)
6:30 p.m. – I.T.P.A Tractor – Truck Pull (Arena Grandstand)

July 24
Youth Day
8:00 a.m. - Judging - Poultry (Poultry Barn)
9:00 a.m. - Judging - Dairy Cattle
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. – Vendors Open in Expo Building
11:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. - 4-H & Exhibits Open
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - 1/2 Price Carnival Rides
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Youth Day Activities (Main Pavilion) See Page 84 in Fair book for details
5:00-11:00 p.m. - Carnival Rides Open (Armbands)
6:00 p.m. - 4-H Rabbit Show (Show Barn)
6:00 p.m. - 4-H Fashion Revue (Main Pavilion)
6:30 p.m. - Challenge of Champions Race (Arena)
8:00 p.m. - Boom Box All 80s Band (Main Pavilion)

July 25
Public Safety Day
Parking $3.00 for Police, Firemen & EMT's until 5:00, With Verification
9:00 a.m. - 4-H Poultry Show (Poultry Barn)
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. – Vendors Open in Expo Building
11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. - 4-H & Exhibits Open
11:00 a.m. - Pork Producer’s BBQ
4:00 p.m. - 4-H Super Showmanship
5:00-11:00 p.m. - Carnival Rides Open (Armbands)
5:30 p.m. - Goat Show (Sheep Barn)
6:00 p.m. - Judging - Rabbits (Upstairs of Expo)
7:30 p.m. - 4-H Goat Show (Sheep Barn)
7:30 p.m. - Combine Demolition Derby (Arena)
8:00 p.m. - Benders & Backroads (Main Pavilion)

July 26
Agriculture Day
Farmer, 4H & FFA Appreciation
8:00 a.m. - 4-H Swine Show (Swine Barn)
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. – Vendors Open in Expo Building
10:00 a.m. - 4-H Beef Show (Show Barn)
11:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m. - 4-H & Exhibits Open
5:00-11:00 p.m. - Carnival Rides Open (Armbands)
7:00 p.m. - Demolition Derby (Arena)
7:30 p.m. - Madison Co. Youth Livestock Auction (Swine Barn)
8:00 p.m. - Beaucoup Bottom Road (Main Pavilion)

July 27
Military Appreciation
Parking $3.00 until 5:00 pm for Veterans and Active Military with ID
9:30 a.m. - 4-H Sheep Show (Sheep Barn) followed by Open Show
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. – Vendors Open in Expo Building
10:00 a.m. - Open Beef Steer Show followed by Beef Breeding Stock (Show Barn) following the Beef Show Farm Follies (Show Barn)
1:30 p.m. - Queen Pageant (Dance Hall)
2:00-5:00 p.m. - Carnival Rides Open (Special Priced Armbands)
5:00-11:30 p.m. - Carnival Rides (Armbands - Regular Price)
6:30 p.m. - Car Demo Derby (Arena)
8:00 p.m. - The Cheers Band (Main Pavilion)

July 28
Family Day
8:30 a.m. - Open Swine Show (Swine Barn)
9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - 4-H General Projects Released (Expo)
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. – Vendors Open in Expo Building
12:00 p.m. - Little Miss Pageant (Pavilion)
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Carnival Rides (Armbands) BOGO with 2 can goods to be donated to local pantries
1:00 p.m. - Miss Pigtail Contest (Registration 12:30-1:00)
1:30 p.m. - Pedal Tractor Pull (Registration 12:30-1:30) (Pavilion)
2:00 p.m. - Youth Garden Tractor Driving Contest (Show Barn)
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. – Exhibits Released

Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, July 23 2024
  • Wednesday, July 24 2024
  • Thursday, July 25 2024
  • Friday, July 26 2024
  • Saturday, July 27 2024
  • Sunday, July 28 2024