American Idol winner and country music’s hottest new star Scotty McCreery will be headlining the 2017 Boone County Fair, 8847 Rt. 76, which runs from Tuesday, August 8th through Sunday, August 13th.

Scotty McCreery performs Saturday, August 12th at 8:00pm. Hear his hit songs such “Southern Belle” and Feelin’ It”. Only $25 for reserved grandstand and general admission track seating.

Back on Wednesday evening ‘The Calibrated Power Solutions Diesel Truck Shoot Out Challenge’. Watch two classes of trucks, the 8000 Stock Diesel and the Clean Diesel compete in the Shoot Out. The winner of each of the two classes will have the longest combined pulling distances from the McHenry County Fair (Aug 5th) and the Boone County Fair Wednesday night. There will also be three other classes of trucks competing at 6:30pm: the 6800 Gas Truck, the Open Diesel Truck and the Altered Stock Truck. Only $7 for grandstand or $5 for bleacher seats.

Next Level Professional Bull Riding with Mutton Bustin’ at the grandstand Friday evening at 7:00pm for only $10. Tractor Pulls all day Thursday with the super tractor and truck pulls at 6:30pm. $5 from 10:00am to 6:00pm. $10 for 6:30pm show.

Sunday features two great Demo Derby Shows at 1 and 6. $10 for each show. And the annual Queen Pageant kicks off the festivities on Tuesday evening at 7:30pm with a free grandstand.

Free entertainment includes The High Flying Pages Aerial and Animal Thrill Show, The Martin Family Circus show band, Nick’s Kids Show, The Rhinestone Roper, The Real Beal’s One Man Band, and Mr. D’s Amazing House of Magic. All performing several times everyday.

The Entertainment Pavilion has free entertainment all day, everyday plus there’s a large midway, animals galore, home arts exhibits, hundreds of commercial vendors and a wide variety of food to please every member of your family. And other free attractions include the largest antique tractor display in the Midwest, a restored one room schoolhouse, the Grange museum and the 4-H Wee Farm Petting Zoo.

Back again this year in the livestock barns will be a ‘Fair Scavenger Hunt’ families can participate in. It being conducted by 4-H and The Farm Bureau. Forms available in the barns, the Farm Bureau exhibit or the 4-H food stand. Find the clues, complete the hunt and win a prize.

Admission to the fair is only $6 ($5 Tuesday) and children 10 and under are free everyday. Seniors 65+ are free on Thursday. Season Tickets are only $18. Grandstand show tickets are on sale starting Saturday, July 8th at the Fair Ticket office or by calling 815-547-4503. Season tickets will be on sale at locations throughout Belvidere including area banks and at the fairgrounds ticket office during July.

The fair is located one mile north of Belvidere at 8847 IL Rt.76. For more information and a complete schedule of events go to boonecountyfair.com. the Granges of Boone County have owned and operated the fair and fairgrounds since 1957. Enjoy a family adventure in the country.

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