Mercer County Fair

Mercer County Fair

Friday, Jul 16, 2021 at 8:30am


The Mercer County Fair has been important to the residents of Mercer County since its first fair in 1853. Today, 168 years later, the fair still brings the county together each July. We are a small county, with only 16,000 residents, yet over 11,000 visit our fairgrounds each summer. Our exhibitions, from livestock to hobbies, antiques, photography, to culinary arts, flowers, and vegetables, allow a large number of our people to enter the competitions.


Republican Day
Open Barrow and Market Gilt Show - 8:30 am
Open Beef Breeding Show - 9:00 am
Open Market Beef Show - Follows breeding show
Open Dairy Show - 9:00 am
Carnival Rides - 5:00 pm
Illini State Pullers Truck and Tractor Pull - 6:30 pm
Band at beer garden south of grandstand - 9ish pm

4-H Schedule:
Dairy Show, Mercer County Fairgrounds - 9:00 am
Set-up and assemble plaques for the Youth Auction - 3:00 pm
Mercer County Youth Livestock Auction, Swine Barn - 6:00 pm

Daily Events:
The Merchants’ Building is open Tuesday through Saturday from Noon to 8 pm.
Check-in occurs on Tuesday in Pumpkin House and judging occurs on Wednesday in Floral Hall.
Pumpkin House is open 6 pm to 8 pm Tuesday and Noon to 8 pm. Wednesday through Saturday.
Floral Hall is open from Noon to 8 pm. Wednesday through Saturday.

Admission Info: