Can you believe it? It’s already time for the Rock Island County Fair!

The 149th Annual Rock Island County Fair will be from Tuesday Jul 17 through Saturday Jul 21! Head to the Rock Island County Fairgrounds (located at 4200 Archer Drive East Moline) this week for some action-packed family fun!

The fun kicks off on Tuesday Jul 17 with Family Fun Day! There will be free admission all day long. Here is a run down of the activities planned:

8 a.m.                                Open Sheep Show

10 a.m.                              4-H Dairy Show and 4-H Horse Fun show

11 a.m.                              Jr. Dairy show, Depts. L1 & L2 judging

2-7 p.m.                            Pirate Man Dan

3 p.m.                               RC Racing Tournament

4:30 p.m.                          RC Racing Tournament

6 p.m.                               Market Lamb Show

RC Racing Tournament

5-9 p.m.                            CARNIVAL WRISTBANDS – $25.00 FOR UNLIMITED RIDES

9 p.m.                                FREE FIREWORKS IN THE GRANDSTAND

 

Gate admissions for the rest of the week are $2 for ages 13 and up, $1 for ages 6-12, free for 5 and under, and after 8:30 p.m. all admission is $5.

Check out these awesome activities planned:

 

Wednesday, Jul 18

9 a.m.                                Open Dairy show, Jr. Sheep & Market Lamb show

4-H Horse and pony show

11 a.m.                              Dept. L4 judging

12:30 p.m.                        4-H Master Showmanship

2-7 p.m.                            Pirate Man Dan

3 p.m.                                4-H Sheep show

RC Racing Tournament

4:30 p.m.                          RC Racing Tournament

6 p.m.                                RC Racing Tournament

7 p.m.                                SUPERCROSS RACES in the Grandstand

 

Thursday, Jul 19

8 a.m.                                4-H Swine show

9 a.m.                                4-H Bucket Calf/Breeding Beef/Steer show

1 p.m.                                4-H Poultry show

2 p.m.                                Pirate Man Dan

3 p.m.                                RC Racing Tournament

4 p.m.                                Celebrity Showmanship

4:30 p.m.                          RC Racing Tournament

6 p.m.                                RC Racing Tournament

7 p.m.                                DIESEL DRAGS in the Grandstand

 

Friday, Jul 20

7:30 a.m.                          Open Swine show

9 a.m.                                Dept. H1 Jr. Heifer show followed by Jr. Market Beef show

4-H Goat show

11 a.m.                              Dept. L3 judging

12 p.m.                             4-H Rabbit show

2-7 p.m.                            Pirate Man Dan

3 p.m.                                RC Racing Tournament

4:30 p.m.                          RC Racing Tournament

6 p.m.                                4-H Livestock Auction

RC Racing Tournament

7 p.m.                                FIGURE 8 DEMO DERBY in the Grandstand

 

Saturday, July 21

7:30 a.m.                          Dept. H3 Jr. Barrow show followed by Dept. H4 Jr. Gilt show

9 a.m.                                Dept. A and A1 Beef show

Dept. R Open Horse show

Dept. I Open Rabbit Show

12-4 p.m.                          CARNIVAL WRISTBANDS – $25.00 for unlimited rides

12-4 p.m.                          The White Soldiers (Robotics team)

2-7 p.m.                            Pirate Man Dan

3 p.m.                                RC Racing Tournament

4:30 p.m.                          RC Racing Tournament

6 p.m.                                RC Racing Tournament (followed by championship race)

7 p.m.                                DEMOLITION DERBY in the Grandstand

 

New this year, attendees can purchase “The Wheel Deal” pass for only $25. This pass allows gate admission for all 5 days and admission to all Grandstand events! Go to https://www.rockislandfair.org/the-wheel-deal to purchase your pass today!

For more information on this year’s Rock Island County Fair, visit their website at https://www.rockislandfair.org/ or follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ricofair/.

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