Mercer County Fair

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2021 at 8:00am

Mercer County Fairgrounds
848 170th Street
Aledo, IL 61231

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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.


Junior Sheep Show - 9:00 am
Carnival Rides - 12:00 pm
Kids’ Day ($25/person wristband & bike drawing) - 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Pedal Tractor Pull (Children 12 and under) (Pavilion by main gate) weight in starts at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Night of Destruction-Trailer Races - 7:00 pm

4-H Schedule:
Dog Obedience & Showmanship Shelter east of Secretary’s Office - 8:00 am
Beef Show, Show Ring - 9:00 am
Swine Weigh-In - 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Youth Balanced Trait/Scan - (privately sponsored) - 1:00 -3:00 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.

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