Collin Raye, Sammy Kershaw and Aaron Tippin perform tonight at Adams County Fair


Aaron Tippin

MENDON, Ill. — Saturday is concert night at the Adams County Fair. The Roots and Boots Tour stops in Adams County with Collin Raye, Sammy Kershaw and Aaron Tippin.

4-H livestock projects are at center stage in the livestock area of the fairgrounds. Take a trip back in time inside the Olde Tyme area.  The Olde Tyme parade at noon will have antique tractors galore.


All day      Adult Co-ed Sand Volleyball Tournament (East of Beer Tent)
8 AM     Open Sheep Judging
8 AM     4-H Swine Judging  (Swine Barn)
8 AM      Open Dairy Judging
9 AM      4-H/Open Beef Weigh In 
9 AM      Open Western Horse Show (Horse Arena)
9 AM     Open Class Rabbit Judging
9 AM     ABGA Sanctioned Goat Show
10 AM – 4 PM      “Nauvoo on the Road” 
10 AM     Sawing, Threshing, Soap Making, Steam Engine and Blacksmith Demo
Noon – 6 PM     Round Barn Open
Noon    Baby Contest (Family Fun Zone – Prairieland FS Tent)
Noon    Olde Tyme Association Ice Cream Contest
Noon    Jr. Beef Show to begin after Open Dairy Show           
1 PM     Adams County Beef Producers Bags Tournament (Beer Garden)
1-5 PM      $17 Armband Carnival Ride Promotion and $1 Kids Rides
2:30 PM      Olde Tyme Parade
5 PM     Sawing and Threshing
6:30 PM     Team Sorting (Horse Arena)
6:30 PM      “Blacktop South” opens in Grandstand arena
8 PM    “Roots and Boots” Tour – Sponsored by Gem City Ford
9 PM      Band “Blacktop South” in Beer Garden immediately following Concert

Sunday, August, 1 

9:30 AM     Funnel Cake 5K Race
10:30 AM     Team Roping (Horse Arena)
11 AM – 1 PM     Ham & Bean Dinner
11 AM     Garden Tractor Pull
11:30 AM     Open Pee Wee Calf Show
Noon – 6 PM     Round Barn Open
12:30 PM     Open Beef Judging 
2:30 PM     Olde Tyme Parade
3-5 PM      Carnival Buddy Day – 2 Rides for Price of 1
3 PM   4-H Fight to the Finish)
4 PM   Modified Farm Stock Tractor Pull (Grandstand Arena)
4-6 PM      4-H Goats Check In and Weighing
5 PM     Sawing and Threshing
6 PM   ITPA Tractor Pull (Grandstand Arena)

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