Carroll County Fair

August 5-10, 2024 at Schell Park, Milledgeville, IL

Grandstand & Special Attractions
entry form


Entry forms and details for all animal and non-animal departments



A simple-to-use daily schedule of events during Fair Week


Contact Us

Map to the fairgrounds and contact information for our board of directors and departments

Fair Book

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General Information

Fairgrounds Map

2024 Fair Office Hours

The Fair Office on the fairgrounds will be open during the day beginning Saturday, July 27, 2024.

  • Saturday, July 27, 2024: 10am-2pm
  • Sunday, July 28, 2024: 1-6pm
  • Monday, July 29, 2024: 10am-6pm
  • Tuesday, July 30 – Monday, August 5, 2024: 10am-6pm
  • Tuesday, August 6 – Saturday, August 10, 2024: 8am-8pm
  • Sunday, August 11, 2024: 12pm-2pm

Call the office at 815-225-7444.

Entry Due Dates

Entries must be postmarked by Saturday, July 29, 2023.

Walk-in entries will only be accepted on Sunday, July 30, 2023 from 1-7pm; Monday, July 31, 2023 from 9am-7pm; and Tuesday, August 1, 2023, from 9am-3pm.



Carnival only open during the following session times

  • Tuesday, August 8, 2023: 6-10pm
  • Wednesday, August 9, 2023: 3-10pm
  • Thursday, August 10, 2023: 4-10pm
  • Friday, August 11, 2023: 3-10pm*
  • Saturday, August 12, 2023: 1-10pm

Hours subject to change.

*Wristband hours are limited to Friday: 4-10pm and Saturday 1-5pm & 6-10pm.


Wristbands can be used every! New armband needed per carnival session listed above; and same armband cannot be used for both Saturday carnival time slots.

  • $25 in advance, July 30-August 7, 2023 in the Fair Office
  • $28 at the carnival ticket booth beginning Tuesday, August 9, 2023

OR $1.25 per ticket (2 to 5 tickets per ride).

Handicapped Parking

Passes for non-placard vehicles may be obtained from the fair office prior to the fair. Entry will be allowed for vehicles with handicapped placards during the fair. Handicapped parking is available at the west side of the Produce/Education building or east of the 4-H building.

Tickets (Non-Transferable)

  • Children 7 years and under: FREE
  • Daily admission: $10
  • Season Wristbands: $30
  • Exhibitor’s Wristbands: $20
  • Junior Exhibitor’s Wristbands: $5 (Child must be 11 years old or under and entering Departments N, PJ, PL, PM, PO or PV only. All other departments require a $20 exhibitor’s ticket, even if child is 11 years old or younger.)

Instead of paper tickets, wristbands will be used exclusively for entrance onto the fairgrounds. You can buy a daily wristband or purchase season or exhibitor wristbands prior to the fair at the fair office or at the gate during the fair. They will be packaged with 5 wristbands, one per day and will be different each day. They will allow you to leave the fairgrounds and be re-admitted the same day as many times as you wish.

Because most entries will come in prior to opening day of the fair on Tuesday, Exhibitor’s Wristbands must be picked up in the fair office. Wristbands will be mailed only to those in departments whose only exhibits are brought in Tuesday through Saturday when an admittance fee to enter the fairgrounds would be charged.

Tickets for Demolition Derby

Purchase in the Commercial Building for RESERVED GRANDSTAND SEATING (under roof).

  • Saturday, August 5, 2023 from 9am to 11am
  • Sunday, August 6, 2023 from 3pm to 6pm
  • Monday, August 7, 2023 from 5pm to 7pm
  • OR Any day during the fair from 1-8pm

Tickets for Demolition Derby

RESERVED GRANDSTAND SEATING (under roof): $10 (must be purchased in person)

PIT PASS: $25 (available night of event)

NOTE: On Saturday, Sunday and Monday (August 5, August 6, and August 7, 2023) you do not need to pay an admittance fee to purchase Grandstand Seating. Beginning Tuesday, August 8, 2023, fairgoers must pay admittance into the fairgrounds at $10 (or have a season or exhibitor’s Wristband) to purchase seating.

Please make checks payable to “Carroll County Fair” (or “CCF”).



Disclaimer for all Days

Fair attendees assume all risk and danger incidental to the event for which this ticket/wristband provides admission, including, but not limited to, the danger posed by a foreign object entering any seating or viewing area, and the holder agrees that the Carroll County Fair Association and its agents, vendors, or independent contractors are not liable for any injuries.

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