Carroll County Fair

August 8-12, 2023 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

2022 Fair Book

Fair Book

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Hospitality & Free Events

Do you know how many free things there are to do at the fair once you come inside? Check out all the things you can enjoy free inside the fairgrounds!

Hospitality Events

  • Inspired Painting Party – Come paint with us! No experience necessary! Wednesday, August 10, 2022, starting every 45 minutes from 6-9pm. Stop by the fair office to reserve a space at the table. For adults & children 3rd grade and up. (Children must have parent there.)
  • Chainsaw Carving – Demonstrations at 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and 8pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; and at 10am, noon, 2pm and 4pm Saturday. There will be an auction of his carvings at 6pm on Saturday.
  • Live Cake Decorating Contest Friday, August 12, 2022 from 4pm-7pm. 17 competitors decorating cakes that will spell out Carroll County Fair. No Entry Fee, cakes will be provided and competitors must bring their own icing and decorating supplies. Cakes will be sold at the Cake Walk behind the grandstand.

What Else is Free?

  • How fast can you go in the Big Wheel Races?
  • Check out the Discovery Farm, where you can feed and pet animals and learn what it’s like to work on the farm!
  • Can you beat your best friend in the Bicycle Races?
  • Wander down to the show ring at the east end, and watch the beef and dairy, sheep, and poultry being judged. Did you agree with the judge?
  • Do you know what “Beef Fitting” is? Check it out with the new Beef Fitting Contest sponsored by Wahl Clipper Corp on Tuesday, August 9 at 5:00 pm.


Now stroll through the other departments at the west end:

  • How would your penmanship compare to your classmates?
  • Check out those table settings. Wow!
  • Look at the artwork on display!
  • Check out the decorated cakes.
  • Would you like a bunny like the ones shown in the Rabbit Barn?
  • Check out the business displays and enter ALL the drawings.
  • How about the variety of projects in the 4-H building?
  • Do you like to reminisce? Visit the Antique Tractor Display and then stop in to see all kinds of antiques in the green building at the west end. What is that strange contraption?

Enjoy the Free Grandstand

  • Truck Pull and Tri-County Pullers (Mini-Rods) on Tuesday
  • Tractor Pull on Wednesday
  • Rice Bull Riding and Barrel Racing on Thursday
  • Horse Show on Saturday
  • Faithfully Concert on Friday


Find a seat, reconnect with friends and enjoy the outdoors!

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