MORRISON – The Whiteside County Fair is getting ready for another fun-filled five days of great entertainment.
The fair kicks off on Aug. 13 and runs through Aug. 17. This is the 143rd year the annual fair is being held at the fairgrounds in Morrison. As always, the fair board provides something for everyone, young and old alike.
The evening grandstand entertainment begins at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 with the action packed Pro-Bull Riding. The entertainment continues with Tonny Petersen’s Hell Drivers Motor Thrills at 7 p.m. Aug. 14. Cal Stage Band will play at 7 p.m. Aug. 15. Don’t miss the five classes of souped-up tractors and trucks that will take over the grandstand at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16. The fair’s five days of entertainment will end with the crowd pleasing demolition derby at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17.
Daily free events include the Grandpa Crachet shows and children’s bicycle giveaways daily. The children’s pedal pulls return again at 2 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. Saturday with six divisions for youngsters ages 4-12. You can also enjoy watching Loghogger’s Chainsaw Carving Competition every day at the fair.
For those of you feeling lucky, the harness racing returns with track records up for grabs. This year they will be entertaining the grandstand at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and at 1 p.m. Aug. 17. For those of you with a sweet tooth, chances will be sold at a nominal cost to test entrants luck at winning a tasty treat in the “cake/pie walks” held Tuesday through Friday at 4 p.m. at the culinary department in the large exhibition hall north of the secretary’s office.
Mega bands will be back again for Wilson Family Rides. They can be purchased to ride any Wilson Family ride, any day, anytime the carnival is open, day or night. Bands can be pre-purchased the week before the fair at the Secretary’s office on the fairgrounds for a discount price of $45.00. Beginning Tuesday of the fair, Mega Bands can be purchased for $50.00 on the Midway.