PRINCETON — The 159th Bureau County Fair will offer lots of free entertainment and attractions to keep fair goers busy this year. The fair board presents live bands, entertainers and various shows in the hospitality tent and on various stages around the fairgrounds.
Pick up a brochure when you arrive at the fair or check the fair’s website for the schedule for the various shows and find them on the map.
Hospitality tent acts, presented by Midland States Bank this year, include Rick Moreland (gospel singer), the Generics Goodies Band (swing, country, rock), bingo and refreshments hosted by Princeton Moose Lodge, Jack Ness (one-man band), Halley Goetz (pop), Alison Coyer and friends (featured hammer dulcimer performer), Last Call Band (‘60s ‘70s ‘80s music), Hit & Miss (duo variety), the Generics Rocking Robin Band (‘50s, ‘60s rock n roll), Henry Torpedo Boys (bluegrass), Double Shot (duo country and rock), Anita Reno (vocalist), Bureau County Barbershop Harmony Chorus and the Marshall-Putnam Stark Youth Variety Show Choir. The hospitality tent is produced by Gary Swanson GES Sound.
Free on-grounds entertainment performing at various times include: Galaxy Girl aerial thrill show presented by Heartland Bank, Cornbelt Energy, Mid-American McDonalds and Norberg Monuments. Magic Matt’s family fun shows are presented by Central Bank, Marquis Energy and Variety Attractions. Chain saw carving artist Dan Harding will be presented by Timber Falls Tree Service. Farmer for a Day is presented by the Bureau County Farm Bureau and The Seed House. The Bureau County Fair Museum will be open daily during fair hours. The Bureau County Fair talent show will be in the hospitality tent at 1 p.m. Aug. 23. Entry forms are available at the fair office.
The 159th Bureau County Fair runs Aug. 20-24 in Princeton.