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Truck and tractor pulls crank up the 159th fair

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 1:00 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 3:54 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — Truck and tractor pulls again crank up the 159th Bureau County Fair in Princeton at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 23. The farm stock class is first, followed by the main truck and tractor pull sanctioned by The Illini State Pullers.

The event is sponsored by Crop Production Service, Michlig AgriCenter, Ag View FS, Birkey’s, Consolidated Grain, Seed House, Princeton Flighting, First Farm Credit, Wyffels Seed, Northern Partners, Agview FS, ADM Grain, DeKalb Asgrow Seeds, Holland and Sons, Crescent Ridge LLC, Pioneer Brands, Patriot Renewable Fuels, Rumbold & Kuhn, Cargill Inc., Midwest Truck Service, Peach Trucking, Forristall Concrete, Manlius Oil, Kasbeer Farmers Elevator, HCC Inc., Illinois Cement, Golden Harvest, Stone Seed Group, Agri-Gold Seeds, Clifton Gunderson, Coyle Truck Repair, Seatonville Elevator and W.G. Leffelman & Sons.

The antique pull, which previously happened at noon on Saturday has been moved to its own night at 6 p.m. Aug. 20 in the grandstand. Tickets for Wednesday’s pull are $5 for ages 11 and up, and pit passes are $15.

Local participants are encouraged to compete at the fair for both pulls. Complete rules are available online at www.illinistatepullers.com or at the fair’s website, www.bureaucountyfair.com. Call Jason Yakey at 815-979-2406 with questions.

Tickets for Saturday’s pull are on sale now at the Bureau County Fair office, with adult admission $10, kids age 7-12 $5 and 6 and under are free. Pit passes are $20. For ticket information, call 815-875-2905. Tickets purchased in advance also include the fair gate admission, saving up to $5 per ticket.

For complete ticket information for this year’s fair, see the fair’s website at www.Bureaucountyfair.com. The 159th Bureau County Fair runs Aug. 20-24 in Princeton.

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