Whiteside County Fair office will be open for business beginning Monday, Aug. 9th, for the entire week prior to the 150th annual Whiteside County Fair which kicks off Aug. 17th.
The office of the secretary and treasurer are located in the building near the grandstand at the Whiteside County Fairgrounds, in Morrison, and will be open the week before the fair from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9th through Friday, Aug. 13th. Saturday, August 14th the hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 12 Noon. During this time they will be accepting hand delivered entries, processing those received by mail, selling reserved grandstand seating for the Demo Derby, season tickets, and Mega Passes.
There are no entry fees for exhibits in the Departments of Agriculture, Floriculture, Horticulture, Textiles, Culinary and Hobbies. However, adult exhibitors must purchase the $20.00 season membership ticket and junior exhibitors that are 6-11 years of age must purchase a $5.00 season ticket to enter in junior departments. That ticket allows the exhibitor to enter items in any of the departments listed above and provides unlimited admission to the fairgrounds throughout the fair’s five-day run.
Livestock exhibitors are required to pay exhibit fees and should consult the website for details.
Entries must be done online or in writing, with the applicable fees submitted by the appropriate deadlines as listed on the website. All entries close on Saturday August 14, 2021
The office will accommodate those wishing to buy season membership tickets, which allows the ticket-holder unlimited admission to the fair. An adult season membership ticket costs $20.00 each, while a child’s weekly pass is $5.00. Tickets for both children and adults may also be purchased at the gate during the fair. Single adult daily admission for the fair is $10.00 for those 12 years and older, and $2.00 for children ages 6 through 11. Children 5 and under are free.
The fair officially starts at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 17th with the western horse show at the “River Valley Coop Arena” in the infield.
All the information you need to get ready for the Fair is at your fingertips on our website at www.whitesidecountyfair.org. The written inquires can be directed to the Whiteside County Fair, P.O. Box 88, Morrison, IL 61270.