top of page



For 144 years, the White County Fair has been delivering fun for all ages

From traditional events like Harness racing and the annual Queen contest to newer events like ATV/Motocross Racing & Monster Trucks, no other fair in the region brings quite the variety, level of competition, or fun that the annual White County Fair does.  We've got thundering hooves and serious horse power, incredible talent, smarts, humor and beauty, phenomenally powerful motors, cross county rivalries and delicious food.  You'll leave the White County Fair with plenty of memories made on the midway!

Payton Howard.jpg
White Co Fair Queen Contest Monday, August 7th
7pm  ($10 admission)

The White County Fair Queen Contests have enjoyed a resurgence of interest, participation and draws a full grandstand every summer.  The 2019 winner, Kelsi Kessler, went on to win the state pageant in December and due to the pandemic reigned for two years.  She passed the crown on to Alexis Conner who also represented the county brilliantly and last year's winner Payton Howard.  Junior and Little Miss contestants will also strut their stuff.  For more information, contact Hannah Sailer at 618.384.1670 or click here to visit the facebook page.

Harness Racing
Tuesday, August 8th
6pm (Free Grandstand)

This traditional event is a crowd favorite.  The half mile track at White County is home to records and thundering hoofs on Tuesday evening at the fair. Call Barbre Stables for details.  Play Pick 'em and enjoy a FREE grandstand thanks to our wonderful community of sponsors.  Racing begins at 6pm.

BINGO at the White Co. Fair
Tuesday-Saturday (Floral Hall)
Tues, Wed, & Thurs at 6pm
Friday and Saturday at 6pm & 8pm

This year at the White County Fair, play BINGO (one session Tuesday through Thursday at 6pm...then second sessions as well on Friday and Saturday at 8pm)  There will be 10 games per session and a Carry Over JACKPOT!  Bingo is sponsored by the Carmi Elks Lodge #1652

Talent Show
Wednesday, August 9th
7pm Admission - $10

White County's best and brightest take to the stage Wednesday night to show off a variety of talents.  Winners will qualify to move on to the state competition.  Learn more by emailing Grace Sinclair at  

Thursday, August 10th - 7pm (Admission $10)
Monster Truck 3.jpg
Monster Trucks
Friday, August 11th
7pm Admission - Adults $20
Kids (3-12) $15

Bring the kids for a rip roaring good time with Monster Trucks on Friday night at the 144th Annual White County Fair!  The good folks from Rally Point Events will have a show guaranteed to leave you entertained!

Open Demolition Derby
Saturday, August 12th
(Admission - Grandstand $15
Pit Passes available for $20)

The White County Fair Demolition Derby is truly the grand daddy of them all in our region! With huge purses bringing competitors from a variety of counties and multiple states, you better get your pit pass or grandstand ticket early.  If you don't, you won't find a place to sit...of course, with all the action, you may not need it!  Chad Bandy runs our Demo and the White County Fair Board looks forward to another large crowd of vehicles for this year's Derby!

Fair Demo 2023.png
bottom of page