For 141 years, the White County Fair has been delivering fun for all ages

From traditional events like Harness racing and the annual Queen contest to brand new events like Go Kart Racing, Family Friendly Honey Bear Dance and magic, no other festival in the region brings the variety, level of competition, or fun than our annual White County Fair.  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!

White Co Fair Queen Contest Monday, August 5th
7pm  ($10 admission or $5 for children age 12 & Under)

The White County Fair Queen Contests have enjoyed a resurgence of interest, participation and draws a full grandstand every summer.  Winners move on to compete at the State Level in Springfield the following January.  For more information, contact Nancy Gowdy or Hannah Sailer at 618.382.8671.

Harness Racing
Tuesday, August 6th
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 sponsor community.  Racing begins at 6pm.

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

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

Honey Bear Dancers
Wednesday, August 7th
6pm ($10 Admission or $5 for children age 12 & under)

Kids Dance Workshop for Ages 3 - 18.  This Family Friendly event helps kids learn important life lessons through the art of dance!  Your kids will learn popular dance moves from seasoned professionals that perform worldwide, be able to perform what they learn for family and friends, and get a photo opp afterwards!  Learn more in advance by visiting

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Dirt Track Go Kart Racing
Thursday, August 8th
7pm ($10 admission or $5 for children age 12 & under)

This favorite event at theme parks gets a down and dirty turn at the local fair with a dirt track and high octane fun for everybody!  Greg O'Neal from Grayville will run the event for us and we're certain you're going to have a blast!

Wooten Rodeo
Friday, August 9th
7pm (Grandstand and Pits
$10 admission)

From bucking broncos to snot slinging bulls, the White County Fair is excited to bring back the fun and excitement of a true rodeo.    Fans will get to enjoy bucking bulls as well as miniature bull riding, plus barrel racing and many more fun activities to watch and/or take part in.  Bring the kids and make some memories watching true American cowboys do what the normal can't.

Open Demolition Derby
Saturday, August 10th
(Admission - Grandstand $10
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.